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Guide to the Francis Bugbee Papers MSS.0228

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

November 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-11-20T14:32-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Francis Bugbee papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0228

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.3 Linear feet (100 items)

Dates:

Bulk, 1818-1820

Dates:

1818-1879

Abstract:

Consists principally of personal correspondence from Francis Bugbee's family and close friends concerning family and personal news. as well as genealogical materials relating to the Bugbee family and many other Massachusetts and Connecticut families. There is very little business correspondence or any information concerning his years as trustee, judge, or legislator.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists principally of personal correspondence from Francis Bugbee's family and close friends concerning family and personal news. The genealogical papers are extremely complete for the Bugbee family and many other Massachusetts and Connecticut families who married into the Bugbee family including the Pitcher, Hubbard, Woodward, Perkins, Bushnell, Metcalf, Lothrop, Royce, and Arnold and Hargrove families, along with the Long and Tarrant families of Virginia. There is very little business correspondence or any information concerning his years as trustee, judge, or legislator.

Preferred Citation:

Francis Bugbee papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Charles Brasfield, 1977

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Hazel Johnson; revised and updated by Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2009.

Biographical/Historical note

Francis Bugbee was born in Ashford, Connecticut, on February 18, 1794, the son of Amos Bugbee and Martha Woodward. He graduated from Yale in 1818 and taught in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina, while studying law under a Judge Badger. In 1820, he was admitted to the bars of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. In January 1821, he moved to Jefferson County, Alabama, where he practiced law. In 1826, he moved to Montgomery and served as a judge there. Among his activities: 1836-71: Trustee of the University of Alabama 1843: Member of the Alabama legislature 1866-69: United States district attorney

A Union man during the Civil War, he was appointed judge of the circuit court under Federal authority. He married Lavinia Hudson Tarrant on July 5, 1827. They had 4 children: Thomas Francis, Julia Malinda, Sallie Gindrat, and Martha Lavinia. He died in Montgomery on April 21, 1877.

Personal Correspondence (incoming) 13 items Box 391 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

Include family news and New England politics, especially Connecticut. Arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.

Legal and Business Documents (includes will and land purchase correspondence) 3 items Box 391 Folder 2

Letter from Martha Babcock, Rock Island, Illinois, to Francis Bugbee, Montgomery, Alabama, September 1, 1842 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20329

Letter from Martha Babcock, Ware, Illinois, to Francis Bugbee, Elyton, Alabama, December 11, 1822 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20330

Letter from Martha Babcock, Ware, Illinois, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, August 18, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20331

Letter from Martha Babcock, Ware, Illinois, to Francis Bugbee, Blount County, Alabama, May 28, 1821 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20332

Letter from Martha Babcock, Ware, Illinois, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, June 8, 1820 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20333

Letter from Martha Babcock, Ware, Illinois, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, May 11, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20334

Genealogy - 62 leaves Box 391 Folder 3

Letter from H. B. Tithers, Linden Hill, to Francis Frank Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, May 11, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20339

Letter from Earl Loomis, Manchester, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, September 27, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20340

Letter from Earl Loomis, Richmond, Virginia, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, June 30, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20341

Letter from Earl Loomis, Richmond, Virginia, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, March 20, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20342

Letter from Alford Kellogg, Mount Mayo, Person County, North Carolina, to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, March 6, 1820 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20343

Letter from Will Jefferys, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Post Master, Montgomery, Alabama, August 11, 1841 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20344

Letter from Hector Humphreys, Yale College, to Francis Frank Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, July 16, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20345

Letter from Caroline Holt, Willington, Connecticut, to Francis Bugbee, Montgomery, Alabama, August 27, 1841 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20346

Letter from Roger W. Griswold to Francis Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, January 21, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20347

Letter from Charles H. Olmsted, Yale College, to Francis Frank Bugbee, Oxford, North Carolina, March 4, 1819 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20348

Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts (Copied manuscript of poem and essay on women) Box 391 Folder 4

Letter from Cyrus Phillips http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20335

Letter from Cyrus Phillips, Montgomery, Alabama, to Mrs. Bugbee http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20336

Letter from Lavinia H. Bugbee to Mr. Robertson http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20337

Last will and testament of Lavinia H. Bugbee http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20338

Box 391 Folder 5

Genealogy of the Bugbee Family by E. Holmes Bugbee, Killington, Connecticut, 1877 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20326

Box 391 Folder 6

Literary manuscript, Who contributes most to the formation of national character, man or woman? January 1873 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20327

Literary manuscript, Death of Washington http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20328