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Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 St9

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Scope and Contents

Collection includes a lot of genealogical notes and copies of wills compiled by Thomas Jefferson Stubbs but also report cards, class notes, and letters of different Stubbs family members. An oration delivered by Thomas Jefferson Stubbs, Sr. before the Phoenix Literary Society is also included as well as his application for the professorship at William & Mary. There are letters written William Carter Stubbs while a student at William & Mary,letters of John Catlett Stubbs while studying medicine in Charlottesville and Baltimore and two class notebooks of Lucy T. C. Stubbs of Williamsburg.

The collection also includes bills and receipts of people who lived in Gloucester County and King & Queen County, Virginia as well as the Stubbs family. There are also papers of Christopher T. Jones and Thomas J. Banks, both of Gloucester.

Of particular note is a letter written to Jefferson Stubbs (father of Thomas Jefferson Stubbs, Jr.), which mentions the 1855 yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, Virginia.


  • Creation: 1789-1933

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Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Biographical Information:

Thomas Jefferson Stubbs was born 14 September 1841 in Gloucester County, Va. He attended the College of William & Mary and served in the 34th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army. Stubbs then attended the University of Virginia. He was professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas in Batesville and was professor of math at the College of William & Mary from 1888 until his death in 1915.

Several members of the Stubbs family also attended the College of William & Mary, including Thomas Jefferson Stubbs, Jr., William Carter Stubbs, and William Carter Stubbs, Jr.


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Separated Materials:

One book has been removed from the collection and shelved in Rare Books or Swem Library Stacks and a box of personal and Civil War artifacts has been moved to the Mss. Artifact Collection.

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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository