Montgomery Blair:
A Postal Revolution and a Political Upheaval


  Montgomery Blair Bibliography

“A Railway Post Office.” New York Times. September 4, 1864. ProQuest Historical
Newspapers. Accessed June 26, 2014.
Blair, Montgomery. “Alleged Post Office Espionage.” New York Times. August 7 1864.
Accessed July 15, 2014.
—. Letter to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. October 31, 1861,
—. Letter to Abraham Lincoln. November 3, 1862. The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress. Accessed June 17, 2014.
—. Letter to A.H. Markland, Louisville, KY. October 29, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to Chairman of the Postal Committee, U.S. Senate. December 28, 1861.
National Archives.
—. Letter to Charles E. Smith, Philadelphia, PA. May 16, 1864. National Archives.
—. Letter to Charles E. Smith, Philadelphia, PA. May 27, 1864. National Archives.
—. Letter to C.S. Horners, Boston, MA. August 15, 1861. National Archives
—. Letter to Edward Bates, Attorney General. November 19, 1862.
—. Letter to Colonel E.D. Towsend, Assistant Adjunct General. September 3, 1862. National
Archives.
—. Letter to E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War. August 9. 1862. National Archives.
—. Letter to E.M. Stanton. December 11, 1862.
—. Letter to Harrison G. Blake, House of Representatives. February 4, 1862. National Archives.
—. Letter to Jacob Collamer, United States Senate. January 11, 1862. National Archives.
—. Letter to James W. Wall. August 31, 1861.
—. Letter to John B. Alley, House of Representatives. February 3, 1864. National Archives.
—. Letter to Colonel Joseph P. Taylor, Commissionary General. March 17, 1863.
‘National Archives.
—. Letter to J.L. Riddle, New Orleans, LA. May 17, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to L.G. Alexander, Louisville, KY. August 21, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to the Postmaster of Wheeling, VA. May 29, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to P. Lousey, 121 Nasua St. NY. August 20, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of Treasury. June 5, 1863. National Archives.
—. Letter to Salmon P. Chase. June 5, 1863. National Archives.
—. Letter to Schuyler Colfax, House of Representatives. January 20, 1862. National Archives.
—. Letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives. July 12, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to S.S. Blair, Holidaysburgh, PA. March 7, 1861. National Archives.
—. Letter to Thomas A. Garfield, Assistant Manager, Government Railroad. October 22, 1861.
National Archives.
—. Letter to to William G. Blake, House of Representatives. February 4, 1862. National
Archives.
—. Letter to William H. Seward, Secretary of State. August 8, 1863. National Archives.
—. Letter to Y.W. Smith Jr., Postmaster of Bridgeport, CT. March 17, 1863. National Archives.
—. “The Principles Involved in the Rebellion: Speech of the Honorary Montgomery Blair,
Postmaster General, at the Mass Meeting of the Loyal National League.” Speech, Union Square, New York, April 11, 1863, 7. Transcript.
—.“Report of the Postmaster General, Post Office Department, October 31, 1863.” In Message of the President of the United States and Accompanying Documents, to the Two House of Congress at the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-Eighth Congress. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1864.
—. Speech of the Hon. Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General on the Revolutionary Schemes of the Ultra Abolitionists and in Defense of the Policy of the President.” Speech, Unconditional Union Meeting, Rockville, Montgomery County Maryland, October 3, 1863, 7-8. Transcript.
Boston Daily (Boston, MA). June 18, 1864. InfoTrac: Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers.
Accessed June 25, 2014.
Davis, Madison. “The Public Career of Montgomery Blair, Particularly With References to his
Services as Postmaster General of the United States.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C. 13 (1910): 126-157.
Fowler, Dorothy Ganfield. “Postal Censorship during the Civil War.” In Unmailable: Congress and the Post Office. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1977.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York:
Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Kelly, Mary Agnes. “Montgomery Blair: Postmaster General in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln.” Master’s thesis, Catholic University of America, 1956.
Ledvina, Paul and Margaret McAleer. “Biographical Notes.” In The Blair Family: A Register of its Papers in the Library of Congress. Washington D.C.: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Accessed June 4, 2014.
“Montgomery Blair Dead: The Career of One of Lincoln’s War Cabinet.” New York Times. July
28, 1883. ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Accessed June 25, 2014.
Moroney, Rita L. Montgomery Blair: Postmaster General. Washington D.C.: United States Post
Office Department, 1963.
Niven, John. Gideon Welles; Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1973. Google
Books. Accessed June 19, 2014.
Smith, William E. The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics, Vol. II. New York. Macmillan,
1933.
Starr, Paul. The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications. New
York: Basic Books, 2004.
Wall, James. W. James W. Wall to Montgomery Blair. August 26, 1861.