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Ashley Hubbard Memorandum Book, 1826-1860
1 vol. (0.1 linear feet)
Collection number: MS 032 bd

Abstract:
Born in 1792, Ashley Hubbard was raised on a farm in Sunderland, Mass., and spent a life invested in agriculture. Prospering in both work and family, Hubbard owned one hundred acres of land at the height of his operations and had a successful, though relatively small scale run of livestock, including horses, oxen, milk cows, and sheep.

In this slender volume, a combination daybook and memorandum book, Hubbard maintained a careful record of breeding and maintaining his livestock. Succinctly, the memos make note of the dates and places on which he serviced horses, took heifers or cows to bulls, or pastured his stock, and there are occasional notices on sheep.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

Ashley Hubbard was born in Sunderland, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1792 to Caleb Hubbard and his second wife Lucretia. Raised on a farm and taking farming for his living, Hubbard prospered in both work and family. At the height of his operations in the mid-1850s, Hubbard owned one hundred acres of land and had an active run of livestock, including horses, oxen, milk cows, and sheep.

Hubbard's first marriage to Nancy Henderson (1797-1821) resulted in a son and daughter, and he had five more children after marrying Betsey Dole of Shelburne, Mass., in 1822. The middle son of this second marriage, Stephen A. Hubbard, became a well known newspaperman with the Hartford Courant. Ashley Hubbard died of consumption on Feb. 8, 1861.

Scope and contents of the collection

In this slender volume, a combination daybook and memorandum book, Hubbard maintained a careful record of breeding and maintaining his livestock. Succinctly, the memos make note of the dates and places on which he serviced horses, took heifers or cows to bulls, or pastured his stock, and there are occasional notices on sheep.


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

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Ashley Hubbard Memorandum Book (MS 032 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Dan Casavant, Dec. 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2014.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English
Related Materials

The William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan houses a small collection of Hubbard family correspondence.

An Erastus Salisbury Field portrait of Ashley Hubbard's son Stephen Ashley Hubbard in the collections of Historic Deerfield.



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Subjects
  • Cattle--Breeding--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Farmers--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Horses--Breeding--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Livestock--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Sunderland (Mass.)--History

Genre terms
  • Memorandum books


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