Papers, 1830-1909

Blair, John Insley, 1802-1899


16 ft.
Correspondence; journals (1828-1883); personal financial records; records of Blair's coal, iron, and railroad interests; estate papers of Margaret Hankinson, William Hankinson, John Harris, John Locke, Frederick Snover, Benjamin Titman, William Van Campen, and others, retained by Blair as executor; records of various churches and schools in Blairstown, N.J.; Blairstown post office records (1830-1885); papers of John D. Vail, nephew of Blair's wife, Anne; correspondence, sermons, and other records, of John A. Reiley, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Blairstown, and principal of Blair Academy; correspondence and financial records of Joseph F. Carroll; diary (1908-1909) of Jessie Gray at Leipzig, Germany; scrapbooks relating to John I. Blair and Blairstown; printed material and railroad maps; genealogical material on Blair, Vail, and related families -- Includes Blair's journal recounting his experiences as a delegate to the Republican national convention of 1860 and describing the nomination of Abraham Lincoln and records of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company, and various railroad companies, including: Bangor and Portland; Blairstown; Cayuga and Susquehanna; Central Railroad of New Jersey; Des Moines and Minneapolis; Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley; Green Bay and Minneapolis; Lackawanna and Bloomsburg; Sioux City and Pacific; Sussex; and Warren.
Persons represented include Anne, DeWitt Clinton, Jacob M., and James Blair; George Bowlby; T.B. Condict, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen; Enos Goble; Euphrenia and Robert G. Hunt; Aurelia Blair Mitchell; Anne and William Reiley; Charles, Emma Blair, and William Scribner; Charles E., George, and William Penn Vail; Asa Whitehead; Peter Winter; and John W. Wycoff.
Capitalist, philanthropist, and railroad tycoon, of New Jersey.
This entry replaces NUCMC MS 85-864.

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