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Letters from Francis Preston Blair, 1832-1873
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Contains letters by Blair to his daughter (1832-1873) citing both family and political events.
Arranged by genre of correspondence.
No materials were separated during 2017 processing.
Reprocessing and description enhancement for portions of this collection were sponsored by the Delafield Fund.
- Processing Information
The collection was initially arranged by a Mrs. Larrabee, whose work was completed by Caroline W. Hiatt in 1948.
The collection was later processed by Judith Golden in 1992. Finding aid written by Judith Golden in 1992.
Portions of the finding aid were revised by Kelly Bolding in 2017, with assistance from Julia English '19 and Fiona Bell '18.
A box of oversize materials, formerly housed in Box 441, were rehoused into flat files in September 2021. As a result, there is no Box 441.
Some materials in this collection were treated for mold in 2018.
During 2022, restrictions were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
- Credit this material:
Letters from Francis Preston Blair; Blair and Lee Family Papers, C0614, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 233
- College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.). Class of 1880.
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.). Ivy Club.
Columbian Law School.
Democratic National Publishing Company
Democratic Party (Md.)
The Episcopal Church
George Washington (Ship : 1793-1798)
Washington City Orphan Asylum (Washington, D.C.)
Young Rover (Ship)
United States Naval Academy
United States. Congress
United States. Navy
United States. Navy Department
Silver Knight-Watchman (Washington, D.C.)
Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia
K. F. R. Society
National Mary Washington Memorial Association
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Lee, Blair, 1857-1944
Lee, Elizabeth Blair
Lee, Samuel Phillips, 1812-1897
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.