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Caroline Stoddard Newcomer papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1953-27-0

Scope and Contents

Caroline Stoddard Newcomer papers (1953-27-0), Correspondence, family data sheets, a photograph, and other items related to the genealogy of Caroline Stoddard Newcomer. Born in Litchfield, Conn., in 1852, she and her extended family moved to Tama County, Iowa, in 1854. The papers primarily document the children of Caroline's great-grandfather Gideon Stoddard (1768-1846) of Litchfield. Among the primary family members represented are Whitman Stoddard (1790-1867), Jesse Stoddard (1792- ), Solomon Stoddard (1799-1854), Leonard Stoddard (1801-1853), and William Stoddard (1804-1884, Caroline's grandfather). There are also documents related to the McCall family of Litchfield; Caroline's mother was Delia McCall Stoddard (1833-1897), daughter of Benjamin McCall (1806-1895) and Caroline Culver McCall (1801-1848). In addition, the papers include a letter written during the Civil War by Caroline's father Capt. Albert Stoddard (1828-1870) to her mother. The photograph is an image of the Newcomer homestead built in 1893 in Eldora, Iowa, the residence of Caroline.


  • Created: 1862-1952
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/03/1953


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


2.00 folders

2.00 folders

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Source of Acquisition

Jay Stoddard Newcomer

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

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Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Caroline Stoddard Newcomer papers
Leith Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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