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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Construction of railway bridges and roads in Chicago lantern slide collection, 1896-1924, bulk 1903-1904.

Collection about construction of railroad bridges, trestles, and stations in the Englewood community, 1903-1904, with one photo of a bridge in 1924. Also excavation, curbing and putting down cedar block roads in various areas of Chicago and Oak Park in 1896 and views of the dirt and cedar block r...

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