Blatchford Family Papers

Street Address: 
1105 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL

Blatchford, E.W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914. Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987, bulk 1839- 1965.
64.7 linear feet (132 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, and 9 volumes)

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.

Call Number: Midwest MS Blatchford

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Inventory: Online
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The Blatchford family lived at this address, 375 LaSalle Avenue (now 1105 N. LaSalle St.), beginning in 1871. They called the house “Ulmenheim” because of the elms in the yard. This red brick mansion was demolished in 1929. In that year, the corner stone, set in 1875 was opened. Inside, a Chicago Tribune from September 8, 1875, pictures of the Blatchford family, wedding cards, and list of names of the guests present at the laying of the corner stone were found.

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