Foster Blodgett papers

Foster Blodgett papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Blodgett, Foster, 1826-1877
Title: Foster Blodgett papers
Dates: Bulk, 1870-1871
Dates: 1861, 1870-1871
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms669

Biographical/Historical Note

Foster Blodgett (1826-1877), politician, was born in Augusta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers relating to Foster Blodgett from 1861, 1870-1871 and contains correspondence pertaining to the disputed election of Blodgett to the U.S. Senate in 1870 and charges of perjury when taking the test oath. Correspondents include Henry S. Fitch, Henry R. Jackson, O.A. Lochrane, H.K. McKay, and William K. Stewart. It also includes one photograph of Blodgett in military uniform in 1861.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Contested elections--Georgia.
Fitch, Henry S.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898
Lochrane, O. A., (Osborne Augustus), 1829-1887
McKay, H. K.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Stewart, William K., fl. 1870-1871
United States. Congress. Senate.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Foster Blodgett papers, ms669, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters and photograph, Bulk, 1870-1871, 1861, 1870-1871