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Blanchard Libraries

 Collection
Identifier: SC-006
The private libraries of Jonathan Blanchard and his son Charles Albert Blanchard, the first two presidents of Wheaton College, comprise this collection and includes volumes autographed by these men. This library reflects the interest and activities of their former owners and contains over 300 volumes. The collection contains numerous volumes on Freemasonry, slavery and the temperance movement. The library is an excellent source for the study of nineteenth century American culture and society, especially the role of Christians in that society.

The contents of the Blanchard Libraries may be searched in the library catalog as keyword: SC/6

Dates

  • Created: 1734-1928
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Extent

127.00 items

Arrangement Note

The collection is classified and arranged using the Dewey Decimal System and/or local accession numbers.

Source of Acquisition

The Blanchard Libraries were dontated to Wheaton College in 1962 by Julia Blanchard and John F. Blanchard, Jr
Method of Acquisition Gift

Other Descriptive Information

The private libraries of Jonathan Blanchard and his son Charles Albert Blanchard contains numerous volumes on Freemasonry, slavery and the temperance movement, providing an excellent source for the study of nineteenth century American culture and society.
Title
Blanchard Libraries
Author
Special Collections, Buswell Library Staff
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Buswell Library Repository

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