Guide to the James M. Comstock Papers 1861-1939
Cage 279

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Comstock, James M.
Title
James M. Comstock Papers
ID
Cage 279
Date [bulk]
1861-1893
Date [inclusive]
1861-1939
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Location note
(MASC staff use) The military commissions and discharge for Captain James Comstock are located in oversize (map case).
Language
English
Abstract
Commissions and discharge, 1861-1864; literary and historical manuscripts of Comstock, 1890-1893; Russell Bankson's pamphlet, The Story of a Store and a City, circa 1939 (about the Crescent Department Store in Spokane, WA); Roland Botting's booklet, James M. Comstock: Pioneer Citizen, 1938.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] James M. Comstock Papers, 1861-1939

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Captain James Comstock was born in New York in 1838. He attended Carroll College in Wisconsin, and he became a private in the First Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry in 1861. He returned to Wisconsin after the Civil War and became a merchant, first in Wisconsin, then in Iowa, and finally in Spokane, Washington. He died in Spokane in 1918.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Captain James Comstock's commissions and discharge, 1861-1864; literary and historical manuscripts of Comstock ("Shakespeare," "King Lear," "A Study of Macbeth," "Shakespeare vs. Bacon," "John A. Logan," "Gettysburg," "The Surprise at Shiloh," "Our Departed Comrades," "Warrior," "London," and "Topography of Athens"); a biographical booklet by Roland B. Botting in his series "Contributions to the History of the Pacific Northwest" entitled "James M. Comstock: Pioneer Citizen"; and Russell A. Bankson's pamphlet "The Story of a Store and a City," commemorating the 50th anniversary of Comstock's Crescent Store in Spokane.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the WSU Libraries by the Comstock family.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Crescent (Firm)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Spokane (Wash.) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Comstock, James M., 1838-1918

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- 19th century -- Manuscripts
  • Literature
  • Military
  • Spokane

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