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-- Manuscript Group 429, John Insley Blair (1802-1899), Businessman Papers, 1830-1896

429.   BLAIR,JOHN INSLEY (1802-99), businessman.

           Papers, 1830-96. 16 ft.

         Correspondence; journals, 1828-83; personal financial records;

       records of Blair's coal, iron, and railroad interests; estate papers of

       William Hankinson, Margaret Hankinson, John Harris, John

       Locke, Frederick Snover, Benjamin Titman, William Van

       Campen, and others, retained by Blair as executor; records of

       various churches and schools in Blairstown, Warren County;

       Blairstown post office records, 1830-85; papers of John D. Vail,

       nephew of John I. Blair' s wife, Anne; correspondence, sermons,

       and records of John A. Reiley, pastor of the First Presbyterian

       Church at Blairstown and principal of Blair Academy; cor-

       respondence and financial records of Joseph F. Carroll; diary of

       Jessie Gray at Leipzig, Germany, 1908-1909; scrapbooks relating

       to John I. Blair and Blairstown; printed material and railroad

       maps; genealogical material on Blair, Vail, and related familles.

       Noteworthy is John Insley Blair's journal recounting his ex-

       periences as a delegate to the Republican National Convention of

       1860 and describing the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. The

       Blair Papers contain records of the Delaware and Hudson Canal

       Company, the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company, and the

       following railroad companies:

       Bangor and Portland             Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley

       Blairstown                      Green Bay and Minneapolis

       Cayuga and Susquehanna          Lackawanna and Bloomsbury

       Cedar Rapids and Northern       Sioux City and Pacific

       Central Railroad of NewJersey   Sussex

       Des Moines and Minneapolis      Warren

       Included are records or correspondence of:

       Blair, Anne                  Goble, Enos        Scribner, William

       Blair, Aurelia               Hunt, Euphrenia    Vail, Charles E.

       Blair, DeWitt Clinton        Hunt, Robert G.    Vail, George

       Blair, Emma                  Locke,John         Vail,John D.

       Blair,Jacob M.            Reiley, Anne         Vail, William Penn

       Blair,James               Reiley,John A.     Whitehead, Asa

       Bowlby, George            Reiley, William      Winter, Peter

       Condict, T. B.            Scribner, Charles  Wycoff, John W.

       Frelinghuysen, Frederick T.   (1854-1930)

        Gift (in part) by Dr. John Insley Blair Vail, 1959.

Processed as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

       

 

MG 429 – John Insley Blair, Businessman

                  1830-1896

 

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

       
1 1 Bangor & Portland RR  
  2 Blairstown RR – Right of way June 30, 1876
  3 Blairstown RR – Right of way July 1-

December 1, 1876

  4 Blairstown RR – Right of way contracts  
  5 Blairstown RR – Correspondence 1876-1888
  6 Blairstown RR – Right of way 1877-1879
  7 Blairstown RR – Checks  
2 1 Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western RR  
  2 Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western RR  
  3 Central RR of NJ – Construction contracts, etc. 1856-1858
  4 Central RR of NJ – Construction contracts January-June 1856
  5 Blairstown RR – Right of way 1880-
  6 Blairstown Railway Co. 1878
  7 Cedar Rapids & Missouri River RR / Iowa RR  
  8 Cedar Rapids & Missouri River RR / Iowa RR  
  9 Central RR of NJ – Construction contracts, etc. 1852-1855
  10 The Cayuga & Susquehanna RR  
  11 Central RR of NJ  
3 1 Des Moines & Minneapolis RR  
  2 Des Moines & Minneapolis RR  
  3 Des Moines & Minneapolis RR  
  4 Lackawanna & Bloomsburg RR  
  5 Green Bay & Minneapolis RR Co.  
  6 Sioux City & Pacific RR  
  7 Sioux City & Pacific RR Co.  
  8 Sussex RR  
  9 St. Louis, Hannibal, & Keokuk Rwy. contract 1881
  10 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR  
  11 Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley RR  
  12 Warren RR  
4 1 Warren RR  
  2 Warren RR – Construction contracts & bills 1854
  3 Warren RR – Construction  
  4 Warren RR – Construction  
  5 Warren RR – Construction  
  6 Warren RR – Construction contracts, etc. July 1854
  7 Warren RR – Construction 1854
  8 Blair RR papers??  
  9 Warren RR – Construction contracts 1854
5 1 Correspondence to Marcus Blair (Warren RR) 1854
  2 Warren RR – Construction 1855
  3 Warren RR – Construction 1855
  4 Warren RR – Construction 1855
  5 Warren RR – Construction 1855
  6 Correspondence to Marcus Blair (Warren RR) 1855
  7 Warren RR – Construction 1855
  8 Warren RR – Construction 1855-1858
  9 Marcus Blair – Private receipts & bills  
  10 Marcus Blair – Papers regarding railroads  
6 1 “Loose” envelopes from the collection (boxes 6-10)  
  2 Saltre Mountain land deeds & maps 1806-1880
  3 Saltre Mountain land deeds & maps 1806-1880
  4 Iowa RR Land Company 1872
  5 Railroad printed materials 1836-1887
  6 Railroad printed materials 1836-1887
  7 Delaware & Hudson Canal Co.  
  8 Maps - Railroad  
  9 Printed materials - Mines  
  10 Coal mines 1872
  11 Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company 1854-1859
  12 From J.H.B. Harris regarding Silver Peak Mine 1881-1896
7 1 John Hankinson  
  2 Estate of William Hankinson 1820-1837, misc.
  3 Estate of William Hankinson 1820-1837, misc.
  4 Miscellaneous estates  
  5 William Hankinson – Deeds in estate 1806-1829
  6 William Hankinson – Deeds in estate 1806-1829
  7 Margaret Hankinson (and her estate) 1840-1856

(1857-1859)

  8 William Hankinson Estate – Deeds & release

 surveys

1830-1839
  9 William Hankinson Estate – Deeds & release

 surveys

1830-1839
  10 Benjamin Titman Estate 1842-1850
  11 John Lock (and his estate) 1798-1808
  12 William Van Campen Estate 1830-1845
  13 John Harris (d.1815) Estate 1832
8 1 Lafayette College, Easton, PA 1863-1866
  2 Wantage First Presbyterian Church 1880
  3 Blairstown letterheads  
  4 Charles Cresman - Indentures 1818-1827
  5 Jonas Cresman 1830-1858
  6 Jonas Cresman 1830-1858
  7 Moses & William Van Campen; Abraham Van

 Campen Estate

1839-1942
  8 Account books, personal accounts  
  9 Account books, personal accounts  
8 10 Personal accounts – Membership cards  
  11 Petitions, clubs, letters to newspapers 1834-1860
  12 Cresmans, misc. (Isaac, Gideon, Virgil, Walt,

 Nelson, Charles, & Morris)

1848
  13 George F. Snover, his widow Catherine, their son

 George, Jr.

1835
  14 Isaac F. Snover; James C. Snover; John, Henry,

 Jacob, Zebeder, A.P. Snover

1840-1864
  15 Estate of Frederick Snover 1833
  16 Jacob Cresman – Indentures & bills 1818-1821
  17 Maps, real estate 1855
  18 John Snover and his estate 1851-1868
9 1 Belvidere Bank 1 1835-1848
  2 Belvidere Bank 2 1848-1852
  3 Belvidere Bank 2 1848-1852
  4 Belvidere Bank 3 1852-1895
  5 Belvidere Bank 3 1852-1895
  6 Blairstown Fair  
  7 Account against the Township of Blairstown 1845-1850
  8 Blairstown School 1849-1883
  9 Blairstown School 1849-1883
  10 First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown 1836-1859
  11 First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown 1836-1854
  12 First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown 1836-1854
10 1 John A. Reiley – Estate of Joseph F. Carroll 1855-1864
  2 Joseph F. Carroll (Attorney) 1850-1855
  3 John A. Reiley 1860-1862
  4 John Reiley to and from 1857-1859
  5 John Reiley to and from 1857-1859
  6 John Reiley to and from 1857-1859
  7 Joseph F. Carroll 1820-1829
  8 Joseph F. Carroll – Letters from Bacon 1845-1849
  9 Joseph F. Carroll – Letters from Bacon 1845-1849
  10 Joseph F. Carroll 1830-1839
  11 Joseph F. Carroll 1840-1844
  12 Joseph F. Carroll 1840-1844
11 1 John A. Reiley – from A. Reiley 1865
  2 John A. Reiley – from William Scribner 1853-1862
  3 John A. Reiley – Letters of transfer for Church  
  4 John A. Reiley – Sermons  
  5 John A. Reiley – Sermons  
  6 Anne Carroll Reiley 1854-1865
  7 Memorandum books  
  8 Memorandum books  
  9 Memorandum books  
11 10 Memorandum books  
  11 Memorandum books  
  12 Memorandum books, Wallet 1819
  13 William Reiley to John Reiley 1848-1866
  14 John Insley Blair papers 1863-1864
  15 John Insley Blair papers 1865-1870
  16 John Insley Blair papers n.d.
12 1 Bills to & from Hunt Brothers, & Wilson Hunt &

 Howell

1858-1870
  2 Stocks December 16, 1839
  3 Stocks December 16, 1839
  4 Promissory notes of John I. Blair 1843-1846
  5 Promissory notes of John I. Blair 1843-1846
  6 Promissory notes payable to John Blair  
  7 Promissory notes payable to John Blair  
  8 Promissory notes payable to John Blair  
  9 Promissory notes payable to John Blair  
12 10 Receipts from John I. Blair 1833
  11 John I. Blair – Statement of worth, misc April 1, 1826
  12 John I. Blair – Personal finances 1863-1869
  13 John I. Blair – Investment notes 1854
  14 Special promissory notes  
  15 Belvidere Bank – Promissory notes 1836-1856
  16 Promissory notes payable to John I. Blair 1846-1854
13 1 Bills payable to John I. Blair, Hunt and other

 partners

1839-1869
  2 Bills payable to John I. Blair, Hunt and other

 partners

1839-1869
  3 Bills, receipts and accounts 1848-1851
  4 Bills, receipts and accounts 1848-1851
  5 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
  6 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
  7 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
  8 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
  9 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
  10 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
  11 Bills payable by John I. Blair, Blair and Wilson,

 Blair and Hunt

1832-1890
14 1 Blair, from H.A. Vail  
  2 Blair, from George Vail  
  3 Blair, from C.E. Vail 1858-1886
  4 Blair, from C.E. Vail 1858-1886
  5 Blair, to John D. Vail 1865-1885
  6 Blair, to John D. Vail 1865-1885
  7 Blair, to John D. Vail 1865-1885
  8 J.D. Vail, Receipt book November 1871
  9 Blair, from John Davis Vail 1836-1893
14 10 John D. Vail – Receipts 1863-1886
  11 John D. Vail – Private papers 1888-1898
  12 Blair, to Charles Vail 1869-1884
  13 Blair, to Charles Vail 1869-1884
  14 Blair, to Charles Vail 1869-1884
15 1 Security gifts to John D. Vail & family 1871-1877
  2 Letters to John D. Vail and Mrs. Vail 1886-
  3 Letters to John D. Vail and Mrs. Vail 1890-1900
  4 From William Penn Vail  
  5 Letters to misc. Vails 1832-1848
  6 John D. Vail letters 1871-1895
  7 Letters to John D. Vail and Mrs. Vail 1888-1889
  8 Mrs. Mary Holmes Megill Gregory (Mrs. Casper R.)

 – Letters to and from her son, Casper Gregory

 
  9 Blair, from Lewis E. Vail 1885
  10 Blair, from Theo. N. Vail 1870-1885
  11 Blair, letters from William H. Vail  
  12 Recollections of Dr. William H. Vail  
16 1 Letters to and from J.D. Vail, his family 1885-1910
  2 Letters to and from J.D. Vail, his family 1885-1910
  3 Letters to and from J.D. Vail, his family 1885-1910
  4 Blair, misc. William Penn Vail  
  5 Diary of Jessie Gray at Leipzig 1908-1909
  6 Writing book  
  7 John D. Vail 1870-1895
  8 John D. Vail 1870-1895
  9 To Mrs. John D. Vail (Melissa Gregory)  
  10 To Mrs. John D. Vail (Melissa Gregory)  
  11 To Mrs. John D. Vail (Melissa Gregory)  
17 1 Misc. printed material 1855-1868
  2 Misc. printed material 1855-1868
  3 Misc. printed material 1850-1879
  4 Misc. printed material 1850-1879
  5 Civil War 1861-1864
  6 Sewing machines  
  7 College pamphlets  
  8 Legal briefs 1862-1884
18 1 Bills of Mary Shipman and Company April-November 1833
  2 R. Blair, Butter purchases September-October 1838
  3 Francis Corporation ?  
  4 Judgments, executions, searches, mortgages vs.

 Isaac Wildrick (folder 1)

1874-1878
  5 Judgments against Isaac Wildrick (folder 2)  
  6 Judgments against Isaac Wildrick (folder 3)  
  7 Scrapbook – Blairstown 1879, 1883, 1897…
  8 Receipt book, Fall Mills, and bills of building the

 mill

1842
  9 Bear Swamp lands – deeds and maps  
18 10 Bear Swamp lands – deeds and maps  
  11 Blair, Butter – sales by Blair & Co. 1838-1839
  12 Papers in purchase of Henry Freeman estate (by J.D.

 Blair)

1886
  13 Papers in chancery suit: J. Blair, Wm. Whitehead,

 Jas., John & Henry Ball

1826-1827
19 1 Blair, Wilson cotton bills To April 4, 1831
  2 Blair, papers relating to business of NJ (J. & J.D.

 Blair)

1817-1826
  3 Blair, papers relating to business of NJ (J. & J.D.

 Blair)

1817-1826
  4 Settlement with John B. Raub – S.R. Shiner, Geo.

 Titman

1840-1841
  5 Settlement with John B. Raub – S.R. Shiner, Geo.

 Titman

1840-1841
  6 Blair, Poll books  
  7 Blairstown – 1872 Presidential election 1872
  8 Blair and Wilson  
  9 Wilson and Hunt  
19 10 Blair & Wilson – Jacob Raub papers of down and

 back loading

 
  11 Blair & Wilson – Jacob Raub papers of down and

 back loading

 
  12 Blair and Hunt  
20 1 David B. Blair 1840
  2 William W. Wilson, Cotton Mfg, Blair and Wilson  
  3 Bills to J.I. Blair and Co. 1833-1855
  4 J.I. Blair – Notes, bills, checks, receipts of value 1839, 1843
  5 Blair, old bank notes, all paid and cancelled  
  6 Joseph Jackson 1842-1855
  7 Joseph Jackson 1842-1855
  8 Grand jury notes 1850
  9 Journals  
20 10 Journals  
  11 Journal  
  12 Journal  
21 1 Family bills 1813-1859
  2 Anne Blair (mother of John Insley) 1850-1869
  3 Aurelia Blair Mitchell (John I.’s daughter)  
  4 DeWitt Clinton Blair (John I.’s son) 1843-1860
  5 DeWitt Clinton Blair (J.I.’s son) 1843-1860
  6 From Marcus to J. Blair 1843-1860
  7 From Marcus to J. Blair 1843-1860
  8 From Marcus to J. Blair 1843-1860
  9 C.G. Mitchell  
  10 From Emma Blair Scribner (John’s daughter)  
  11 Passports – Aurelia A. Blair, DeWitt C. Blair  
  12 Emma Scribner Larned - granddaughter  
  13 Charles Scribner 1850-1872
  14 Letters from D.C. Blair, Marcus Blair, Aurelia while in Europe, also bank letters re: trip  
22 1 Mill Farm  
  2 Blair, Jacob M. Blair 1850-1855
  3 James A. Blair (President Fidelity Trust) 1845-1855
  4 Blair – P.W. Blair, Jr. (prison – debtor)  
  5 Blair – Abram, Elias and Charles W. Angle  
  6 Blair – George Bowlby 1850-1854
  7 Blair, from Eunice and John Bunnell (brother &

 sister)

1843-1862
  8 Blair – Moses D. Chambers 1859
  9 Blair – Abe and Ben Cole  
22 10 Blair, from J.W. Condict (cross-ref. To John Arndt

 Reiley)

 
  11 Blair – Andrew Calvin and Daniel D. Decker 1840-1856
  12 Blair, from Fred T. Frelinghusen, NJ 1857
  13 Blair – David A. Depew 1858
  14 Blair, from George Green 1818-1849
  15 Blair, from A.L. Howell  
  16 Blair – George Ct., Isaac, Philip, Samson G. Howell  
  17 Blair, from Aaron H. Kelsey (postmaster) 1836
  18 Blair, from Isiah Kidney 1856
  19 David B. Blair (brother to John) 1839
22 20 From P.W. Blair 1840-1841
  21 Blair, from Robert Blair  
  22 Samuel Blair 1838-1863
  23 A.Beatty and Henry B. Beatty; George E.; George

 E. and Sarah L. Beatty

1842-1843
  24 Joseph G. Ball 1842-1845
  25 From Edwin Britton (Bulton?), also Benj. L. Britton  
  26 From John A. Bunting 1836-1848
  27 From Daniel W. Butz 1823-1846
  28 T.B. Condict (cross-ref. To John Arndt Reiley) 1856
  29 Elisha Cook  
22 30 William Daly and Co., Eaton & Blairstown 1841
  31 From J. M. Fair 1834-1839
  32 From Enos Goble (employee) 1839-1856
  33 From and about John Harris, in war 1815
  34 John Hull 1855
  35 From John Jordon and Henry Jordon & Co. 1834-1844
  36 Lanternman, Jacob, John, Peter, Samuel , Wilhem 1841-1842
  37 The National Park Bank, NY  
  38 Isaac W. Nuttman 1849-1855
  39 Blair-Mayberry, Richard and Samuel  
23 1 Mulford Martin Accounts  
  2 Blair – John W. Wyckoff 1850s
  3 Blair – Abram and Isaac Wildrick and Charles

 Kilsey’s indebtedness to John I. Blair

1830s
  4 From Asa Whitehead  
  5 From Abe Wildrick 1830s
  6 Vermilye and Co. (J.I.B.’s broker); Carpenter, and Vermilye 1850s-1860s
  7 Joe R. Ogden 1830s
  8 John Quick and John Quick, Jr. 1840s
  9 Jacob Raub 1860s
23 10 Andrew, Michael, William Raub 1857
  11 John O. Rice  
  12 Scribner, Armstrong and Co. (publishers)  
  13 From J.G. Shipman 1842
  14 Uriah Still 1850s
  15 Elias and George Titman 1850s
  16 Ambrose Tompkins 1838
  17 Peter Wyckoff 1851-1858
  18 Peter Winter (nephew of Blair) 1851-1858
  19 William W. Wilson 1830s-1840s
23 20 John A. Wildrick and Joseph, Jacob Wildrick 1840s
  21 Isaac Wildrick 1830s
  22 George and Matthias Nelson; John Wass 1850s
  23 From John L. Ward 1840s
  24 A. Peck  
  25 David Park 1850s
  26 Stephen Personett  
  27 John A. Raub  
  28 John A. Reiley 1840s-1860s
  29 Peter M. Ryerson  
23 30 Scranton, S.T., and Charles and George W. 1859
  31 Will Sears 1830s-1840s
  32 From Charles T. Shipman  
  33 B.T. Shoemaker and Samuel Shoemaker 1830s-1840s
  34 Promissory notes to and from Jacob John, Jonas,

 Daniel and Philip Smith

1840s
  35 Isaac B. Swisher and Robert B. Swisher 1830s-1860s
  36 Moses Taylor  
  37 James B. and John R. Titman and Kilsey 1840s
  38 Philip Titman 1850
  39 From John J. Van Kirk 1862
24 1 To the Hunts 1833-1859
  2 To the Hunts 1833-1859
  3 To the Hunts 1833-1859
  4 From A. Hemingway 1860
  5 Elizabeth D. Cooper 1850s
  6 From Marshall Blair  
  7 From Marshall Blair  
  8 Insurance policies 1830s-1880s
  9 To the Hunts 1863
  10 To the Hunts 1863
25 1 Wilson Hunt (estate of) 1840s
  2 Hunt - Miscellaneous 1850s
  3 D.T. Cooper 1856-1858
  4 From Euphenia Hunt 1850s
  5 From T.F. Hunt  
  6 From Martha E. Hunt 1850s
  7 From Robert G. Hunt, Accounts 1850-1879
  8 Robert G. Hunt “packet of letters bound together” 1860s
  9 Promissory notes to and from Marshall and Robert

 G. Hunt

1850s-1860s
25 10 Hunt Family miscellaneous 1850s
  11 Articles of Agreement 1826-1877
  12 Articles of Agreement 1826-1877
  13 Articles of Agreement 1826-1877
26 1 No Title 1835-1858
  2 Bonds and Attorney warrants 1820s-1850s
  3 Judgments: Admissions of debt  
  4 Judgments: Admissions of debt  
  5 Forced sales, overdue bills 1830s-1840s
  6 Miscellaneous contracts  
  7 Copies of deeds, power of attorney, confiscated

 lands

1760s-1810
  8 No Title (e) 1830s-1860s
  9 Summons  
27 1 Leases 1830
  2 Leases 1830
  3 Leases 1830
  4 Deeds (cards typed) 1804-1881
  5 Deeds (cards typed) 1804-1881
  6 Deeds (cards typed) 1804-1881
28 1 From John I. Blair 1826-1849
  2 From John I. Blair 1826-1849
  3 From John I. Blair 1826-1849
  4 Estate of John I. Blair 1880s-1900
  5 History of estate of John I. Blair (M.L. Bonner)  
  6 Estate of John I. Blair – Arguments in chancery

 (D.C.) Blair vs. Charles Scribner et al

1902
  7 Estate of John I. Blair – D.C. Blair executors vs.

 Scribner, Exhibit A: Will of J.I. Blair

 
  8 From John Blair 1850-1899
  9 From John Blair 1850-1899
29 1 Letters to John I .Blair 1835-1837
  2 Letters to John I. Blair 1843-1844
  3 Letters 1845-1846
  4 Letters 1845-1846
  5 Letters concerning John I. Blair – Paperback

 grouping

 
  6 Letters to John I. Blair 1825-1831
  7 Letters to John I. Blair 1832-1834
  8 Letters to John I. Blair 1838-1839
  9 Letters to John I. Blair 1840-1842
  10 Letters to John I. Blair 1847-1848
  11 Letters to John I. Blair 1847-1848
  12 Letters to John I. Blair 1849
30 1 To John I. Blair 1860-1900
  2 To John I. Blair 1860-1900
  3 Letters to John I. Blair 1853
  4 To John I. Blair 1855
  5 To John I. Blair 1857
  6 To John I. Blair 1858
  7 To John I. Blair 1859
  8 Letters to John I. Blair 1850
  9 Letters to John I. Blair 1851
  10 Letters to John I. Blair 1852
  11 Letters to John I. Blair 1854
  12 Letters to John I. Blair 1856
31 1 Blairstown Post Office 1875
  2 Blairstown Post Office 1875
  3 Blairstown Post Office – 2nd quarter 1875
  4 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 3rd

 quarter

1875
  5 Blairstown Post Office October-December 1875
  6 Blairstown Post Office October-December 1875
  7 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 1st

 quarter

1876
  8 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 2nd

 quarter

1876
  9 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 3rd

 quarter

1876
  10 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 4th

 quarter

1876
  11 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 4th

 quarter

1876
32 1 Blairstown Post Office 1875-1884
  2 Blairstown Post Office 1875-1884
  3 Blairstown Post Office 1875-1884
  4 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 1st

 quarter

1877
  5 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 2nd

 quarter

1877
  6 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 3rd

 quarter

1877
  7 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 4th

 quarter

1877
  8 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 1st

 quarter

1878
  9 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 2nd

 quarter

1878
32 10 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 3rd

 Quarter

1878
  11 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 1st

 Quarter

1879
  12 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 2nd

 Quarter

1879
  13 Blairstown Post Office – Registered receipts, 3rd

 quarter

1879
33 1 -Table of the Post Offices in the U.S.

-Laws, instructions, and forms

-Account with the Post Office Dept.

1830

1832

1820

  2 Blairstown Post Office 1885
  3 Blairstown Post Office 1885
  4 Blairstown Post Office – Registered letters 1874-1876
  5 Blairstown Post Office – Registered letters 1876
  6 Blairstown Post Office – Registered letters 1876-1877
  7 Blairstown Post Office – Registered letters 1878-1879
  8 -G.H. Veldon’s Account

-J.I. Blair – Morris County Bank

-J.I. Blair – Coupon book

-J.I. Blair – Docket, Judgments of Jonas Hanness,

  Esq. and others

1840s-1850s

 

1887

  9 “A1” – Unidentified Material 1840s-1850s
34 1 “A2” – John Blair Contract book November 1843
  2 Signs for celebrating John I. Blair’s 97th birthday 1899
  3 John Insley Blair  
  4 Blair – All deeds 1850s-1860s
  5 Blair – All deeds 1850s-1860s
  6 Blair – ?, Summons  
  7 Blair – (e) 1860s
  8 Vail genealogy  
  9 Vail genealogy  
  10 A1 – (Vail & Blair genealogy)  
  11 A1 – (Vail & Blair genealogy)  
35 1 Blair A 1900s
  2 Blair A 1900s
  3 Blair B  
  4 Blair B  
  5 Blair A – Genealogy, family of Elisha Cook 1934-1936
  6 Blair  
  7 Blair  
  8 Blair  
  9 Blair  
  10 Vail genealogy – North Carolina class 20th century
36 1 Sketch of Alfred Vail  
  2 Doctors of Northwest New Jersey, Papers by Wm.

 H. Vail

 
  3 Dr. Jabez Gwinnup 1773-1843
  4 William P. Vail 1948
  5 William P. Vail clippings (August 1941)
  6 Newspaper clippings in notebook  
  7 From J.W. Edgerton to William Penn Vail (re:

 University papers)

 
  8 Dr. William H. Vail and his line  
  9 J.D. Vail line  
  10 Miscellaneous stories by Wm. H. Vail  
  11 File 1953
  12 File 1953
  13 File, Melissa Vail’s lands 1953
37 1 Wm. Penn Vail; Sarah Locke genealogy – Ch.21

Davis Vail & Wm. P. Vail genealogy – Ch.19

 
  2 Wm. Penn Vail; Sarah Locke genealogy – Ch.21

Davis Vail & Wm. P. Vail genealogy – Ch.19

 
  3 “The Old Pig Driver of New Jersey” – Story by

 W.H. Vail

 
  4 File 55E  
  5 Robert Anderson Accounts 1924
  6 M.E. Hamlin, Emma C. Hamlin  
  7 Lewis Vail, Ohio 1784-1856
  8 Stephen Vail line 1920
  9 Jabez Gwinnup family  
37 10 “Barber’s Pole” – Story by W.H. Vail  
  11 Moses Vail line - genealogy  
  12 File 55G – Hannah Smith Branch  
  13 File 55G – Georgiana Holmes family  
  14 John I. Blair and Anne Locke line – File 54E  
  15 John I. Blair and Anne Locke genealogy – File 54E  
  16 Blair Coat of Arms  
  17 Early information on Plainfield, NJ  
  18 Penn Vail / Earnest Lodge Vail 20th century
  19 Vail genealogy – “Pioneer Families of NW NJ” series, by Thomas Vail  
38 1 John I. Blair and Anne Locke line: “How the Blairs & Vails of Northern NJ Were Locked Together”  
  2 Penn Vail – Death of slave, Nancy Mason  
  3 A.L.H. Anderson  
  4 Kelsey Branch – Genealogy 20th century
  5 File 55B – James Blair and genealogies  
  6 File 55D  
  7 File 55D  
  8 Letters Ai./Miscellaneous  
  9 John Insley Blair papers  
  10 Mary Valentine, Photo of bridge. Re: Vail?  
  11 Blair-Insley genealogy 20th century
  12 Vail genealogical material - Book  
  13 Theodore N. Vail Papers - genealogy 1934
  14 C. Ledyard Blair  
  15 Blair lines and Blair chart, Scribner lines  
39 1 Newspapers: Newark Daily Advertiser, Beaver Dam

 Republican

September 1853, May 17, 1854
  2 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad – 2nd

 Annual Report

January 1855
  3 News clippings, broadsides (4th of July celebration)  
  4 Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper January 12, 1856
  5 Warren Railroad; An Act to Incorporate  
  6 Miscellaneous  
  7 Warren Railroad Co., Affidavit of Charles Scraton  
  8 Railroad maps  
  9 Railroad miscellaneous  
39 10 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings  
  11 Library Inventory 1897
  12 Bills relating to Blairstown RR or Warren RR, also DL&W RR  
  13 Blairstown mill  
  14 Promissory notes, misc.  
  15 Letters to and from miscellaneous people  
40 1 Miscellaneous, unsorted  
  2 Miscellaneous, unsorted  
  3 Miscellaneous, unsorted  
  4 Miscellaneous accounts  
  5 Wm. Penn Vail, Master of Science thesis, submitted to Princeton University 1907
41   3 rolls of paper  
42 1 Wm. P. Vail Scrapbook 1838-1870
  2 C&W Invoices Inward (Blair, Vail, Carroll)  
  3 Account book & Ledger 1822-1827
43 1 John Davis Vail photo album – San Antonio, TX

 (loose item)

May 29, 1886
  2 John Davis Vail photo album – San Antonio, TX May 29, 1886
  3 John I. Blair & Co. Receipt book 1837-1847
  4 John I. Blair & Co. Time book 1862-1882
44 1 John I. Blair lists of securities 1892-1897
  2 Account book (Wm. Hankinson estate, John I. Blair,

 Blair’s aunt, John D. Vail)

 
  3 John I. Blair – Invoice ledger 1863-1885
  4 John I. Blair – Cash book 1860-1871
45 1 Blairstown RR receipt stubs and notebook 1878-1879, 1878
  2 Check stubs 1854-1855
  3 Account book 1825-1829,

1863-1866

  4 Blair & Hunt letterbook 1853-1858
  5 Scrapbook: Political statements (news clippings) 1844-1869
  6 Belvidere Bank – Hunt & Howell 1866-1870
  7 Hunt & Howell cash book May 1866-August 1870
46 1 Vail genealogy: Wm. Penn Vail  
  2 Descendents of Thomas Vail, Salem 1640, by Wm.

 Penn Vail – Ch.I-XXXIX

 
  3 Vail genealogy II, by Wm. Penn Vail  
  4 Descendents of Thomas Vail, Salem 1640, by Wm.

 Penn Vail – Ch.XL-XLIX plus index 1-80

 
  5 Descendents of Thomas Vail, Salem 1640, by Wm.

 Penn Vail – Index

 
47 1 Wm. Penn Vail Genealogy – pages 1-200  
  2 Wm. Penn Vail Genealogy – pages 201-400  
  3 Wm. Penn Vail Genealogy – pages 401-525, and

 loose pages

 
  4 Wm. Penn Vail Genealogy – pages 527-676  
  5 Alfred Vail Family sheets (“Vosburg sheets”  
  6 Alfred Vail Family record sheets  
  7 Alfred Vail Family record sheets  
  8 Alfred Vail Family records  
  9 Alfred Vail Family record  
48 1 John I. Blair Cashbook (folder 1) May 1824-September 1862
  2 John I. Blair Cashbook (folder 2) May 1824-September 1862
  3 John I. Blair Cashbook (folder 3) May 1824-September 1862
  4 John I. Blair Cashbook (folder 4) May 1824-September 1862
  5 Gregory-Jones Genealogy  
  6 Gregory & McMurtrie Family Scrapbook  
49 1 John I. Blair travel records – transcribed by Wm. Penn Vail, MD March-May 1943
  2 John D. Vail Letter book January 1882-July 1897
  3 John D. Vail Rent book / Account book 1893-1906,

1908-1918

  4 Account of Wm. M. Smith; Address book  
  5 Township (Road) Committee Accounts 1891

 

 

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