SIA RU007107, Hubbard, Henry Guernsey, Henry Guernsey Hubbard Papers, 1871-1899

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Summary

Creator:
Hubbard, Henry Guernsey
Title:
Henry Guernsey Hubbard Papers, 1871-1899
Dates:
1871, 1871-1899
Notes:
Henry Guernsey Hubbard (1850-1899) was a horticulturist and botanist as well as an entomologist. He attended Harvard University in the days of Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray, graduating in 1873. His interest in entomology was influenced by Hermann August Hagen and Baron von Osten-Sacken. He also met Eugene Amandus Schwarz, who became his best personal and professional friend
Summary:
These papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially pests of cotton and orange trees, and incidentally relate to botany and horticulture. They include a collection of field notebooks, 1873-1898, for field work in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, and Jamaica; drawings, notes, and plates relating to Hubbard's publications; and correspondence with Theodore D. A. Cockerell, Hermann Hagen, Leland Ossian Howard, John Lawrence LeConte, Fritz Muller, and Eugene Amandus Schwarz
Topics:
Botany, Entomology
Subjects:
Cockerell, Theodore D. A (Theodore Dru Alison) 1866-1948, Hagen, Hermann August 1817-1893, Howard, L. O (Leland Ossian) 1857-1950, Müller, Fritz 1822-1897, Schwarz, Eugene Amandus 1844-1928, LeConte, John L (John Lawrence) 1825-1883, Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873, Gray, Asa 1810-1888, Osten-Sacken, C. R (Carl Robert) 1828-1906, Harvard University
Form/Genre:
Scientific illustrations, Collection descriptions, Field notes
Local Number:
SIA RU007107
Physical Description:
0.5 linear meter

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7107

Hubbard, Henry Guernsey

Henry Guernsey Hubbard Papers, 1871-1899

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hubbard, Henry Guernsey
Title: Henry Guernsey Hubbard Papers
Dates: 1871-1899
Quantity: 0.5 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7107
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Henry Guernsey Hubbard (1850-1899), horticulturist, botanist, and entomologist, graduated from Harvard University in 1873. His interest in entomology was influenced by Hermann Hagen, Baron von Osten-Sacken, and Eugene Amandus Schwarz, who became his closest professional colleague. Hubbard and Schwarz conducted several expeditions to Michigan, collecting specimens in the Lake Superior region in 1874, 1876, 1877, and 1878. In 1877 he travelled to Jamaica to study and collect termites. He accepted a position as naturalist with the Geological Survey of Kentucky in 1879, and became interested in the fauna of caves. Between 1880 and 1889, Hubbard lived in Florida where his research was primarily concentrated on horticulture. His entomological work during these years focused on insect pests of the orange tree and he developed a kerosene emulsion as a remedy for haustellate insects. This work culminated in publication of the Department of Agriculture "Report on Orange Insects" in 1885. From 1889 to 1892, Hubbard made collecting trips to Michigan, Montana, Utah, and Oregon. He returned to Florida in 1893 to conduct investigations of the insect guests of the Florida land tortoise. In 1894 he accompanied Charles V. Riley on a collecting trip to the British West Indies. Between 1896 and his death in 1899, his health interfered with his work, although he continued to collect whenever possible.

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Introduction

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of Henry Guernsey Hubbard primarily concern his research on the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially pests of cotton and orange trees. Also included is material concerning his interest in botany and horticulture. They include field notebooks, documenting work in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, and Jamaica; drawings, notes and plates relating to Hubbard's publications; and correspondence with Theodore D. A. Cockerell, Hermann August Hagan, Leland Ossian Howard, John Lawrence LeConte, Friz Muller, and Eugene Amandus Schwarz.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7107, Hubbard, Henry Guernsey, Henry Guernsey Hubbard Papers

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Container List

Series 1

NOTEBOOKS, 1873-1899.

This series consists mostly of field notebooks and diaries maintained by Hubbard on collecting trips. Also included are observations (biological information), rearing data, readings lists, and a few notes taken during his college career at Harvard.

Box 1

Folder 1 Notes, probably taken at Harvard, 1873

Box 1 of 4

Folder 2 List of Coleoptera collected in the lower peninsula of Michigan, Hubbard and Schwarz, 1877

Box 1 of 4

Folder 3 Notes from Jamaica, 1877

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Folder 4 Journal of trip to New York State, 1878, also including information on a trip while a student at Harvard, circa 1871

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Folder 5 Expedition to Cumberland Mountains of Virginia and Mammouth Cave, Kentucky, 1879

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Folder 6 Observations made in Florida on cotton worms and other pests done for the United States Entomological Commission

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Folder 7 Rearing records and Florida Notes (Experiments), notably Hubbard's development of kerosene emulsion, and Biological Series, work on orange insects, 1895

Box 1 of 4

Folder 8 Florida Diary, 1880

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Folder 9 Florida Diaries, 1880-1881

Box 1 of 4

Folder 10 Florida Diaries, 1881-1882

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Folder 11 Field Notebooks of trip to Lake Superior area of United States and Canada, 1889

Box 1 of 4

Folder 12 Diaries of expeditions to Portland, Oregon, with Schwarz, list of photographs taken, 1892

Box 1 of 4

Folder 13 Diary of trip to British West Indies with Riley, 1894

Box 1 of 4

Folder 14 Biological Series, Crescent City, Florida (related to experiment book of 1881), 1895

Box 1 of 4

Box 1A

Box 1 of 4

Folder 15 Biological, Arizona, 1896-1898, mostly observations

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Folder 16 Field Notes and Diary of trip to Arizona, 1896-1897, and the Colorado Desert, 1897

Box 1 of 4

Folder 17 Field Notes, Arizona, 1897

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Folder 18 Field Notes, Arizona, 1897 (volume 2)

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Folder 19 Field Notes, Arizona, 1898

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Folder 20 Miscellaneous Notebooks, dating as late as 1899, including addresses of associates or correspondents, lists of equipment for outings, books to be purchased or read

Box 1 of 4

Series 2

CORRESPONDENCE, 1876-1892.

Box 2

Folder 1 Letters from Eugene Amandus Schwarz, 1891-1892

Box 2 of 4

Folder 2 Correspondence received and draft copies of letters, 1876, 1880-1881, 1895-1896. Correspondents include Theodore D. A. Cockerell, Hermann August Hagen, Leland Ossian Howard, John Lawrence LeConte, and Friz Muller.

Box 2 of 4

Series 3

NOTES, DRAWINGS, PLATES.

Box 2

Folder 3 Jamaican Notes. A general paper on Jamaica, probably for a talk after Hubbard's trip to the British West Indies in 1894.

Box 2 of 4

Folder 4 Plates and Illustrations, Orange Insects

Box 2 of 4

Folder 5 Notes and Illustrations

Box 2 of 4

Folder 6 Notes on enemies of the Orange Tree

Box 2 of 4

Folder 7 Notes for Illustrations and the Illustrations for publications relating to orange insects

Box 2 of 4

Folder 8 Drawings

Box 2 of 4

Folder 9 Drawings, Descriptions and Plates

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Folder 10 Illustrations for paper on Ambrosia Beetles

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Folder 1 Lists of Coleoptera Collected, Arizona, Utah, Florida, 1879-1891

Box 3 of 4

Folder 2 Notes. Coleoptera found in Arizona, New Mexico, California.

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Folder 3 Field Notes, probably California

Box 3 of 4

Folder 4 "The Moonshiners of the Pocket Country." Anecdotes from field trips to Cumberland Mountains of Virginia.

Box 3 of 4

Folder 5 Catalogue and Index to Michigan Coleoptera collected in 1874

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Folder 1 Lists of collections from Yellowstone Park, N. W. U. S., Kentucky, Virginia, Arizona and Colorado desert

Box 4 of 4

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