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Christina Matheny, Collector, Hibbs Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3947

Scope and Contents

Documents regarding the Hibbs family of Preston County, (West) Virginia and Union soldier Benjamin Hughes, who was a friend of the family. Civil War material includes a document granting furlough to Hughes, and a letter from him to L.W. Hibbs. There are also financial and legal documents, including land documents, tax records, and promissory notes, of transactions involving William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs; and a group photograph of William Hibbs and family.

Contents List:

Folder 1; Civil War Material; 1861-1862

A letter dated 10 August 1861 granting Union soldier Benjamin F. Hughes of the 3rd Regiment, Virginia Volunteers a furlough to visit Independence, Preston County. The letter provides a description of Hughes' appearance and background and is signed by Colonel David T. Hewes.

A letter dated 12 November 1862 written by Benjamin F. Hughes from Camp Buchannon, Upshur County, (West) Virginia. The letter is addressed to L.W. Hibbs and regards the history of slavery in American and the constitutionality of the the Confederacy. This letter is incomplete; the rest of the original letter is located in a&m 3741/box 1/folder 2. Photocopies of the missing pages have been placed within this folder.

Folder 2; Photograph of Hibbs Family; undated

Black and white portrait of Mr. and Mrs. William Hibbs and family, with identifications on reverse.

Folder 3; Land Documents; 1856-1865, undated

Document dated 17 March 1856 recording the sale of land in Preston County from Jacob Prince to William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs.

Document dated 27 April 1858 recording the sale of land in Preston County from Bennett and Esther Weaver to William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs.

Document dated 4 February 1865 recording the sale of land in Preston County from Laban W. Hibbs to William Hibbs.

Undated survey of 50 acres of land in Preston County owned by William and Laban W. Hibbs.

Folders 4-7; Tax Records; 1856-1875

Records of Preston County and Lyon Township taxes on land and property owed by William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs.

Folder 8; Financial Records; 1855-1879

Promissory notes and other receipts recording debts owed by or to William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs.

Folder 9; Legal documents; 1857-1870

A summons to court and other legal documents issued by Preston County to members of the Hibbs family.

See also A&M 3741 for further information regarding Benjamin Hughes and his connection to the Hibbs family, including the original of the second half of letter located in folder 1 of this collection.

Dates

  • 1855-1879, undated

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 1/2 in. (9 folders))

Overview

Documents regarding the Hibbs family of Preston County, (West) Virginia and Union soldier Benjamin Hughes, who was a friend of the family. Civil War material includes a document granting furlough to Hughes, and a letter from him to L.W. Hibbs. There are also financial and legal documents, including land documents, tax records, and promissory notes, of transactions involving William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs; and a group photograph of William Hibbs and family. Please see "Scope and Content Note" for further information.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Separated Materials

Separated to the book collection; forwarded to Curator of Books:

Brocklesby, John. Elements of Physical Geography, Together with a Treatise on the Physical Phenomena of the United States. Philadelphia: E.H. Butler and Company, 1886.

Brooks, Edward. The New Normal Mental Arithmetic: A Thorough and Complete Course, by Analysis and Induction. Philadelphia: Christopher Sower Company, 1873.
Title
Christina Matheny, Collector, Hibbs Family Papers, 1855-1879, undated
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Date
2013/07/19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536