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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.

Scope and Content Note

The Campbell-Mumford Papers focuses on the Campbell family (especially William W. Campbell and his son, Douglas Campbell 1st) or the Mumford family (especially Benjamin M. Mumford). Relatively little material focuses on the merger and subsequent history of the families once they were joined by the marriage of Harriet Bowers Mumford Paige and Douglas Campbell 1st. Types of material include court minutes, correspondence, published works, speeches, clippings, and business materials. Series are arranged by individual or by type of material and chronologically or alphabetically by subject therein. Most relevant materials include slave bills of sale and receipts, materials on the creation of the New York Soldiers' Home (for Civil War veterans), materials about family members' roles in the Civil War, and materials on the "Cherry Valley Massacre" of 1778, including subsequent debates not only over what happened but also over how historians have portrayed the events and the participants.


The collection is arranged within the following five series:

  1. Series I. Campbell Family
  2. Series II. Mumford Family
  3. Series III. Bowers, Myer, Paige Families
  4. Series IV. Printed Materials
  5. Series V. Non-Family Materials
  6. Series VI. 1980 Supplement