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Elizabeth Custer Correspondence

Collection Overview

Title: Elizabeth Custer Correspondence

Predominant Dates:Unknown

ID: OGLMC/1496

Creator: Custer, Elizabeth (1842-1933)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 09/16/2005

Languages: English [eng]


Wife of General George Custer and author

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elizabeth Custer Papers consist of a photocopied letter written by Custer to Dr. Fred Stockton dated May 18; the year is unknown. The letter thanked Dr. Stockton for his interest and appreciation of General Custer. Besides the photocopied letter, a transcription and a short biographical sketch of Dr. Stockton was provided by David Nelson, Stockton's grandson.

Fred Everett Stockton was born in 1877, near the town of Meadville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Rochester Theological Seminary and served as a pastor in Baptist churches in Madison and Watertown, South Dakota, and in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1920 he became the General Superintendent of the North Dakota Baptist State Convention, based out of Fargo. He remained in this position until his death in 1938. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Sioux Falls College.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: David Nelson, UND Languages Department

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.#2005-2784

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item) Elizabeth Custer Papers. OGLMC 1496. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in October 2013.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH007002056

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Folder 1: Photocopied Correspondence - Elizabeth Custer to Dr. Fred Stockton, May 18; Transcription of the Correspondence by David Nelson; Biographical Sketch of Dr. Fred Stockton by David NelsonAdd to your cart.