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

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



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

Collection number: Mss259

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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

Access

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

Subjects

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

Biography

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.

Container List

 

BOX 1: MACOMBER FAMILY SCRAPBOOKS & ALBUMS

 

1.1: MONTANA/IDAHO SCRAPBOOK (1885-1890)

 

1.2: SAN FRANCISCO SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM (1898)

 

1.3: FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM (c1898-1915)

 

1.4: Holt Atherton staff research file