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A Guide to the Hubard Family Papers 1749-1950 Hubrad Family, Papers 8039, 8039-a, 8039-b

A Guide to the Hubard Family Papers 1749-1950

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Accession Number 8039, 8039-a, 8039-b


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Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
8039, 8039-a, 8039-b
Title
Guide to the Hubard Family Papers 1749-1950
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of 12 shelf feet of items.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Guide to the Hubard Family Papers, Accession # 8039, 8039-a, 8039-b, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The original collection was a 1965 loan of Robert T. Hubard Jr. (IV) of Hampden-Sydnye, Va. On May 14, 1974, Mr. Hubard made a gift of the original collection (8039) to the University of Virginia together with two groups of additional materials (8039-a, 8039-b), which are interfiled in the original collection. On the same date Mr. Hubard gave his literary rights to the collection to the University of Virginia.


Scope and Content Information

The Hubard Family Papers, ca. 1749(1845-1930)1950, consist of 12 shelf feet of chiefly correspondence, legal documents, bills and receipts, account books and printed material os the first, second, and third Robert T. Hubards.

Robert Thruston Hubard I (1808-1871), who was educated at Hampden-Sydney and the University of Virginia, was a planter at "Rosney"in Buckingham County and after 1850, at "Chellowe", which he purchased from his brother-in-law, Robert Bolling. Hubard's wife, formerly Susan Pocahantas Bolling, was seventh in descent from John Rolfe's marriage to Pocahantas through a granddaughter, Jane Rolfe, who married Colonel Robert Bolling in 1675. This ancestry is represented in the collection by ca. 50 pages of genealogical material. Of interest in the correspondence are letters to Hubard from his brothers William Bolling Hubard and Edmund Wilcox Hubard, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1841-1847, touching on political issues of the period, and ca. 30 letters, 1851-1857, from Hubard's son, James L., relating his experiences as a cadet at Virginia Military Institute. Also included are a letter from Philip St. George Cocke concerning James Linneaus Hubard's appointment to VMI, an extensive 1840 letter from Buchner Thruston re: Hubard family history and numerous letters concerning plantation business. Other Robert Thruston Hubard I material of note are his plantation journals, 1847-1871, and his lecture notes for Professor Tucker's economics class at the University of Virginia in 1828.

Robert Thruston Hubard II (1839-1921) after attending Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia Law School, practiced law for several years in Richmond before returning to "Chellowe"in 1887, practicing law thereafter in Buckingham, Cumberland, and Prince Edward Counties. Among the legal papers in the collection are ca. 40 documents of the Orange- Keysville Railway, of which Hubard was president. The majority of the correspondence to and from him concerns the legal cases that he handled. Included are letters from members of the Tucker family re: the family estate, letters from H.C Cabell and H.P. Randolph as well as several letters from Thomas Staples Martin relating to a legal case. Of special note among the correspondence are a letter from Horace Greeley dated May 30, 1872 concerning the sending of a delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, a letter from George C. Cabell to President-Elect McKinley recommending that Hubard be appointed First Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, and a letter from Governor William Smith commending Robert T. Hubard II for his work in the Virginia Legislature, 1875-1877.

During the Civil War, Robert T. Hubard was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Third Virginia Cavalry, during which time he wrote several letters containing accounts of battles in which he participated. And in a June 5, 1910 letter to his son, he recounts the battle of May 8, 1864, on the Brock road near Spottsylvania Courthouse.

Also among the correspondence are copies of letters dating 1835-1842 from John R. Edmunds, Hubard's father-in-law, to Walter C. Coles, a member of the U.S. Congress. In these letters Edmunds discusses political issues of the period, e.g. abolitionism, the U.S. Treasury, and economic policy. In addition the collection contains ca. 70 pages of genealogical material and history of the Edmunds family.

Robert Thruston Hubard III (1876- ) was educated at Hampden-Sydney College, as was his father, and the University of Virginia Law School, after which he practiced law in Fayetteville, West Virginia. He married Ruth Drewry Whittle, daughter of Judge Stafford G. Whittle of Martinsville, Va., after a courtship in which they exchanged numerous letters amounting to 2 shelf feet along with those written during their marriage.

Among the general material of the colelction are several items concerning slavery, such as a list of Robert T. Hubard I's slaves and their value at the time of emancipation, a list of Virginia counties having fewer than 500 taxable slaves and a table of the population, both slave and white, of Virginia by decades from 1790-1840.

Organization

The collection is divided into four major sections in the following order: 1) correspondence, 2) legal documents and memoranda, 3) bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts, 4) general material. In each of sections 1-3 the material is arranged chronologically. The material of section 4 is grouped topically in descending order of importance.

Contents List

Correspondence 1781-1951
  • Box 1
    [Robert] Lawson to Major William Hubbard 1781 April 21
    1 item
  • Box 1
    Correspondence 1828, 1836-1844
    17 items
  • Box 1
    Copies of letters from John R. Edmunds to Walter Coles 1835-1842
    7 items
  • Box 1
    Correspondence 1847-1863, 1865
    175 items, 8 folders
  • Box 2
    Correspondence 1866-1877
    316 items, 8 folders
  • Box 3
    Correspondence 1878-1889
    320 items, 9 folders
  • Box 4
    Correspondence 1890-1909
    220 items, 9 folders
  • Box 5
    Correspondence 1910 Jan-Oct
    164 items, 8 folders
  • Box 6
    Correspondence 1910 Nov-1911 March
    172 items, 8 folders
  • Box 7
    Correspondence 1911 April-Dec
    184 items, 9 folders
  • Box 8
    Correspondence 1912 Jan-July
    171 items, 8 folders
  • Box 9
    Correspondence 1912 Aug-Sept 11
    50 items, 3 folders
  • Box 9
    Correspondence 1913 Jan-1914 April
    116 items, 5 folders
  • Box 10
    Correspondence 1914 May-1919
    204 items, 8 folders
  • Box 11
    Correspondence 1920
    47 items
  • Box 11
    Letters of condolence to Robert T. Hubard III on the death of his wife ca. 1290 Feb 26-March
    75 items
  • Box 11
    Correspondence 1921
    25 items
  • Box 11
    Correspondence from Hubard children 1921-1924
    35 items
  • Box 11
    Correspondence 1922-1924
    148 items, 3 folders
  • Box 12
    Correspondence 1925-1930
    100 items, 3 folders
  • Box 12
    Correspondence 1937-1938
    39 items, 2 folders
  • Box 12
    Correspondence 1940-1951
    14 items
  • Box 12
    Correspondence
    108 items, 3 folders
  • Box 13
    Carbons of business letters of Robert T. Hubard III 1903 May 15-1904 Oct
    1 vol.
  • Box 13
    Carbons of business letters of Rober T. Hubard III 1904 Nov.-1905 May 11
    1 vol.
Legal Documents and Memoranda 1749-1923
  • Box 14
    Copy of a royal land grant to John Hughes 1749 (1908)
    1 item
  • Box 14
    Copy of land grant to Henry Baird 1762 (1913)
    1 item
  • Box 14
    Statement of insturctions to delegates Thomas Read and Wm. Hubard from the Freeholders of Charlotte Co. and newspaper article re: same 1176 Oct 16 and 1907 May 28
    2 items
  • Box 14
    Copy of land grant to Henry Wooldridge 1796 (1913)
    1 item
  • Box 14
    Copy of land grant to John Patterson 1804 (1913)
    1 item
  • Box 14
    Legal documents re: Peyton Lesueur 1827
    4 items
  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1833-1848
    12 items
  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda ca. 1850-1859
    12 items
  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1852-1875
    20 items

    re: Robert Bolling's debt to Robert Thruston Hubard

  • Box 14
    Will and directions to Robert Thruston Hubard's children ca. 1855-1871
    7 items
  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1861-1878
    17 items

    re: Robert Thruston Hubard estate

  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1867-1881
    45 items

    re: Samuel Williams

  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda ca. 1870-1874
    27 items
  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda ca. 1870-1877
    11 items

    re: Judith Randolph estate

  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1871-1896
    18 items

    re: Anna D. Randolph estate

  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1872-1877
    5 items

    re: Garnett and Moseley Gold Mining Co.

  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1875-1877
    33 items
  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda ca. 1876-1880
    4 items

    re: D.C. Randolph bankruptcy

  • Box 14
    Legal documents and memoranda 1878-1879
    46 items
  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda 1878-1883
    15 items

    re: Magdalene Maupin estate

  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda ca. 1878-1885
    18 items

    re: John St. George Randolph estate

  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda 1879-1880
    4 items

    re: George Fulcher estate

  • Box 15
    Legal documents and records ca. 1800-1885
    7 items

    re: claims against French Government by Edmunds family

  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda 1880-1889
    50 items
  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda 1887-1915
    40 items

    re: Orange-Keysville Railway

  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda 1890-1989
    8 items
  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda 1902-1923
    8 items
  • Box 15
    Legal documents and memoranda
    33 items
Bills, Receipts, Promissory Notes, and Accounts 1829-1959
  • box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1829-1839
    11 items
  • Box 16
    Receipts for grain received at Tye River Warehouse 1839-1841, 1848-1849
    50 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1840-1849
    35 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1842 April 27
    1 item
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1850-1959
    50 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1853-1859
    100 items

    re: John H. Miller

  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1856-1862
    26 items

    re: Alex Moseley trust fund

  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1860-1868
    60 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1860-1879
    30 items

    re: Samuel Williams Estate

  • Box 16
    Receipts re: special election for Farmville and Charlottesville Railroad Co. 1862
    4 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1868-1879
    250 items

    re: Robert Thruston Hubard, Sr. estate

  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1869
    50 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1869-1870
    20 items

    re: Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr's guardianship of Anna T. Daniels

  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1869-1885
    25 items

    re: George Fulcher estate

  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1870-1871
    100 items
  • Box 16
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1870-1879
    75 items

    re: Robert Bolling

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1870-1879
    100 items

    re: Magdalene Maupin estate

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1870-1885
    30 items

    re: Judith Randolph estate

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1872
    50 items
  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1872-1896
    125 items

    re: Anna Daniel Randolph estate

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1873
    75 items
  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1873-1915
    25 items

    re: Orange-Keysville Railway

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1874
    150 items
  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1874-1875
    10 items

    re: D.C. Randolph bankruptcy

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1875
    200 items
  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1875-1876
    50 items

    Robert T. Hubard with Harrison Hubard and Tom Allen

  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1976
    200 items
  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1876
    40 items

    of Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr. from Richmond

  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1877
    200 items
  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1877

    re: Brooke vs. Randolph

  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1878
    100 items
  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1878-1881
    6 items

    re: J. St. George Randolph estate

  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1879
    75 items
  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1879
    200 items
  • Box 18
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1880
    100 items
  • Box 17
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1880-1889
    100 items

    re: Magdalene Maupin estate

  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1880-1889
    50 items

    re: John St. George Randolph estate

  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1881
    300 items
  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1882
    200 items, 2 folders
  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1883
    100 items
  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1883-1884
    200 items

    City of Richmond Republican Executive Committee

  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1884
    100 items
  • Box 19
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1885
    50 items
  • Box 20
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1886
    175 items
  • Box 20
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1887
    125 items
  • Box 20
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts 1888-1889
    20 items
  • Box 20
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1890-1899
    40 items
  • Box 20
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts ca. 1900-1949
    75 items
  • Box 20
    Bills, receipts, promissory notes and accounts
    70 items
  • Box 20
    Checkbook records ca. 1873-1894
    18 items
General Material 1791-1940
  • Box 21
    List of slaves of Robert Thruston Hubard and their value at time of emancipation 1869 Oct. 25
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Population of Va., decades from 1790-1840, slave and white
    1 item
  • Box 21
    List of counties in Va. having fewer than 500 taxable slaves
    1 item
  • Box 21
    General order No. 9, Robert E. Lee, and quotations of Lee ca. 1865
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Oath of allegiance to U.S. of Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr. 1865 July 24
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Election results from Buckingham County for House of Delegates and for Hubard's race for Commonwealth Attorney
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Petition to Wm. McKinley, President-Elect, requesting that Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr. be made 1st Asst to the Attorney General 1897 Feb 3
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Outline of plan of organization of Republican Party
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Notes on the manner of election of state governors, 3 1. 1850
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Essay - "Congressional Apportionment"and "Mr. President"
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Essay - "Reminiscences of Massachusetts"and list of number of representatives in Congress from slaveholding states from 1798-1840
    2 items
  • Box 21
    To the Editors of the Richmond Whig re: the reannexation of Texas, 15 1. 1844
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Speeches of Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr.
    4 items
  • Box 21
    Advice and family history written by Robert Thruston Hubard for his sons
    4 items
  • Box 21
    Certificate certifying that Robert Thruston Hubard meets requirements for law license 1931 July 11
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Robert Thruston Hubard, III's applications for law license 1894, 1902
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Letters of recommendation for Robert Thruston Hubard, III 1897-1901
    23 items
  • Box 21
    MOnthly grade reports of Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr. from Hampden-Sydney College, Lists of distinction 1892, 1894
    30 items
  • Box 21
    Maps of plots of land ca. 1791-1912
    14 items
  • Box 21
    Fragments of land survery
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Fragments of surveys of "Rosney"and Laeneus Bolling Plot 1836, n.d.
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Weekly newsletter and Price Current - Petersburg and Merchants' Prices-Current and Shipping List 1853, 1854
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Schedule of price of gold during Civil War compared with Confederate money ca. 1865
    2 items
  • Box 21
    Stamp duties imposed by act of June 28, 1864 1866
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Life Insurance Policy of Thomas Leitsch and related receipts, and memorandum of policies filed by Robert Thruston Hubard 1868-1884
    7 items
  • Box 21
    Sketch of "Chellowe"with notes by Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr 1868
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Sketch of the life of Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr.
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Genealogical material re: Bolling-Rolfe ancestry
    1 item, 54 p.
  • Box 21
    Geneaological material and family history re: Edmunds family, 70 1.
    1 item
  • Box 21
    List of Bolling Hubard's books
    1 item
  • Box 21
    List of Bolling Hubard's books
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Medical prescription 1837 April 24
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Directions for making whitewash 1855
    1 item
  • Box 21
    Book on wine growing and fermenting
    1 item
  • Box 22
    Confederate bonds of Robert Thruston Hubard 1864
    4 items
  • Box 22
    Stocks and bonds 1842-1913
    32 items
  • Box 22
    Map of Washington, DC 1889
    1 item
  • Box 22
    Theatre posters 1867, 1881
    4 items
  • Box 22
    Auction sale bills 1875-1883
    7 items
  • Box 22
    Newspaper clippings ca. 1915
    4 items

    re: deaths of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Drewry and Capt. C.W. Whittle

  • Box 22
    Miscellaneous newspaper clippings ca. 1870-1910
    50 items
  • Box 22
    Newspaper clippings 1920
    21 items

    re: death of Mrs. R. T. Hubard, III

  • Box 22
    Photographs
    9 items
  • Box 22
    Miscellaneous invitations ca. 1860-1852
    27 items
  • Box 22
    Postcards and greeting cards ca. 1900-1940
    43 items
  • Box 22
    Miscellaneous ca. 1850-1930
    150 items, 2 folders
  • Box 23
    Daily Dispatch, Richmond, Va. 1879 Jan 1
    1 item
  • Box 23
    Miscellaneous newspapers 1812, 1870, 1873, and 1928
    6 items
  • Box 23
    Catalog of Smithfield Male and Female Institute and related printed material 1901-1902
    4 items
  • Box 23
    Speeches, Congressional Bills, Court decisions and miscellaneous ca. 1825-1921
    37 items
  • Box 24
    Geography Text Book 1820
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Notes of Professor Tucker's lectures on economics at the University of Virginia by Robert Thruston Hubard 1828
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Memorandum of the Special Commissioner 1855
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Plantation journal of annual receipts and disbursements, Robert Thruston Hubard 1855-1871
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Plantation journal of annual receipts and disbursements, Robert Thruston Hubard 1847-1854
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Notes on family history by Robert Thruston Hubard 1858 June
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Plantation ledger of accounts of hands employed by Robert Thruston Hubard 1869
    1 item
  • Box 24
    Farm book for Chellowe 1869-1871
    1 item
  • Map of Mark Anthony lands by T.S. Robison 1884
    Physical Location: Oversize
    1 item