Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906

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Illinois stenographer for Lincoln-Douglas debates, diplomat, assistant secretary of state (1881-1882), and U. S. Congressman (1882-1906).

From the description of Letter, ca. 1881-1882. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 748839838

U.S. representative from Illinois.

From the description of Papers of Robert R. Hitt, 1830-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81736307

Biographical Note

  • 1834, Jan. 16: Born, Urbana, Ohio
  • 1837: Family moved to Mt. Morris, Ill.
  • 1855: Graduated from Asbury University, Indiana
  • 1857: Shorthand reporter for lawyers, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1858: Reporter for Chicago Tribune: reports Lincoln-Douglas Debates Official reporter for state of Illinois
  • 1863: Reporter for War Department courts-martial
  • 1865: Reporter for Board of Treaty Commissioners to the Indians
  • 1867 - 1868 : Toured Europe
  • 1871: Secretary to Santo Domingo Commission
  • 1872: Personal secretary for Senator Oliver P. Morton
  • 1874: Married Sallie Reynolds
  • 1874: Appointed secretary to United States Legation, Paris, France
  • 1881: Assistant secretary of state
  • 1882: Elected to Congress
  • 1890: Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 1898: Appointed to committee for Hawaiian Islands government
  • 1902: Regent, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • 1906: Died, Narragansett Pier, R.I.

From the guide to the Robert R. Hitt Papers, 1830-1906, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Clapp, William Warland, Jr., 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (bulk 1840-1891) Houghton Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906. Papers of Robert R. Hitt, 1830-1905. Library of Congress
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library
creatorOf Robert R. Hitt Papers, 1830-1906 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robb, Ellis. Ellis Robb collection of Iowa autographs, 1893-1936. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Hendry" to "House". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906. Letter, ca. 1881-1882. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Allen, William, 1827-1881. person
associatedWith Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895. person
associatedWith Carrington family family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Davis, David, 1815-1886 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 person
associatedWith Ficklin, Joseph person
associatedWith Ficklin, Orlando B. (Orlando Bell), 1808-1886 person
associatedWith Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hitt family. family
associatedWith Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Robb, Ellis. person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. person
associatedWith Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Legation (France) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Department. corporateBody
correspondedWith Williams, George, fl. 1882-1894 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Business enterprises--Indiana--Lafayette
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States
Indians of North America--Government relations
Lincoln--Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
Banks and banking--United States
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Indians of North America--Treaties
Law reporting--Illinois--Chicago
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Political conventions--United States
Diplomatic and consular service, American--France
Political parties--United States
Real estate investment--United States
Tariff--United States
Campaign debates--Illinois
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Illinois


Birth 1834-01-16

Death 1906-09-20


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