Hubert Monroe Wells Memoirs

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Wells, Hubert Monroe
Hubert Monroe Wells memoirs
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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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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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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 1989

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  October 2004

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

A gift of Ansel M. Wells.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1885.
  • Michigan State University.


  • College students

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Hubert M. Wells, Memoirs 

F.D. 1

State Agricultural College diploma 1885 

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