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Lewis D. Stubbs Papers

Identifier: FMS-114

Scope and Contents

Lewis D. Stubbs was an attorney and political leader of Richmond, Indiana. This small collection of his papers reflects mainly his interest in genealogy, although it does include personal letters and scrapbook that Stubbs kept during the 1856 and 1858 political campaigns.


  • 1855-1924
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2003

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Lewis D. Stubbs was born at West Elkton, Preble County, Ohio July 14, 1833, the son of Jesse and Mary (Jones) Stubbs. Both of his parents came from Quaker backgrounds, but had left Friends. He attended the Farmers College near Cincinnati and studied law in Eaton, Ohio, before moving to Richmond in 1857. He was an attorney in Richmond the rest of his life. He was active in the Republican party and served as mayor of Richmond in 1867-1868. He died in Richmond July 8, 1902. Lewis D. Stubbs and Emily A. M. Mendenhall (1836-1908) were married October 2, 1856. Their daughter Edna Stubbs (1867-1955) married J. Everist Cathell and was a well-known artist. No material on her career is among these papers.

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Custodial History

It appears these papers were in the possession of Edna Cathell and after her death were acquired by John Nixon (1883-1983) the art and document collector of Centerville, Indiana. Some have apparently been lost. The memoranda book, for example, is "no.3" implying that there were two others.

Method of Acquisition

Purchase, Craig Wiechman. 2003.
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository