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Hubbard Family Papers, 1864-1909
2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, reports,and two photographs from circa 1864 to 1909, chronicling Albert Wells Hubbard (AC 1867)'s graduate years at Princeton until several years after his death in 1899. The bulk of the collection represents personal correspondence among A. W. Hubbard, his wife Emma Roxanna Spencer Hubbard, and their immediate family. A large portion of the material documents his years as a missionary in Turkey between 1873 and 1899.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there are no restrictions on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

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Historical Note

Albert Wells Hubbard (AC 1867), the son of Chauncey P. and Mary (Wells) Hubbard, was born in Cameron, N.Y., October 18, 1841, and was fitted for college in the preparatory department of Alfred University, N.Y. He also attended Alfred in 1863 for his first year in college. He entered Amherst College in September 1864, graduating in 1867.

Hubbard obtained his theological education at Princeton Seminary, graduating in 1870. He was ordained on May 1, 1870 in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, and was pastor of the Monaghan Presbyterian Church there until 1873.

In the autumn of 1873 he married Emma R. Spencer and entered the service of the American Board of Missions. His first assignment was the station in Sivas, Western Turkey where he and Emma continued their missionary work until his death from pneumonia and pleurisy on April 13, 1899. The Hubbards had eight children, of whom four would graduate from Amherst College: Ray Spencer (b. Dec. 3, 1875, AC 1900), Crescens (b. Sept. 1, 1877, AC 1900), Hugh Wells (b. Mar. 19, 1887, AC 1908), and Theodore Horace (b. July 5, 1892, AC 1914).

Albert Wells and Emma Spencer Hubbard
1841Oct 18: Albert Wells Hubbard born
1851Apr 9: Emma born
1862AWH graduated from Alfred Academy
1864AWH entered Amherst College
1867AWH graduated Amherst College
1870AWH graduated Princeton Seminary
1870May 1: AWH ordained
1873Aug 25: AWH married Emma R. Spencer
1873Entered American Board of Missions
1873Nov: Began living in Sivas
1875Dec 3: Ray Spencer born
1877 Sep 1: Crescens born
1822Faith born
1822Feb 22: Loyal George, Royal Chauncey born
1887Mar 19: Hugh Wells born
1890May 22: Mary born
1892July 5: Theodore Horace born
1899Apr 13: Albert dies at age 57
1943Sep 5: Emma dies at age 92
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hubbard Family Papers date from circa 1864 to 1909. The majority of the papers represent personal correspondence among Albert Wells Hubbard, his wife Emma Roxanna Spencer Hubbard and their immediate family. Correspondence with friends and colleagues is also included. The papers chronicle A.W. Hubbard's graduate years at Princeton until several years after his death in 1899. The bulk of the material documents his years as a missionary in Turkey between 1873 and 1899.

Although Albert Wells Hubbard is the central figure in the collection, correspondence of Emma Roxanna Spencer Hubbard is well represented. Emma corresponded regularly with Albert's siblings and parents, and it is through her correspondence that the researcher is introduced to the extended Spencer family; her sisters and parents. Correspondence with their children is located in Series 1 and 2 of the papers.

The Hubbard Papers are a combination of two gifts and consist of letters from Sivas from the Hubbards to their families and children dating from 1864 to 1902. The accession was a gift, received on June 14, 1972, from Hugh Wells Hubbard, Amherst class of 1908, and son of Albert Wells and Emma R. Spencer Hubbard. This accession included letters from A.W. Hubbard and E.R.S. Hubbard, living in Sivas, to their children and relatives, and date from 1873 to 1901. The second accession was a gift of Emma Hubbard Martin, daughter of Hugh Hubbard, on June 22, 1993, and included approximately 100 letters dating from 1864 to 1902.

The two gifts are organized together within each given series. Each letter from the separate acquisitions is in a separate folder and its individual accession number is noted. Thus, provenance of the documents is clear.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

In general, there are no restrictions on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests to publish material from the papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Hubbard Family Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

The Hubbard Papers are a combination of two gifts and consist of letters from Sivas from the Hubbards to their families and children dating from 1864 to 1902. The accession was a gift, received on June 14, 1972, from Hugh Wells Hubbard, Amherst class of 1908, and son of Albert Wells and Emma R. Spencer Hubbard.

Processing Information
Processed:April-June 1994
By:P. Scott Lipinski, Intern, Simmons College of Library and Information Science
Listed:March 1995
By:Kimberley L.H. Hickie, Archives Assistant for Projects


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Detailed Description of the Records
Series 1: Albert Wells Hubbard
(1841-1899)


SERIES 1: Albert Wells Hubbard (1841-1899) Correspondence, is further divided into three subseries:

1 Family Correspondence
Contains letters to and from Emma Spencer Hubbard, letters to the Hubbard children, parents, siblings and other relatives,

2 General Correspondence
Consists of letters to friends and some unidentified fragments.

3 Miscellaneous
Consists of essays on aspects of the Hubbards'

Subseries 1: Family Correspondence



EMMA R. S. HUBBARD



Outgoing
1874 Apr. - 1896 May

Box 1: folder 1
Outgoing
1882 Jan. - 1896 May

Box 1: folder 2
Incoming
1881 May - 1881 Jun.

Box 1: folder 3
Incoming
1881 Dec. - 1896 Jan.

Box 1: folder 4
CHILDREN



Children
1891 Dec. - 1897 May

Box 1: folder 5
Hubbard Children
1891 Dec. - 1892 Oct.

Box 1: folder 6
Ray
1891

Box 1: folder 7
Ray
1891 - 1897

Box 1: folder 8
Crescense
1891 Sept.

Box 1: folder 9
Crescense
1891 May - 1896 Jun.

Box 1: folder 10
Faith
1896 Dec. - 1899 Jan.

Box 1: folder 11
PARENTS



Mary and Chauncey
1873 Oct. - 1883 May

Box 1: folder 12
Mary and Chauncey
1890 Jan. - 1897 Jan.

Box 1: folder 13
Mary and Chauncey
1871 Nov. - 1899 Oct.

Box 1: folder 14
SIBLINGS



Emily
1876 Sept. - 1883 Feb.

Box 1: folder 15
Emily
1871 Mar. - 1881 Apr.

Box 1: folder 16
Adelaide
1894

Box 1: folder 17
Adelaide
1873 - 1889

Box 1: folder 18
Theodore
1881 Jul. 1893 Sept.

Box 1: folder 19
Theodore
1895 Mar. - 1899 Jan.

Box 1: folder 20
Theodore
1875 Jul. - 1886 Jul.

Box 1: folder 21
Chauncey George
1875 Nov. - 1898 Sept.

Box 1: folder 22
Chauncey George
1880 Jan.

Box 1: folder 23
Alma Rose
1874 Sept. - 1886 Jun.

Box 1: folder 24
Alma Rose
1878 Jan. - 1898 Dec.

Box 1: folder 25
"Brothers and Sisters"
1873 Nov. - 1895 Feb.

Box 1: folder 26
"Brothers and Sisters"
1865 Sept. - 1899 Apr.

Box 1: folder 27
OTHER RELATIVES



Cousin Alma
1873 Oct.

Box 1: folder 28
"Uncle"
1873 Dec.

Box 1: folder 29
"Friends at Freedonia"
1877 Apr. - 1898 Apr.

Box 1: folder 30
"Friends at Freedonia"
1876 Sept. - 1898 May

Box 1: folder 31
Subseries 2: General Correspondence



GENERAL



Unknown fragments
N.D.

Box 2: folder 1
Unknown fragments
N.D.

Box 2: folder 2
Brother G.L. Shearer
1887 - 1898

Box 2: folder 3
Friend Meanley
1864 - 1868

Box 2: folder 4
Dr. Smith
1888 Feb.

Box 2: folder 5
Subseries 3: Miscellaneous



MISCELLANEOUS



"Sunday visitors to Sivas"
1882 Feb.

Box 2: folder 6
"Remarks on Sivas Station"
1886

Box 2: folder 7
"Report on the Orphanage"
1897

Box 2: folder 8
"Mrs. Stubbard's Tour..."
1898

Box 2: folder 9
"Beloved Brethren..."
1890

Box 2: folder 10
Series 2: Emma R. S. Hubbard
(1851-1943)


SERIES 2: Emma Roxanna Spencer Hubbard Correspondence, is further divided into two subseries:

1 Family Correspondence
Contains letters to the Hubbard children, her parents and siblings and her in-laws, Mary and Chauncey Wells Hubbard.

2 General Correspondence
Contains letters to friends and miscellaneous writings.

Subseries 1: Family Correspondence



CHILDREN



Ray
1901-1902

Box 2: folder 11
Crescense
1891

Box 2: folder 12
Faith
1897 Oct. - 1902 Jan.

Box 2: folder 13
Royal Chauncey
1897 Apr.

Box 2: folder 14
PARENTS



Mother (Harriet Stacy)
1889 Aug. - 1896 Jun.

Box 2: folder 15
SIBLINGS



Harriet
1876 Jun. - 1900 Apr.

Box 2: folder 16
Harriet
1882 Jun.

Box 2: folder 17
Betsy K.
1892 Jul. - 1898 Jan.

Box 2: folder 18
George Spencer
1899 Apr.

Box 2: folder 19
MARY & CHAUNCEY WELLS



Hubbard
1875 - 1884 Feb.

Box 2: folder 20
Emily
1876 Jun.

Box 2: folder 21
Alma Rose
1896 - 1899 Mar.

Box 2: folder 22
Alma Rosa
1878 Dec. - 1882

Box 2: folder 23
Theodore
1873 Oct. - 1876 Jul.

Box 2: folder 24
Theodore
1873 Oct.

Box 2: folder 25
Subseries 2: General Correspondence



FRIENDS



Mrs. Shearer
N.D.

Box 2: folder 26
Unknown fragments
N.D.

Box 2: folder 27
MISC. WRITINGS



"Brief History of Sivas"
N.D.

Box 2: folder 28
Series 3: Hugh Wells Hubbard
(1887 - 1975)


SERIES 3: Hugh Wells Hubbard Correspondence, consists of one letter to his brother Loyal George.

CORRESPONDENCE



Loyal George
1899 Jan.

Box 2: folder 29
Series 4: Mary and H.T. Wells



SERIES 4: Mary and H.T. Perry Correspondence, is further divided into two subseries:

1 Correspondence
Consists of one undated letter to Dr. Barnum.

2 Photographs
Consists of a photograph of the Hubbard family and one of the Hubbard brothers.

Subseries 1: Correspondence



Dr. Barnum
N.D.

Box 2: folder 30
Subseries 2: Photographs



Hubbard Family
N.D.

Box 2: folder 31
Hubbard Brothers
N.D.

Box 2: folder 32

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Subjects
  • Hubbard family.
  • Hubbard, Albert.
  • Hubbard, Emma.
  • Hubbard, Hugh Wells, 1887-
  • Missionaries--Turkey--Sivas--Biography--Sources.
  • Missionaries--United States--Biography--Sources.
  • Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Biography--Sources.
  • Sivas (Turkey)--Biography--Sources.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1867. Hubbard.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1908. Hubbard.
  • Hubbard, Albert.
  • Hubbard, Emma.
  • Hubbard, Hugh Wells, 1887-


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