Ashley Hubbard Memorandum Book
1826-1860
1 vol. (0.1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 032 bd

Abstract

Born in 1792, Ashley Hubbard was raised on a farm in Sunderland, Mass., and spent a life invested in agriculture. Prospering in both work and family, Hubbard owned one hundred acres of land at the height of his operations and had a successful, though relatively small scale run of livestock, including horses, oxen, milk cows, and sheep.

In this slender volume, a combination daybook and memorandum book, Hubbard maintained a careful record of breeding and maintaining his livestock. Succinctly, the memos make note of the dates and places on which he serviced horses, took heifers or cows to bulls, or pastured his stock, and there are occasional notices on sheep.

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Language:

English
Ashley Hubbard Memorandum Book
1826-1860
1 vol. (0.1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 032 bd

Background on Ashley Hubbard

Ashley Hubbard was born in Sunderland, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1792 to Caleb Hubbard and his second wife Lucretia. Raised on a farm and taking farming for his living, Hubbard prospered in both work and family. At the height of his operations in the mid-1850s, Hubbard owned one hundred acres of land and had an active run of livestock, including horses, oxen, milk cows, and sheep.

Hubbard's first marriage to Nancy Henderson (1797-1821) resulted in a son and daughter, and he had five more children after marrying Betsey Dole of Shelburne, Mass., in 1822. The middle son of this second marriage, Stephen A. Hubbard, became a well known newspaperman with the Hartford Courant. Ashley Hubbard died of consumption on Feb. 8, 1861.

Contents of Collection

In this slender volume, a combination daybook and memorandum book, Hubbard maintained a careful record of breeding and maintaining his livestock. Succinctly, the memos make note of the dates and places on which he serviced horses, took heifers or cows to bulls, or pastured his stock, and there are occasional notices on sheep.

Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from Dan Casavant, Dec. 2005.

Related Material

The William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan houses a small collection of Hubbard family correspondence.

An Erastus Salisbury Field portrait of Ashley Hubbard's son Stephen Ashley Hubbard in the collections of Historic Deerfield.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2014.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Ashley Hubbard Memorandum Book (MS 032 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects
  • Cattle--Breeding--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Farmers--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Horses--Breeding--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Livestock--Massachusetts--Sunderland
  • Sunderland (Mass.)--History
Genre terms
  • Memorandum books