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BLACKFORD, LAUNCELOT MINOR, 1894-1964.
Launcelot Minor Blackford papers, 1960

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blackford, Launcelot Minor, 1894-1964.
Title: Launcelot Minor Blackford papers, 1960
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 446
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Unpublished manuscripts and miscellaneous papers of Virginia native Dr. Launcelot Minor Blackford.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1964.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Launcelot Minor Blackford papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by MRD, July 1964.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dr. Launcelot Minor Blackford (1894-May 5, 1964) was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of L. Minor Blackford, a principal of Episcopal School, Alexandria and the grandson of Mary Beckeley Blackford, a Southern abolitionist, whose biography Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory was written by Dr. Blackford and was published by the Harvard University Press. Dr. Blackford attended the University of Virginia and graduated from its Medical School in 1923 and interned at John Hopkins and at Mayo's. He was an editor of and contributor to various medical journals and a member of a number of professional societies. Dr. Blackford served as a first lieutenant in France during World War I and for a time as a major in North Africa and Southern France in World War II. He was a pioneer among those interested in providing homes for elderly people.

Dr. Launcelot Minor Blackford (1894-May 5, 1964) was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of L. Minor Blackford, a principal of Episcopal School, Alexandria and the grandson of Mary Beckeley Blackford, a Southern abolitionist, whose biography Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory was written by Dr. Blackford and was published by the Harvard University Press. Dr. Blackford attended the University of Virginia and graduated from its Medical School in 1923 and interned at John Hopkins and at Mayo's. He was an editor of and contributor to various medical journals and a member of a number of professional societies. Dr. Blackford served as a first lieutenant in France during World War I and for a time as a major in North Africa and Southern France in World War II. He was a pioneer among those interested in providing homes for elderly people.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Launcelot Minor Blackford from circa 1960. The papers include two versions of the unpublished manuscript of In the Saddle with Stuart: The Story of Frank Robertson of Jeb Stuart's Staff , a longer version of 198 pages with contents, foreword and introduction, apparently book-length fair copy and a shorter version of about 68 pages. Also included are two additional versions of the account of the Battle of Chancellorsville, four of Brandy Station, one of the Gettysburg Campaign, and one of the first chapter. Copies of a map of the Chancellorsville area and pictures of Brig. Gen. Beverly H. Robertson, Maj. Gen. W. Dorsey Pender, Maj. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, Maj. Gen. Fitshugh Lee, Lieut. Col. Eugene Blackford, Brig. Gen. Sam McGowan, Maj. Gen. Robert Emmett Rodes, Lieut. Col. Hilary A. Herbert, and one of Stuart's scouts, are also included. Miscellaneous items include 4 obituaries and 1 funeral notice of Dr. L. Minor Blackford.

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Manuscripts
Box Folder Content
1 1 In the Saddle with Stuart: The Story Frank Robertson of Jeb Stuart's Staff
1 2 Ride, Boldly Ride: The Story Frank Robertson of Jeb Stuart's Staff
1 3 "Forward"
1 4 "With Stuart at Chancellorsville" [1]
1 5 "With Stuart at Chancellorsville" [2]
1 6 "Brandy Station" [1]
1 7 "Brandy Station" [2]
1 8 "Brandy Station" [3]
1 9 "Brandy Station" [4]
1 10 "The Gettysburg Campaign"
1 11 Sketches
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1 8 Obituaries and funeral notice
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