Guide to the Webster P. Blodgett Papers

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Guide to the Webster P. Blodgett Papers, ca. 1864-1904

Collection number: Wyles Mss 16

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff; latest revision, D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    18 October 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Webster P. Blodgett Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1864-1904
Date (bulk): (bulk 1864-1865)
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 16
Creator: Blodgett, Webster P.
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Webster P. Blodgett Papers. Wyles Mss 16. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Madelyn Munn Middleton, 1990.

Biography

Webster P. Blodgett (1833-1911) was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire and enlisted as Private in the Union Army's 18th Regiment of the New Hampshire Infantry Volunteers, on Sept. 7, 1864. He served and was discharged on June 10, 1865. He returned to New Hampshire and settled on a farm in Oxford after completing his service.
His family included Delia Pebbles (wife), Asabel Blodgett (father), Nellie M. Blodgett (sister), and W. Blodgett (brother). The collection was donated by Mrs. Madelyn Munn Middleton, great-grandchild of Webster Blodgett and Delia Pebbles.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence to relatives, diaries, document (honorable discharge from the GAR), and artifacts (spoon/fork/knife eating utensil, oak leaf clusters, and a GAR pin).

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1 - 2

Correspondence, 1864-1865

Box 1: 1

Originals

Box 1: 2

Transcripts

Box 1: 3

Diaries, 1864-1865

Box 1: 4

Document - Honorable Discharge from the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Department of New Hampshire, June 9, 1904

Box 1: 5

Artifacts - spoon/fork/knife eating utensil, oak leaf clusters, and a GAR pin