BLAIR, Francis Preston, Jr., 1821-1875



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: Correspondence in Lewis Baldwin Parsons papers, 1656-1908.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: January 17, 1856. 1 item. Letter to Hannibal Hamlin discussing fund raising for John C. Fre1mont’s campaign.


Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1855. 1 letter.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in Edward Lillie Pierce papers, 1852-1886.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In Blair family papers, 1793-1933. 27.6 linear feet. Includes family correspondence, particularly letters to his wife written while serving as a Union Army officer during the Civil War; letters sent and received (1853-1884); and miscellaneous material (1839-1884) including financial and legal papers, military papers, political files, printed material, notes, and memoranda. Available on 47 microfilm reels. Finding aid.


Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, MO
Papers: 1817-1959. Ca. 100 items. Correspondence between father and sons concerning state and national politics, family and financial matters, the Civil War, military affairs, and appointments; material on Blair Monument Association; photographs; and portraits.


Missouri State Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Papers: Correspondence and miscellaneous items in various collections.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1862-1871. 6 items.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: June 6, 1865. 1 item (photocopy). Letter from Varina Howell Davis to U.S. General Blair relating in detail the capture of her husband, Jefferson Davis, complaining of his treatment in prison, and describing her own circumstances. Xavier University McDonald Memorial Library Cincinnati, OH

Papers: 1 item (June 8, 1840) in Moses Dawson collection of political letters of the Jackson period, 1811-1845.