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Series 3: Tubby-Stabler Family, 1824-1958

 Series

Scope and Contents

This series includes family correspondence received by Elizabeth (Tubby) and Edward L. Stabler including letters from Edward's half sister, Lydia Stabler (1834-1883), who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. There is also some correspondence received by the Tubby family and journals and daybooks kept by Elizabeth's parents, Josiah and Phebe Anna Tubby, including Josiah Tubby's journal of 1852 and their correspondence during their residence in Des Moines, Iowa.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In 1890, Edward Lincoln Stabler (1865-1959), the middle child and only son of Louisa M. and Edward H. Field, married Elizabeth Tubby (1866-1951). She was the daughter of Josiah and Phebe Anna (Bunker) Tubby, also of Brooklyn. Elizabeth Tubby was the second of six children. Her older sister, Almira B. Tubby (1860-1926) and a younger sister, Elsie, were particularly close to the family, and Elsie Tubby maintained a close friendship with Louise M. Stabler, Edward L's sister. Elsie died suddenly in 1893 shortly before her planned marriage. Elizabeth Tubby was the daughter of Josiah T. Tubby (1832-1909) and Phebe Anna (Bunker) Tubby (1838-1922). Phebe Anna was born in Boston, but was part of the Bunker family of Nantucket, the daughter of Paul and Almira (Starbuck) Bunker.

Edward L. and Elizabeth Stabler maintained a close relationship with their children, and this series includes family correspondence received by them. This includes letters from Edward's half sister, Lydia Stabler (1834-1883), who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. Edward and his sister Louise, or Lulu, visited their much older sister at her home, indicating a continuing relationship with the Maryland branch of the Stabler family. There is also some correspondence received by the Tubby family and journals and daybooks kept by Elizabeth's parents, Josiah and Phebe Anna Tubby, as well as a Josiah Tubby journal of 1852.

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