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Hubback family of Chawton, Portsdown and Winchester

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Date: 19th-20th cent
Places:
  • Chawton, Hampshire
  • Portsdown, Hampshire
  • Winchester, Hampshire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F314897 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F12621 )
Collections
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
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19th-20th cent: records comprising papers of: Catherine Anne Hubback (nee Austen, 1818-1877; Jane Austen's niece; married John Hubback, 1842), including typed manuscripts of some of her work (poems and short stories, noted as 'writings at Portsdown Lodge, 1840-53'); portrait photograph, nd [c1840s]; typescript copies of her letters, originals written c1870s; typescript copy of 'A Niece of Miss Austen' (10 chapters, with synopsis, by ?Diana and David Hopkinson, with editing help from Helen Brown)); copies of articles, biographical information and a family tree. John Henry Hubback, late 19th-early 20th centuries (son of Catherine, lived at Portsdown Lodge during childhood; house owned by Admiral Sir Francis Austen), including manuscript scrapbook/memoirs, comprising letters, cuttings, notes and memoranda, compiled when the biography 'Jane Austen's Sailor Brothers' was published (co-written with his daughter Edith, see below), also prints, engravings and copies relating to the publication, c1905; a further volume of memoranda, cuttings and copied extracts on a variety of subjects of interest, such as the corn trade and international affairs, c1910-35; photographs; correspondence; typed manuscript memoirs, and memories of other members of the family, early 20th century. Sir John Hubback ('Jack', son of JHH as above, attended Winchester College, later Governor of Orissa, India, retired to Winchester), dated c early-mid 20th century, including copy of birth certificate (b1878, Cheshire, father was a corn merchant); manuscript of his memoirs 'A Wykehamist in the Indian Civil Service', written c1960s; diary for 1940 (recording reaction to national events such as Churchill's address to the nation following the Battle of Britain, 21 Aug 1940); further photographs, correspondence, cuttings, prints, engravings and ephemera relating to the family's ancestry, including the Austens and Plantagenets; manuscript of a book about parents in Jane Austen's novels.Edith Brown (nee Hubback, daughter of JHH and sister of Jack, as above, married Francis Brown; published a continuation of 'The Watsons' and two other spin-off JA novels, c1928-32); including copies of her short stories, many published; cuttings about her published works; miscellaneous photographs and correspondence, early-mid 20th century. Helen Brown (daughter of Edith Brown, as above; lived St Cross, Winchester; academic librarian; d2000), including manuscripts of plays, adapted plays and a novel (based on Jane Austen/her characters, at least one of which was published); correspondence; photographs and ephemera, mid 20th century.
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
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