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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 411

Papers of the Blackwell family, 1831-1981


Correspondence, diaries, photographs, account books, etc., of four generations of the American branch of the Blackwell family.


  • Creation: 1831-1981

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.


55.13 linear feet ((128 file boxes, 1 card file box, 1 folio+ box) plus 4 folio folders, 23 folio+ folders, 13 oversize folders, 4 supersize folders, 46 photograph folders, 2 folio photograph folders, 4 negative boxes, 1 audiocassette)

This collection, which spans four generations of the United States branch of the Blackwell family, complements other collections of Blackwell family papers in the Schlesinger Library. It was largely assembled by George Washington Blackwell and his descendants. About half the papers were dated and tied into chronologically arranged bundles by George Washington Blackwell, who was often the ultimate recipient of letters that had been addressed to a different sibling and that were circulated among the whole family. The other half of the collection consisted of loose, unsorted papers. For clarity, the collection has been arranged by name of correspondent/author, in four series, one for each generation. The fifth series consists of photographs and memorabilia.

Series I, Samuel Blackwell (1790-1838) and Hannah (Lane) Blackwell, 1831-1966 (inclusive), 1831-1870 (bulk) (#4-15v), consists of letters between husband and wife; Hannah Lane Blackwell's advice and moral precepts to children; Samuel Blackwell's business records relating to his United States sugar-refining business; and his observations on the Irish dating from a visit prior to his emigration.

Series II, Children of Samuel and Hannah (Lane) Blackwell, 1833-1981 (#16-640), is arranged by birth order. There are also correspondence and papers of English cousins: Kenyon Blackwell and Marie Blackwell, later Mme. Droussart, and Samuel H. Blackwell, and correspondence and papers of relatives of Emma Stone (Lawrence) Blackwell.

Subseries A, Anna Blackwell (1816-1900), 1833-1899 (#16-31). Letters from Anna Blackwell in France to family include sisterly advice to George on, interalia, whom to marry and what qualities to look for in a wife, and business and investment concerns; other letters describe life in Paris, including the aftermath of the siege (1870), hardships, work prospects, and ill health. There are also her writings, letters from Napoleon III, Camille Flammarion, and Prince Orlov, possibly collected by Anna Blackwell, her will, and papers about her estate.

Subseries B, Marian Blackwell (1818-1897), 1838-1896 (#32-44): letters to family about teaching in New York, news of family in France and England, and papers about her will and estate.

Subseries C, Elizabeth Blackwell, MD (1821-1910), 1836-1979 (inclusive), 1850-1907 (bulk) (#45-89v). Letters to Emily describe schoolteaching in North Carolina, experiences during medical training, and medical practice in Europe. Letters to George contain sisterly advice and discussions of business investments and profits from her New York practice. Other correspondents include Emily Davies, English feminist, Sophia Jex-Blake, and Florence Nightingale. There are miscellaneous writings on medical matters by Elizabeth Blackwell and others, clippings about Elizabeth Blackwell, and the prospectus of the Blackwell school, 1838-1840.

Subseries D, Samuel Charles Blackwell (1823-1901), 1837-1901 (#90-108), sent detailed news of all the family, including his wife Antoinette (Brown) Blackwell to brother George. His business papers include correspondence with Salomon Alofsen and with his English cousin Samuel H. Blackwell; also his will, and estate papers.

Subseries E. Antoinette (Brown) Blackwell (1825-1921), 1873-1975 (inclusive), 1873-1913 (bulk) (#109-114af+): letters to George and Emma and other family, clippings about Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and miscellaneous letters to her.

Subseries F, Henry Browne Blackwell (1825-1909), 1844-1915 (#115-147). Letters to George concern investments, the family's wealth and prospects, and lecture profits of his wife, Lucy Stone; also health and arrangements for mother's care; and the final illness, death, and cremation of Lucy Stone. There are also miscellaneous writings of Henry Browne Blackwell, business correspondence, draft of marriage vows, materials about Henry Browne Blackwell, and one letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Subseries G, Lucy Stone (1818-1893), 1837-1981 (inclusive), 1845-1944 (bulk) (#148-162), includes letters to brother Frank Stone about Oberlin and anti-slavery; letter to Emily about Henry's relationship with Mrs. Patton; notes to Emma and George about family visits, etc.; a letter from Susan B. Anthony about the effect of Lucy's motherhood on the suffrage campaign, and equal pay for equal work; miscellaneous printed writings on anti-slavery and suffrage; estate papers; and clippings about Lucy Stone.

Subseries H, Emily Blackwell, MD (1826-1910), 1842-1975 (inclusive), 1845-1910 (bulk) (#163-192). Letters to Elizabeth discuss medical training for women, patients, and medical practice in the United States and Europe, and give detailed news and frank opinions about the family especially the rift between Henry and Lucy. Letters to George give advice and discuss travel and business. Emily received letters from Dr. Elizabeth Custrier, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi, and others. Miscellaneous writings and clippings about Emily Blackwell and the New York Infirmary for Women and Children are also included.

Subseries I, Sarah Ellen Blackwell (1828-1901), 1846-1911 (#193-233). Letters to George and Emma, correspondence with publishers and others about her life of Anna Ella Carroll, and material about the anti-vivisection movement.

Subseries J. John Howard Blackwell (1831-1866), 1846-1867 (#234-235): letters to family and estate papers.

Subseries K. George Washington Blackwell (1832-1912), 1837-1935 (#236-468v). In addition to courtship letters, letters to his wife, Emma Lawrence, son, and other family contain business and moral advice. George Washington Blackwell also wrote notes about family health, diet, and travel. There are records of George Washington Blackwell's legal practice and financial records, deeds, and other agreements relating to land sales and real estate interests in Iowa, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, 1850s-1910.

Subseries L. Emma Stone (Lawrence) Blackwell (1851-1920), 1849-1923 (#469-573). Letters to family include humorous descriptions of the horrors of teaching in Washington, DC (1870s). In addition to courtship, later family letters discuss children's behavior, health, and diet, and give evidence of a close mother-son relationship. Emma kept records of the Orange (New Jersey) Woman's Club, and of New Jersey and Massachusetts suffrage associations, and notes on household management and social calls in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Subseries M. Miscellaneous compositions associated with second generation Blackwells, 1844-1908 (#574-595o). Family Christmas Annuals and other writings.

Subseries N. Other Blackwells and others, 1849-1901 (#596-599). Correspondence of other Blackwells, and one letter from Catherine Beecher.

Subseries O. Stone family relatives including Barlow, Beeman, and Lawrence families, 1845-1918 (#600-640). Correspondence of Emma Lawrence Blackwell's parents, Henry and Sarah (Stone) Lawrence, of cousins Phoebe (Stone) Beeman, Clara Barlow.

Series III. Third generation Blackwells, 1870-1965 (#641-996) is arranged into nine subseries by family.

Subseries A. Katharine (Kitty) Barry Blackwell (1849-1938), 1870-1936 (#641-650): correspondence with family, and reminiscences of her adoptive mother, Elizabeth Blackwell ("Doctor").

Subseries B. Children of Samuel Charles and Antoinette (Brown) Blackwell, 1870-1946 (#651-658): Ethel (Blackwell) Robinson, Agnes (Blackwell) Jones, Grace, Edith, Florence (Blackwell) Mayhew. Letters to Emma and Howard Blackwell, and insurance policies.

Subseries C. Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950), 1871-1951 (#659-712): letters to family, principally George and Emma, Howard and Helen; records about closing The Woman's Journal, ca.1917; clippings about Alice Stone Blackwell; and miscellaneous writings and translations.

Subseries D. Adopted children of Emily and Sarah Ellen Blackwell, 1880-1937 (#713-715): letters to family.

Subseries E. Howard Lane Blackwell (1877-1972), 1883-1964 (#716-900f). Howard Lane Blackwell's letters to his parents and wife record childhood, courtship, and married life; Harvard memorabilia document his experience as an undergraduate, graduate student, and administrator. Advertisements and business correspondence document his real estate interests.

Subseries F. Helen Electa (Thomas) Blackwell (b. 1880), 1895-1965 (#901-#951). Courtship and other letters to her husband (Howard Lane Blackwell) and family are followed by miscellaneous writings and translations, business correspondence, flyers, recipes, songs, and music illustrating middle class life and social customs in Cambridge, Massachusetts; also letters and papers of the Thomas family, Helen Thomas Blackwell's relatives.

Subseries G. Thomas family (relatives of Helen Thomas Blackwell), 1900-1954 (#952-965). Correspondence with husband Charles Belden and other family concerns courtship and student life at Smith College, 1904-1905.

Subseries H. Anna (Blackwell) Belden, 1890-1963 (#966-989), adopted daughter of George and Emma Blackwell: letters to family and school notebooks.

Subseries I. Frances Millette, 1891-1937 (#990-996).

Series IV. Fourth generation Blackwells, 1900-1981 (#997-1008). Correspondence of the children of Howard Lane and Helen (Thomas) Blackwell and of Charles and Anna (Blackwell) Belden includes letters among family members and about the Blackwell family papers.

Series V, Photographs and Memorabilia (#1009f-1066m). Photographs, glass plate and other negatives (mainly by Howard Lane Blackwell) depict family members, their houses, and travels. Memorabilia belonged to Elizabeth Blackwell, Lucy Stone, and Alice Stone Blackwell.

There is no folder #1043.


Samuel Blackwell, sugar refiner and lay preacher, emigrated with his wife Hannah (Lane) Blackwell from England in 1832, bringing eight children and a governess. They landed in New York City, where their youngest son, George Washington Blackwell, was born; they moved to Newark, New Jersey, and then to Cincinnati, Ohio.

After Samuel Blackwell's death in 1838, Hannah, her sister-in-law Mary Blackwell, and daughters opened a school for boys and girls to support the family and pay for the education of the boys. Each child should be self-supporting: the girls by teaching at home or further afield and the boys in business. The family was bound together in a tight and supportive network even when geographically scattered from Wisconsin to India. Letters circulated constantly among family members: "I find nothing too small to write about," wrote Marian Blackwell (March 10, 1850). Sisters entrusted their savings to their brothers for investment in land; children stayed for months or years with aunts and uncles; and from 1868 on, there were annual summer reunions in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard.

None of the five sisters married. Anna Blackwell (1816-1900) was a poet, translator, and journalist, taught school, was a member of the Brook Farm community in 1845 and settled in France thereafter. She translated the works of the French socialist Fourier and the novels of Georges Sand. She was a contributing correspondent for as many as eleven newspapers (in the United States, India, Australia, South Africa, and Canada), writing a weekly column under the pseudonym "Fidelitas" on whatever the editors wished: "either purely gossip, purely political or mixed according to the need of their papers." Towards the end of her life, she lived at Triel, France, and wasted her assets in a fruitless search for the lost treasure of King James II of England.

Marian Blackwell (1818-1897), a semi-invalid, was briefly a schoolteacher, kept house for her sister Elizabeth in New York, and then looked after her mother in Roseville, New Jersey, until the latter's death in 1872. She lived in Europe thereafter, often with Anna, and for the last years of her life lived with Anna in Hastings, England, near their sister Elizabeth.

Both Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) and Emily Blackwell (1826-1910) were pioneering physicians; their biographies may be found in Notable American Women.

Ellen Blackwell (1828-1901) taught school in Cincinnati, studied and taught art in New York, studied design in Paris, and took classes with John Ruskin in London. Unlike her older siblings, Ellen returned to the United States. She first kept house for Emily and then settled in a house in Lawrence, New York, where she raised her three adopted children, Neenie (Cornelia), Paul Stedwell, and Susie, and often looked after Nannie (Anna), Emily's adopted daughter. These children, Elizabeth's adopted daughter Katherine (Kitty) Barry, and Frances Millette, adopted daughter of Emma and George Blackwell, were raised partly as servants and partly as members of the family. In 1885 Ellen took up the cause of Anna Ella Carroll, allegedly a military strategist during the Civil War; Ellen wrote her biography and lobbied for her federal pension. She was an avid supporter of the anti-vivisection movement.

Samuel Charles Blackwell (1823-1901), was a bookkeeper and dabbled in real estate, but was never a business success. He and his wife, Antoinette (Brown) Blackwell, lived in Somerville, N.J., with their five daughters. Antoinette (Nettie) was the first to be an ordained minister in the Congregationalist church and a well-known reformer (see Notable American Women for a brief biography).

Henry Blackwell (1825-1909), editor, journalist, and businessman; as the last he was involved successively in hardware, sugar refining (developing processes using sorghum and sugar beet instead of sugar cane which was grown with slave labor), and the book trade. With his famous suffragist wife, Lucy Stone (see Notable American Women), he founded The Woman's Journal.

Howard Blackwell (ca. 1830-1866) worked in England with his English cousin Samuel H. Blackwell in iron manufacturing and then joined the East India Company. His early death was a sad loss particularly for his eldest sister Anna.

George Washington Blackwell (1832-1912), was the youngest and the recipient of much advice from his older siblings. He went west to Wisconsin as a wheat trader and land agent in the 1850s, then studied law in New York City, and eventually took up real estate. In 1872 Henry estimated that George was worth $250,000 and that he and his wife Lucy Stone were each worth $50,000. George married Emma Stone Lawrence, niece of Lucy Stone, who before her marriage had been a schoolteacher and assistant on The Woman's Journal. She remained active in the New Jersey and Massachusetts suffrage movements and the Woman's Club of Orange, New Jersey. Among her correspondents were her mother, Sarah (Stone) Lawrence, who taught school in Gardner, Massachusetts, and Cohoes, New York, Clara Barlow, also a school-teacher, and Phoebe (Stone) Beeman, member of the first class of women at Wesleyan University (1876).

In addition to the adopted children (who proved loyal companions to their foster parents), the third U.S. generation consisted of three principal family groups. Alice Stone Blackwell, daughter of Henry Blackwell and Lucy Stone, maintained the reform traditions of her parents (see Notable American Women: The Modern Period). Sam and Nettie had five daughters: Ethel Blackwell Robinson (who married Alfred Brokos Robinson) and Edith were physicians; Grace Blackwell was an invalid who never married; Agnes, an artist and professor of art, married lawyer Tom Jones; and Florence married Elliot Mayhew. Howard, son of George Washington and Emma Blackwell, earned three degrees from Harvard: A.B. 1899, A.M. 1900, and Ph.D. (in physics) 1905. He was comptroller of Harvard from 1906 to 1910, a lecturer in physics in 1918, and organizer of the Memorial Hall Dining Association. Later he carried on his father's real estate interests. He and his wife Helen (Thomas) had three sons: George, John, and Lane, and were long-time Cambridge residents. Howard's sister Anna attended Smith College for one year (1904-1905) and married Charles Belden, librarian of the Massachusetts State Library, in 1908. They had four children: Elizabeth, Lane, Charles, and Allison.

For further information about the Blackwell family, see Elinor Rice Hays, Those Extraordinary Blackwells (1967).


The collection is arranged in five series:

  1. Series I. Samuel Blackwell (1790-1838) and Hannah (Lane) Blackwell, 1831-1966 (inclusive), 1831-1870 (bulk) (#4-15v)
  2. Series II. Children of Samuel and Hannah (Lane) Blackwell, 1833-1981 (#16-640)
  3. ___Subseries A. Anna Blackwell (1816-1900), 1833-1899 (#16-31)
  4. ___Subseries B. Marian Blackwell (1818-1897), 1838-1896 (#32-44)
  5. ___Subseries C. Elizabeth Blackwell, MD (1821-1910), 1836-1979 (inclusive), 1850-1907 (bulk) (#45-89v)
  6. ___Subseries D. Samuel Charles Blackwell (1823-1901), 1837-1901 (#90-108)
  7. ___Subseries E. Antoinette (Brown) Blackwell (1825-1921), 1873-1975 (inclusive), 1873-1913 (bulk) (#109-114af+)
  8. ___Subseries F. Henry Browne Blackwell (1825-1909), 1844-1915 (#115-147)
  9. ___Subseries G. Lucy Stone (1818-1893), 1837-1981 (inclusive), 1845-1944 (bulk) (#148-162)
  10. ___Subseries H. Emily Blackwell, MD (1826-1910), 1842-1975 (inclusive), 1845-1910 (bulk) (#163-192)
  11. ___Subseries I. Sarah Ellen Blackwell (1828-1901), 1846-1911 (#193-233)
  12. ___Subseries J. John Howard Blackwell (1831-1866), 1846-1867 (#234-235)
  13. ___Subseries K. George Washington Blackwell (1832-1912), 1837-1935 (#236-468v)
  14. ___Subseries L. Emma Stone (Lawrence) Blackwell (1851-1920), 1849-1923 (#469-573)
  15. ___Subseries M. Miscellaneous compositions associated with second generation Blackwells, 1844-1908 (#574-595o)
  16. ___Subseries N. Other Blackwells and others, 1849-1901 (#596-599)
  17. ___Subseries O. Stone family relatives including Barlow, Beeman, and Lawrence families, 1845-1918 (#600-640)
  18. Series III. Third generation Blackwells, 1870-1965 (#641-996)
  19. ___Subseries A. Katharine (Kitty) Barry Blackwell (1849-1938), 1870-1936 (#641-650)
  20. ___Subseries B. Children of Samuel Charles and Antoinette (Brown) Blackwell, 1870-1946 (#651-658)
  21. ___Subseries C. Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950), 1871-1951 (#659-712)
  22. ___Subseries D. Adopted children of Emily and Sarah Ellen Blackwell, 1880-1937 (#713-715)
  23. ___Subseries E. Howard Lane Blackwell (1877-1972), 1883-1964 (#716-900f)
  24. ___Subseries F. Helen Electa (Thomas) Blackwell (b. 1880), 1895-1965 (#901-#951)
  25. ___Subseries G. Thomas family (relatives of Helen Thomas Blackwell), 1900-1954 (#952-965)
  26. ___Subseries H. Anna (Blackwell) Belden, 1890-1963 (#966-989)
  27. ___Subseries I. Frances Millette, 1891-1937 (#990-996)
  28. Series IV. Fourth generation Blackwells, 1900-1981 (#997-1008)
  29. ___Subseries A. George Howard Blackwell, 1912-1961 (#997-999)
  30. ___Subseries B. Howard Lane Blackwell, 1922-1975 (#1000-1001)
  31. ___Subseries C. John Thomas Blackwell, 1921-1981 (#1002-1005)
  32. ___Subseries D. Others, 1900-1950 (#1006-1008)
  33. Series V. Photographs and memorabilia, 1887-1962 (#1009f-1066m-6)
  34. ___Subseries A. Photographs, 1887-1962, n.d. (#1009f-1058)
  35. ___Subseries B. Memorabilia, 1906, n.d. (#1059m-1066m-6)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 76-415, 80-M62, 80-M277, 81-M246, 81-M255, 82-M41, 83-M207, 90-M124

The papers of the Blackwell Family were given to the Schlesinger Library by Bernard Aspinwall in 1976, and by John Blackwell between 1980 and 1983. Additional papers were purchased from Charles Apfelbaum in 1990.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Blackwell family Papers, 1784-1944 (A-77); Blackwell family Papers, 1835-1963 (A-145); Blackwell family Additional papers, 1851-1972 (MC 715); Alice Stone Blackwell Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 (WRC 17-21); Papers of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1909-1945, undated (A/B632a1a); Papers of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1909-1945, undated (A/B632a1b); Papers of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1940, undated (A/B632a1c); Letters of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1888-1913, undated (A/B632a1d); Letter of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1921, undated (A/B632a1e); Letter of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1893, undated (A/B632a1f); Letters of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1905 (A/B632a1g); Letters of Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell, 1871-1913 (A/B632a3); Letters of Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell, 1890-1894 (A/B632a3a); Papers of Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell, 1842-1921 (A/B632a3b); Anna Blackwell Letter, 1893 June 28 (A/B632a2); Elizabeth Blackwell Letters, 1857-1900 (A/B632e1a); Elizabeth Blackwell Signature, undated (A/B632e1b); Elizabeth Blackwell Papers, undated (A/B632e1c); Henry Browne Blackwell Letters, 1869-1892 (A/B632h); and Henry Browne Blackwell Letter, 1979 June 30 (A/B632h2).


  1. Box 1: Folders 2-5, 7-14
  2. Box 2: Folders 15v-20
  3. Box 3: Folders 21-28
  4. Box 4: Folders 29-37
  5. Box 5: Folders 38-46
  6. Box 6: Folders 47-52
  7. Box 7: Folders 53-58
  8. Box 8: Folders 59-68
  9. Box 9: Folders 69-84
  10. Box 10: Folders 85at-92
  11. Box 11: Folders 93-100
  12. Box 12: Folders 101-111
  13. Box 13: Folders 112-126
  14. Box 14: Folders 127-133
  15. Box 15: Folders 134-143
  16. Box 16: Folders 144-155
  17. Box 17: Folders 156-168
  18. Box 18: Folders 169-174
  19. Box 19: Folders 175-180
  20. Box 20: Folders 181-192
  21. Box 21: Folders 193-198
  22. Box 22: Folders 199-205
  23. Box 23: Folders 206-213
  24. Box 24: Folders 214-222
  25. Box 25: Folders 223-232
  26. Box 26: Folders 233-240
  27. Box 27: Folders 241-246
  28. Box 28: Folders 247-256
  29. Box 29: Folders 257-266
  30. Box 30: Folders 267-272
  31. Box 31: Folders 273-282
  32. Box 32: Folders 284-286
  33. Box 33: Folders 287-292
  34. Box 34: Folders 293-299
  35. Box 35: Folders 300-303, 305-309
  36. Box 36: Folders 310-318
  37. Box 37: Folders 319-323
  38. Box 38: Folders 324-333
  39. Box 39: Folders 334-338
  40. Box 40: Folders 339-342
  41. Box 41: Folders 343-348
  42. Box 42: Folders 349-355
  43. Box 43: Folders 356-362
  44. Box 44: Folders 363-369
  45. Box 45: Folders 370-377
  46. Box 46: Folders 378-382
  47. Box 47: Folders 383-391
  48. Box 48: Folders 392-401
  49. Box 49: Folders 402-408
  50. Box 50: Folders 409-416
  51. Box 51: Folders 417-424
  52. Box 52: Folders 425-430
  53. Box 53: Folders 431v-437v
  54. Box 54: Folders 438v-446v
  55. Box 55: Christmas card index file, ca. 1920s
  56. Box 56: Folders 447v-457v
  57. Box 57: Folders 458v-467v
  58. Box 58: Folders 468v-477
  59. Box 59: Folders 478-484
  60. Box 60: Folders 485-490
  61. Box 61: Folders 491-498
  62. Box 62: Folders 499-506
  63. Box 63: Folders 507-513
  64. Box 64: Folders 514-522
  65. Box 65: Folders 523-531
  66. Box 66: Folders 532-538
  67. Box 67: Folders 539-543
  68. Box 68: Folders 544-551
  69. Box 69: Folders 552-559
  70. Box 70: Folders 560v-562
  71. Box 71: Folders 563-566
  72. Box 72: Folders 567-573
  73. Box 73: Folders 574-586
  74. Box 74: Folders 587-593
  75. Box 75: Folders 594, 596-605
  76. Box 76: Folders 606-619
  77. Box 77: Folders 620-627
  78. Box 78: Folders 628-633
  79. Box 79: Folders 634-643
  80. Box 80: Folders 644-648
  81. Box 81: Folders 649-653
  82. Box 82: Folders 654-662
  83. Box 83: Folders 663-675
  84. Box 84: Folders 676-685
  85. Box 85: Folders 686-696
  86. Box 86: Folders 697-701, 703v-707
  87. Box 87: Folders 708-717
  88. Box 88: Folders 718-726
  89. Box 89: Folders 727-735
  90. Box 90: Folders 736-743
  91. Box 91: Folders 744-751
  92. Box 92: Folders 752-760
  93. Box 93: Folders 761-767
  94. Box 94: Folders 768-774
  95. Box 95: Folders 775-781
  96. Box 96: Folders 782-788
  97. Box 97: Folders 789-795
  98. Box 98: Folders 796-803
  99. Box 99: Folders 804-807
  100. Box 100: Folders 808a-808j
  101. Box 101: Folders 809-817
  102. Box 102: Folders 818-824
  103. Box 103: Folders 825-837
  104. Box 104: Folders 838-847
  105. Box 105: Folders 848-857
  106. Box 106: Folders 858-868
  107. Box 107: Folders 869-876
  108. Box 108: Folders 877-881
  109. Box 109: Folders 882-885
  110. Box 110: Folders 886-890
  111. Box 111: Folders 891-894
  112. Box 112: Folders 895-899
  113. Box 113: Folders 901-905
  114. Box 114: Folders 906-913
  115. Box 115: Folders 914-919
  116. Box 116: Folders 920-928
  117. Box 117: Folders 929-935
  118. Box 118: Folders 936-941
  119. Box 119: Folders 942-946
  120. Box 120: Folders 947, 950-956
  121. Box 121: Folders 957-960
  122. Box 122: Folders 961-965
  123. Box 123: Folders 966-973
  124. Box 124: Folders 974-979
  125. Box 125: Folders 980-986
  126. Box 126: Folders 987-994
  127. Box 127: Folders 995-1000
  128. Box 128: Folders 1001-1008
  129. Folio+ Box 129: Folders 1059m-1066m-6

Processing Information

Processed: February 1992

By: Jane S. Knowles

Blackwell family. Papers of the Blackwell family, 1831-1981: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Digitization of this collection in 2015 was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Record Commission.

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