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Hubert Monroe Wells memoirs

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Identifier: UA-10.3.22

Scope and Contents

The papers of Hubert Wells consist of his memoirs. In the first section, "Memories of MAC", Wells describes his college days and activities. He describes the buildings and professors, and discusses his everyday life including classes, work, and religious and extracurricular activities.

In the second section, Wells begins an account of his youth, recalling life on his family farm in the northeast section of Howell township. He describes tools, crops, livestock, living conditions, and Presbyterian Church activities.

In later additions, Wells describes his experiences after college, when he worked as a teacher and farmer, and his courtship and marriage to Adda Hartwell in 1890.

Also included in the collection is Wells' college diploma.


  • Creation: 1885, 1933-1948


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Hubert Monroe Wells was born October 2, 1863 in Chenango County, New York and died in 1949. His family moved to Howell, Michigan before 1870. He attended Michigan Agricultural College between 1882 and 1885, graduating with a B.S. in Agriculture. He later became a market gardener and fruit grower in Lansing. In 1933 he began writing his memoirs, adding to it several times between 1933 and 1948.


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Custodial History

A gift of Ansel M. Wells.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred.

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Hubert Monroe Wells Memoirs
4 Published And Cataloged
A. Fairchild
November 1989
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US