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Title: Blake and Rood families papers,
Creator: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Inclusive dates: 1847-1906,
Bulk dates: 1847-1891 (bulk).
.2 cubic ft.
Correspondence.
Abstract::
Includes letters (1847-1868) from Helen Rood to her brother Ogden Nicholas Rood and his wife Mathilde concerning family and friends in New Haven, Connecticut; religion; female education; Eli Whitney Blake, whom she married in 1860; her impressions of Heidelberg, where her husband studied; and German and English sentiment concerning the American Civil War. Letters (1859-1891) from Eli Blake to Ogden Rood concerning scientific experiments; his work as professor at Cornell University; and his work at Brown University as professor of physics. Other correspondence includes letters to Eli Blake concerning the National Bell Telephone Company, the University of Virginia, and Troy University.

Call number: 3485
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library