Charles Hazen Blood Papers, 1889-1909

Collection Number: 2263

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Charles Hazen Blood papers, 1889-1909
Collection Number:
2263
Creator:
Charles Hazen Blood, 1866-1938.
Quantity:
3.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, depositions and other legal documents, statements of account, memoranda, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, depositions and other legal documents, statements of account, and memoranda, mainly concerning legal matters Blood handled in public office and in private practice, as well as his family and personal business affairs. Also documented are Blood's activities as a Cornell alumnus, mainly regarding the promotion and financing of Alumni Field and his candidacy for reelection as alumni trustee in 1906, as graduate treasurer of the Cornell Masque, and as an alumnus and supporter of Kappa Alpha fraternity; and his activities as an Ithaca landlord, developer of Cornell Heights and Cayuga Heights, supporter of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music (now Ithaca College), and Presbyterian layman.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lawyer, district attorney, 1895-1903, and county judge and surrogate of Tompkins County, New York, 1904-1907; Cornell University trustee, 1901-1924; director of local corporations and bank official.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, depositions and other legal documents, statements of account, and memoranda, mainly concerning legal matters Blood handled in public office and in private practice, as well as his family and personal business affairs. Included are letters, photographs, and other papers dealing with liquor and gambling law violations; extradition proceedings and other aspects of civil and criminal cases; the settlement of estates, farm mortgage holdings and family properties in Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota and investments in Pitkin County, Colorado, bonds, and litigation over oil property in Titusville, Pennsylvania in which his father had invested; the visit of the Imperial Chinese Commissioners, 1906; his work as director and chairman of the executive committee of the Ithaca, New York, Telephone Company, much of which is concerned with its competition with the Bell System, and with the management of the Caroline Telephone Company and the Trumbull's Corners Telephone Company; his work as attorney for the Ithaca Street Railway, involving in part the choice of a route across the Cornell campus and the promotion of connecting electric lines; his interest in state and local Republican politics and such related matters as appointments and elections to the State Supreme Court and the selection of the site for a new post office building in Ithaca.
Also documented are Blood's activities as a Cornell alumnus, mainly regarding the promotion and financing of Alumni Field and his candidacy for reelection as alumni trustee in 1906, as graduate treasurer of the Cornell Masque, and as an alumnus and supporter of Kappa Alpha fraternity; and his activities as an Ithaca landlord, developer of Cornell Heights and Cayuga Heights, supporter of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music (now Ithaca College), and Presbyterian layman. Includes papers of Charles F. Blood. Correspondents include George W. Bacon, Fred D. Barto, W. D. Barnard, Herman Bergholtz, Romeyn Berry, Charles D. Bostwick, Herman V. Bostwick, Charles D. Coburn, T. F. Crane, Hollis E. Dann, Harry F. Dixie, John Wilbur Dwight, Albert F. Gladding, Samuel Grumbine, Henry Gaines Hawn, Hervey C. Hazen, David N. Heller, Frank H. Hiscock, Bert G. Hubbell, Horace Mack, Burr Mattice, Jared T. Newman, Cuthbert W. Pound, George Priest, George W. Ray, Willard W. Rowlee, Henry W. Sackett, Jacob Gould Schurman, John L. Senior, Edwin C. Stewart, Charles M. Titus, Charles E. Treman, Sr., Robert H. Treman, Henry A. Van Alstyne, Mynderse Van Cleef, Andrew S. White, Ernest I. White, Frederick J. Whiton, Emmons L. Williams, George R. Williams, Roger B. Williams, Clarence F. Wyckoff, and Edward G. Wyckoff.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Blood, Charles Hazen, 1866-1938.
Blood, Charles F.
Bacon, George Washington, 1830-1921.
Barto, Fred D.
Bergholtz, Herman.
Berry, Romeyn, 1881-1957.
Bostwick, Charles Dibble, 1870-1937.
Bostwick, Herman V.
Coburn, Charles D.
Crane, T. F.
Dann, Hollis E.
Dixie, Harry F.
Dwight, John Wilbur.
Gladding, Albert F.
Grumbine, Samuel.
Hawn, Henry Gaines.
Hazen, Hervey Crosby.
Heller, David N.
Hiscock, Frank H.
Hubbell, Bert G.
Mack, Horace.
Mattice, Burr.
Newman, Jared T. (Jared Treman), 1855-1937.
Pound, Cuthbert Winfred, 1864-1935.
Priest, George.
Ray, George W.
Rowlee, Willard W.
Sackett, Henry W.
Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.
Senior, John L.
Stewart, Edwin C.
Titus, Charles M.
Treman, Charles E., Sr.
Treman, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1858-1937.
Van Alstyne, Henry A.
Van Cleef, Mynderse.
White, Andrew S.
White, Ernest I.
Whiton, Frederick J.
Williams, Emmons L.
Williams, George Robert.
Williams, Roger B.
Wyckoff, Clarence F.
Wyckoff, Edward G.
Cornell University.
Ithaca Telephone Company.
Caroline Telephone Company.
Trumbull's Corners Telephone Company.
Ithaca Street Railway.
Ithaca College.

Subjects:
Land use--Kansas.
Land use--Nebraska.
Land use--North Dakota.
Land use--South Dakota.
Practice of law.
Finance.
Investments.
City planning.
Regional planning.
Lawyers.
Judges.
Bankers.

Places:
Cayuga Heights (N.Y.)--City planning.
Cornell Heights (Ithaca, N.Y.)--City planning.
New York (State)--Politics and government.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--City planning.
Pitkin County (Colo.)
Titusville (Pa.)
China--Foreign relations.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Charles Hazen Blood Papers, #2263. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Charles F. Blood Boxes 1-6
Series II. Charles H. Blood Boxes 7-11

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Series I. Charles F. Blood
Correspondence and other manuscript items
Box 1 Folder 1
1842-1849
Box 1 Folder 2
1850-1859
Box 1 Folder 3
1860-1862
Includes letters ( Dec. 1861) from a member of one of the Union army's bands; letters address the condition of the army, gives battle descriptions and speaks about "Balls Bluff"
Box 1 Folder 4
1863-July 1864
Includes letters ( May 1863, May 1864, June 1864, July 6, 1864, July 30, 1864) from John Barnard, a soldier in the Union army; letters address the Battle of Chancellorsville, the experiences of a man who was held prisoner by the Confederates, conditions in the South, General Sherman, and the anticipation of an attack on Atlanta
Box 1 Folder 5
Aug. 1864-1865
Includes letters ( Aug. 1864, Sept. 1864) written by Barnard outside of Atlanta and then in Atlanta; letters address the soldier's hope for Lincoln's reelection, his desire for the war's end, his anticipation of an attack on Atlanta, and then finally a description of the Yankee seizure of Atlanta
Box 1 Folder 6
1866-June 1869
Box 1 Folder 7
July 1869-1870
Box 1 Folder 8
1871
Includes insurance contracts for the various properties that Blood owned and for the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca for which Blood was a trustee
Box 1 Folder 9
1872-Feb. 1873
Includes insurance contracts for the various properties that Blood owned and for the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca
Box 1 Folder 10
Mar. 1873-Dec. 1873
Includes insurance contracts for the various properties that Blood owned and for the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca
Box 1 Folder 11
Jan. 1874-June 1874
Includes insurance contracts for the various properties that Blood owned in Ithaca
Box 1 Folder 12
July 1874-June 1875
Box 1 Folder 13
July 1875-Dec. 1875
Includes insurance contracts for the various properties that Blood owned and for the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca; includes a congratulatory letter concerning Blood's election to the command of the 28th Brigade
Box 1 Folder 14
1876
Box 1 Folder 15
1877
Box 1 Folder 16
1878
Includes letters to and from Dr. White addressing Blood's concerns about the lack of a minister at the Presbyterian Church in Ithaca
Box 2 Folder 1
Jan. 1879-June 1879
Includes a letter to Dr. White concerning the search for a new minister in Ithaca; includes insurance contracts for the First Presbyterian Church
Box 2 Folder 2
July 1879-Dec. 1879
Includes a letter ( Dec. 1879) sent from Berlin by Willard Fiske; letter requests a suit to be sent and it addresses A.D. White's visit to Germany
Box 2 Folder 3
Jan. 1880-June 1880
Includes a letter written by Mr. Hawes from the Department of State in Washington regarding a suit of clothes; includes a letter from Willard Fiske written from Berlin thanking Blood for sending the suit he had requested
Box 2 Folder 4
June 1880-Dec. 1880
Includes Blood's business card as a merchant tailor and a dealer in cloths
Box 2 Folder 5
1881
Includes a letter ( May 1881) written by Charles H., the son of Charles F. ; son addresses what the family has been doing in Ithaca during his father's absence, includes another letter (Sept. 1881) from Charles H. to his father; addresses Jennie McGraw's arrival in Ithaca and the fact that she is staying in Prof. Fiske's father's house; includes a member's card from the Bible and Prayer Union of 1882
Box 2 Folder 6
Jan. 1882- June 1882
Includes a letter ( Feb. 1882) from the Board of Home Missions requesting Blood's help in securing funds from the Presbyterian churches in the Ithaca area
Box 2 Folder 7
July 1882- Dec. 1882
Includes a letter ( Nov. 1882) from Charles H. and Estella (Charles F.'s wife) written to Charles F. during his trip to the West
Box 2 Folder 8
Jan. 1883- June 1883
Box 2 Folder 9
July 1883-June 1884
Box 2 Folder 10
July 1884- Dec. 1884
Includes a card ( Oct. 1884) designating Blood as the delegate from his church to the Synod of New York; includes a letter ( Dec. 1884) from Charles H. to his father; he writes about his experiences in New York City where he is staying to see a doctor
Box 2 Folder 11
Jan. 1885- June 1885
Box 2 Folder 12
July 1885- Dec. 1885
Box 3 Folder 1
Jan. 1886- June 1886
Box 3 Folder 2
July 1886- Dec. 1886
Box 3 Folder 3
Jan. 1887- June 1887
Box 3 Folder 4
July 1887- Dec. 1887
Includes a letter (July 1887) from Mr. Marsh informing Blood of his membership in the Committee of the Society for the Prevention of Crime; includes a letter (Sept. 1887) from Mr. Storms informing Blood of his unanimous election to the Ithaca Savings Bank's Board of Trustees; includes a letter (Dec. 1887) from Charles H. to his father regarding business matters
Box 3 Folder 5
Jan. 1888- June 1888
Box 3 Folder 6
July 1888- Oct. 1888
Box 3 Folder 7
Nov. 1888- Dec. 1888
Box 3 Folder 8
Jan. 1889- Apr. 1889
Box 3 Folder 9
May 1889- Aug. 1889
Box 3 Folder 10
Sept. 1889- Dec. 1889
Box 3 Folder 11
Jan. 1890- Apr. 1890
Box 3 Folder 12
May 1890- Aug. 1890
Includes a letter ( June 1890) from Charles H. to his father; talks about his visit to New York and his experiences at a Cornell/Yale crew race
Box 3 Folder 13
Sept. 1890- Oct. 1890
Box 3 Folder 14
Oct. 1890- Nov. 1890
Box 4 Folder 1
Dec. 1890
Box 4 Folder 2
Jan. 1891- June 1891
Includes a letter ( Jan. 1891) from the Town and Gown Club indicating Blood's membership
Box 4 Folder 3
July 1891-Dec. 1891
Box 4 Folder 4
Jan. 1892- June 1892
Box 4 Folder 5
July 1892- Dec. 1892
Includes a certificate ( Nov. 1892) that contains President Harrison's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Box 4 Folder 6
1893
Box 4 Folder 7
1894-1895
Box 4 Folder 8
1896
Box 4 Folder 9
1897
Box 4 Folder 10
1898-1899
Box 4 Folder 11
Miscellaneous correspondences (not dated)
Box 4 Folder 12
Miscellaneous correspondences (not dated)
Box 4 Folder 13
Miscellaneous papers (not dated)
Printed Items
Box 5 Folder 1
Not dated
Box 5 Folder 2
1853-1866
Includes a program ( Dec. 1866) from the dedication of Cornell Library where Ezra Cornell and A.D. White gave addresses
Box 5 Folder 3
1867
Box 5 Folder 4
1868-1874
Includes a program ( July 1869) from Cornell's First Annual Commencement; includes a program ( June 1871) from Cornell's Class Day exercises
Box 5 Folder 5
1875-1888
Includes a program ( June 1878) from Cornell's Class Day exercises; R.H. Treman is listed as the Vice-President of the class
Box 5 Folder 6
1889-1891
Includes Cornell President Charles Adams' annual report for the year 1890-91
Box 5 Folder 7
1891-1894
Includes the Founder's Day oration of Jan. 1893 which gives a biography of Ezra Cornell
Box 5 Folder 8
1895-1898
Box 5 Folder 9
Not dated
Includes pamphlets from Southern California providing information for prospective investors and migrants
Box 5 Folder 10
Miscellaneous business cards, checks and papers (not dated)
Account books and documents regarding the Presbyterian Church of Ithaca
Box 6 Folder 1
Documents concerning Simeon DeWitt's sale of property to the Trustees of the South Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, 1816-1826
Box 6
Two volumes of account books, 1857-1873
Box 6
One account book volume, 1883-1884
Series II. Charles H. Blood
Correspondence and other manuscript items
Box 7 Folder 1
Aug. 16, 1889- Sept. 25, 1895
Box 7 Folder 2
Jan. 9, 1896- June 30, 1896
Box 7 Folder 3
July 2, 1896- Dec. 28, 1896
Box 7 Folder 4
Jan. 4, 1897- Aug. 14, 1897
Box 7 Folder 5
Jan. 8, 1898- May 14, 1898
Box 7 Folder 6
May 17, 1898- June 30, 1898
Box 7 Folder 7
July 1, 1898- Sept. 15, 1898
Box 7 Folder 8
Sept. 16, 1898- Oct. 28, 1898
Box 7 Folder 9
Nov. 1, 1898- Dec. 5, 1898
Includes several items ( Nov. 1898) from a man who is offering Blood an opportunity to make money in the illegal business of duplicate bills; includes a letter ( Nov. 1898) that announces his election to the Board of Trustees of the Ithaca Savings Bank following the death of his father who formerly held the position
Box 7 Folder 10
Dec. 7, 1898- Dec. 30, 1898
Includes a letter ( Dec. 1898) from George Priest requesting an endorsement letter from Blood to be sent to Governor-elect Theodore Roosevelt
Box 7 Folder 11
Jan. 1, 1899- Mar. 11, 1899
Includes a letter ( Jan. 1899) from George Priest thanking Blood for writing a recommendation letter to New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt
Box 7 Folder 12
Mar. 17, 1899- May 5, 1899
Box 7 Folder 13
May 6, 1899- July 15, 1899
Includes a letter ( May 1899) from Edward Gladding regarding divorce laws and the equality of women
Box 7 Folder 14
July 17, 1899- Dec. 26, 1899
Includes a letter ( Nov. 1899) from Blood to the Editor of the Buffalo Evening News (E.H. Butler) concerning the drowning of Edward Berkeley at Cornell
Box 7 Folder 15
Apr. 16, 1900- Mar. 24, 1902
Box 7 Folder 16
Mar. 25, 1902- Apr. 14, 1902
Box 8 Folder 1
Apr. 16, 1902- Apr. 30, 1902
Includes a letter ( Apr. 21, 1902) from Blood to Mrs. Lang discussing her divorce and the evidence needed to secure a divorce
Box 8 Folder 2
May 1, 1902- May 24, 1902
Box 8 Folder 3
June 3, 1902- July 15, 1902
Box 8 Folder 4
July 14, 1902- July 31, 1902
Box 8 Folder 5
Aug. 1, 1902- Aug. 30, 1902
Box 8 Folder 6
Sept. 1, 1902- Sept. 29, 1902
Box 8 Folder 7
Oct. 1, 1902- Oct. 15, 1902
Includes a letter ( Oct. 1902) from The Alumni Athletic Field Committee regarding the presentation of their athletic field project at the next meeting of the Cornell trustees
Box 8 Folder 8
Oct. 16, 1902- Nov. 13, 1902
Includes letters ( Oct. 1902) from Cornell President J.G. Schurman
Box 8 Folder 9
Nov. 16, 1902- Dec. 9, 1902
Includes letters ( Nov. 1902) from J.G. Schurman; one states that he is going to recommend a location for the new athletic field at Cornell; includes a newspaper clipping regarding Blood's actions in the Churchill murder trial
Box 8 Folder 10
Feb. 3, 1903- Dec. 19, 1905
Includes several sheets about the typhoid epidemic in 1903
Box 8 Folder 11
Jan. 4, 1906- Jan. 29, 1906
Box 8 Folder 12
Feb. 2, 1906- Feb. 22, 1906
Includes a letter ( Feb. 6, 1906) from President Schurman informing Blood of the itinerary planned for the Imperial Chinese Commissioners' visit to Cornell; includes several letters regarding Blood's re-election as a Cornell trustee
Box 8 Folder 13
Feb. 23, 1906- Mar. 15, 1906
Includes letters from various people in different states endorsing Blood's re-election to the Board of Trustees
Box 8 Folder 14
Mar. 16, 1906- Apr. 10, 1906
Includes a pamphlet outlining the nomination of Blood for Cornell Trustee for the election of June 1906
Box 8 Folder 15
Apr. 11, 1906- Apr. 14, 1906
Box 8 Folder 16
Apr. 18, 1906- May 10, 1906
Includes several letters ( May 1906) from President Schurman regarding the landscape of the Cornell campus and the placement of a new road
Box 9 Folder 1
May 12, 1906- May 25, 1906
Includes a pamphlet about the possibility of allowing library books to circulate into homes; includes a statement made by A.D. White about his opinion on circulating books; includes a map ( 1900) of the Cornell University campus
Box 9 Folder 2
May 26, 1906- June 5, 1906
Includes a letter ( May 1906) from President Schurman regarding the use of Fall Creek gorge for water power
Box 9 Folder 3
June 6, 1906- June 20, 1906
Includes various information about the Cornell reunions on June 20, 1906
Box 9 Folder 4
June 21, 1906- July 31, 1906
Includes letters ( June 1906) from President Schurman including one regarding a report written by Blood
Box 9 Folder 5
Aug. 1, 1906- Aug. 29, 1906
Box 9 Folder 6
Sept. 1, 1906- Sept. 20, 1906
Box 9 Folder 7
Sept. 21, 1906- Oct. 15, 1906
Box 9 Folder 8
Oct. 16, 1906- Oct. 31, 1906
Includes several letters from various members of the Sphinx Head Society urging Blood to support the society's request for a plot of land on Cornell's campus. Blood was a member of the Quill and Dagger Society.
Box 9 Folder 9
Nov. 1, 1906- Nov. 29, 1906
Includes several letters from various members of the Sphinx Head Society urging Blood to support the society's request for a plot of land on Cornell's campus
Box 9 Folder 10
Dec. 1, 1906- Dec. 20, 1906
Box 9 Folder 11
Dec. 21, 1906- Dec. 29, 1906
Box 9 Folder 12
Apr. 5, 1907- July 31, 1908
Includes Blood's biography for the 1907 edition of Who's Who in New York City and State
Box 9 Folder 13
Aug. 10, 1908- Dec. 16, 1908
Box 9 Folder 14
Miscellaneous papers (not dated)
Box 9 Folder 15
Miscellaneous papers (not dated)
Box 9 Folder 16
Miscellaneous correspondences (not dated)
Letterbooks of outgoing correspondence
Box 10
Eight volumes from 1897-1909
Various books
Box 11
Law text with lecture synopsis and notes by Blood, 1888-1890
Box 11
Scribble book, 1910
Box 11
Synopsis of lectures given by Blood at Cornell University Law School, 1898
Box 11
Notes on real property (not dated)