TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Blatchford family

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Other Finding Aids

Container List

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Inventory of the Blatchford Family Papers - Additions, 1841-1947, bulk 1870-1914


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Kelly Kress, 2011.

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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Blatchford familiy
Title Blatchford Family Papers - Additions,
Dates 1841-1947
Dates bulk 1870-1914
Extent 5.3 linear feet (9 boxes and 2 cartons)
Abstract Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Blatchford 2
Collection Stack Location 3a 56 4

Administrative Information

Cite As

Blatchford Family Papers - Additions, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of Frances L. Blatchford, 1946.

Processed by

Kelly Kress, 2011.

Access

The Blatchford Family Papers - Additions are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Blatchford Family Papers - Additions are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Blatchford family

Eliphalet Wickes (E.W.) Blatchford was born May 31, 1826 in Stillwater, NY, the son of Rev. John Blatchford and Frances Wickes Blatchford. The family moved to Chicago in 1837, when John Blatchford took charge of the First Presbyterian Church, but later relocated to Marion City, Mo, when John Blatchford became president of Marion College.After early schooling in Missouri, E.W. Blatchford attended Illinois College, graduating in 1845. Initially beginning his business career in St. Louis, he established a lead and linseed oil manufacturing plant with a partner, eventually opening a branch of the company in Chicago and returning there. By the early 1860s he had bought out his partner and reorganized the company into E.W. Blatchford and Co. The firm manufactured lead pipe for plumbing equipment, as well as animal feed derived from linseed oil, and later provided lead wire for the production of ammunition during the Civil War. By the 1890s, the company was known for producing lead shot, and also type metal for the printing industry.

E.W. Blatchford was married to Mary Emily Williams, and the couple had seven children. Throughout his life, E.W. Blatchford maintained an avid involvement in local church activity, missionary work, and many other organizations in and around Chicago, in addition to the Newberry Library. He died at his home in Chicago on January 25, 1914.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Primarily correspondence, writings, and other personal materials related to E.W. Blatchford, which were removed from the Newberry Library Archives and added to the Blatchford Family Papers.

Correspondence covers E.W. Blatchford's work with the Chicago Academy of Sciences, the Chicago Manual Training School, and a variety of his missionary and religious contacts. E.W. Blatchford was heavily involved in the Chicago Academy of Sciences in the 1870s-1880s, and the collection includes his expedition notes from a trip to the Dry Tortugas in Florida, notes for an address, and photographs, as well as bulletins and reports of the Academy.

Also included are drafts of E.W. Blatchford's "Reminiscences" and some genealogical research, correspondence and biographies of Reverend Rensselaer Winchell and his family, of whom E.W. Blatchford had a particular interest, and correspondence and memorials related to the death of Henry H. Belfield, director of the Chicago Manual Training School.

There is a small amount of material related to other Blatchford family members, including an early diary by Mary E. Blatchford detailing her religious convictions, and some religious writings by John Blatchford. Scrapbooks are primarily collections of memorials and obituaries, including Rev. Richard Salter Storrs and Nicholas Senn.

The cornerstone box was contained within Ulmenheim, the Blatchford family home located at 1111 N. La Salle St., and held family materials placed there in 1875. Items include a letter written by E.W. Blatchford and signed by the rest of the family, a bible, a history of Ulmenheim, a current newspaper, and some family photos. The cornerstone was removed in 1929 when the house was demolished.

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Arrangement

Materials arranged alphabetically, with cornerstone contents and scrapbooks at the end.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Andover Theological Seminary
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
  • Belfield, Henry H. (Henry Holmes), 1837-1912
  • Blatchford family
  • Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914
  • Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 -- Correspondence
  • Chicago Academy of Sciences
  • Chicago Manual Training School
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Winchell family
  • Winchell, Renssalaer, 1818-1902

Subjects

  • Autobiographies -- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence-- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence-- 1901-1950
  • Diaries -- 1851-1900
  • Dry Tortugas (Fla.)
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Missionaries -- Arab countries
  • Theological seminaries -- Illinois -- Chicago

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Other Finding Aids

See also the Blatchford Family Papers (Midwest MS Blatchford) and the NL Archives - E.W. Blatchford Papers (Archives 02/15/01).

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Blatchford, E.W. to Alden, Dr., 1890
1 2 Blatchford, E.W. to Blackford, Eugene G. (American Fisheries Society), 1903
1 3 Blatchford, E.W. to Bowers, George M.(U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries), 1903
1 4 Blatchford, E.W. to Collins, J.B., 1879
1 5 Blatchford, E.W. to Hitchcock, Rev. A.M., n.d.
1 6 Blatchford, E.W. to Humphrey, Dr., 1890
1 7 Blatchford, E.W. to Nott, Louis P., 1907
1 8 Blatchford, E.W. to Patton, Cornelius H. (First Congregationalist Church, St. Louis), 1902
1 9 Blatchford, E.W. to Storrs, Rev. H.M., 1881
1 10 Blatchford, E.W. to Sturtevant, Rev. J.H., 1875
1 11 Blatchford, E.W. to Velie, J.S. (Chicago Academy of Sciences), 1881
1 12 Blatchford, E.W. to Watson, Mary, 1898-1908
1 13 Blatchford, E.W. from Adams, Charles, 1881
1 14 Blatchford, E.W. from Ade, George, 1908
1 15 Blatchford, E.W. from Allen, George D., 1882
1 16 Blatchford, E.W. from American Forestry Association, 1908
1 17 Blatchford, E.W. from Anderson, F.M., 1904
1 18 Blatchford, E.W. from Anti-Cruelty Society, 1907
1 19 Blatchford, E.W. from Arms, E.W., 1910
1 20 Blatchford, E.W. from Armstrong, A.H. (Illinois State Committee on Congregational Brotherhood), 1908
1 21 Blatchford, E.W. from Art Institute of Chicago, 1897
1 22 Blatchford, E.W. from Baird, Spencer (Chicago Academy of Sciences), 1874-1881
1 23 Blatchford, E.W. from Bartlett, Rev. W.A. (First Congregational Church), 1908
1 24 Blatchford, E.W. from Barton, James L. (American Board of Commissions for Foreign Missions), 1908
1 25 Blatchford, E.W. from Beloit College, 1908
1 26 Blatchford, E.W. from Borden, Caroline, 1904
1 27 Blatchford, E.W. from Bowen, Clarence, 1907-1908
1 28 Blatchford, E.W. from Boutell, Henry S. (U.S. House of Representatives), 1908
1 29 Blatchford, E.W. from Briggs, S.A., 1875
1 30 Blatchford, E.W. from Broughton, Charles D., 1908
1 31 Blatchford, E.W. from Bull, Charles H., 1890
1 32 Blatchford, E.W. from Bull, Margaret A., 1900
1 33 Blatchford, E.W. from Butterfield, Horatio Q., 1980
1 34 Blatchford, E.W. from Capps, Alfred T., 1908
1 35 Blatchford, E.W. from Carroll, Sarah, 1908
1 36 Blatchford, E.W. from Chapin, J.E., 1907
1 37 Blatchford, E.W. from Chicago Evening Club, 1908
1 38 Blatchford, E.W. from C.H. Mallory & Co., Agents (steamers), 1875
1 39 Blatchford, E.W. from Clark, Jesse, 1907-1908
1 40 Blatchford, E.W. from Clevenger, S.V., 1881
1 41 Blatchford, E.W. from Collins, A.M., 1900
1 42 Blatchford, E.W. from Cousins, Frank, 1908
1 43 Blatchford, E.W. from Day, C.O. (Andover Theological Seminary), n.d.
1 44 Blatchford, E.W. from Day, Horace (First Congregational Church, Aurora), 1900
1 45 Blatchford, E.W. from Dickinson, William, 1903
1 46 Blatchford, E.W. from Dunbaugh, H.J., 1908
1 47 Blatchford, E.W. from Eddy, Mary P., 1907
1 48 Blatchford, E.W. from Edwards, Katherine H., ca. 1900
1 49 Blatchford, E.W. from Edwards, M., 1907
1 50 Blatchford, E.W. from Ely, Frances, 1900
1 51 Blatchford, E.W. from Emerson, Ralph H., 1888
1 52 Blatchford, E.W. from Field, Helen W., 1907
1 53 Blatchford, E.W. from Fisher, George, 1905-1908
1 54 Blatchford, E.W. from Foote, John G., 1890
1 55 Blatchford, E.W. from Forbes, Kate W., 1909
1 56 Blatchford, E.W. from Frost, Edwin B. (University of Chicago), 1907
1 57 Blatchford, E.W. from Fuller, William A. (Palmer, Fuller & Co.), 1889
1 58 Blatchford, E.W. from Gates, C.F. (Robert College, Turkey), 1913
1 59 Blatchford, E.W. from General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1912
1 60 Blatchford, E.W. from Goodsmith, Jesse B., 1907
1 61 Blatchford, E.W. from Harada, Takasu, 1911
1 62 Blatchford, E.W. from Harris, W., 1907-1908
1 63 Blatchford, E.W. from Harvey, Belle Badger, 1908
1 64 Blatchford, E.W. from Harvey, Henry D., 1875
1 65 Blatchford, E.W. from Higley, William Kerr (Chicago Academy of Sciences), 1902
1 66 Blatchford, E.W. from Hitchcock, A.N., 1908
1 67 Blatchford, E.W. from Hopkins, Charles A. (secretary), 1907
1 68 Blatchford, E.W. from Humphrey, S.J., 1900
1 69 Blatchford, E.W. from Huntington family, 1913
1 70 Blatchford, E.W. from Kidder, Dorothy & Anne Mary, 1908
1 71 Blatchford, E.W. from Kingsbury, Frederick L., 1887
1 72 Blatchford, E.W. from Kingsley, J.S. (Boston Society of Natural History), 1881
2 73 Blatchford, E.W. from Lasell, Sidney, 1907
2 74 Blatchford, E.W. from Leake, Joseph B., 1908
2 75 Blatchford, E.W. from Little, Arthur, 1909
2 76 Blatchford, E.W. from Longfellow National Memorial Association, 1906
2 77 Blatchford, E.W. from Lord, Arthur, 1906-1907
2 78 Blatchford, E.W. from Lyon, Nellie, 1907
2 79 Blatchford, E.W. from Mackenzie, Alia D., n.d.
2 80 Blatchford, E.W. from McAffee, Lowell M. (Park College, Parkville, MO), 1907
2 81 Blatchford, E.W. from McCagg, E.B., 1881, 1903
2 82 Blatchford, E.W. from Metcalf, Irving W., 1906
2 83 Blatchford, E.W. from Merrill, Edward H. (Ripon College), 1890
2 84 Blatchford, E.W. from Newell, Rev. William W. (Congregational Church Building Society), 1907
2 85 Blatchford, E.W. from New England Church, 1912
2 86 Blatchford, E.W. from North Side Law & Order League, 1907
2 87 Blatchford, E.W. from Nott, Louis P., 1907
2 88 Blatchford, E.W. from Parsons, Philo, 1890
2 89 Blatchford, E.W. from Packard, Edward N., 1908
2 90 Blatchford, E.W. from Paine, Charles (Michigan Southern Railway Co.), 1875
2 91 Blatchford, E.W. from Parker, G.H. (Seventh International Zoological Conference), 1907
2 92 Blatchford, E.W. from Patton, Rev. Franklin, 1888
2 93 Blatchford, E.W. from Peabody, George F. (American Fisheries Society), 1903
2 94 Blatchford, E.W. from Peet, W.W. (American Missions in Turkey), 1907
2 95 Blatchford, E.W. from Perkins, A.P., 1874
2 96 Blatchford, E.W. from Pierce, Rev. E.J., 1887
2 97 Blatchford, E.W. from Post, Truman M., 1876
2 98 Blatchford, E.W. from Pratt, Charles T., 1907
2 99 Blatchford, E.W. from Putnam, Bessie (Davenport Academy of Sciences), 1908
2 100 Blatchford, E.W. from Rammelkamp, C. H., 1907
2 101 Blatchford, E.W. from Robbins, Rev. A.B., 1890
2 102 Blatchford, E.W. from Robinson, George L. (McCormick Theological Seminary), 1908
2 103 Blatchford, E.W. from Ross, Rev. A. H., 1890
2 104 Blatchford, E.W. from Roy, Joseph E., 1893,1902
2 105 Blatchford, E.W. from Salter, William, 1906, 1910
2 106 Blatchford, E.W. from Scarborough, J.K., 1890
2 107 Blatchford, E.W. from Sheldon, Edwin H., 1881
2 108 Blatchford, E.W. from Smith, H. Augustine (Chicago Theological Seminary), 1907
2 109 Blatchford, E.W. from Smith, H.M (U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries), 1902-1903
2 110 Blatchford, E.W. from Smith, James A., 1907
2 111 Blatchford, E.W. from Smith, Sidney, 1903
2 112 Blatchford, E.W. from Spaulding, Arthur (First Presbyterian Church, Salem, NY), 1909
2 113 Blatchford, E.W. from Stevenson, Mrs. Alexander, 1908
2 114 Blatchford, E.W. from Taft, Lorado, 1908
2 115 Blatchford, E.W. from Taylor, H.C., n.d.
2 116 Blatchford, E.W. from Thain, Rev. A.R., 1890
2 117 Blatchford, E.W. from Torry, R.A. (Moody Bible Institute), 1907
2 118 Blatchford, E.W. from Velie, J.W. (Chicago Academy of Sciences), 1875-1882
2 119 Blatchford, E.W. from Wait, Horatio (incl. memorial to Chara Conant Wait), 1909
2 120 Blatchford, E.W. from Verity, William, 1907
2 121 Blatchford, E.W. from Wabash Ave. Improvement Association, 1897
2 122 Blatchford, E.W. from Walker, George C., 1881
2 123 Blatchford, E.W. from Watson, B.B., 1908
2 124 Blatchford, E.W. from Whittlesey, Rev. M.K., 1890
2 125 Blatchford, E.W. from Wight, P.B. (architect of Ulmenheim), 1878
2 126 Blatchford, E.W. from Wilder, E.C. (NY Association of Sunday School Teachers), 1871
2 127 Blatchford, E.W. from Wilcox, Alice W., 1908
2 128 Blatchford, E.W. from Williams, Edwin Sidney, 1908
2 129 Blatchford, E.W. from Williams, Talcott, 1907
2 130 Blatchford, E.W. from Wordin, N.L., 1883
2 131 Blatchford, E.W. from Ziegler, Louis C., 1890
3 132 Blatchford, E.W. - American Forestry Association membership card, 1907
3 133 Blatchford, E.W. - Belfield, H.H. (Chicago Manual Training School) - death, correspondence & obituaries, 1912
3 134 Blatchford, E.W. - Belfield, H.H. (Chicago Manual Training School) - memorial by C.R. Henderson, 1912
3 135 Blatchford, E.W. - bills, financial, 1875-1907
3 136 Blatchford, E.W. - Blatchford Memorial II - proofs, 1912
3 137 Blatchford, E.W. - Chesbrough, Ellis S. (Chicago city engineer) - letter & citizen's testimonial, 1866
3 138 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Academy of Sciences - bulletins, reports, clippings, 1872-1911
3 139 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Academy of Sciences - expedition notes, 1875
3 140 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Academy of Sciences - expedition supplies, 1870-1876
3 141 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Academy of Sciences - notes for annual address, 1878
3 142 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Academy of Sciences - photographs (William Stimson's friends), ca. 1880s
3 143 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Academy of Sciences - Tortugas trip, map & correspondence, 1870
3 144 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Manual Training School - catalogs, programs, 1884-1897.
3 145 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Manual Training School - memorial tablet, 1900, 1913
3 146 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago City Missionary Society, 1907
3 147 Blatchford, E.W. - Chicago Theological Seminary - catalogs, bulletins, 1867-1924
4 148 Blatchford, E.W. - clippings - James Freeman Clark, 1910
4 149 Blatchford, E.W. - clippings - McKinley assassination, 1901
4 150 Blatchford, E.W. - clippings - Edwards A. Park, 1900
4 151 Blatchford, E.W. - clippings & articles - William Salter, 1905-1910
4 152 Blatchford, E.W. - clippings, misc., 1908, n.d.
4 153 Blatchford, E.W. - genealogy research, 1912
4 154 Blatchford, E.W. - genealogy research, 1912
4 155 Blatchford, E.W. - invitations, business related, 1890s
4 156 Blatchford, E.W. - John Robinson Memorial Church - report, 1898
4 157 Blatchford, E.W. - memorials - Spencer Fullerton Baird (American Fisheries Society), 1903
4 158 Blatchford, E.W. - memorial - Margaret W. Field, ca. 1900
4 159 Blatchford, E.W. - New England Congregational Church - annual report, 1897
4 160 Blatchford, E.W. - New England Congregational Church - bulletins, directories, clippings, 1886-1910
4 161 Blatchford, E.W. - New West Education Commission - report, 1905
4 162 Blatchford, E.W. - New York Academy of Sciences invitation, 1909
4 163 Blatchford, E.W. - notes - biblical archaeology & oriental research, 1903
4 164 Blatchford, E.W. - notes - missions speech, women's board, 1868
4 165 Blatchford, E.W. - notes - misc., 1908
4 166 Blatchford, E.W. - Princeton Theological Seminary - clippings & misc., 1909
4 167 Blatchford, E.W. - Seventh International Zoological Conference - invitation, 1907
5 168 Blatchford, E.W. - speech - Chicago Congregational Association, 1908
5 169 Blatchford, E.W. - speech - Chicago Theological Seminary - J.H. George welcome, 1902
5 170 Blatchford, E.W. - speech - Chicago Theological Seminary - Graham Taylor welcome
5 171 Blatchford, E.W. - State Microscopical Society of Illinois announcement, 1909
5 172 Blatchford, E.W. - Winchell family - clippings, 1902, 1904
5 173 Blatchford, E.W. - Winchell family - correspondence, 1902
5 174 Blatchford, E.W. - Winchell family - "The Hegira of the Wynndale Family - A Tale of Western Life," ca. 1890s
5 175 Blatchford, E.W. - Winchell family - "Recollections of the Life of Rev. Rensselaer Winchell, by himself," 1898-1902
5 176 Blatchford, E.W. - Winchell family - "Reminiscences in the Life of Fannie Maria Winchell Anderson," 1902
5 177 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft, pts. 1-4, ca. 1910
5 178 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft, pts. 5-10, ca. 1910
5 179 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft, pts. 11-13, ca. 1910
5 180 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft, pts. 14-15, ca. 1910
6 181 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft, pt. 16, ca. 1910
6 182 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft 2, pts. 1-4 ca. 1910
6 183 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft 2, pts. 5-11 ca. 1910
6 184 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" draft 2, pts. 12-16 ca. 1910
6 185 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Reminiscences" duplicate pages, ca. 1910
6 186 Blatchford, E.W. - writings - "Resolutions and Act of Consecration," 1848-1852
6 187 Blatchford, Frances Lord to Carita and Charles Blatchford, 1947
6 188 Blatchford, John - circular letter to churches of synod of Missouri, 1842
6 189 Blatchford, John - declaration of sentiments made by synod of Missouri, 1841
6 190 Blatchford, Mary E. - diary and notebook, 1852-1857
6 191-192 Blatchford, Mary E. - sympathy letters - death of E.W. Blatchford, 1914
6 193 Blatchford, Mary E. - writings - "Am I My Brother's Keeper," Sunday Inter Ocean, 1896
7 194 misc. - The Chronicle (Evanston Sunday School Association), 1887
7 195 misc. - Congregationalist Church - programs, clippings, 1908
7 196 misc. - Continental Journal (Philadelphia), 1860
7 197 misc. - Farwell, John V. - memorial by his daughter, ca. 1900
7 198 misc. - First Congregational Church of Chicago - souvenir books, 1906, 1908
7 199 misc. - newspapers, 1896
7 200 misc. - The Sunday School Scholar For Young People, 1869
7 201 misc. - Princeton Theological Seminary - catalog, 1894
7 202 misc. - Princeton Theological Seminary - catalog, 1908-1909
7 203 misc. - Star of Woodlawn Quarterly Magazine (Davenport, Iowa), 1873
7 204 misc. - Union University Catalog (with insert of Blatchford family attendees), 1884
7 205 misc. - University Club house directory, ca. 1900
7 206 misc. - Vinton, Frederic P. - photo of portrait, and "Portrait of a Lady," ca. 1890s
8 207 cornerstone - bible, 1871
8 208 cornerstone - Blatchford, E.W. - history of Ulmenheim, signed by family, plus list of guests, 1875
8 209 cornerstone - Blatchford, John - sermon, 1855
8 210 cornerstone - Blatchford Memorial, 1871
8 211 cornerstone - Chicago Tribune, 1875
8 212 cornerstone - clippings & notes, 1929
8 213 cornerstone - family photographs, 1871-1875
8 214 cornerstone - Hubbard, Gordon S. - letter & image, 1875
8 215 cornerstone - missionary pamphlets, 1874, 1875
8 216 cornerstone - wedding invitation, 1858
8 217 cornerstone - Williams family history, 1847
9 cornerstone box, 1875
10 scrapbooks, 1890-1912
11 scrapbooks, 1900-1906