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William Carter Stubbs Papers (I), 1832-1936

William Carter Stubbs Papers (I), 1832-1936
Mss. 39.1 St8
16.0 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents
Mostly correspondence of and genealogical data, chiefly 1860-1923, collected by William Carter Stubbs and his wife, Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs. Also includes correspondence from members of the Stubbs, Saunders and Blair families; accounts and correspondence relating to his farm "Valley Front" in Gloucester County, Va. and his Alabama farm; his notes on soil and chemical experiments; papers concerning the Louisiana exhibit at Jamestown Tercentennial, 1907; and papers of Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs and Mary Louise Saunders Blair.  Over 8000 items.
Stubbs, William Carter (1846-1924)
Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair
Administrative/Biographical History
William Carter Stubbs was a native of Gloucester County, Va. In 1872, he became professor of chemistry at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Auburn University) and six years later, state chemist of Alabama. He married Elizabeth Saunders Blair. In 1885, Stubbs was made director of Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station, New Orleans. He later became state chemist and geologist of Louisiana.   He was the Executive Commissioner of the 1907 Jamestown Exposition Commission for the State of Louisiana. He operated a rental/mortgage business in Alabama and helped with the Stubbs Family businesses in Sassafras, Gloucester County, Virginia.  He and his wife, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, were genealogists and published books on their families. Stubbs died in 1924.
Blair family
Gloucester County (Va.)--Genealogy.
Gloucester County (Va.)--History
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
New Orleans (La.)
Real estate business--Alabama.
Real estate management
Saunders family
Soil and crop management
Stubbs family
Sugar growing--Louisiana.
Financial records
Receipts (financial records)

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Charles F. Heartman of Hattiesburg, Miss..
Related Materials
See also William Carter Stubbs Papers (II), William Carter Stubbs Scrapbook, and the Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Papers, all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Related Publications

William Carter Stubbs, "The descendants of John Stubbs of Cappahosic, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1652" (Corpus Christi: Professional Printing Co., 1966).

William Carter Stubbs, "Descendants of Mordecai Cooke, of "Mordecai's Mount", Gloucester Co., Va., 1650, and Thomas Booth, of Ware Neck, Gloucester Co., Va., 1685" (New Orleans, 1923).

William Carter Stubbs, "A history of two Virginia families transplanted from county Kent, England. Thomas Baytop, Tenterden, 1638, and John Catlett, Sittingbourne, 1622" (New Orleans, La. [1918]).

Preferred Citation
William Carter Stubbs Papers (I), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Finding aid revised in 2016.
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