Papers of Robert T. Hubard, 1828-1909 (bulk 1841-1866).


Hubard, Robert Thruston, 1808-1871. Papers of Robert T. Hubard, 1828-1909 (bulk 1841-1866).

Papers of Robert T. Hubard, 1828-1909 (bulk 1841-1866).

Include letters, 1828-1844, from Edmund W. Hubard, Washington, D.C., to his brother Robert T. Hubard and other members of the Hubard family, regarding family matters, legislation and speeches before the U.S. House of Representatives, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, John Tyler, tobacco, and abolition. Topics also include a legal suit to settle their father's estate, presidential candidates for the election of 1844, U.S. fiscal policy, social life in Washington, D.C., courtship, Mount Vernon, the tariff bill of 1842, agricultural boards, and politics in Buckingham County, Va. Also include miscellaneous correspondence, 1837-1866, of Robert T. Hubard, regarding agricultural matters, especially the tobacco market, the purchase and sale of stock, Virginia politics and fiscal policy, family matters and finances, his wife's death, the education of his sons, Virginia Military Institute, Hampden-Sydney College, the Brookland School, and social life in Richmond. Topics also include a traveling hypnotist, a fugitive slave, the Richmond Enquirer, Civil War news, the Quartermaster Corps of the Confederate army, Goldsboro, N.C., and the death of John Hartwell Cocke. Correspondence of Robert T. Hubard of particular note include letter, 1844, from Thomas W. Gilmer, Washington, D.C., regarding slavery, the Massachusetts question, and John Quincy Adams; letter, 1849, from John B. Minor, University of Virginia, regarding his son's education; and letter, 1852, from Nathaniel Francis Cabell, Nelson County, Va., concerning construction of a road in Nelson County. Letters, 1855-1857, from Robert T. Hubard, Jr., to his father, Robert T. Hubard, describe life at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., the Brookland School, and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Later letters, 1857-1909, of Robert T. Hubard, Jr. also discuss the Brookland School, the reputations of various universities in Virginia, memorization as a pedagogical method, family matters, legal matters, Virginia state politics and railroads. Miscellaneous items include hotel bills, 1858; shopping list, n.d.; and an agricultural circular, 1850, concerning the U.S. census of 1850.

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