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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
1841 Oct 18: Albert Wells Hubbard born
1851 Apr 9: Emma born
1862 AWH graduated from Alfred Academy
1864 AWH entered Amherst College
1867 AWH graduated Amherst College
1870 AWH graduated Princeton Seminary
1870 May 1: AWH ordained
1873 Aug 25: AWH married Emma R. Spencer
1873 Entered American Board of Missions
1873 Nov: Began living in Sivas
1875 Dec 3: Ray Spencer born
1877 Sep 1: Crescens born
1822 Faith born
1822 Feb 22: Loyal George, Royal Chauncey born
1887 Mar 19: Hugh Wells born
1890 May 22: Mary born
1892 July 5: Theodore Horace born
1899 Apr 13: Albert dies at age 57
1943 Sep 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
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Amherst, MA 01002-5000

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Language
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