Scope and Content
Title: Macomber (J.H.) Family Scrapbook and Photo Albums,
Date (inclusive): 1885-1920
Collection number: Mss259
Esther C. Macomber
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Macomber (J.H.) Family Scrapbook and Photo Albums, Mss259,
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
Macomber, J. H. (1836-1917)
Macomber, Esther C.
United States. Army. Cavalry, 1st -History
United States. Army. Cavalry, 2nd -History
Spanish American War, 1898 -Photographs
Military bases -West (U.S.) -Social conditions
Fort Custer (Mont.) -History -Sources
Fort Sherman (Idaho) -History -Sources
San Francisco (Calif.) -History
J.H. Macomber (1836-1917), a Methodist minister and Civil War veteran, was U.S. Army
chaplain at Fort Custer, Mont. (1885-1887); Spokane Falls, Wash.(1889); and, Fort
Sherman, Ida. (1890). While Macomber was stationed at Fort Custer and Fort Sherman, his
family created a scrapbook detailing their lives there. Later Macomber was assigned to
the Presidio at San Francisco, Calif. (1898). Here the Macombers created photograph
albums depicting many ships, locations and activities identified with the Spanish
American War period. Macomber's daughter, Esther C. Macomber, was later an Elocution and
Physical Education instructor at College of the Pacific (1917).
Scope and Content
The Macomber Collection consists of one scrapbook of clippings, programs,handbills and
obituaries from the Montana-Idaho area(1885-1890) and two photograph albums, one
depicting Spanish American War scenes in San Francisco (1898) and the other depicting San
Francisco area sites and unidentified members of the J.H.Macomber Family.