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Register of the Macomber (J.H.) Family Scrapbook and Photo Albums, 1885-1920
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Macomber (J.H.) Family Scrapbook and Photo Albums,
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1920
    Collection number: Mss259
    Creator: Esther C. Macomber
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Macomber (J.H.) Family Scrapbook and Photo Albums, Mss259, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    Personal Names

    Macomber, J. H. (1836-1917)
    Macomber, Esther C.

    Corporate Names

    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.