Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 : Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987
- Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss, Lord, and Fowler.
Extent: 64.7 linear feet - (132 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, and 9 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Ephemera, Family Papers, Newberry Library, Religion, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Blatchford
The Blatchford Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).