Edward and Orra Hitchcock

The Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers are available online via Amherst College Digital Collections. As of early 2015, the collection is not yet 100% digitized, but will be by the end of the year.

Amherst College in 1821

Amherst College in 1821 by Orra White Hitchcock

New York Times: A Wife's Influence

A Mead Art Museum exhibition of the work of Orra White Hitchcock, a renowned illustrator and the wife of former Amherst president Edward Hitchcock, was featured in the Times’ Art & Design section. The Springfield Republican newspaper also ran a story on the show.

"Amherst College in 1821" by Orra White Hitchcock

Frost Library to Host Talk on the Diaries of Orra White Hitchcock Sept. 24

September 19, 2008               

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m., Robert L. Herbert, professor emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke College, will give a talk on the diaries of Orra White Hitchcock, a well-known resident of the Pioneer Valley in the 1800s, in the Archives and Special Collections of the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College. Herbert will read the diaries’ heart-rending accounts of slavery in Richmond, Va., and passages describing what the writer saw on the streets of London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Frankfurt and Paris at the time.