Search - List of Books by William Hubbard
For the 19th and early 20th century Toronto city councillor see William Peyton Hubbard
Total Books: 29
William Hubbard (1621—1704) was an American clergyman and historian, born in England. As a child, he was brought by his parents to New England, graduated at Harvard (1642), was ordained and became assistant minister and afterward pastor of the Congregational church at Ipswich, Mass., a post which he resigned but a year before his death. He wrote, at the order of the Colonial government, which paid him 50 pounds for it, a History of New England, mainly compilation, which barely escaped destruction by fire when Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's house was mobbed in 1765. The Massachusetts Historical Society printed it in 1815. He wrote also A Narrative of Troubles with the Indians (Boston, 1677), which for years was popular in New England and was even reprinted at the beginning of the nineteenth century at Worcester, Mass. (1801), and at Roxbury, Mass., (1805). It is full of errors, but illustrates what was regarded by the writer's contemporaries as an elegant prose style. Minor works are a volume of sermons (1684) and Testimony of the Order of the Gospel in Churches (1701).