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Index to Alice Blair Andrew Correspondence

Compiled by Charlotte Blair Stewart

Alice Blair Andrews was one of the researchers of the Original Blair Society for Genealogical Research when it was organized on 11 Aug 1925. She continued her correspondence and research long after the original society ceased to exist. Many of these letters are from that late time period and thus the data contained in them was not published in THE BLAIR MAGAZINE.

Alice was the daughter of Robert Donnell Blair and Josephine Wilson and descended from John Blair and Martha __ of Guilford Co., NC. This appeared in "Blair Magazine:, Nov 1927 p. 87.

Mrs. Alice Blair Andrews was born February 1, 1863, at Round Rock, Texas; February 12, 1891 she married Mr. Frank Marion Andrews, at Clinton, Missouri. He died April 21, 1906. They had one son, Joseph Frank Andrews with offices in New York City.

On her maternal side she is a descendant of an unusually long line of distinguished ancestors made up of many statesmen, divines, and men who were prominent in legal affairs. Among the more prominent of these ancestors were King Malcolm and Robert Bruce, of Scotland. The Irvine family, an "Old Scotch Border Clan" dating back to A. D. 1,000 to Cyrmus Eryvimus, founder and chief of Irvine Clan (Bousham branch); is closely related to James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and of General Robert E. Lee, of Virginia; she is a descendant of John Knox, the Founder of Presbyterianism, and of which faith she is a devoted member.

The subject of this sketch has for a number of years been an enthusiastic and tireless worker in many branches of genealogical and historical research, and her manifold activities along these lines have been utilized in her appointment as "Histographer of the Irvine Society of America," and Searcher of the Blair Society. She has been active in Club work, and was the organizer and first Registrar of Roswell Chapter of the D. A. R.; later she served as Regent of this Chapter and acted as its representative at the National Congress. During this same period she organized and served as president of the Patrick Henry Society Children of the American Revolution, at Roswell, New Mexico. She is also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, J. Harvey Matthews Chapter, Memphis, Tennessee.

[Alice died in 16 June 1941 probably in New York City.]

Click on the button below to view an index to the papers. The Extracts are in the member's only section of the website, by agreement with the New York Public Library. Many of these names are found multiple times in the 277 images of letters and papers.

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