Austin Blair papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a transcript of biographical notes written by Governor Austin Blair, covering the period 1758-1873, giving information on family background, Michigan politics, the formation of the Republican Party, his years of service in the Michigan House of Senate, his governorship (1861-1865), and his three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Also included is a typescript of several articles written by Nellie Blair Greene for the Jackson Tribune in 1930, including family anecdotes and a historical description of the Blair House in Jackson, Michigan.
- 1898, 1930
- Blair, Austin, 1818-1894 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Austin Blair (1818 – 1894) was governor of Michigan during the Civil War (1861-1865). In February 1849, Blair married Sarah L. Ford, of Seneca County, New York. They had four sons.
He died in Jackson, Michigan and is interred at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery there.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Jack Daable, 1958-07-23. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum
Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Austin Blair Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- January 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.