The Hubbard Papers consist of notes and drafts for most of Hubbard's published and
unpublished writings. His local history research is informed by a knowledge of economic
factors that was unusual for the day. His papers possess additional importance in that
Hubbard is probably the last historian to have interviewed Julia Weber, daughter of the
founder of Stockton, Charles M. Weber III, the founder's grandson, and Louisa E. Vallejo
de Emparan, the last surviving daughter of M. G. Vallejo.
Harry Dorris Hubbard (1889-1970) had an active, enquiring intellect, a fluent pen, and an
unlimited gift for self-promotion. He was both a huckster and a self-taught local
historian of some importance, whose work was produced (and remains in) virtual obscurity.
Collection is open for research.