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A. H. Hubbs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1630

This collection houses legal documents, correspondence, and other materials documenting A. H. Hubbs' efforts to purchase land in Tennessee and establish the Tennessee Phosphate Rock Co.

Dates

  • 1891 December 29-1898 September 7

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses legal documents, correspondence, and other materials documenting A. H. Hubbs' efforts to purchase land in Tennessee and establish the Tennessee Phosphate Rock Co.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander H. Hubbs was born in Charleston, New York on April 25, 1843. His father died when he was a child and his mother moved the family to Prattsburg, New York, where he studied in the public schools. He moved to Syracuse, New York in 1861 and enlisted in Company B of the 122nd New York Infantry in July 1862. Hubbs lost a leg and was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864. He was held in hospitals and prisons in the Wilderness, Gordonsville, Lynchburg, and Libby before being paroled on September 1, 1864. He returned to Syracuse, where he took a course at the Ames Commercial College and was appointed weigher of hay in 1865. He married Emma Bentley in April 1867 and the couple's only son, George, was born in February 1868. Hubbs went on to serve as salt inspector, work for the Salt Company of Onondaga, act as the City Overseer of the Poor, and establish a grocery business. He moved to Kansas in 1878 but returned to Syracuse in 1882 and went into the real estate business with C. A. Crane. Alexander H. Hubbs died on June 12, 1896 in Syracuse.

Arrangement

This collection consists of eleven folders.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these materials in April of 1989.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480