Guide to the Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers, 1861-1865 M0022B

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Title: Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers,
Identifier/Call Number: M0022B
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 500.0 Items
Date (inclusive): 1861-1865
creator: Newcomb, Lemuel E., 1838-1921

Scope and Contents Note:

The collection consists of personal letters from Lemuel and William Newcomb to their family and letters from Lemuel to Julia Palmer, whom he married. Also included are the diaries of Lemuel (1861-1864), genealogical information, and post-war military papers.

Biographical Note:

Lemuel E. Newcomb was born in Grand Menan, Province of New Brunswick, Maine, in 1838. He enlisted in the 11th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, Infantry, on November 4, 1861 as a sergeant. He was promoted to 2nd. Lt. in May 1862, to 1st. Lt. in May 1863, and to Captain in July 1864. He was discharged in November 1864. He died at Los Gatos, California, August 6, 1921.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers, M0022b, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Access Restrictions


Acquisition Information:

Given to the Hoover Library and then transferred to Special Collections


Mary E. Newcomb and Lucy H. Butler

Box 1, Folder 1

Diary of Lemuel Newcomb, and letters. 1861 October 23 -1862 December,

Box 1, Folder 2

Diary of Lemuel Newcomb, and letters. 1863 January -December,

Box 1, Folder 3

Diary of Lemuel Newcomb, and letters. 1864 January -October,

Box 1, Folder 4

Statements of supplies.

Box 1, Folder 5

Statements of supplies.

Box 1, Folder 6

Mustering papers and other military documents.

Box 1, Folder 7

Lemuel Newcomb letters to Julia Palmer.

Box 1, Folder 8

Letters received.

Box 2, Folder 9

Miscellaneous papers - 11th Maine Regiment and G. A. R.

Box 2, Folder 10

William Newcomb letters, 1862-1865.