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Hubbard Family Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Hubbard Family
Title
Hubbard Family Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1825-1878
Quantity
One Box
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Hubbard Family Papers consist of one box of family correspondence from the years 1825-1878. Probably the major interest of the Hubbard Family Papers lies in the considerable number of letters to and from Vermonters serving as soldiers during the Civil War.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Hubbard Family Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Biographical Note

The family of Asahel and Jerusha Houston Hubbard were sheep farmers in Whiting, Vermont in the mid-nineteenth century. Of their several children, Asahel H. Hubbard (1883-1916) developed a 350-acre farm in Whiting, specializing in "pure blood improved Spanish Merino sheep." Another son, Franklin J. Hubbard, enlisted as a musician in Vermont's 2nd Battery Light Artillery in December of 1861. He was taken prisoner by the Confederate army on August 3,1863, and died in Andersonville Prison Camp on June 19,1864.

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Scope and Content Note

The Hubbard Family Papers consist of one box of family correspondence from the years 1825-1878. There are a number of letters from friends and relatives who moved to the Midwest before the Civil War, as well as several dealings with the family's sheep breeding business. Many of the letters in the collection are from Mrs. Hubbard's cousin, Jane Betsy Warren Ripley of Rutland, Vermont, and concerns family activites and individuals in that area.

Probably the major interest of the Hubbard Family Papers lies in the considerable number of letters to and from Vermonters serving as soldiers during the Civil War. These letters, many of which are from, to or about Franklin J. Hubbard, containing a good deal of interesting civilian and military material on the war.

The collection has been arranged chronologically. There is a card index to the Papers, prepared in the 1940's or 1950's, at the end of the Manuscript Catalog in the Special Collections reading room. Although this index has some inaccuracies, it may be useful as a supplementary guide to the Papers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Whiting (Vt.)
  • Rutland (Vt.)

Subject(s)

  • Sheep--Breeding
  • Vermont --History --Civil War, 1861-1865

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