Finding Aid for the Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers, 1860-1923

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers, 1860-1923

Collection number: 815

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
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© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1860-1923
Collection number: 815
Creator: Blackburn, Francis Adelbert
Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Francis Adelbert Blackburn (1845-1923) taught high school in San Francisco, California and Old and Middle English at the University of Chicago. He retired in 1913 and relocated to Hollywood, California. The collection consists of diaries, travel journals, correspondence, legal papers, sketch books, photographs, family records, and lecture and research notes of Francis A. Blackburn.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francis Adelbert Blackburn Papers (Collection 815). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Blackburn was born in 1845; BA, University of Michigan; Ph.D, University of Leipzig, Germany; taught high school in San Francisco, California; taught Old and Middle English, University of Chicago; moved to Hollywood, California after retiring in 1913; died in 1923.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of diaries, travel journals, correspondence, legal papers, sketch books, photographs, family records, and lecture and research notes of Francis A. Blackburn. Includes journals from trips in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Also includes University of Michigan and University of Chicago memorabilia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Diaries (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Journals of various trips (Box 4).
  3. Legal papers, correspondence, and sketch books (Box 5).
  4. Class notes, lecture notes, and research material (Boxes 7-15).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blackburn, Francis Adelbert--Archives.
English teachers--United States--Archival resources.
Diaries.


Container List

Box 1

Diaries, 1863-1883 [1882-1883 in shorthand].

Box 2

Diaries, 1884-1901 [1884-1891 in shorthand].

Box 3

Diaries, 1902-1919.

Box 4

Journals of various trips made by Francis A. Blackburn.

Scope and Content Note

Including trips to Europe, walking trips in Germany, excursions to Yellow-stone National Park, Michigan, California, Montana, the Northwestern United States and the Canadian Rockies.
Box 5

Legal papers, some correspondence, sketch books, family photographs and records, some correspondence, University of Michigan and University of Chicago memorabilia, expense accounts, and biographical sketch of Francis A. Blackburn.

Boxes 7-15

Class notes and lecture notes (University of Michigan, Chicago, and Leipzig), class records, glossaries and research material in the Anglo-Saxon Language.