Papers of William B. Blair, 1860-1914.


Blair, William B., 1817-1883. Papers of William B. Blair, 1860-1914.

Papers of William B. Blair, 1860-1914.

Papers of William B. Blair and his family, 1860-1914, include papers from Blair's service in the U.S. Army; and and family correspondence, business papers and legal documents. Included are military documents signed by Blair as U.S. Commissary officer in San Antonio, Texas, 1860-1861, authorizing payments for supplies and labor. Many of the papers concern business affairs in Texas, 1870-1877, and the settling of the estates of Blair and his brother Henry W. Blair. Virginia papers contain bills from Lexington, Va., merchants, 1869-1886. Letters briefly mention the the election of 1872, the Virginia Military Institute, and the destitution of the South in 1876.

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