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Ford autograph collection

Title
Ford autograph collection, 1589-1898, bulk (1750-1890).
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Description
25 linear feet (55 boxes).
Uniform Title
New York tribune.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Autographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont
Biography (note)
  • The Ford Autograph Collection was compiled between 1840 and 1898 by Gordon Lester Ford and his sons, Worthington Chauncey Ford and Paul Leicester Ford. Gordon L. Ford (1823-1891) was the business manager of the New York Tribune newspaper and had substantial banking and railroad interests. His oldest son, Worthington (1858-1941) was chief of the Bureau of Statistics of the State and Treasury Departments in Washington, D.C., from 1885 to 1898, chief of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress from 1903 to 1909, and editor of the Massachusetts Historical Society from 1909 to 1929. The younger brother Paul (1865-1902) was a journalist, author and historical editor.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1037
Title
Ford autograph collection, 1589-1898, bulk (1750-1890).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection contains autograph letters of American presidents, heads of governmental agencies, congressmen, governors, generals, writers, and artists as well as those of European political, military and literary figures, dating from 1589 to 1898. Collection also includes some correspondence of the Ford family.
Biography
The Ford Autograph Collection was compiled between 1840 and 1898 by Gordon Lester Ford and his sons, Worthington Chauncey Ford and Paul Leicester Ford. Gordon L. Ford (1823-1891) was the business manager of the New York Tribune newspaper and had substantial banking and railroad interests. His oldest son, Worthington (1858-1941) was chief of the Bureau of Statistics of the State and Treasury Departments in Washington, D.C., from 1885 to 1898, chief of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress from 1903 to 1909, and editor of the Massachusetts Historical Society from 1909 to 1929. The younger brother Paul (1865-1902) was a journalist, author and historical editor.
Finding Aids
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Added Author
Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891.
Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941.
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902.
Added Title
New York tribune.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1037
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