Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence with Francis Preston Blair Jr. (Father), 1872-1873

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of nine letters from General Francis Preston Blair Jr. to his son at West Point, and one letter from Cadet Francis Preston Blair III to his father. One letter from the elder Blair is written on the back of another letter from U.S. Representative John W. Reid of Missouri regarding the introduction of his son to General Blair's son and inquiring about the issue of hazing at West Point. Another is written on the back of a letter to General Blair from doctors at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium informing him that his son had married without his family's knowledge and was threatening to commit suicide.


Arranged by family member, followed by a group of genealogical research materials and unassociated files.

Collection History


No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in July 2017. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in July-August 2017, with assistance from Julia English '19.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Correspondence with Francis Preston Blair Jr. (Father); Blair Family Papers, C1569, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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