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Asa Lapham Blanchard papers

Identifier: c-00053

Scope and Contents

The papers of Dr. Asa L. Blanchard, of Northville, Michigan, consist of mostly letters, deeds and receipts for the acquisition and sale of land in Minnesota and Washington (1885-1904). Tax receipts for land in Pierce County, Washington, are complete for the years 1885-1904. Included is an account book for his medical practice (1897-1911). Within this volume is a typed commencement address from 1902. A second account book lists transactions and prices (1847-1856) of an anonymous resident of Wethersfield Springs, Connecticut, who appeared to be a leather worker, midwife and vendor of alcohol.


  • Creation: 1847 - 1931


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.

Biographical Note

Asa Lapham Blanchard was born October 14, 1847 in Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan. He taught at Mackinac Island High School, prior to enrolling at the University of Michigan. In 1878, Blanchard graduated with a medical degree. He began his practice in Midland, Michigan, before becoming superintendent of a sanitarium in St. Clair for a time. Starting in circa 1892-1893, Blanchard moved his professional practice in Northville, Michigan.

Blanchard was married twice, but had no children. On October 26, 1906 Blanchard died in The Highlands, North Carolina. He was interred in the Quaker Cemetery in Farmington, Michigan, near his family.

Source: The Michigan Alumnus, volume 13, October, 1905-July, 1907 Inclusive, page 133.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders, 2 volumes on shelf)

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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.

Asa Lapham Blanchard Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
January 1965
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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