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Guide to the Hubbard family papers 1974.044

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Collection processed by Rachel M. Oleaga

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 16, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hubbard family
Creator: Hubbard, Elias, 1746-1832
Creator: Hubbard, Elias, 1776-1864
Title: Hubbard family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1770-1864, bulk 1775-1834
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1775-1834
Abstract: The Hubbard family papers characterize the business and legal transactions of father Elias Hubbard (died 1832), and son Elias Hubbard (died 1864) in the town of Flatlands (now part of Brooklyn), in Kings County, New York. These papers contain evidence of the community involvement of Elias junior, as well as the role of Elias senior in the American Revolutionary war. The collection also contains evidence of community dialogue and development through correspondence, meeting minutes and organizational documents; personal and political matters are also addressed through these materials. The collection's mortgages, deeds, wills, bonds, community tax records, slave bills of sale, apprenticeship agreements and indentures display the economic and political forces surrounding the Hubbard family, as well as Brooklyn in general, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet in 1 manuscript box and 1 oversize flat box.
Language of Materials: Materials in English.
Call Phrase: 1974.044
Sponsor: Developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program.