An Inventory of the William Hobson Papers, 1851-1891

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/062


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Abstract
William Hobson, 1820-1891, was a Quaker minister and farmer from North Carolina, Iowa, and Oregon. The collection contains chiefly diaries (1859-1891) describing rural life in Iowa and ministerial visits to California, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon; together with autobiographical fragments and notes for sermons.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE William Hobson (1820-1891) was born, raised and educated as a member of the Society of Friends in North Carolina. He married Sarah Tulburt in 1844 and in 1848 migrated with his family to Iowa. Active in the life of Iowa Friends, he was recognized as a minister by 1859, and during the next several year made numerous religious visits in Iowa and nearby states of Kansas and Missouri. In 1870 he made his first of three journeys to California and Oregon. Finally, in 1875 he purchased land for settlement in the Chehalem Valley (Newberg, Oregon), where he spent the remaining years of his life.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS The collection contains chiefly diaries (1859-1891) describing rural life in Iowa and ministerial visits to California, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon; together with autobiographical fragments and notes for sermons.

Arrangement
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Subjects
  • Autobiographies - Quakers
  • California -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Diaries - Quakers
  • Farmers -- United States.
  • Iowa -- Agriculture -- Farms and farming
  • Iowa -- Family and personal papers -- 19th century
  • Kansas -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Lay ministry -- Society of Friends
  • Lay ministry -- United States
  • Missouri -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • North Carolina -- Quakers
  • Oregon -- Churches and religious affairs -- Quaker
  • Quakers -- Autobiographies -- 19th century
  • Quakers -- Diaries -- 19th century
  • Quakers -- Iowa
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs -- Iowa
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs -- Oregon
  • Quakers -- United States
  • Quakers --Lay ministry
  • Quakers --Oregon
  • Quakers--North Carolina
  • Rural life -- Iowa
  • Sermons, American
  • Society of Friends -- Iowa
  • Society of Friends -- Lay ministry
  • Society of Friends -- Oregon
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Hobson, William, 1820-1891
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1976
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Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Diaries, 1859-1891, n.d.

Diaries, 1859-1891:

Diaries
Diaries describe farming activities in Hardin Co., Iowa, and religious visits to Friends in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.
1859-65 (5 vols.) Box 1

Diaries
6 vols. While living in Iowa, Hobson made three visits to California and Oregon, eventually settling in County, Oregon in 1876.
1870-78 (6 vols.) Box 1

Diaries
Agricultural and religious life in Yamhill County, Oregon.
1885-91 (6 vols.) Box 1

Autobiographical material, 1868-1882, n.d.

"Journal of the life of William Hobson, Near New-Providence, Hardin County, Iowa 1mo 27, 1868” 1868 (46p.) Box 1

Autobiographical ms., written in Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon. 1882 (2p.) Box 1

Autobiographical manuscript n.d. (4p.) Box 1

Ser. 2. Genealogical and Biographical material, 1783-1865, n.d.

Blair Family records 1783-1865 Box 1

Memorial to Anna Hobson Blair n.d. Box 1

William Hobson's obituary n.d. (newspaper clipping) Box 1

Ser. 3. Correspondence, 1878-1961

Letter from “Greatgrandmother Tulbert to Grandfather and Grandmother Hobson” 1878 Box 1

Laura Blair from Myron D. Goldsmith 1961 (ALS) Box 1

G[?] F.B. from William Hobson
Originally catalogued in Misc. MSS., transferred to RG 5, 1977, donor unknown.
1889 (ALS) Box 1

Ser. 4. Writings, 1865-1891

Sermon notes 1872-1875 Box 1

Sermon notes n.d. Box 1

Extracts from diaries 1865-1891 (typescript) Box 1