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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.|
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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This inventory is adapted from an inventory compiled by Jane Adkins in May 1958.Back to Top