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Guide to the Thomas Hubbard Hobbs Diaries MSS.0683

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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

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-20T11:21-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Thomas Hubbard Hobbs Diaries

Unit ID:

MSS.0683

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1840-1862

Abstract:

The collection contains diaries of an Alabama lawyer, planter, and legislator from Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. Included is a three-month diary from 1862, when Hobbs was Captain of Co. F., Ninth Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The diaries also cover his time as a legislator representing Limestone County, Alabama; his support for the railroads; and his work on the family plantation.

creator

Hobbs, Thomas Hubbard, 1826-1862

Preferred Citation:

Thomas Hubbard Hobbs Diaries, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains diaries of an Alabama lawyer, planter, and legislator from Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. Included is a three-month diary from 1862, when Hobbs was Captain of Co. F., Ninth Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The diaries also cover his time as a legislator representing Limestone County, Alabama; his support for the railroads; and his work on the family plantation.

Usage Restrictions:

none

Access Restrictions:

none

Acquisition Information:

Elizabeth Maclin Hobbs Higgins, et. al., 1973

Biographical/Historical note

Hobbs was a lawyer, planter, and legislator from Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. He served as captain of Co. F., Ninth Alabama Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War. He was born on 19 April 1826. He represented Limestone County in the legislature from 1856 to 1861. He attended LaGrange College in Alabama, Hoffman's Law Institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia. He married Indiana Elizabeth Booth on 4 August 1852 in Richmond, Virginia. She died in 1854 in Athens, Alabama, after childbirth, and their baby girl died, as well. He later remarried Anne Benagh on 17 February 1958, in Lynchburg, Virginia. They had a two children. Thomas Maclin Hobbs was born on 29 November 1958, and James Benagh Hobbs was born in 1862.

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Diaries (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Farming and Agriculture (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

Daily Journal Box 188 Folder 1

Diary kept during his Senior Year at La Grange College Box 188 Folder 2

Diary Box 188 Folder 3

Diary Box 188 Folder 4

Diary Box 188 Folder 5

Diary Box 188 Folder 6

Diary Box 188 Folder 7

Diary Box 189 Folder 1

Diary Box 189 Folder 2

Daily Journal Box 189 Folder 3

Daily Journal Box 189 Folder 4

Daily Journal Box 189 Folder 5

Daily Journal Box 189 Folder 6

Diary Box 189 Folder 7