Finding aid for the Joel Blakeslee Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Blakeslee, Joel
Title: Joel Blakeslee Papers
Dates: 1815-1895
Extent: 0.60 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Joel Blakeslee (1787-1863) was a historian, of Colebrook and New Lyme, Ohio. He was connected with the Ashtabula Historical Society in the 1850s and collected information and spoke on topics of local importance. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, and other papers. Includes material relating to the history of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States Independence, slavery, and history of Madison, Lake County, Ohio, with references to Cyrus Cunningham, Abraham and Electra Tappan, Asa Turney, and other early settlers; and correspondence, account book (1820-1827), bail bonds, Jefferson Township tax records, case depositions, and other papers (1826-1860) of Samuel Hendry, clerk of the Ashtabula Court of Common Pleas. Correspondents include Quintus F. Atkins, Joseph Badger, Joshua R. Giddings, Rice Harper, P.R. Spencer, David Tod, and Benjamin F. Wade.
MS Number MS 3173
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English