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CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series contains letters from three generations of the Hubon family, beginning with a letter from Frederick's grandfather Stephen to his son Henry as a fourteen-year old boy in 1802. The second generation is represented in letters from Henry and Frances Hubon to their sons, Frederick and Henry G. Finally there are letters between Frederick and his siblings, mostly from his brother Henry G. Correspondence from friends and others make up the balance of the series and include a letter from a Civil War soldier and friend stationed at a fort along the Arlington line defending the city of Washington, and a letter from a stranger, describing to a Mrs. Henderson, the illness and death of her sister, Mrs. Caroline Hubon, at a hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, leaving behind an unidentified Mr. Hubon, too distraught to write himself, and a small child.
Box 1, Folder 1

Letter from Stephen N. Hubon to his son Henry 1802 September 27

General note

Handwritten letter to his young son Henry, while Henry was in the care of Captain Knight of Salem, written from Port Republican, now Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
 

Letter from Stephen N. Hubon to his son Henry, 1802 September 27

Box 1, Folder 2

Letter from Edward Hubon to his brother Frederick 1848 November 19

General note

Handwritten letter to Frederick from his brother, who was working as a travelling salesman selling maps and charts in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
 

Letter from Edward Hubon to his brother Frederick, 1848 November 19

Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother Frederick 1849 January 18

General note

Handwritten letter to Frederick from his brother, who was working as a carpenter in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba. Henry sailed to Cuba (then still a Spanish colony exporting tobacco) on the Caroline and included in his letter a pencil-drawn picture and diagram of the house he was working on.
 

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother Frederick, 1849 January 18

Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from Henry and Frances Hubon to their sons, Henry G. and Frederick 1851 February 9

General note

Handwritten letter from the Hubons to their sons, Henry G. and Frederick, then residing in Stockton, California. As an undertaker, Henry (father) shares the news of all who have died in Salem.
 

Letter from Henry and Frances Hubon to their sons, Henry G. and Frederick, 1851 February 9

Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother Frederick 1851 April 20

General note

Handwritten letter from Henry Hubon, written on board the steamer Tennessee located in Panama Bay, to his brother Frederick, who remained at Benicia, California.
 

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother Frederick, 1851 April 20

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from Elmira J. Shuttuck to Mrs. Caroline M. Hubon 1854 August 26

General note

Handwritten letter to Mrs. Caroline M. Hubon, from Elmira Shuttuck, a friend who lived and was to work in the mill at Milford. Elmira mentions that Caroline has a small child, Martha Ellen, and is due to have twins.
 

Letter from Elmira J. Shuttuck to Mrs. Caroline M. Hubon, 1854 August 26

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from Eliza Reshow to Mrs. Henderson, informing of the illness and death of Caroline Hubon, in the King's Hotel, in St. Louis, Missouri 1855 May 3-6

General note

Handwritten letter by Eliza Reshow, a stranger, telling Mrs. Henderson of the illness and death of her sister, Caroline Hubon, in the King's Hotel, in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Reshow is writing for Mr. Hubon who is too distraught to write. Caroline is buried in the BelleFontaine cemetery in St. Louis, leaving behind her husband and infant.
 

Letter from Eliza Reshow to Mrs. Henderson, informing of the illness and death of Caroline Hubon, in the King's Hotel, in St. Louis, Missouri, 1855 May 3-6

Box 1, Folder 8

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother Frederick 1856 February 24

General note

Handwritten letter to Frederick, in which Henry G. (his brother) mentions he is now running the family undertaking business. On verso of letter is a handwritten poem about a mother by an unidentified writer.
 

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother Frederick, 1856 February 24

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother 1856 May 16

General note

Handwritten letter to "Dear Brother," probably Frederick.
 

Letter from Henry G. Hubon to his brother, 1856 May 16

Box 1, Folder 10

Letter from Frederick Hubon to Sarah L. Allen ca. 1857-1858

General note

Undated letter to Fredrick's future wife, Sarah Livingston Allen, that includes a love poem. Frederick and Sarah were married in November of 1858.
 

Letter from Frederick Hubon to Sarah L. Allen, circa 1857-1858

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter from Robert P. Bruce to Frederick Hubon 1864 February 28

General note

Handwritten letter from Frederick Hubon's friend, Robert P. Bruce, who was serving in the Civil War at Fort Tillinghast, near Arlington, Virginia, which was part of the defense of the Washington.
 

Letter from Robert P. Bruce to Frederick Hubon, 1864 February 28

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
The MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS series contains genealogical notes created by both the family and by John B. Goodman, III, the original collector of the papers in this collection. Also included is a handwritten transcription (1880) of an 1801 letter, not otherwise represented in the collection, from Frederick's grandfather to Frederick's father; a handwritten account of Frederick's mother's recollections of the familys' earliest experiences in San Diego written by daughter Fannie after her death in 1923; a carte-de-visite photographic portrait of Sarah A. Hubon (ca. 1860s); a typescript of sister Fannie Hubon Stedman's poem, "The Hills at Eventide;" a handwritten transcript of Fannie's obituary from the San Diego Union, dated in 1950, and niece Emily Hubon's 1922 letter to Fannie regarding early Hubon ancestors.
Box 1, Folder 12

Copy of a letter by Stephen N. Hubon to his son Henry 1801 September 27, transcribed 1880

General note

Handwritten copy of a letter (original not present in this collection) transcribed by Frederick Hubon. The letter is from Frederick's grandfather, Stephen, to Frederick's father, Henry, when Henry was a boy, and under the care of Captain Knight of Salem. Annotated a "true copy of letter written to my father in 1801," signed by F. Hubon, San Diego, 1880 April 11.
 

Copy of a letter by Stephen N. Hubon to his son Henry, 1801 September 27, transcribed 1880

Box 1, Folder 13

Partial copy of a letter by Emily Hubon to her cousin Fannie 1922

General note

Handwritten transcription of a portion of a 1922 letter By Emily Hubon to her cousin, Fannie, describing her knowledge of the early Hubon family history. Transcriber possibly Irving Hubon.
 

Partial copy of a letter by Emily Hubon to her cousin Fannie, 1922

Box 1, Folder 14

Account of Sarah Hubon's memories of early San Diego, with a carte-de-visite portrait ca. 1860-1923

General note

Handwritten account transcribed by Fannie Hubon Stedman of Sarah Hubon's (Frederick Hubon's wife) memories of coming to San Diego in 1868. She describes their travels to and within California, the early settlement, the manners of the people, and mentions Alonzo Horton. The account was written after Sarah Hubon's death on October 21, 1923. Includes a circa 1860s carte-de-visite photographic portrait of Sarah Hubon, before her marriage, taken in Salem, Massachusetts.
 

Account of Sarah Hubon's memories of early San Diego, with a carte-de-visite portrait, circa 1860-1923

Box 1, Folder 15

The Hills at Eventide ca. 1920-1950

General note

Undated, signed typescript of a poem by Fannie Hubon Stedman. Includes a handwritten transcription of Fannie's obituary as it was printed in the San Diego Union on 1950 January 7, with the headline, "Pioneer of Town Passes."
 

The Hills at Eventide, circa 1920-1950

Box 1, Folder 16

Handwritten genealogical notes on the Hubon family ca. 1890-1966

General note

Includes empty envelopes annotated, "great grandfather's old letter," and "[to] Justin N. Dows," genealogical notes taken by collector John Goodman (1966), and handwritten genealogical notes by an unidentified author, perhaps Irving Hubon.
 

Handwritten genealogical notes on the Hubon family, circa 1890-1966

Box 1, Folder 17

Handwritten genealogical notes on the Hubon family ca. 1889-1950

General note

Includes handwritten genealogy notes by an unidentified writer, and a commercial genealogical form filled in with Frederick and Sarah Hubon's family information.
 

Handwritten genealogical notes on the Hubon family, circa 1889-1950