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Guide to the Webster P. Blodgett Papers
Wyles Mss 16  
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  • 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


    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.


    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).