Guide to the Nelson Lewis Sheldon Papers, 1883-1915
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Sheldon, Nelson L., b. 1860 Title Nelson Lewis Sheldon Papers Dates 1883-1915 Extent 5 Files
About the Collection
The collection contains biographical information, 1911-1915, on Nelson Sheldon, including a file of correspondence between Sheldon and William Arba Ellis, 1910-1912, as Ellis was preparing biographical sketches for his published history of Norwich. There is additional correspondence in the collection, 1898, regarding the formation of a Massachusetts regiment, officered by Norwich cadets, for Spanish American War service. The collection also includes photographs of Nelson Sheldon and a notebook, 1883, of military engineering lectures by William Moser Rumbaugh, a professor and commandant at Norwich University (then Lewis College).
About Nelson Lewis Sheldon
Nelson L. Sheldon was born in Stockbridge, VT. He graduated with the Norwich University (then known as Lewis College) class of 1884. A lawyer, teacher and school administrator, Sheldon raised a regiment in Massachusetts for service in the Spanish American War, which was officered by Norwich cadets. In 1892, Nelson Sheldon married Jeanie Talbot.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Sheldon, Nelson L., -- 1860- -- Archives.
Rumbaugh, William M., -- 1849-1902.
Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
Military engineering -- Study and teaching.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nelson Lewis Sheldon Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter to Nelson L. Sheldon from Norwich University president Allan D. Brown, 29 April 1898. Nelson Lewis Sheldon Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library Northfield, VT.
Extent: 5 Files Collection Location: Archives 501, Small Collections II — Alumni Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
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