Blackford, William M., 1801-1864Alternative names
Consular officer. Full name: William Matthews Blackford.
From the description of William M. Blackford papers, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450683
Lynchburg, Virginia, editor, bank cashier and postmaster.
From the description of William Matthews Blackford diaries [manuscript], 1849-1864. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823072
William Matthews Blackford, journalist, diplomat, financial agent, and banker, was born 19 August 1801, in Frederick County, Maryland and died 14 April 1864. In 1842, Blackford was appointed by President Tyler to the diplomatic post of charge d'affaires in New Grenada (now Colombia). He served in that capacity until 1845, when he and his family moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he edited the LYNCHBURG VIRGINIAN, and became postmaster in 1850. In 1852, he became cashier of the Lynchburg Exchange Bank of Richmond, and during the Civil War he served as financial agent at Lynchburg for the Confederate States of America.
From the description of William Matthews Blackford papers, 1801-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173862998
Lynchburg, Va., editor, bank cashier, and postmaster.
From the description of Telegram to John Minor [manuscript], 1861 July 21. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836127
From the description of Telegram : Lynchburg, Va., to John Minor, Fredericksburg, Va., 1861 July 21. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793566
William M. Blackford, a native of Virginia, served as United States Chargé d'Affaires at Bogotá, New Granada (Colombia), 1842-1844. His eldest son, William W., accompanied him. Upon returning, he settled in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he became a banker and edited the "Virginian."
From the description of Letters, 1842-1844. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 28189752
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American|
|Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862|
|Voyages and travels|
|Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861|
|Slavery--Treatment of slaves|
|Panic of 1857|
|Banks and banking|