Guide to the Paul Edgar Hubbell Papers, 1854-1986


Hubbell was Professor emeritus of History at East Michigan University and brother of Jay B. Hubbell.

The collection includes family papers, correspondence, writings, and other material.

Descriptive Summary

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Hubbell, Paul Edgar, 1891-
Paul Edgar Hubbell papers 1854-1986
Language of Material
1.0 Linear Feet, 148 Items
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Collection Overview

This collection consists largely of letters from Jay B. Hubbell to his brother Paul and his family discussing family matters, Hubbell genealogy, careers, publications, and politics, and current events. Other items include one letter from David S. Hubbell to his son Paul; photographs of Lucinda Hubbell and Jay Hubbell; writings by or about Jay B. Hubbell; a program of the Lamar Memorial Lectures; two volumes of GRANT STREET VERSE; a xeroxed copy of "A Tribute to Professor Kenneth Ballard Murdock, Honored Scholar of Early American Literature" from EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE magazine; poems by Paul E. Hubbbel, including one entitled "In Academici Memoriam" written in memory of his brother in 1979; a 1985 essay by Paul E. Hubbell entitled "The Making of Edward Gibbon, 1737-1778;" and clippings concerning the death of Wilburt C. Davison.

Additional papers pertain to the family of Anne Thompson Hubbell, the wife of Paul Hubbell, and include a biographical sketch of her father Dr. Kimbro Thompson, a deed for land in Carroll Co., Va. (later the site of Hillsville Academy) from Calvin Mitchell to Benjamin F. Thompson, brother of Kimbro Thompson, dated 12 March 1854; another deed for 100 acres in Surry Co., N.C., to Jesse Isaaks, singed by Governor Z.B. Vance and dated 23 January 1863 (the surveyor's report is attached); a copy of the will of John J. McMickle of Surry Co., N.C., dated 25 October 1892, which names Dr. Kimbro Thompson, his son-in-law, as executor; three compositions by Kimbro Thompson, who was also an ordained minister in the Baptist Church; four letters, one to Kimbro Thompson's brother dated 21 January 1856, one written by W.O.T. Banner to his cousin while Banner was a prisoner at Johnsons Island, Oh., dated 24 November 1864, one from J.B. Jones to Rev. Thompson dated 20 October 1868 pertaining to missionary work in western Va., and one from Mame Thompson Woodhouse, sister of Anne Thompson Hubbel, dater 26 April 1930; copies of three notes promising to pay varying amounts of money; a certification of the unfitness of Benjamin F. Thompson for military service and his discharge of November 13, 1862; tax receipt of Benjamin F. Thompson for the year 1856; a scrapbook of Lucy McMickle, wife of Dr. Kimbro Thompson, in which clippings of agricultural pointers, stories, poems, etc. have been pasted on pages which apparently were Dr. Thompson's notes on diseases and medications, recipes, poems, and copies of letters have been added; a notebook fo Anne Thompson from Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.; clippings of pictures of some of her classmates.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Box 1
Box 1
Box 1
Anne Thompson Hubbell File
Box 2

Historical Note

Paul Edgar Hubbell was Professor emeritus of History at East Michigan University and brother of Jay B. Hubbell.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Edgar Hubbell Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Paul Edgar Hubbell Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1980-1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.