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James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945

Author: James Gillespie Blaine
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Family and general correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, memoirs, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Blaine's public career. Includes a draft of his book, "Twenty Years of Congress" (1884-1886). Documents national and Republican Party politics during Reconstruction and afterward, the presidential campaign of 1884, and foreign policy in regard to Europe and Latin America. Portions of the
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; William B Allison; Chester Alan Arthur; Blaine family.; James G Blaine, Mrs.; Ephraim Lyon Blaine; Ephraim Blaine; Maria Louise Gillespie Blaine; Walker Blaine; George S Boutwell; Benjamin Helm Bristow; Edwin C Burleigh; Benjamin F Butler; J D Cameron; Simon Cameron; Andrew Carnegie; William E Chandler; Zachariah Chandler; George William Childs; Henry Clay; Schuyler Colfax; Alonzo B Cornell; Samuel Sullivan Cox; Margaret Blaine Damrosch; Stephen B Elkins; William Maxwell Evarts; Thomas Ewing; Cyrus W Field; Hamilton Fish; Charles R Flint; Patrick Ford; Charles Foster; Benjamin Franklin; James A Garfield; Lucretia Rudolph Garfield; W E Gladstone; George C Gorham; Ulysses S Grant; Horace Greeley; Galusha A Grow; Eugene Hale; Murat Halstead; Hannibal Hamlin; John Marshall Harlan; Benjamin Harrison; Bret Harte; John Hay; Rutherford Birchard Hayes; Phineas Warrener Hitchcock; E R Hoar; George Frisbie Hoar; O O Howard; Timothy O Howe; Henry M Hoyt; William H Hunt; Robert Green Ingersoll; Abraham Lincoln; Robert Todd Lincoln; Henry Cabot Lodge; John Alexander Logan; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; James Madison; Alexander K McClure; William McKinley; Edward McPherson; Joseph Medill; Warner Miller; Edwin D Morgan; Justin S Morrill; Lot M Morrill; Julian Pauncefote, Baron; William Walter Phelps; Wendell Phillips; Thomas B Reed; Whitelaw Reid; Horace Rublee; Robert Cumming Schenck; Ellen Ewing Sherman; John Sherman; Rachel Sherman; Thomas H Sherman; William T Sherman; Charles E Smith; William Henry Trescott; Benjamin Vaughan; Israel Washburn; E B Washburne; George Washington; Daniel Webster; Thurlow Weed; William Windom; Fernando Wood
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Gillespie Blaine
OCLC Number: 70982239
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1975.
Description: 7,000 items. 48 containers. 21 microfilm reels. 20 linear feet.

Abstract:

Family and general correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, memoirs, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting Blaine's public career. Includes a draft of his book, "Twenty Years of Congress" (1884-1886). Documents national and Republican Party politics during Reconstruction and afterward, the presidential campaign of 1884, and foreign policy in regard to Europe and Latin America. Portions of the general correspondence and the financial papers relate to Blaine's extensive business activities. The family correspondence series deals mainly with personal and family matters, but political and diplomatic affairs are discussed throughout.

Family correspondents include Blaine's wife, Harriet S. Blaine; his son, Walker Blaine; his daughter, Margaret Blaine Damrosch; his father, Ephraim Lyon Blaine; his mother, Maria Louise Gillespie Blaine; his great-grandfather, Ephraim Blaine; and his secretary, Thomas H. Sherman. The autograph collection contains single letters of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Benjamin Vaughan, and Daniel Webster, two letters of W.E. Gladstone, a copy of a George Washington letter, an endorsement of Abraham Lincoln, holograph notes of Henry Clay and of James Madison, and an autograph of John Quincy Adams.

Correspondents include William B. Allison, Chester Alan Arthur, George S. Boutwell, Benjamin Helm Bristow, Edwin C. Burleigh, Benjamin F. Butler, J.D. Cameron, Simon Cameron, Andrew Carnegie, William E. Chandler, Zachariah Chandler, George William Childs, Schuyler Colfax, Alonzo B. Cornell, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Stephen B. Elkins, William Maxwell Evarts, Thomas Ewing, Cyrus W. Field, Hamilton Fish, Charles R. Flint, Patrick Ford, Charles Foster, James A. Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, George Congdon Gorham, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, Galusha A. Grow, Eugene Hale, Murat Halstead, Hannibal Hamlin, John M. Harlan, Benjamin Harrison, Bret Harte, John Hay, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Phineas Warrener Hitchcock, E.R. Hoar, George Frisbie Hoar, O.O. Howard, Timothy O. Howe, Henry M. Hoyt, William H. Hunt, Robert G. Ingersoll, Robert Todd Lincoln, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Alexander Logan, Alexander K. McClure, William McKinley, Edward McPherson, Joseph Medill, Warner Miller, Edwin D. Morgan, Justin S. Morrill, Lot M. Morrill, Baron Julian Pauncefote, William Walter Phelps, Wendell Phillips, Thomas B. Reed, Whitelaw Reid, Horace Rublee, Robert C. Schenck, Ellen Ewing Sherman, John Sherman, Rachel Sherman, William T. Sherman, Charles E. Smith, William Henry Trescott, Israel Washburn, E.B. Washburne, Thurlow Weed, William Windom, and Fernando Wood.

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