Guide to the Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers M0022.B

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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Lemuel E. Newcomb Papers
Creator: Newcomb, Lemuel E.
Creator: Newcomb, William
Creator: Palmer, Julia
Identifier/Call Number: M0022.B
Identifier/Call Number: 171
Physical Description: .6 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 500 items)
Date (inclusive): 1861-1865


Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Acquisition Information:

Given to the Hoover Library and then transferred to Special Collections

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.


Gift of Mary E. Newcomb and Lucy H. Butler to the Hoover Library

Preferred Citation

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

Scope and Contents

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.

Use Policy

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

box 1, folder 1

Diary and letters of Lemuel Newcomb 114673 1861 October 23 - 1862 December

box 1, folder 2

Diary and letters of Lemuel Newcomb 114671 1863

box 1, folder 3

Diary and letters of Lemuel Newcomb 114669 1864 January-October

box 1, folder 4

Statements of supplies 114667 undated

box 1, folder 5

Statements of supplies 114665 undated

box 1, folder 6

Mustering papers and other military documents 114663 undated

box 1, folder 7

Lemuel Newcomb letters to Julia Palmer 114661 undated

box 1, folder 8

Letters received 114659 undated

box 2, folder 9

Miscellaneous papers - 11th Maine Regiment and G. A. R. 114657 undated

box 2, folder 10

William Newcomb letters 114655 1862-1865