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Guide to the Campbell-Mumford Papers
1719-1980 (Bulk 1793-1892)
  MS 98

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 21, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Campbell Family

Scope and Contents note

This series pivots around the Campbell family and incorporates twelve subseries.

Subseries 1: Genealogical Materials

Scope and Contents note

Genealogical materials (arranged alphabetically by title) trace the Campbell family back to its ancestral roots in Scotland and forward to its prominence in the United States from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. These materials also adumbrate the Campbell and Mumford families' connection to other prominent American families.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 "The Campbells of Cherry Valley" and Related Materials
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "The Campbells of Cherry Valley"
1861
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Earle Family fragment
1888
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "Genealogie of the Family of Achinbreck" (typed copy of 1741 manuscript)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "Genealogies of American Families, number 33"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "The House of Achinbreck"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 "A Notable Family"
1878
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Paige Family Genealogy
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Paige/Mumford Family Genealogy
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 "Scotland of Antiquity-The Clan Campbell"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Untitled Genealogical Notes
undated

Subseries 2: Samuel Campbell Materials

Scope and Contents note

Subseries two focuses on Samuel Campbell (1738-1824) and includes receipts, legal documents such as indentures, and notes dated 1769 to 1802. It also includes slave receipts and bills of sale. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Samuel Campbell Materials
1769-1802

Subseries 3: James Campbell Materials

Scope and Contents note

Materials of Samuel's son, James Campbell (1772-1870), comprise subseries three and cover the dates 1800 to 1863; they, too, are arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 13 James Campbell Materials
1800-1863

Subseries 4: Robert, Lewis, A.E. Campbell Materials

Scope and Contents note

Subseries four deals with the small amount of material of other Campbell family members, e.g. Robert, Lewis, and A.E. Campbell.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Robert, Lewis, A.E. Campbell Materials
1818-1865

Subseries 5: William W. Campbell Materials

Scope and Contents note

Subseries five focuses on William W. Campbell (1806-1881), is arranged by relevance, and is one of the largest troves of material in the Campbell-Mumford Papers, incorporating correspondence, writings, and court minutes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence and Related Materials
1831-1881, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Writings
1866-1879, undated
Box: 2 Folder : Court records book, Delaware County
1858 January
Box: 2 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1858 February
Box: 2 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1858 June
Box: 3 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1858 October
Box: 3 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1858 December
Box: 3 Folder : Court records book, Chemung County
1859 February
Box: 3 Folder : Court records book, Delaware County
1859 May
Box: 3 Folder : Court records book, Chenango County
1859 September
Box: 3 Folder : Court records book, Tioga County
1860 March
Box: 4 Folder : Court records book, Chenango County
1860 September
Box: 4 Folder : Court records book, Madison County
1860 September
Box: 4 Folder : Court records book, Wayne County
1860 October
Box: 4 Folder : Court records book, Chemung County
1861 February
Box: 4 Folder : Court records book, Tioga County
1861 March
Box: 4 Folder : Court records book, Monroe County
1861 April
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, unspecified county
1861 April
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1861 July
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1861 September
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1861 December
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, Chemung County
1862 February
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1862 June
Box: 5 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1862 July - 1862 August
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Tioga County
1862 October
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Tompkins County
1863 January
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Broome County
1863 February
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Delaware County
1863 August
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Madison County
1864 February
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1864 February
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Broome County
1864 September
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Tioga County
1864 October
Box: 6 Folder : Court records book, Otsego County
1864 December

Subseries 6: Douglas Campbell 1st Materials

Scope and Contents note

The sixth subseries covers the work of Douglas Campbell 1st (1840-1893), especially his work as historian, attorney, and creator of the Soldiers' Home. It, too, is arranged by relevance.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence and Related Materials
1866-1891
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Writings and Related Materials
1878-1893, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Research Materials and Notes
1866-1879, undated
Box: 7 Folder : "The Campbell Current Record Volume 2: The Puritan in Holland, England, and America - Press Notices"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : "The Campbell Current Record Volume 4: Letters Received by Douglas Campbell in relation to his work The Puritan in Holland, England, and America"
1886-1893
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Soldiers' Home Materials: Advertising and Journalism Materials
1877
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Soldiers' Home Materials: Clippings and Related Materials
1877, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Soldiers' Home Materials: Correspondence
1877-1879, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Soldiers' Home Materials: Meeting Materials
1877
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Soldiers' Home Materials: Pamphlets
1868-1877

Subseries 7: Cleaveland Campbell Materials

Scope and Contents note

Subseries seven tackles Cleaveland Campbell (d. 1865 of war wounds) and his Civil War service as Colonel of the 23rd Colored Troops.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence and Related Materials
1860-1866

Subseries 8: Douglas Campbell 2nd Materials

Scope and Contents note

The eighth subseries shifts to Douglas Campbell 2nd (d. 1950), an attorney like his father, and includes correspondence regarding the historical legacy of the "Cherry Valley Massacre" and a scrapbook that focuses on his experience at Union College and at Harvard Law School.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1926-1936
Box: 9 Folder : Scrapbook
1893-1911

Subseries 9: Campbell/Starkweather Album

Scope and Contents note

Includes invitations and letters from eminent Americans such as John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Henry Clay, James Buchanan, Daniel Webster, William Seward, and George Bancroft, as well as autographs of H.W. Longfellow and E.A. Poe. Most of the material focuses on Samuel Starkweather or William W. Campbell.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : Album
1832-1850

Subseries 10: Campbell Family Scrapbook

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous newspaper and periodical clippings (1878-1892) concerning the Campbell family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10A Folder : Scrapbook
1878-1892

Subseries 11: Campbell Family Visual Materials

Scope and Contents note

Includes plates, photographs, and maps.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Plates, Photographs, and Maps
undated

Subseries 12: Campbell Family Bibles

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : Bible
1811
Box: 12 Folder : Bible of Sarah E. Campbell
1811
Box: 13 Folder : Bible of William W. Campbell
1811

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