Guide to the George L.​ Blum Papers,​ 1923-​1937

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Summary Information

Title: George L. Blum Papers

Inclusive Dates: 1923-1937

Creator: Blum, George L., 1869-1939

Call Number: Eau Claire Mss AM

Quantity: 0.4. c.f. (1 archives box)

Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr. 

Abstract: Correspondence of Blum, Eau Claire, Wisconsin county judge, attorney, and businessman; including requests for Blum's legal advice or intervention as a judge and his replies, letters on local financial enterprises (including his directorship of the Union Mortgage Loan Company), and letters concerning Blum's involvement in the Boy Scouts.

Language: English

Search Terms/Subject Terms

  • Union Mortgage Loan Company
  • Boy Scouts—Wisconsin—Eau Claire County
  • Judges—Wisconsin—Eau Claire County


Born October 6, 1869, in Eau Claire, George L. Blum attended local public schools and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1893. In that same year, he was admitted to the bar, and in February 1895, he formed a law partnership in Eau Claire with John B. Fleming. The firm of Fleming and Blum existed until January 1,  1908, after which time Blum continued his practice alone. Blum was elected county judge in April 1901, and also served as director of the Union National Bank and of the Union Mortgage Loan Company (until January 1, 1934). One of his correspondents in 1933 was Warren P. Knowles, then judge of Pierce County and later governor of Wisconsin. Blum was married to Margaret D. McGillis of Eau Claire; their children were Genevieve F., Margaret G. and George L., Jr. Judge Blum died May 4, 1939.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, a large part of which includes requests for Blum's advice and intervention as county judge and his replies, particularly concerning family and social welfare problems, guardianships, medical referrals and treatments, wills, probate and estates, and similar legal matters. Blum's business and personal correspondence pertains to his involvement in local financial enterprises, and in the Boy Scouts and scouting.

Administrative/Restriction Information

Acquisition Information 

Transferred from the State Archives, 1974. Accession Number: M74-459

Processing Information 

Processed by Menzi Behrnd, November 17, 1978.

Contents List

Box/Folder 1/1-8Correspondence, 1923-1937