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Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, depositions and other legal documents, statements of account, and memoranda, mainly concerning legal matters Blood handled in public office and in private practice, as well as his family and personal business affairs. Included are letters, photographs, and other papers dealing with liquor and gambling law violations; extradition proceedings and other aspects of civil and criminal cases; the settlement of estates, farm mortgage holdings and family properties in Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota and investments in Pitkin County, Colorado, bonds, and litigation over oil property in Titusville, Pennsylvania in which his father had invested; the visit of the Imperial Chinese Commissioners, 1906; his work as director and chairman of the executive committee of the Ithaca, New York, Telephone Company, much of which is concerned with its competition with the Bell System, and with the management of the Caroline
Telephone Company and the Trumbull's Corners Telephone Company; his work as attorney for the Ithaca Street Railway, involving in part the choice of a route across the Cornell campus and the promotion of connecting electric lines; his interest in state and local Republican politics and such related matters as appointments and elections to the State Supreme Court and the selection of the site for a new post office building in Ithaca.
Also documented are Blood's activities as a Cornell alumnus, mainly regarding the promotion and financing of Alumni Field and his candidacy for reelection as alumni trustee in 1906, as graduate treasurer of the Cornell Masque, and as an alumnus and supporter of Kappa Alpha fraternity; and his activities as an Ithaca landlord, developer of Cornell Heights and Cayuga Heights, supporter of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music (now Ithaca College), and Presbyterian layman. Includes papers of Charles F. Blood. Correspondents include George W. Bacon, Fred D. Barto, W. D. Barnard, Herman Bergholtz, Romeyn Berry, Charles D. Bostwick, Herman V. Bostwick, Charles D. Coburn, T. F. Crane, Hollis E. Dann, Harry F. Dixie, John Wilbur Dwight, Albert F. Gladding, Samuel Grumbine, Henry Gaines Hawn, Hervey C. Hazen, David N. Heller, Frank H. Hiscock, Bert G. Hubbell, Horace Mack, Burr Mattice, Jared T. Newman, Cuthbert W. Pound, George Priest, George W. Ray, Willard W. Rowlee, Henry W.
Sackett, Jacob Gould Schurman, John L. Senior, Edwin C. Stewart, Charles M. Titus, Charles E. Treman, Sr., Robert H. Treman, Henry A. Van Alstyne, Mynderse Van Cleef, Andrew S. White, Ernest I. White, Frederick J. Whiton, Emmons L. Williams, George R. Williams, Roger B. Williams, Clarence F. Wyckoff, and Edward G. Wyckoff.