Blake and Rood Families Papers,1847-1906

Collection Number: 3485

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Blake and Rood families papers, 1847-1906, 1847-1891 (bulk).
Collection Number:
3485
Quantity:
.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes letters (1847-1868) from Helen Rood to her brother Ogden Nicholas Rood and his wife Mathilde concerning family and friends in New Haven, Connecticut; religion; female education; Eli Whitney Blake, whom she married in 1860; her impressions of Heidelberg, where her husband studied; and German and English sentiment concerning the American Civil War. Letters (1859-1891) from Eli Blake to Ogden Rood concerning scientific experiments; his work as professor at Cornell University; and his work at Brown University as professor of physics. Other correspondence includes letters to Eli Blake concerning the National Bell Telephone Company, the University of Virginia, and Troy University.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Eli Whitney Blake was the first professor of physics at Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes letters (1847-1868) from Helen Rood to her brother Ogden Nicholas Rood and his wife Mathilde concerning family and friends in New Haven, Connecticut; religion; female education; Eli Whitney Blake, whom she married in 1860; her impressions of Heidelberg, where her husband studied; and German and English sentiment concerning the American Civil War. Letters (1859-1891) from Eli Blake to Ogden Rood concerning scientific experiments; his work as professor at Cornell University; and his work at Brown University as professor of physics. Other correspondence includes letters to Eli Blake concerning the National Bell Telephone Company, the University of Virginia, and Troy University.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Blake family.
Blake, Eli Whitney, 1836-1895.
Blake, Helen Rood, 1832-1869.
Rood, Ogden Nicholas, 1831-1902.
Rudd family.

Subjects:
Physics--1859-1891.
Physicists.
College teachers.

Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion--English--German.
Heidelberg (Germany)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Blake and Rood families papers, #3485. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Eli Whitney Blake
1859-1870
Box 1 Folder 2
Eli Whitney Blake
1871-1875
Box 1 Folder 3
Eli Whitney Blake
1876-1891
Box 1 Folder 4
Helen Rood Blake
1847-1855
Box 1 Folder 5
Helen Rood Blake
1856-1858
Box 1 Folder 6
Helen Rood Blake
1859-1861
Box 1 Folder 7
Helen Rood Blake
1862-1868
Box 1 Folder 8
Margaret Rood
1850-1857
Box 1 Folder 9
Ogden Nicholas Rood
1853-1863
Box 1 Folder 10
Others (Francis Blake, Blankman, Franek Bright, George J. Brush, Barclay Hazard, E. Hungerford, MacWhorter, M.G. Ogden, Roland S. Rood)
1853-1906
Box 1 Folder 11
Others re: New England Telephone and National Bell Telephone Company (Thomas E. Bailey, George L. Bradley, William R. Driver, C.E. Hubbard, George A. Miner, H.C. Wainright & Co.)
1878-1881