Papers of Thomas Hubbard and Mary Jackson Hubbard
Extent.19 cubic feet (1 boxes)
Biographical Note: Thomas Hubbard
Hubbard was active in civic and religious affairs in Boston throughout his adult life. He served as a deacon of Old South Church for twenty-five years and as the church's treasurer for some of that time. He acted as an organizer for the Massachusetts Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge among the Indians of North America, and he was a generous supporter of efforts to help the poor. In 1739, Hubbard was appointed justice of the peace, and in 1746 he was elected to the General Court. From 1759 to 1771, he served as Commissary General of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. In addition, Hubbard served as Treasurer of Harvard from 1752 to 1773; he greatly improved the College's financial condition during these years. He became ill in 1773 and moved to Waltham, Massachusetts in hopes of restoring his health. Thomas Hubbard died in Waltham on July 14, 1773.
- Papers of Thomas Hubbard, 1729-1773
- Papers of Mary Jackson Hubbard, 1773-1779
This finding aid was created by Laura Morris in June 2010.
Preservation and description of the Papers of Thomas Hubbard and Mary Jackson Hubbard was supported by the Arcadia-funded project Harvard in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
- Hubbard, Thomas, 1702-1773. Papers of Thomas Hubbard and Mary Jackson Hubbard, 1729-1779: an inventory
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