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MS Am 2685

Plummer, Warren C., 1834-. Warren C. Plummer papers, 1868-1905: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2685
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Plummer, Warren C., 1834-.
Title: Warren C. Plummer papers,
Date(s): 1868-1905.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Biographical notes, clippings, a deed, and a letter on the life of Maine native, editor, and Civil War officer, Warren C. Plummer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-223. Source unknown; date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Warren C. Plummer Papers, 1868-1905 (MS Am 2685). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Warren C. Plummer was born in 1834 in Damariscotta Mills, Maine to Harrison Plummer and Caroline Crosby Plummer. About 1846 or 1847 his family moved to Bangor, Maine. He apprenticed as a printer with the Bangor Democrat and later was an officer with Company C of the 15th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He married Nancy C. Haines (1840-1878) in 1861 and they had two children: Evangeline P. Plummer Haines and Beulah Plummer Hoyt. Plummer was an editor with various newspapers in Maine, Pennsylvania, New York City, and South Dakota.

Scope and Contents

Manuscript volume recording detailed information on Warren C. Plummer's life. It is unclear if Plummer wrote this himself or if the information was compiled by another. The text includes portions taken from Plummer's journal. Along with this volume were clippings relating to Plummer's life, a deed, and a partial letter.


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