Benjamin Hodge Papers mssHG
Brooke M. Black
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Title: Benjamin Hodge papers
Hodge, Benjamin, 1797-1868
Identifier/Call Number: mssHG
7 Linear Feet
(6 boxes and 1 envelope)
Date (inclusive): 1795-1892
Date (bulk): 1850s
Abstract: Papers belonging to American horticulturalist and nurseryman Benjamin Hodge.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
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[Identification of item]. Benjamin Hodge papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from Ruth S. Hodge, through Lindley Bynum, 1937.
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Hodge (1797-1868), moved with his family to Buffalo, New York, as a small child. He was captured by the British during
the War of 1812, later began a career as a horticulturalist and nurseryman, and in 1826, opened the Buffalo Nursery. His son,
Lyman Davis Hodge (born 1835) moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he entered business as a spice and coffee merchant and in
the last years of his life planned to move to the Pacific Northwest. Other branches of the Hodge family lived in Ohio and
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of letters, manuscripts (including six volumes of journals), documents, and ephemera related to the
family, social, and business life of the Hodges and related families in New York, Minnesota, Ohio, and Michigan. A few early
items relate to Benjamin Hodge's father, also named Benjamin, and to the experiences of Hodge as a prisoner of war in the
War of 1812.
Processed by Huntington Library staff. In 2021, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.
Arranged in the following series: Correspondence and documents; Volumes and envelopes; and Land papers.
Individual call numbers included in the collection: mssHG 1-379.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Education -- United States -- 19th century
Families -- Michigan -- History -- 19th century
Families -- Minnesota -- History -- 19th century
Families -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century
Families -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century
Social history -- 19th century
Michigan -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Minnesota -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
New York (State) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Ohio -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Personal narratives
United States -- Religion -- 19th century
Family papers -- United States -- 19th century
Journals (accounts) -- United States -- 19th century
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century
Hodge, Benjamin, 1753-1837
Correspondence and documents
Volumes and envelopes