Blackford, William M., 1801-1864

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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

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creatorOf Blackford, William M., 1801-1864. Letters, 1842-1844. Auburn University.
referencedIn Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873. Matthew Fontaine Maury papers, 1825-1960 (bulk 1830-1880). Library of Congress
creatorOf Blackford, Charles Minor, 1833-1903. Papers of the Blackford family [manuscript] 1674 (1809-86) 1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blackford, William M., 1801-1864. William M. Blackford papers, 1841. Library of Congress
creatorOf Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury. Interim depository receipts, Lynchburg, Va., 1863-1864. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. Papers of John Esten Cooke [manuscript], 1849-1899. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Maupin, S. (Socrates), 1808-1871. Letter to William Matthews Blackford, Lynchburg, Va. [manuscript] 1856 June 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blackford, William Matthews, 1801-1864. Telegram to John Minor [manuscript], 1861 July 21. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blackford, William M., 1801-1864. William Matthews Blackford papers, 1801-1864. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Matthew Fontaine Maury Papers, 1825-1960, (bulk 1830-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891,. Carter-Blackford papers, 1736-1908. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blackford Family Papers petinent to William Matthews Blackford's diplomatic mission to Colombia [manuscript], 1842-1865. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blackford, William Matthews, 1801-1864. Telegram : Lynchburg, Va., to John Minor, Fredericksburg, Va., 1861 July 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lewis and Minor Families Papers, 1730-1965 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Blackford, Launcelot Minor, 1894-1964. Mine eyes have seen the glory : the story of a Virginia lady Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford, 1802-1896, who taught her family to hate slavery and to love the Union, 1954. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Blackford, W. W. (William Willis), 1831-1905. Correspondence of William Blackford and railroad map [manuscript], 1842-1958. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Blackford family. Blackford family papers, 1742-1953. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Blackford, William Matthews, 1801-1864. William Matthews Blackford diaries [manuscript], 1849-1864. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blackford, Launcelot Minor, 1837-1914. Papers of Launcelot Minor Blackford, 1832-1865. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Stephen, 1835-. Papers of the Barbour family [manuscript], 1793-1941. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Bethune, George W. (George Washington), 1805-1862. person
associatedWith Blackford, Benjamin, d. 1855. person
associatedWith Blackford, B. L. (Benjamin Lewis), 1835-1908. person
associatedWith Blackford, Charles Minor, 1833-1903. person
associatedWith Blackford, Eugene, 1839-1908. person
associatedWith Blackford family. family
associatedWith Blackford family. family
associatedWith Blackford family. family
associatedWith Blackford family. family
associatedWith Blackford family. family
associatedWith Blackford, Launcelot Minor, 1837-1914. person
associatedWith Blackford, Launcelot Minor, 1894-1964. person
associatedWith Blackford, Mary Minor, 1802-1896. person
associatedWith Blackford, W. W. (William Willis), 1831-1905. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Cocke, John Hartwell, 1780-1866. person
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. person
associatedWith Cook, Mary Isabella Blackford. person
associatedWith Davis family. family
associatedWith Davis, John Staige, 1824-1885. person
associatedWith Davis, Lucy Landon Blackford, 1826-1859. person
associatedWith Exchange Bank of Lynchburg. corporateBody
associatedWith Florida Historical Records Survey. corporateBody
associatedWith Galt, Alexander, 1827-1863. person
associatedWith Maupin, S. (Socrates), 1808-1871. person
correspondedWith Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873. person
associatedWith McCormick, Gertrude Howard Olmsted, 1874-1953 person
associatedWith McMillan, Jane Olmsted, person
associatedWith Minor family. family
associatedWith Minor family. family
associatedWith Minor, John B. (John Barbee), 1813-1895. person
associatedWith Minor, John, fl. 1861, person
associatedWith Nauman, Gertrude Olmsted, person
associatedWith Olmsted, Conway Howard person
associatedWith Olmsted, Henry Cushing, person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. person
associatedWith St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Lynchburg, Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Faculty. corporateBody
correspondedWith W. H. Landon White and Ida E. White person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Venezuela
United States
South America
United States
Virginia--Lynchburg
Lynchburg (Va.)
Virginia
Virginia
Colombia
Colombia
Bogotá (Colombia)
Venezuela
Panama
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Subject
Oxford movement
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Marriage--19th century
Canals
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862
Presidents--Election--1860
Voyages and travels
Education--19th century
Secession--Public opinion
Diplomats
Presidents--Election--1852
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
Postmasters
Slavery--Treatment of slaves
Slaves--Emancipation--Public opinion
Newspaper publishing
Panic of 1857
Banks and banking
Occupation
Bankers
Diplomats
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Birth 1801

Death 1864

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