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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 26, 20
Edited on:Sep 26, 20
 
Postmark: Oct 18, 1886
Origin: Cambridge Station, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Destination: Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
 
Description:

1882 5c yellow brown (#205) with cork cancel and "Cambridge Sta. Mass. Oct. 18, 5 PM" (1886) circular datestamp on cover to the famous geologist Lucius L. Hubbard, Lausanne, Switzerland, forwarded to Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.  Laussane 1.XI.86 arrival marking, on reverse are Boston F.D. (Foreign Division) and New York transit cds, and Heidelberg Ausg. (Received) 2.11 cds.

Lucius Lee Hubbard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 7, 1849. He received his AB from Harvard in 1872 and his LL.B from Boston University in 1875. After receiving his law degree he took up practice in Boston only to give it up a few years later to devote himself to a career in science. In 1886, he took the AM and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Bonn where he worked with Von Laseaulz. From 1891 to 1893, Hubbard served as assistant to M. E. Wadsworth with the State Geological Survey of Michigan based in Houghton, and then from 1893 to 1899 as Michigan state geologist.

Hubbard was instrumental in the development the state mining industry, most notably in the area of Houghton. After leaving the geological survey, he then became general manager of the Copper Range Mining Co. and the Champion Copper Co., and afterwards was president of the Ojibway Mining Co. From 1905 to 1917 he was a member of the board of control of the Michigan College of Mines. In addition, he was a member of the board of scientific advisers of the geological survey and director of the Houghton National Bank and director and president of the South Range Bank. Houghton served as Regent of the University of Michigan from 1911 until his death in 1933.

Hubbard was author of books on mineralogy and geology, and a collector of Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe books. He died in Eagle Harbor, Michigan, August 3, 1933. Hubbard's papers are preserved in the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

Owner's ID: 2361
 
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[SNS 49] SNS# 49 [1882 5¢ Brown - USA Stamps 1881-1888 Issues]