Blaisdell family papers

Blaisdell family papers

Dates: circa 1800-1984

This collection contains the Blaisdell family papers, consisting of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, programs, articles, family history notes and papers, genealogy books, articles, and other miscellaneous papers, dated circa 1800-1984.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.). -- 9 cartons (9 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Blaisdell family
  • Call Number: MSS 6207
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Blaisdell family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6207; Blaisdell family papers; 19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6207, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Phyllis J. Butler in 1989.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Phyllis J. Butler; 1989.
Subject Terms
Blaisdell, Elijah Whittier, 1801-1876; Blaisdell, John; Blaisdell, Mary Frances, b. 1874; Blaisdell, Ruth F.; Correspondence; Home and Family; Military; Scrapbooks; United States; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
Genre / Form
Family histories; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because of the correspondence and photographs that span the history of an American family over almost two hundred years, including military involvement in the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Blaisdell family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-21T10:42-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Blaisdell family lived in New Hampshire until the mid 19th Century when they moved to New Jersey.

Blaisdell family (found in box 3, folder 1): John C. Blaisdell was the son of Elijah and Mary (Fogg) Blaisdell and the grandson of Hon. Daniel Blaisdell. Daniel Blaisdell was a native and a resident of Canaan. He was a member of the governor’s council five years starting in 1803, and represented New Hampshire in Congress two years starting in 1809. Elijah was a prominent lawyer. He resided and died in Lebanon. John C. Blaisdell was born in Pittsfield on 13 May 1805. He married on 15 January 1829, to Ruth S., daughter of Dr. Sethus B. and Ruth (Wells) Forbes, who was born on 6 October 1808. They came to Bristol, NH in 1848. There Mrs. Blaisdell opened the first millinery store in town. Mr. Blaisdell was a farmer and served two terms as commissioner of Grafton County. They removed to Laconia in 1862, where he was internal revenue collector from July 1863 till September 1865. In 1866 they removed to Vineland, NJ, where he died 1 March 1893, after 64 years of wedded life. He was a Republican in politics, and was a Mason for 65 years. Mrs. Blaisdell was a great sufferer for more than 30 years as the result of a railroad accident. She died at the home of her son, in Camden, NJ, May 14, 1896.

Arlond H. Blaisdell was born 13 February 1836, and married Mary Pattee, of Bristol. He opened the first machine shop in town on Water Street in 1859. He removed to Vineland, NJ in 1872, where he had the largest machine shop in NJ.

E. Galond Blaisdell was born on 4 May 1847 and married 24 May 1875 to Julie E., daughter of Elisha C. and Ellen P. Fellows, who was born 21 January 1847. He graduated from Dartmouth college in 1868. He became the editor of Vineland Weekly for several years and went to Camden, NJ, in 1879. There he entered the employment of the West Jersey & Seashore Railroad and Pennsylvania Railroad.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts