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B. V. Hubbard papers

 Collection — Folder: S1010
Identifier: S1010

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter from B. V. Hubbard in Chicago, Illinois on December 6, 1929 regarding sale of his books and his life's accomplishments.


  • 1929/12/06


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Benjamin Vestal Hubbard was born to William B. and Luda Elizabeth Vestal Hubbard in Monrovia, Indiana on June 29, 1854. He was the youngest of at least nine children, including Sarah A., Martha J., Edith, Nathen E., Rhonda V., James S., Anna M., and William H. William B. died in 1862, [Ludah] in 1863.

Benjamin worked as a reporter for the Indianapolis Morning Sentinel, probably in the 1870s. He was sent on a newspaper mission to the South in 1877, when President Hayes turned out the "Carpetbaggers." He was later admitted to the bar and lived in Brookdale, Kansas in 1880, where he practiced law until a drought depopulated the country. He studied insurance, under the tutelage of Sheppard Homans, the actuarial and mathematician. Benjamin married his wife Mary F. Hubbard on December 12, 1882. He lived in Chicago, Illinois and was divorced in 1900. He and Ella M. Rourke McEnnis were married in Chicago on January 29, 1901 and later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. They had moved back Chicago by 1920, and he was widowed and living in the James C. King Home for Oldmen in Chicago by 1930. He wrote several books on insurance and social issues and was also a publisher.

He died in Chicago on July 7, 1934 and was buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Worth, Illinois.


Information found within the collection. "Hubbard, Ben." 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, Ben V." 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26.

"Hubbard, [Benj]." 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, Benjamin V." 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, Benjamin V." 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, Benjamin V." 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, Benjamin V." Cook County, Illinois. Marriages Index. 1871-1920. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, [Benjamine] V." 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, Benjamin Vestal." Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Retrieved 2015/08/26. "Hubbard, William H." Find a Grave Index. Retrieved 2015/08/26.

"Hubbard, B.V." Indiana Biography Series, v. 2, pp. 312-313 (1927).


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Library Director's office.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/08/26 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/26 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.