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Guide to the Papers of Edwin Howland Blashfield
1870-1956 (bulk 1889-1936)
  MS 61

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1870-1956

Scope and Contents note

This series contains extensive correspondence from artists, writers, architects, businessmen, state officials, friends, admirers, and intellectuals. The content ranges from formal letters regarding Blashfield's commissions to personal letters offering congratulations or inquiries into visits or plans for the future. Blashfield corresponded with prominent people such as Cass Gilbert, Maxfield Parrish, and Edith Wharton. The bound volume of WWI correspondence outlines his activities assisting with public and foreign relations. He often met with foreign dignitaries or was commissioned to paint murals to garner support for the war.

An index to the correspondents for the letters in boxes 1-3 is available at the Manuscript Reference desk.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : Correspondence, A-E
1885-1936, undated
Box: 2 Folder : Correspondence, F-M
1878-1956, undated
Box: 3 Folder : Correspondence, N-Z, Misc.
1886-1939, undated
Volume: 1 Folder : WWI Correspondence

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