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Collection Number: 03263

Collection Title: Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923

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Size 22 volumes on 5 rolls of microfilm
Abstract Episcopal clergyman of western North Carolina. Concise, sometimes cryptic, daily diary by Stubbs, Episcopal clergyman in the missionary district of Asheville (which became the Diocese of Western North Carolina in 1922). He was Warden of Ravenscroft Associate Mission, Asheville, serving mission congregations in the surrounding mountain region, and held various church offices and committee appointments in the district. Entries mention services, incidents, problems, meetings, fund drives, Bishop Junius Moore Horner, Archdeacon John Hammond Griffith, Episcopal laymen and families, and social engagements. Volumes for 1911 and 1914 are missing.
Creator Stubbs, Alfred Houghton, 1841-1924.
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 Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary #3263, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Original diaries placed on deposit by the Right Reverend Matthew George Henry of Asheville, North Carolina, in February 1957. They were withdrawn by William G. Weinhauer, bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina, for placement in the Diocesan Library in June 1987. Microfilmed copies of the diaries were subsequently received from the Diocese of Western North Carolina in February 1988.
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Alfred Houghton Stubbs was born 22 August 1841 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of Alfred Stubbs and Emilia Stebbins Houghton. He received a B.A. from Rutgers College in 1861 and an M.A. from the General Theological Seminary in 1864. In 1865, he was ordained, and, in 1867, married Ella V. Hunt Weiser of Davenport, Iowa.

From 1865 to 1881, he held ecclesiastical posts in New Jersey, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, and New York. His first post in North Carolina was in Greensboro, where he served from 1881 to 1894. Starting in 1894, he held various committee appointments and offices in the Missionary District of Asheville and later the Diocese of Western North Carolina. He was also warden of the Ravenscroft Associate Mission, which served mission congregations in the region surrounding Asheville.

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Entries in Stubbs's diaries tend to be cryptic and impersonal. They provide brief acccounts of the incidents of each day, of Stubbs's journeys to minister to churches in western North Carolina (such as those in Murphy and Haw Creek), and of theological or practical problems encountered in his work. He frequently mentioned Bishop Junius Horner of the Diocese of Western North Carolina and his family, and also the Reverend John Hammond Griffith, archdeacon of the Diocese. Episcopal families in western North Carolina, particularly in Asheville, are mentioned in connection with various meetings, fund drives, and social activities. From time to time, Stubbs included his instructions to deacons and priests under his direction and as well as notes of meetings with various church committees.

Volumes of the diaries are arranged on the microfilm in the order noted below. Please note that volumes 1 and 2 have not been filmed nor were they included in the material originally on deposit at the Southern Historical Collection. No diaries exist for the years 1911 and 1914.

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Roll 1 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923."

Volume 3

1900 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 3

Volume 4

1901 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 4

Volume 5

1902 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 5

Volume 6

1903 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 6

Roll 2 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 6

Volume 7

1904 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 7

Volume 8

1905 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 8

Volume 9

1906 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 9

Volume 10

1907 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 10

Folder 11

1908 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." Folder 11

Volume 12

1909 (to 15 January) #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 12

Roll 3 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 12

1909 (from 16 January) #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 12

Volume 13

1910 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 13

Volume 14

1912 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 14

Volume 15

1913 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 15

Volume 16

1915 (to 24 September) #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 16

Roll 4 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 16

1915 (from 25 September) #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 16

Volume 17

1916 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 17

Volume 18

1917 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 18

Volume 19

1918 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 19

Volume 20

1919 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 20

Volume 21

1920 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 21

Volume 22

1921 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 22

Volume 23

1922 (to 30 July) #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 23

Roll 5 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 23

1922 (from 31 July) #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 23

Volume 24

1923 #03263, Series: "Alfred Houghton Stubbs Diary, 1900-1923." 24

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, March 1988

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This inventory is adapted from an inventory compiled by Jane Adkins in May 1958.

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