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Manuscript Group 169
HERMAN BLUM COLLECTION
1681-1971
2 cu. ft.


Herman Blum (b. 1885, d. 1973), chairman of the board of Craftex Mills, Inc., of Pennsylvania and a trustee of the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, was a member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1963-1971; Pennsylania member of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission; and an avid collector of historical books and manuscripts. His research into the private lives, personal finances, and foibles of the presidents of the United States resulted in the preparation "Presidential Postscripts" in 1971. This work, a copy of which is located in the coIlection, includes "Presidential Postscripts" from George Washington to James Buchanan, 1 volume; "Presidential Postscripts" from Abraham Lincoln to Richard M. Nixon, 1 volume; and "Presidential Postscripts" from George Washington to Richard M. Nixon, 1 volume.

Notable persons whose letters appear in the correspondence series include:



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