Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878.

From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626

Montgomery Blair served as Lincoln's postmaster general. Montgomery Blair was a conservative and former Democrat from Missouri. In 1864 he was forced to resign as part of an informal deal that saw Radical Republican John C. Fremont, Blair's political enemy from Missouri, withdraw from the presidential race. Sources consulted: Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History; FunkandWagnalls.com; Mark M. Boatner, The Civil War Dictionary.

From the description of Letter, 1861 March 28, to [President Abraham Lincoln]. 1861. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 775023626

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referencedIn Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Papers, 1850-1880. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Montgomery Blair letters and miscellany, 1862-1874 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Risley, Hanson A. Papers, 1774-1908. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948. Library of Congress
referencedIn Blair Family Papers, 1755-1968, (bulk 1829-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Letters, 1865, 1866. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. The Law of Human Progress: An Oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Union College, in New York. July 25th 1848.: autograph manuscript. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. Papers of Lyman Trumbull, 1843-1894 (bulk 1855-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [John A.] Kasson, n.p., 1862 Oct. 15. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Letter : Washington, D.C., to T[homas] C. Reynolds, Jefferson City, Mo., 1875 Jan. 5. Texas Christian University
referencedIn PH 1716, Young, Brigham 1801-1877. Brigham Young photographs circa 1860-1870 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Bocock, Thomas S., 1815-1891. Papers of Bocock and of the Bocock, Thornhill Christian, Stephens, Flood, Patteson, and Diuguid families of Buckingham and Appomattox counties, 1760-1897. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Letter : to the Postmaster General / by President Lincoln, 1864 Feb 23. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Macon, Nathaniel, 1757-1837. Papers of Nathaniel Macon [manuscript], 1798-1874. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964. Anson Conger Goodyear collection, 1813-1890 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lambert, Samuel. Samuel Lambert papers, 1838-1890. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Autographs of the president and his cabinet : manuscript, 1864. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wedderburn, George C. Correspondence of George C. Wedderburn, 1865-1872. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn President and cabinet : carte-de-visite, ca. 1861. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hamilton, Edward, fl. 1866. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Montgomery Blair, 1866 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1820-1898. Charles and Levi Woodbury papers, 1833-1894. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Autograph letter signed : Falkland, Montgomery County, Md., to Robert R. Kirkland and Thomas M. Smith, n.p., 1868 July 12. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851. Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914 (bulk 1804-1897). Library of Congress
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911 (bulk 1820-1876). Library of Congress
referencedIn Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Jeremiah Sullivan Black papers, 1813-1894 (inclusive), 1842-1884 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Carlisle, n.p., 1858 Dec. 23. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Drew family. Papers, 1856-1975. Florida State Archive
creatorOf Milan Area Historical Society. Milan Area Historical Society collected historical materials, 1833-ca. 1950 (scattered) University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Simpson, Matthew, 1811-1884. Papers of Matthew Simpson, 1829-1929 (bulk 1833-1884). Library of Congress
creatorOf Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Papers, 1836-1998. Indiana University
referencedIn Gideon Welles Papers, 1777-1911, (bulk 1820-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Henrietta Clay collection, 1793-1975. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn William E. Chandler Papers, 1863-1917 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892). Library of Congress
referencedIn Matthew Simpson Papers, 1829-1927, (bulk 1833-1884) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Charles Sumner, n.p., 1861 Dec. 10. Texas Christian University
referencedIn C. Chaillé-Long Papers, 1809-1918, (bulk 1863-1918) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John Sherman Papers, 1836-1900, (bulk 1857-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fowler, Edwin C., b. ca. 1838. Edwin C. Fowler correspondence, 1861. Library of Congress
referencedIn Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902. ALS, [1861?] December 30 : [s.l.], to Hon. Schuyler Colfax. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Forney, John W. (John Wien), 1817-1881. John W. Forney papers, 1841-1881. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1587-1924 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection, 1790-1928, undated USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Willey, Waitman T. (Waitman Thomas), 1811-1900. W. T. Willey letter to J. W. Paxton [manuscript], 1863 January 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Papers, 1758-1814. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Lyman Trumbull Correspondence, 1843-1894, (bulk 1855-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Anson Conger Goodyear Collection, 1813-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Gustavus Vasa Fox Collection, 1823-1919 (bulk 1860-1889) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Chaillé-Long, C. (Charles), 1842-1917. C. Chaillé-Long papers, 1809-1918 (bulk 1863-1918). Library of Congress
referencedIn Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917. William E. Chandler papers, 1863-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hatch, Albert Ruyter, 1817-1882. Papers, 1841-1893. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Letter, 1864. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection, 1790-1928, undated. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Blair family. Papers, 1793-1968, [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Fox, Gustavus Vasa, 1821-1883. Gustavus Vasa Fox Collection, 1823-1919 (bulk 1860-1889). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Bickford" to "Brassey". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Gamble, Hamilton Rowan, 1798-1864. Letter : St. Louis, to Montgomery Blair, n.p., 1862 Oct. 16. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf United States Sanitary Commission. Subscription book for facsimiles of the Emancipation Proclamation, [1863 Oct.] : Washington, D.C. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. ALS draft, 1863 November 2 : Executive Mansion, Washington, to Hon. Montgomery Blair. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Jeremiah S. Black Papers, 1813-1904, (bulk 1856-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lincoln Room collection of miscellaneous papers, 1837-1924. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pace, Robert S.,. Papers of Robert S. Pace [manuscript], 1669-1993 (bulk 1830-1965). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Letter, 1861 March 28, to [President Abraham Lincoln]. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Lincoln collection : Lincoln miscellaneous manuscripts, 1587-1924. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Henry L. Dawes Papers, 1833-1933, bulk 1833-1903 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Papers concerning the Woodbury and Clapp families [manuscript], 1776-1973. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Miscellany, 1859-1861. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1774-1948 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903. Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1833-1903). Library of Congress
referencedIn Miscellaneous correspondence, 1752-1868. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876. Blair family papers, 1755-1968 (bulk 1829-1892). Library of Congress
creatorOf Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883. Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.?], to [John A.] Kasson, [Iowa?], 1864 Apr. 21. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Levi Woodbury Family Papers, 1638-1914, (bulk 1804-1897) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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United States
Wisconsin--Butte des Morts
United States
United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
United States
Subject
Postmasters
Elections--California--Los Angeles--19th century--Archival resources
Document
Slavery
Cotton trade
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Person

Birth 1813-05-10

Death 1883-07-27

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