Hubbell Family Papers

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Hubbell Family Papers
Creator: Hubbell family
Call Number: D.86
Dates: 1802-1903
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Hubbell Family Papers
Creator: Hubbell family
Call Number: D.86
Dates: 1802-1903
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Mary (Chapin) Hubbell (1825-1905) was the daughter of Spencer and Eliza Chapin. On November 6, 1847 she married Walter Seymour Hubbell (1823-1909), PBK Union College, 1844. He was the son of Walter and Eliza (Phelps) Hubbell. Mary (Chapin) Hubbell and her husband lived in Canandaigua, N. Y.

Genealogical information on the Hubbell Family

The following information is mainly from: Walter Hubbell, History of the Hubbell Family..., 2d ed. New York, 1915.

Entry number 1122:Walter Hubbell, son of Abijah Hubbell (1761-1843), was born Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 25, 1795; died Canandaigua, N.Y., March 25, 1848. He married Eliza Maria Phelps, born Suffield, Conn., Nov. 11, 1798; died Canandaigua, N.Y., June 20, 1839.

Children:

Entry number 2310: George Ramsey Hubbell, November 12, 1821 - June 17, 1839.

Entry number 2311: Walter Seymour Hubbell, July 18, 1823 - December 29, 1909.

Entry number 2312: Henry Phelps Hubbell, November 3, 1827 - (living 1880).

Entry number 2311: Walter Seymour Hubbell married November 6, 1847 to Mary, daughter of Spencer and Eliza Seymour Chapin.

Children:

Entry number 3582: Ella Sherman Hubbell, born Aug. 26, 1850; married October 7, 1880 to Frederick Brooks Hubbell.

Entry number 3583: Jeanette Phelps Hubbell, born May 4, 1852.

Entry number 3584: George Cameron Hubbell, October 20, 1854 - April 27, 1872.

Entry number 3585: Henry Seymour Hubbell, born January 19, 1856.

Entry number 3586: Mary Chapin Hubbell, born November 8, 1859.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of about 150 letters, 1802-1903, the main part being from the period 1845-1860. The letters center around Mary (Chapin) Hubbell and represent correspondence to and from her and members of her family including her grandmother, mother, husband, and children. The letters reveal day-to-day events and emotions. Travels, and family and local events, including births, marriages, and deaths, are discussed. Many of the letters are quite long.

Especially interesting are a series of letters, December 1849 - April 1850, which chronicle a trip the Hubbells made to Baton Rouge, La, and a series of letters, September 1856 - August 1857, between the Hubbells while he was in New York City for business reasons and she and the children remained in Canandaigua.

The collection also contains a small amount of non-correspondence manuscript material including poetry and bills.

The last folder in the collection contains a 21-page University of Rochester undergraduate history paper, "The Walter S. Hubbell Letters - A Glimpse into the Lives of a Nineteenth Century Family in Canandaigua, Now York" by Lorna Young, 1974.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Canandaigua
Correspondence
Hubbell, Mary Chapin, 1825-1905
Hubbell family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of George M. Hayes of Canandaigua, New York, October 12, 1973.Access
The Hubbell Family 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.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Hubbell Family Papers, D.86, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Related Collection: Walter Sage Hubbell Papers .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1802-1834
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1836-1839
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1840-1849
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1850-1853
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1854-1857
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1862-1890
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1901-1903
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, 1908-1925
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence: Postcards, 1883-1910
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence: Postcards, Undated, blank
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence: To and From Mary (Chapin) Hubbell
Box 1, Folder 12Poetry
Box 1, Folder 13Bills
Box 1, Folder 14Manuscript Materials
Box 1, Folder 15"The Walter S. Hubbell Letters- A Glimpse into the Lives of a Nineteenth Century Family in Canandaigua, New York- an effort to retrieve history through letters." By Lorna Young, University of Rochester, 1974


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