Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family research papers

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. 1.25 linear feet (1 record carton) of material consisting of research notes, copies of original letters, photographs, and other documents, and copies of secondary articles all gathered and created by Blum for an article on the Eliphalet W. Blatchford family and their LaSalle Street house, furnishings, and art collection.

Biographical Historical Note

Eliphalet Wickes (E.W.) Blatchford was a wealthy Chicago manufacturer of lead pipe and other materials. He married Frances Wickes Blatchford in 1858 and they built a home, called Ulmenheim, at 1111 N. La Salle Street in Chicago. The house burned during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 but the couple rebuilt it on the same site.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987, Blatchford Family Papers - Additions, 1841-1947, and E.W. Blatchford Papers, 1870-1971, Newberry Library.