Walter Sage Hubbell Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Walter Sage Hubbell Papers
Creator: Hubbell, Walter Sage, 1850-1932
Call Number: A.H87
Dates: 1844-1932
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
Walter Sage Hubbell (born Cincinnati, Ohio, December 24, 1850; died Rochester, New York, January 1, 1932) graduated from the University of Rochester, Class of 1871. He was a lawyer in Rochester, a trustee of the University from 1895 until his death, an officer in the Eastman Kodak Company and active in local church work.

The Walter Sage Hubbell Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduScope and Content
The papers consist of four large scrapbooks containing original letters (including some from his friend George Eastman), photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, etc. relating to Hubbell and his life, family and career. Also with the papers are eighteen letters and telegrams not with the scrapbooks from such people as Theodore Roosevelt (10 items), William C. Bryant (1 item), Booker T. Washington (1 item) and Susan B. Anthony (1 item). These eighteen letters are indexed in the Department's card catalog index to individual manuscripts.

New York (State)--Rochester
Hubbell, Walter Sage, 1850-1932
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. Hubbell's daughter, Anna Hubbell (the eighteen letters), 1949, and deposit of his daughter, Margaret Hubbell Wells (the four scrapbooks), 1959. Contents of Box 1 are reproductions of originals, gift of Tony Wells, received October, 2009.Citation
[Item title, item date], Walter Sage Hubbell Papers, A.H87, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Biographical information on Walter Sage Hubbell from University of Rochester
Box 1, Folder 1aMaterials and Correspondence from Chas Hubbell
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1885-1932
Box 1, Folder 2aHubbell Bible Class Materials
Box 1, Folder 2bUniversity of Rochester Class Excersises, 1871
Box 1, Folder 3Walter Sage Hubbell - 40 years a Director of the Eastman Kodak Company - In Memoriam
Box 1, Folder 4Lincoln-Alliance Bank and Trust Co., August 24, 1932
Box 1, Folder 5Hubbell-Taylor years, 1911-1939
Box 1, Folder 6Last Will and Testament of Patrick O'Connor
Box 1, Folder 7Nixon, Hargrave, Devans, Doyle, Rochester, NY
Box 1, Folder 8Kodak Magazine- Obituary
Box 1, Folder 9Colgate - Rochester Divinity School
Box 1, Folder 10Memorial Service First Baptist Church
Box 1, Folder 10aHubbell, Taylor, Goodwin, Moser Obituary
Box 1, Folder 11Genesee Graduate Chapter - Alpha Delta Phi
Box 1, Folder 12Service Memory of Walter S. Hubbell address by Dr. Rush Rhees, University of Rochester, January 24, 1932
Box 1, Folder 13Newspaper clippings on death of Walter Sage Hubbell
Box 1, Folder 14Photographs
Box 1, Folder 15Correspondence from George Eastman to Hubbell family, 1892-1914
These letters were exchanged between Eastman and members of the Hubbell family, including Walter and Margaret.

Box 1, Folder 16Correspondence, 1844-1908
Letter from Susan B. Anthony to Walter S. Hubbell, January 10, 1885
In this letter, Anthony implores Hubbell to be an advocate for women's suffrage in New York State.

Letter from W. C. Bryant to Charles Hubbell, August 10, 1844 Letter from Anna Roosevelt Cowles to Walter S. Hubbell, November 13, 188[?]
In this letter Cowles explains: "Theodore left for the West this morning."

Letter from Chauncey Depew to Walter S. Hubbell, December 27, 1883 Letter from Thomas W. Lamont to Walter S. Hubbell, September 8, 1908 Letter from William Loeb Jr. to Walter S. Hubbell, March 11, 1908 Letter from Chauncey Depew to Walter S. Hubbell, August 31, 1885 Letter from Booker T. Washington to Walter S. Hubbell, May 30, 1904
In this letter, Washington, who at the time was working at the Principal of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, appeals to Hubbell for a donation to support the school.

Box 1, Folder 17Correspondence from Theodore Roosevelt, 1883-1890
January 5, 1883
Included with this letter is a transcription of its content.

November 5, 1883 August 14, 1884
Included with this letter is a transcription of its content. Roosevelt wrote: "the majority of my constituents just at present regard me as a full cross between Beelzebub and Judad Iscariot... I am off for the Bighorn Mountains tomorrow; do write me a few lines once or twice during the campaign, as I can not tell from here anything about how things are going on in the political field. I am out of politics for the present, I guess. The attacks of the Independents trouble me very little indeed; I am a Republican and heartily distrust and disbelieve in the Democracy; though I confess Blaine was a bitter pill to swallow and I don't pretend to say I enjoy the doses... P.S. Excuse looks of this letter and the one inside; I am writing in a log built 'cow camp' and have no more paper."

August 14, 1884
Included with this letter is a transcription of its content. Describing politicking: "There is an old Latin proverb to the effect that among the blind the one eyed is king; certainly that there are quite a number of Republicans who are to say the least very nearsighted; but neither of these facts warrants us in statting that Governor Cleveland has two eyes, without much better proof than is afforded by his conduct in relation to the Municipal Reform bills at the close of the last session. You are at liberty to make what use you see fit of this letter."

October 30, 1884 November 3, 1885
Included with this letter is a transcription of its content. Roosevelt writes: "I did not mind the broken arm in the least; it was fortune of war; and it did not keep me an hour in the house. I was awfully sorry you missed the Senate; what a set of scoundrels we have got there this year! Well, the cleanest ticket any party ever put up has just been defeated; and the mugwumps are responsible for it. They have nearly, if not quite, succeeded in ruining the infinitely superior one of the two dominant parties; and they now find that it is easier to destroy than to build up."

October 20, 1886
Writing from Republican Headquarters in New York City: "I am up to my ears in work and so can send but a line in reply. I took the nomination merely because the Republican leaders were very anxious I should."

October 21, 1889
Included with this letter is a transcription of its content.

January 25, 1890
Box 1, Folder 18Family correspondence, 1897-1898, 1924
Box 1, Folder 19Certificate confirming membership in the assembly for Monroe County, November 18, 1884
Scrapbook 1, 1879-1899
This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, and several programs related to events in and around Rochester, as well as political developments in the Republican Party.

Scrapbook 2, 1900-1906
This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, programs, and photographs related to the Eastman Kodak Company.

Scrapbook 3, 1907-1919
This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and programs related to the Eastman Kodak Company, as well as articles related to Rochester, more generally.

Scrapbook 4, 1919-1932
This scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings and programs related to the Eastman Kodak Company, and the University of Rochester. There are articles about the ground-breaking of River Campus, as well as construction of Colgate Divity School. Also included is an obituary for Walter Sage Hubbell.

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