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Charles H. Hudson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0237

This collection consists of library catalog books, certificates, pamphlets, photographs, and press clippings belonging to the Hudson family. Charles Hudson was an engineer who built the last wooden bridge across the Mississippi River. In 1886, Hudson came to Knoxville in a new job as General Manager of the Knoxville region of the Southern Railroad.

Dates

  • 1852-1885, 1907, 1914, undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of library catalog books, certificates, pamphlets, photographs, and press clippings belonging to the Hudson family. Charles Hudson was an engineer who built the last wooden bridge across the Mississippi River.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Hudson was born on July 10, 1833 in Westminster, Massachusetts. Charles Hudson was an engineer who built the last wooden bridge across the Mississippi River. In 1886 he came to Knoxville in a new job as the general manager of the Knoxville region of Southern Railroad. In 1890, he built the Hudson home on present day McClung Museum. He married France Hudson, and the couple had four children.

Hudson was the son of Charles Hudson who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 5th district. He was in office May 3, 1841 – March 3, 1849.

Charles Hudson died on September 28, 1922.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 1961 by Lucinda Hudson.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480