Hurlbert Family Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Brooke M. Black, November 13, 2002.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Hurlbert Family Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1869-1902
Collection Number: mssHM 65102-65241
Creator: Hurlbert family.
Extent: 164 items in 3 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection chiefly contains correspondence written by members of the Hurlbert and Chenowith families of New England and the American Southwest, between 1869-1902, discussing family matters and day-to-day life. The letters from the Southwest also discuss farming, Native Americans, local crime, and mining.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Hurlbert Family Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from Michael Vinson Western Americana, June 14, 2002.

Scope and Content

The collection is chiefly made up of correspondence written by various members of the Hurlbert and Chenowith families to Andrew J. Hurlbert, his wife Mary Chenowith Hurlbert, and their daughter Ida May Hurlbert; there is one letter by Mary Hurlbert and five by Andrew J. Hurlbert. The Hurlbert family lived in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire; their letters deal with family matters and their day-to-day activities. The Chenowith family lived throughout the American southwest including Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Texas; their letters deal with farm life, descriptions of the Southwest, financial problems, family matters, fears of Indian attacks, the movements of Victorio and the Mimbreño Indians, murders in town, mining in New Mexico, and a shoot-out over a ranch property where a bullet grazed the head of Rachel Chenowith (Mary Hurlbert’s mother). There are also 24 pieces of ephemera including receipts, miscellaneous envelopes, invitations, and miscellaneous notes.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Indexing: Subjects

Arizona – Description and travel.
  • Subject in Mary Hurlbert letter (1879, Apr. 18) to Anna Wellington. HM 65195.
Indians of North America – New Mexico.
  • Subject in Margaret Brahm letter (1879, July 12) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65115.
  • Subject in John W. Chenowith letter (1879, July 11) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65157.
  • Subject in Rachel Chenowith letter (1879, June 16) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65164.
Mines and Mineral Resources – New Mexico.
  • Subject in Andrew J. Hurlbert letters (1883-1884) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65190-65192.
Victorio, Apache Chief, -1881.
  • Subject in John W. Chenowith letter (1879, July 11) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65157.
  • Subject in Rachel Chenowith letter (1879, June 16) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65164.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Hurlbert family.
Victorio, Apache chief, -1881.
Indians of North America -- Arizona.
Indians of North America -- New Mexico.
Mimbreño Indians.
Mines and mineral resources -- New Mexico.
Arizona -- Description and travel.
Arizona -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
New Mexico -- Description and travel.
New Mexico -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Southwest, New -- Description and travel.

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence).


Collection Contents

 

Correspondence, Ephemera

Box 1

A-Chenowith, George

 

A----, Henry M. 1 letter (1874, May 22) to “My Dear Uncle.” HM 65102

 

Armstrong, Josephine. 1 letter (1873, Nov. 3) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65103

 

Bellis, Sam C. 2 letters (1874-1875) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65104-65105

 

Bellis, Sam C. and Mrs. Sam C. Bellis. 1 letter (1876, Mar. 12) to Mary Hurlbert.  HM 65106

 

Bellis, Sam C., Mrs. 2 letters (1875-1876) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65107-65108

 

Brahm, Margaret. 2 letters (1882-1883) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65109-65110

 

Brahm, Margaret. 6 letters (1878-1879) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65111-65116

Following HM 65112 is a letter by Millie Brahm to Ida May Hurlbert.
 

Brahm, Millie. 3 letters (1889) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65117-65119

 

Brooks, S. H. 1 letter (1871, Aug. 1-2) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65120

 

Brown, Sarah. 2 letters (1870-1871) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65121-65122

 

Brown, Sarah. 1 letter (1896, July 27) to [unknown addressee]. HM 65123

 

Chenowith, Charles. 10 letters (1871-1878) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65124-65133

 

Chenowith, Edward. 2 letters (1869-1871) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65134-65135

Chenowith, Edward and Louise Chenowith. 1 letter (1869, Jan. 20) to Mary Hurlbert. HM65136.
 

Chenowith, George W. H. 10 letters (1878-1880) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65137-65146

HM 65137 includes a letter by George W. H. Chenowith to Ida May Hurlbert.
 

Chenowith, George W. H. 3 letters (1884) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65147-65149

Box 2

Chenowith, John-J

 

Chenowith, John Peyton. 4 letters (1879-1880) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65150-65153

 

Chenowith, John W. 4 letters (1878-1879) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65154-65157

 

Chenowith, John W. and Rachel Chenowith. 3 letters (1878-1880) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65158-65160

HM 65159 includes two pieces of fabric and a card. HM 65160 includes two pieces of fabric and a lock of hair.
 

[Chenowith], Mary Ellen. 2 letters (1887) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65161-65162

 

Chenowith, Rachel. 4 letters (1874-[before 1882]) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65163-65166

 

Fellows, Betsey Y. 1 letter (1871, Nov. 5) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65167

 

Fellows, Betsey Y. 12 letters (1872-1879) to Andrew J. Hurlbert and Mary Hurlbert. HM65168-65179. Following HM 65168 is a letter by Mary A

Shepard to Andrew J. Hurlbert and Mary Hurlbert. Following HM 65172 is a letter by Laura A. Harriman to Andrew J. Hurlbert.
 

Harcourt, Charles. 1 letter (1873, May 16) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65180

 

Harcourt, Charles. 2 letters (1871) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65181-65182

 

Harcourt, Charles and Annie Harcourt. 4 letters (1872-1878) to Andrew J. Hurlbert and Mary Hurlbert. HM 65183-65186

 

Harcourt, Charles and Annie Harcourt. 2 letters (1871) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65187-65188

 

Hurlbert, Andrew J. 4 letters (1883-1884) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65189-65192

 

Hurlbert, Andrew J. 1 letter (1882, Mar. 8) to Ida May Hurlbert and May Wellington. HM 65193

 

Hurlbert, Gillman. 1 letter (1874, Sep. 20) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65194

 

Hurlbert, Mary. 1 letter (1879, Apr. 18) to Anna Wellington. HM 65195

 

Jones, Mary L. 1 letter (1873, May 28) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65196

Jones, Mollie L. 1 letter (1874, Oct. 27) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65197.
Box 3

Lyda-W, and Ephemera

 

Lyda, William M. 1 letter (1878, Sep. 30) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65198

 

Moorhead, W. A. and Leona Moorhead. 1 letter (1871, Sep. 6) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65199

 

Smith, G. F. 1 letter (1880, Mar. 27) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65200

 

Smith, Ida L. 1 letter (1902, Mar. 3) to Betsey Y. Fellows. HM 65201

 

Smith, Ida L. 2 letters (1902) to Ida May Hurlbert. HM 65202-65203

 

Shepard, Mary A. 4 letters (1872-1879) to Andrew J. Hurlbert and Mary Hurlbert. HM 65204-65207

 

Shepard, Mary A. 2 letters (1875) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65208-65209

 

Swan, R. 6 letters (1878-1879) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65210-65215

 

Wellington, Anna. 7 letters (1872-[before 1882]) to Andrew J. Hurlbert. HM 65216- 65222

 

Wellington, Anna. 10 letters (1874-1880) to Andrew J. Hurlbert and Mary Hurlbert. HM 65223-65232

 

Wellington, Anna. 4 letters (1873-[before 1882]) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65233-65236

 

Wilks, Tranquillar T. 1 letter (1873, Nov. 22) to Margaret Brahm. Includes two pieces of fabric. HM 65237

 

Wilks, Tranquillar T. 3 letters (1872-1873) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65238-65240

 

Following HM 65239 and HM 65240 are letters to Mary Hurlbert by C

J. Wilks.
 

-----, Sallie. 1 letter (1874, May 31) to Mary Hurlbert. HM 65241

 

Ephemera (1874-1877).

Includes receipts, miscellaneous envelopes, invitations, and miscellaneous notes. 24 items.