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Charles W. Hubner letter

Charles W. Hubner letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles W. Hubner letter
Creator: Hubner, Charles W. (Charles William), 1835-1929
Inclusive Dates: 1919 January 26
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1406
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles William Hubner was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Jan. 16, 1835. He died in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 3, 1929. Hubner served in the confederate Army as a major. He married Ida Ann Southworth on Nov. 15, 1865 in Memphis, Tenn. They moved to Selma, AL where he worked for the newspapers. Later he worked for the railroad and western union. He took the telegraph job in Atlanta in 1870. He resigned to take a position on the editorial staff of the Atlanta Constitution. He became assistant librarian at the Carnegie Library in Atlanta. He wrote numerous works of poetry and music and published 11 books. Charles William Hubner Manuscript 1927, Oglethorpe University (Retrieved February 25, 2009)

Scope and Content

A letter of 26 January 1919, discussing the activities of the Burns Club of Atlanta and the anniversary of Burn's birthday. Hubner encloses a two-page poem, entirely in manuscript, titled "The Birthday of Burns". It closes "He gave them to Earth the gift God gave, / And still for us sings from the grave."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chales W. Hubner letter, ms 1406. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 -- Anniversaries, etc.
Hubner, Charles W. (Charles William), 1835-1929 -- Correspondence
Poets, American -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections held by Oglethorpe University, Philip Weltner Library: Charles William Hubner Manuscript 1927.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1919 January 26