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|Size||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)|
|Abstract||Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Sr. (1870-1965), farmer and politician of Sampson County, N.C. Papers of Samuel Huntington Hobbs (1870-1965), include Hobbs's correspondence, primarily on business and legislative matters, and related government documents. Also included are receipts and financial reports, as well as poetry written by him.|
|Creator||Hobbs, Samuel Huntington, 1870-1965.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Sr. (1870-1965) was a leading Sampson County, N.C., farmer and politician. He was active in the North Carolina Growers Association and the National Farmer's Union. He served as Sampson County's Democratic representative in the state senate, 1929-1931. He was the father of rural sociologist Samuel Huntington Hobbs, Jr. (1895-1969).Back to Top
This collection is comprised of the papers of Samuel Huntington Hobbs (1870-1965). Most of the papers are concerned with his work with farm organizations or with legislation relating to agriculture. Series 1 is correspondence mostly with politicians and merchants. This series also includes government documents, primarily concerning agricultural legislation in which Hobbs had interest. Series 2 contains other papers, such receipts, poems written by Hobbs, and telegrams about financial matters.Back to Top
Arrangement: by type.
This series includes the personal and business correspondence of Hobb, as well as government documents with which Hobbs had dealings. The majority of these papers concern agricultural finances and legislation.
Predominantly business correspondence of Hobbs, along with a few personal letters to family members. The business correspondence includes discussion of the grange association and articles about farm solidarity that were written by Hobbs. Some of these letters include receipts or inventories, particularly from agricultural merchants.
Government documents, mostly undated, relating to agricultural legislation in which Hobbs had an interest. Included are reports, bills, and convention speeches from both the federal and state senates.
Arrangement: by type.
Receipts, primarily for the purchase of farming equipment and supplies.
Arrangement: by poem subject.
Poetry written by Hobbs, mostly on nature or romantic subjects.
Telegrams sent to Hobbs listing agricultural prices.
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