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Thomas Hubbard Hobbs diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0683

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.

Dates

  • 1840-1862

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

none

Conditions Governing Use

none

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.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

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.

Provenance

Elizabeth Maclin Hobbs Higgins, et. al., 1973
Title
Guide to the Thomas Hubbard Hobbs Diaries
Status
Completed
Date
March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500