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Hubon Family Papers
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CORRESPONDENCE

box 1, folder 1

Hubon, Stephen N. 1802

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Handwritten letter, dated September 27, 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.
box 1, folder 2

Hubon, Edward 1848

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Handwritten letter, dated November 19, to Frederick from his brother who was working as a travelling salesman selling maps and charts in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
box 1, folder 3

Hubon, Henry G. 1849

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Handwritten letter, dated January 18, from Frederick's 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.
box 1, folder 4

Hubon, Henry and Frances 1851

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Handwritten letter, dated February 9, from Frederick's parents 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.
box 1, folder 5

Hubon, Henry G. 1851

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Handwritten letter, dated April 20, from brother Henry on board the steamer "Tennesse" located in Panama Bay, to his brother Frederick, who remained at Benicia, California.
box 1, folder 6

Shuttuck, Elmira J. 1854

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Handwritten letter, dated August 26, to Mrs. Caroline M. Hubon, from a friend who then 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.
box 1, folder 7

Reshow, Eliza 1855

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Handwritten letter, dated May 3-6, from a stranger, telling a 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.
box 1, folder 8

Hubon, Henry G. 1856

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Handwritten letter, dated February 24, to Frederick. Henry G. (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.
box 1, folder 9

Hubon, Henry G. 1856

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Handwritten letter, dated May 16, to "Dear Brother," probably Frederick.
box 1, folder 10

Hubon, Frederick

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ca. 1857-1858. Undated letter to his future wife, Sarah L. Allen, that includes a love poem. Frederick and Sarah were married in November of 1858.
box 1, folder 11

Bruce, R.P. 1864

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Handwritten letter, dated February 28, from Frederick Hubon's friend, Robert P. Bruce, who was serving in the Civil War at Fort Tillinghast, near Arlington, Virginia, that was part of the defense of the Washington.
 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

box 1, folder 12

Hubon, Stephen - transcription 1880

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Handwritten copy of a September 27, 1801 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, April 11, 1880.
box 1, folder 13

Hubon, Emily - transcription 1922

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Handwritten transcription of a portion of a 1922 letter to her cousin, Fannie, describing her knowledge of the early Hubon family history. Transcriber possibly Irving Hubon.
box 1, folder 14

Hubon, Sarah Allen 1923

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Handwritten account of Mrs. Frederick Hubon's memories of coming to San Diego in 1868, and other early times, written by Fannie Hubon Stedman after Sarah Hubon's death on October 21, 1923. Includes a ca. 1860s cartes-de-visite photographic portrait of Sarah Livingston Allen Hubon taken in Salem, Massachusetts.
box 1, folder 15

Stedman, Fannie Hubon

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Undated, autographed typescript of Fannie's poem, entitled, "The Hills at Eventide." Includes a handwritten copy of Fannie's obituary as it was printed in the SAN DIEGO UNION on January 7, 1950, with the headline, "Pioneer of Town Passes." It mentioned that many of her poems had appeared in "early-day" copies of THE UNION. The transcriber is unidentified.
box 1, folder 16

Hubon Family - Miscellaneous - Part 1

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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.
box 1, folder 17

Hubon Family - Miscellaneous - Part 2

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