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|Abstract||B. L. (Benjamin Lewis) Blackford, who was white, worked for a time at an insurance company in Washington, D.C. The collection includes family correspondence of B. L. Blackford, his mother, and his brothers, Charles Minor and Launcelot Minor Blackford, including an 1853 letter from Charles Minor Blackford, a student at the University of Virginia, describing student life and including two diagrams of his room. There are also 4 cartoon drawings about the insurance industry by Blackford.|
|Creator||Blackford, B. L. (Benjamin Lewis)|
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Benjamin Lewis Blackford worked for a time at an insurance company in Washington, D.C. His brothers were Charles Minor Blackford (1833-1903) and Launcelot Minor Blackford (1837-1914).Back to Top
The collection includes family correspondence of B. L. Blackford, his mother, and his brothers, Charles Minor and Launcelot Minor Blackford, including an 1853 letter from Charles Minor Blackford, a student at the University of Virginia, describing student life and including two diagrams of his room. There are also 4 cartoon drawings by B.L. Blackfordabout the insurance industry.Back to Top
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-1804/1||
Acquisitions information: Accession 101827
4 pen and ink cartoons by B.L. Blackford, Washington, January 20, 1871:
No. 1 "Squire Jones, of Jones Co. Georgia, having sold his cotton, sets off for County Court -- on the road he falls in with friendls Stranger (late Colonel, C.S.C.) who at once introduces himself, and the subject of life insurance"
No. 2 "Arrived at the village, he meets various acquaintances, who refer to the same subject -- among others, the General, Manager of the celebrated Nephews & Granddaughters Life Insurance Co. of N.Y."
No. 3 "A general desire to 'treat' him prevails among the Agents (Rev'd Howler excepted, who meanwhile 'works up a case' outside) -- The Colonel, and the Manager seem to be particularly assiduous.
No. 4 "A 'free fight' in the street having opportunely drawn off the others, The 'Manager' perfidiously locks them out and prosecutes his 'case' with so much vigor that the betrayed ones scowling through the window see the Medical Examiner of the N & G Co. make his examination -- (pulse reported as temporarily quickened by excitement) -- The application has been written up the money paid, and the 'Manager' quietly fills in the 'friends statement."
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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