Inventory of the Hough Family Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: April Pascucci; machine-readable finding aid created by: April PascucciInventory of the Hough Family Papers In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Information for Researchers

Separations List

Administrative Information

Collection Inventory

Subject Headings

Inventory of the Hough Family Papers

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Hough Family Papers
Date Span:
1820-1938
Creator:
Hough Family
Mss Number:
Mss 163
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Abstract:
The collection primarily focuses on the career and professional endeavors of Garry DeNeuville Hough, a doctor and resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Also included are the various records corresponding to Hough’s immediate family.
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Phone: (508) 997-0046

Biographical Note

Garry DeNeuville Hough (1861-1927) was a doctor and resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Hough’s medical career focused on serving the New Bedford community and surrounding areas. Appointed in 1898, Hough acted as the medical examiner for Bristol County serving a term of seven years. In 1917, Hough, acting as the Chief Surgeon for the Massachusetts State Guard, was called to direct a unit of the American Red Cross to respond to the Halifax Disaster. Hough was responsible for setting up and directing the Halifax Infirmary and Bellevue Military Hospital to aid in the relief efforts. In 1918, Hough would return to New Bedford to head the relief committee combating the Influenza Epidemic.

Hough’s immediate family included his wife, Margaret Howard Hough (born Soule) and their four children. Margaret’s father, Rufus A. Soule, was a prominent businessman within New Bedford. The Soule Family lineage is directly linked to George Soule, a Mayflower passenger. The Hough family lived in New Bedford, attended the public schools, and partook in various community activities. Hough’s eldest daughter, Dorris Soule Hough (1889-1985), would become an active, prominent member of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers within this collection primarily focus on Garry DeNeuville Hough, his medical career, and professional endeavors (1891-1918). Included are his published articles in scientific journals (1898-1900) concerning entomology for medical discovery. Also included are Hough’s speeches and addresses to various medical societies displaying his status within the medical community of New England (1905-1916).

Hough was called to give medical testimony in two local trials. Within the court transcript for the Commonwealth v. Dr. Ann H. Chase (1891), Hough performed the autopsy for the victim of a failed abortion and provided the medical reasoning for her death due to unclean surgical utensils. In the second trial, Hough was called to testify as the medical examiner in the Howard Murder Trial (1908-1909). These records are compiled into a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings following the trial and Hough’s expert testimony.

A large portion of the records concerning Hough, focus on his involvement with the American Red Cross (A.R.C.) during the Halifax Disaster of 1917. In June of 1917, Hough was appointed by the governor to act as the chief Captain and Surgeon of the Massachusetts State Guard. After the explosion at Halifax in December of the same year, the Massachusetts Guard was among the first units to offer medical aid. Hough was dispatched to Nova Scotia to establish and direct the Halifax Infirmary as well as manage the Bellevue Military Hospital. These records cover the period of December 10-20, 1917 directly following the disaster. The records include Hough’s correspondence with the A.R.C., daily reports from doctors, supply lists, and patient records.

Also included in the collection are the papers of Hough’s children. This includes their report cards from New Bedford public schools as well as their schoolwork. Most notably, the collection includes papers from Hough’s eldest daughter, Dorris. This includes her childhood diary, schoolwork, and newspaper articles documenting her as the salutatorian of her graduating high school class. Dorris would go on to become a respected member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. There is also one record pertaining to the family of Hough’s wife, Margret Howard Hough. This includes her father’s (Rufus A. Soule) appointment to the position of Customs Collector for New Bedford (1905).

Additionally, the records hold great insight into the town of New Bedford during the early twentieth century. Included are calendars depicting local scenes from the town, postcards, and publications celebrating New Bedford history. Also of note, is the series containing a collection of local newspapers with dates ranging from 1832-1890. Included are editions of The Youth’s Companion, The Vineyard Gazette, The Daily Evening Standard, Evening Standard Newspaper, The Daily Mercury, and a mini copy of Boston Globe Daily. Also included in the series is a Peterson’s Ladies National Magazine (1874) and a playbill from the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg (1886). Of note, the editions of The Vineyard Gazette (1859-1860) hold information regarding the Hough family such as the marriage announcement of Hough’s parents as well as advertisements for Hough’s father’s medical practice.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to Collections

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss Mss #, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

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Separations List

Removed to Photographs Collection

24 photographs
29 postcards

Removed to Printed Collection

1 book, The History of New Bedford, Daniel Ricketson, 1858

Removed to Objects Collection

1 locket of hair

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Hough Family Papers collection was a gift of the Garry DeNeuville family given to the New Bedford Whaling Museum on August 4, 2017. The collection is part of accession 2017.54.

Processing Information

Processed by: April Pascucci, 2017

Encoded by: April Pascucci, 28 November 2017

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Collection Inventory

Sub-group 1: Garry DeNeuville Hough Papers, 1891-1918
Papers relating to the medical career of Garry DeNeuville Hough.
Series A: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1
Letter to municipal board of New Bedford regarding tuberculosis, undated
Series B: Articles and Speeches, 1898-1916
Sub-series 1: Entomology articles, 1898-1900
Folder 1
“Two New American Species of Cynomyia-A study in Chaetotaxy,” 1898
Folder 1
“The Muscidae Collected by Dr. A. Donaldson Smith in Somali Land,” 1898
Folder 1
“South American Muscidae in the Collection of S.W. Williston,” 1900
Sub-series 2: Speeches to medical societies, 1905-1916
Folder 1
Address to the Scientific Society of Wesleyan University, Some Achievements of Modern Surgery, 1905
Folder 1
Remarks at the New England Surgical Society in Boston, Diagnosis of Extrauterine Pregnancy, 1916
Folder 2
Handwritten poem and speech for the Society for Medical Improvement, undated
Series C: Medical Career Records, 1877-1921
Sub-series 1: Credentials, 1877, 1881-1898, 1921
Folder 1
Official documentation, sworn in as medical examiner for Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1898
Folder 2
Friends’ Academy diploma, 1877
Folder 2
Harvard University diploma, B.A., 1881
Folder 2
Harvard Medical School diploma, M.D., 1921
Folder 2
Official document, sworn in as Captain and Surgeon of Mass. State Guard, 1917
Sub-series 2: Halifax Disaster Records, December 10-20, 1917
Folder 1
List of doctors in American Red Cross Providence Unit, 1917
Folder 2
Correspondence with A.R.C. Financial Secretary, December 14-15, 1917
Folder 3
Daily Reports of Halifax Infirmary; correspondence with Colonel Bell, 1917
Folder 4
Bellevue Military Hospital patient records, 1917
Folder 5
Nurses, Orderlies, and Social Workers Records, 1917
Folder 6
Supply Records, 1917
Folder 7
Halifax Infirmary Records, 1917
Folder 8
Correspondence on Hough’s work in Halifax, 1917
Folder 9
Halifax Relief Committee correspondence, 1917
Folder 10
Red Cross Forms and Correspondence, 1917
Folder 11
Doctor Reports and Notes, 1917
Folder 12
Correspondence with Professor Fraser Harris, 1917
Folder 12
Kid O’Neil’s story of Halifax experience, 1918
Folder 13
Hough’s Notice of Retirement from unit, 1917
Folder 14
Certificate from American Red Cross, 1918
Sub-series 3: Influenza epidemic, September - October 1918
Folder 1
Newspaper clippings, Hough chairman of emergency relief committee, New Bedford, 1918
Series D: Court Cases Documents, 1891-1909
Sub-series 1: Commonwealth vs. Dr. Ann H. Chase, 1891
Box 2
Folder 1
Court Transcript, Medical Testimony, 1891
Sub-series 2: Howard Murder Trial, 1908-1909
Folder 1
Newspaper clippings following Hough’s testimony and involvement as medico-legal expert/medical examiner during trial, 1908-1909
Series E: Legal Documents, 1913
Folder 1
Warranty Deed and Quitclaim Deed, Bristol County Registry of Deeds, 1913
Sub-group 2: Margaret Soule Hough Papers, 1892-1897
Papers relating to the wife of Garry DeNeuville Hough, Margaret Soule Hough and Soule Family.
Series A: Publications, 1892-1897
Folder 1
Closing Sermon of William J. Potter, December 25th, 1892 and Opening Sermon of Paul Revere Frothingham, January 1st, 1893, First Congregational Society, New Bedford, Mass.
Folder 2
New England Magazine, V. 25, No. 1 September 1896 Demorest’s Family Magazine, 1897
Series B: Soule Family, 1905
Folder 1
Rufus A. Soule, appointment as Collector of Customs for New Bedford, 1905
Folder 2
The Diary of Pilgrim George Soule. The Mayflower, September 6-November 11, 1620, poem, undated
Folder 2
Newspaper clipping relating to Soule family relatives in New Bedford, undated
Sub-group 3: Dorris Soule Hough Papers, 1895-1953
Papers relating to Hough's daughter Dorris, including her schoolwork and childhood diary.
Series A: School Papers, Childhood letters, 1895-1905
Folder 1
Event pamphlet, Pardon and Kirmess in aid of St. Luke’s Hospital and the North End Guild, 1895
Folder 2
School work, bulk years 1896-1899
Folder 2
Report card from Middle Street Grammar School, 1898
Folder 3
Play pamphlet, Marie Antoinette Fete in aid of the New Bedford Day Nursery, 1899
Folder 4
Play pamphlet, The Pied Piper of Hamelin in aid of New Bedford Day Nursery, 1899
Folder 5
Correspondence with parents 1895-1900
Folder 5
Diary 1900-1901
Folder 6
High School Papers, 1901-1905
Folder 6
Newspaper clippings on New Bedford High School graduation, 1905
Series B: Career Papers, 1953
Folder 1
Newspaper clipping on retirement, 1953
Sub-group 4: Katharine Taber Hough Papers, 1904-1911
Papers relating to Hough's daughter Katharine, including her schoolwork and report cards from New Bedford public schools.
Series A: School Papers, 1904-1911
Folder 1
Report cards, middle and high school, 1904-1911
Folder 2
New Bedford High School Diploma, 1911
Sub-group 5: Hilda Hough Papers, 1901-1903
Papers relating to Hough's daughter Hilda, including school work.
Series A: School Papers, 1901-1903
Folder 1
Report on Egypt, 1901
Folder 1
“Programme” Assignment, 1903
Sub-group 6: George A. Hough III Papers, undated
Papers from the estate of George A. Hough III regarding New Bedford history.
Series A: Estate Papers, undated
Box 3
Folder 1
Pictures of the Worst Fire in Fall River’s History, undated
Folder 1
Fifty Years on the Morning Mercury, New Bedford Mass. 1880-1930, A Reminiscence by Zephaniah W. Pease, undated
Sub-group 7: Hough Children Papers, 1903-1904
Papers relating to the Hough children including school event pamphlets and correspondence.
Series A: School Papers, pamphlets, correspondence, 1903-1904
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1903-1904
Folder 1
New Bedford High School event pamphlets, 1904
Sub-group 8: Associated collection materials, 1820-1943
This sub-group includes publications relating to the history of New Bedford, local newspapers, as well as calendars depicting scenes of the town.
Series A: New Bedford publications 1820-1938
Folder 1
Illustrations of Purchase Street, New Bedford, 1820
Folder 2
Maps of Purchase Street, 1820
Folder 3
Flora of New Bedford and the Shores of Buzzard’s Bay with a Procession of the Flowers, E.W. Hervey, 1891
Folder 4
New Bedford Semi-Centennial and Industrial Exhibition, Official Souvenir, 1847-1897
Folder 5
New Bedford Fifty Years Ago, Recollections by Maud Mendall Nelson , 1921
Folder 6
One Hundred Years of Unitarianism in New Bedford , E. Stanton Hodgin, First Congregational Society, 1924
Folder 7
One Hundred Years of the Church , Historical Address by William M. Emery, First Congregational Society, New Bedford, MA, 1938
Series B: Local newspaper clippings and magazines, 1832-1890, 1943
Folder 1
The Youth’s Companion , Boston, MA April 4, 1832 and January 30, 1851
Folder 2
The Daily Evening Standard , New Bedford, MA, November 4,1852
Folder 3
The Vineyard Gazette , Edgartown, MA, December 30, 1859(includes marriage announcement of George T. Hough and Maria Presbury) two copies
Folder 4
The Vineyard Gazette , Edgartown, MA, June 29, 1860 (Benj.Hillman written on front) Advertisement for Dr. Geo. T. Hough on second page
Folder 5
Evening Standard Newspaper , New Bedford, MA, December 30, 1867
Folder 6
The Daily Mercury, New Bedford, MA, January 3, 1868 (W.M.T.Soule advertisement for Dry Goods pg. 1)
Folder 7
Peterson’s Ladies National Magazine , January 1874
Folder 8
Playbill from the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1886
Folder 9
Mini Boston Globe Daily, October 1, 1890
Folder 10
Clipping from New Bedford Sunday Standard Times, February 21, 1943
Series C: New Bedford Mercury Carriers’ Calendar series, 1916-1919
Folder 1
“A Last Look” photograph of the Sail Loft building (two copies)
Folder 2
Being the Fourth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “An Old New Bedford Landed Proprietor” photograph of estate of Benjamin Rodman (two copies))
Folder 3
Being the Fifth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “The Morgan Mansion” (two copies; one with “S. N. Soule.” on back)
Folder 4
Being the Seventh in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “The Gideon Howland Mansion”
Folder 5
Being the Ninth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “Old Pearl Street Depot”
Folder 6
Being the Tenth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence “Liberty Hall Building from a Photograph taken in 1857”
Folder 7
Being the Fourteenth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence.“The Corner of Water and Williams Streets in 1805”
Folder 7
Being the Seventeenth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence . “William Street, East of Purchase, Fifty Years Ago.” (two copies)
Folder 7
Being the Eighteenth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence . “Purchase Street in the Town Clock Days” December 1917 calendar page
Folder 7
Being the Nineteenth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “Union Street, Looking West from Pleasant” December 1918 calendar page
Folder 7
Being the Twentieth in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “Old Market Square” December 1919 calendar page
Folder 8
Being the Twenty-First in a Series of Calendars of Reminiscence. “The First Friends’ Academy”
Folder 9
Part of New Bedford calendar; scenes from New Bedford
Folder 10
New Bedford Reminiscence in Pictures, “Being a reproduction of the Illustrations of a Certain Series of Calendars of Reminiscence Published by the Morning Mercury,” undated

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Subject Headings

American Red Cross. Military/Social Services.
Calendars--20th century
Domestic relations--Mass.--New Bedford
Entomology--Periodicals
Entomology--Research
Family--Mass.--New Bedford
First Congregational Society (New Bedford, Mass.)
Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Halifax Explosion, Halifax, N.S., 1917
Harvard Medical School--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Hough family
Hough, Dorris, 1889-1985
Hough, Garry de Neuville, 1861-1927
Hough, George A., 1920-2015
Hough, Hilda,1890-
Hough, Katharine, 1894-1967
Hough, Margaret, 1862-1955
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--Mass.--New Bedford
Medical education--Social aspects--Speeches, addresses, etc.
Medical examiners (Law)
Medical records--Mass.--New Bedford
Medicine--practice
Military hospitals--Nova Scotia--Halifax
New Bedford (Mass.)--20th century
New Bedford High School (New Bedford, Mass.)--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Soule family
Soule, Rufus A., 1839-1913
Trial transcripts--Mass.--New Bedford
Trials (Abortion)--Mass.--New Bedford
Trials (Murder)--Mass.--New Bedford

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