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William Carter Stubbs Papers (II)

Identifier: Mss. 65 St95

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Scope and Contents

Collection is chiefly handwritten notebooks containing genealogical notes and notes on the history of Gloucester County, Va.; and notes on various families (especially Booth, Cooke, and Catlett). Also includes copies of the Abingdon Parish Register and the Botetourt Lodge Masonic Book, 1800-1809; and pictures of buildings and houses, mostly in Gloucester County.

Added to Box 4, Folder 4:  a paper, "Louisiana's Part in the Confederate War" by two female high school students of Bossier Parish for Dr. J. Hancock Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a manuscript entitled "Watermarks of Ancient Paper, copied by me from the originals and mainly found in Gloucester County, Va., with additions from Mr. R. C. Ballard Thruston" by William Carter Stubbs.  About 25 pages with tissue tracings and newspaper clippings, given by Mrs. Boswell.


  • Creation: 1786-1930

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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:

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 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.


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Related Materials:

See also William Carter Stubbs Papers (I), William Carter Stubbs Scrapbook, and the Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Papers, all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


Guide to the William Carter Stubbs Papers (II)
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009 and 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository