Charles Guernsey Hubbel Papers, 1869-1946
This collection is arranged into four series: Correspondence, 1869-1945; Land Records, 1869-1930; Property Surveys, 1917-1918; Photographs, 1920-1925. Land Records make up a majority of the collection, followed by Correspondence.
- 1869 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box, legal, full)
0.5 Cubic Feet (1 document box, legal, full)
Language of Materials
Series 1 contains correspondence between C.G. Hubbel and J.C. Abbott re: lots for sale in Piedmont Park; C.G. Hubbel, Ella May Hutchins, and Donald Dinsmore (joint owners of 100 acres in the town of Brevard) re: lots for sale.
Series 2 includes land transactions, lists of land transacations, deeds to properties in Chatham Estates, and a legal case involving John Wesley Wadsworth, in which C.G. Hubbel testified. (J.W. Wadsworth was born in Davidson County in 1835 to Ridgen Wadsworth, a native of England. Wadsworth came to Charlotte in 1865 and began a career in the horse and mule trade, later being recognized as one of Charlotte's most successful businessmen. He married twice, first Mary Houston of Providence Township, and second Margaret Cannon of Concord. He had a total of nine children between the two marriages--John C., Mrs. A. B. Reese, Laura Madge, Louise, Charles, Jim, George, and Joe. Wadsworth died on March 2, 1895 at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, but his body was returned to Charlotte for funeral services and burial.
Series 3 is comprised of correspondence and documents relating to C.G. Hubbel's task--given by the US Treasurer's Department--of re-surveying the property of Charlotte's US Post Office and the US Assay Office, as well as mount two monuments to build at each of the aforementioned sites. Correspondence is addressed to Alexander Blumberg and J.H. Moyle to discuss issues with the surveys and the costs of the monuments.
Series 4 features two photographs of C.G. Hubbel and others in his office.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Contracts for deeds Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Deeds of trust Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family Papers/Genealogy Subject Source: Local sources
- Plaza-Midwood (Charlotte, N.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Charles Guernsey Hubbel Collection, 1869-1946
- Shelia Bumgarner
- Language of description
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- Edition statement
- Finding Aid revised and collection reprocessed by Sydney Carroll in December 2019.
- 2019-12: Finding Aid revised and collection reprocessed
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