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James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945

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BOX REEL 1 Diaries and Memoirs, 1871-1939
Diaries and diary fragments. Walker Blaine diary fragment, Harriet S. Blaine memoir of President James A. Garfield's assassination, and four diaries and one memoir fragment of Margaret Blaine Damrosch.
Arranged by name of individual and therein chronologically.
BOX REEL 1 Blaine, Walker, fragments of diary, 1871, undated
Blaine, Harriet S., memoir of assassination of James A. Garfield, incomplete, 1881
Damrosch, Margaret Blaine
Diaries, 1878-1882, 1888
(4 vols.)
Memoir, fragment, 1939
BOX REEL 1 Notebooks and Telegrams, circa 1864-1885
Two volumes of telegrams sent and received by James G. Blaine and one small volume of notes on his life, two notebooks of Margaret Blaine Damrosch, and three miscellaneous notebooks.
BOX REEL 1 Volume of telegrams to James G. Blaine, July-Aug. 1880
Notebook of telegrams sent and received by James G. Blaine, Aug. 1879, and election returns, Maine, 1878
Notebooks of Margaret Blaine Damrosch, 1875-1876, 1885
(2 vols.)
Notebook of miscellaneous lists and baseball scores, circa 1864-1868
Notebook listing members of the first to forty-sixth Congresses, undated
Miscellaneous notebook, undated
Bound holograph notes on James G. Blaine, undated
BOX 3-9  REEL 2-6 Family Correspondence, 1777-1945
Letters sent and received by Blaine family members. Organized in three groups: Ephraim Blaine and Ephraim L. Blaine correspondence; letters received by James G. Blaine from immediate family members and letters exchanged among family members; and letters received by family members from outside the family, with occasional letters sent.
Arranged chronologically within the groups.
BOX REEL 2 Correspondence
Between Ephraim Blaine and Ephraim L. Blaine, 1777-1847, undated
Between family members
1800, 1866-1874
(11 folders)
BOX REEL 2-3 1875-1881
(15 folders)
BOX REEL 3-4 1882-1888
(14 folders)
BOX REEL 4 1889-1932, undated
(15 folders)
BOX REEL 5 With people outside of family
Dec. 1869-Jan. 1893
(17 folders)
BOX REEL 5-6 Feb. 1893-June 1920
(12 folders)
BOX REEL 6 Sept. 1921-Dec. 1945, undated
(13 folders)
BOX 10-11  REEL 6-7 James G. Blaine Letters, 1857-1892
Letters sent by James G. Blaine, including originals, drafts, and copies.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 10  REEL 6-7 Dec. 1857-June 1881
(13 folders)
BOX 11  REEL 7 July 1881-Nov. 1892, undated
(10 folders)
BOX 12-17  REEL 7-12 General Correspondence, 1831-1892
Letters received by James G. Blaine, with occasional miscellaneous letters.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 12  REEL 7-8 Feb. 1831-Dec. 1875
(17 folders)
BOX 13  REEL 8-9 Jan. 1876-Dec. 1880
(18 folders)
BOX 14  REEL 9 Jan. 1881-June 1884
(16 folders)
BOX 15  REEL 9-10 July-Dec. 1884
(14 folders)
BOX 16  REEL 10-11 Jan. 1885-May 1890
(16 folders)
BOX 17  REEL 11-12 June 1890-Dec. 1892, undated
(19 folders)
BOX 18-28  REEL 12-15 Speeches and Writings, 1856-1892
Holograph, typed, and printed speeches and writings of James G. Blaine. Organized in three groupings: draft speeches, printed speeches and writings, and a manuscript draft of Twenty Years of Congress.
Speeches and writings are arranged chronologically.
BOX 18  REEL 12 Draft speeches and fragments, 1859-1889, undated
(7 folders)
BOX 19  REEL 12-13 Undated and fragments
(10 folders)
BOX 20  REEL 13 Printed speeches and writings, 1856-1892
(10 folders)
BOX 21  REEL 13-14 Twenty Years of Congress, draft, notes, and miscellany
(8 folders)
BOX 22  REEL 14 (6 folders)
BOX 23  REEL 14 (7 folders)
BOX 24  REEL 14 (6 folders)
BOX 25  REEL 14-15 (8 folders)
BOX 26  REEL 15 (5 folders)
BOX 27  REEL 15 (8 folders)
BOX 28  REEL 15 (7 folders)
BOX 29-33  REEL 16-17 Scrapbooks, 1873-1893
Eleven scrapbooks of clippings and miscellaneous material relating chiefly to James G. Blaine.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 29  REEL 16 Blaine, James G., clippings, 1873-1879
(3 vols.)
Chinese immigration, 1879
Sherman, Thomas H., recollections, undated
BOX 30  REEL 16-17 Panama Canal, Chile, Peru, and North and South America peace congress, 1881-1882
Miscellaneous clippings, 1881-1882
Garfield, James A., eulogy, 1882
BOX 31  REEL 17 Clippings
1883-1888
BOX 32  REEL 17 1884
BOX 33  REEL 17 "In Memoriam, James Gillespie Blaine," 1893, Feb. 13
BOX 34-47  REEL 17-21 Miscellany, circa 1781-1943
Autograph collection, speeches, financial papers, political convention proceedings, campaign material, books, government documents, invitations, acknowledgments, dinner lists, printed matter, photographs and photograph album, newspaper clippings, three volumes of the Kennebec Journal (available only on microfilm), and miscellaneous material.
Arranged by type of material.
BOX 34  REEL 17 Autograph collection, 1781-1887
Blaine, Walker, writings
(2 folders)
Blaine, Ephraim
Speeches of members of Congress and others, 1840-1931
(5 folders)
Volume of speeches of James G. Blaine and various members of Congress, 1876
BOX 35  REEL 18 Financial papers
Colonial Bank, charters of incorporation, 1836, June 1 and 1838, Oct. 30
Cash books, 1870, 1871, 1876, and 1880
(2 vols.)
Account book of Walker Blaine relating to South America, 1881-1882
Record of James G. Blaine's [?] assets, circa 1893-1894
Miscellany, 1854-1899
(7 folders)
BOX 36  REEL 18 Republican Party convention proceedings, 1872-1884
(5 vols.)
BOX 37  REEL 18 Political campaign material, 1844-1892
(4 folders)
Books
(4 vols.)
BOX 38  REEL 18 Government documents, 1867-1919
BOX 39  REEL 18 Acknowledgments, 1881
(3 folders)
Invitations, 1884, 1887
(2 folders)
Dinner guest lists
(2 folders)
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