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Collection Number: 04864

Collection Title: Samuel Huntington Hobbs Papers, 1909-1941

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Sr. (1870-1965), farmer and politician of Sampson County, N.C. Papers of Samuel Huntington Hobbs (1870-1965), include Hobbs's correspondence, primarily on business and legislative matters, and related government documents. Also included are receipts and financial reports, as well as poetry written by him.
Creator Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, 1870-1965.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Samuel Huntington Hobbs papers #4864, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from R. Branson Hobbs of Chapel Hill, N.C., in January 1997 (Acc. 97012).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Sr. (1870-1865) was a leading Sampson County, N.C., farmer and politician. He was active in the North Carolina Growers Association and the National Farmer's Union. He served as Sampson County's Democratic representative in the state senate, 1929-1931. He was the father of rural sociologist Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Jr. (1895-1969).

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This collection is comprised of the papers of Samuel Huntington Hobbs (1870-1965). Most of the papers are concerned with his work with farm organizations or with legislation relating to agriculture. Series 1 is correspondence mostly with politicians and merchants. This series also includes government documents, primarily concerning agricultural legislation in which Hobbs had interest. Series 2 contains other papers, such receipts, poems written by Hobbs, and telegrams about financial matters.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1909 -1941.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: by type.

This series includes the personal and business correspondence of Hobb, as well as government documents with which Hobbs had dealings. The majority of these papers concern agricultural finances and legislation.

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About 600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Predominantly business correspondence of Hobbs, along with a few personal letters to family members. The business correspondence includes discussion of the grange association and articles about farm solidarity that were written by Hobbs. Some of these letters include receipts or inventories, particularly from agricultural merchants.

Folder 1

1909-1910 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 1

Folder 2

1911-1913 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 2

Folder 3

1914 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1915 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 4-5

Folder 6

1916-1919 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 6

Folder 7

1920-1924 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 7

Folder 8

1925 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 8

Folder 9

1926-1928 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 9

Folder 10

1929 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 10

Folder 11

1930-1931 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 11

Folder 12

1932-1933 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 12

Folder 13

1934-1936 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 13

Folder 14

1937 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1938 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 15-16

Folder 17

1939 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 17

Folder 18

1940-1941 #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 18

Folder 19

Undated #04864, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1909-1941." Folder 19

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Government Documents, 1920s-1930s and undated.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Government documents, mostly undated, relating to agricultural legislation in which Hobbs had an interest. Included are reports, bills, and convention speeches from both the federal and state senates.

Folder 20

A-C #04864, Subseries: "1.2. Government Documents, 1920s-1930s and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

D-H #04864, Subseries: "1.2. Government Documents, 1920s-1930s and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

L-N #04864, Subseries: "1.2. Government Documents, 1920s-1930s and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

R-Z #04864, Subseries: "1.2. Government Documents, 1920s-1930s and undated." Folder 23

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Receipts and Miscellaneous Documents, 1909 -1939.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: by type.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Telegrams, 1924-1925.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Telegrams sent to Hobbs listing agricultural prices.

Folder 37

Telegrams #04864, Subseries: "2.3. Telegrams, 1924-1925." Folder 37

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