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Ford family papers,

Title
Ford family papers, 1833-1910.
Author
Ford family.
Supplementary Content
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Additional Authors
  • Barr, Rosalie Ford, 1859-
  • Burnham, Gordon W. (Gordon Webster), 1803-1885.
  • Farrer, Annie McClane.
  • Ford, Eliza Burnham, -1834.
  • Ford, Eliza, -approximately 1886.
  • Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891.
  • Ford, Henry B.
  • Ford, Lester, 1798-1888.
  • Ford, Lucy Burnham.
  • Ford, Malcolm Webster, 1862-1902.
  • Ford, Marcia.
  • Ford, William H.
  • Fowler, Harriet W.
  • Fowler, William Chauncey, 1793-1881.
  • Mayo-Smith, Mabel Ford, 1863-
  • Turle, Kathleen Ford, 1856-
Description
6 linear feet (14 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Maps.
  • Photographs.
  • Prints.
Note
  • Papers of Gordon L. Ford; his wife, Emily Fowler Ford; and three of his children, Worthington C. Ford, Paul L. Ford, and Emily Ford Skeel are described in separate records for each individual.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Ford family
Biography (note)
  • Ford family members in this collection are all related to Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), businessman, lawyer and collector of Americana.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1039
Author
Ford family.
Title
Ford family papers, 1833-1910.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of the papers of various members of Gordon Ford's family. Ford correspondence, 1833-1910, contains family letters and some letters of a general nature. Burnham correspondence, 1834-1864, includes letters of Gordon Burnham and Annie McClane Farrer, who was a Burnham relative. Fowler family correspondence, 1818-1870, consists chiefly of letters to and from William Chauncey Fowler and his wife Harriet W. Fowler. Chauncey papers, 1744-1857, include correspondence, deeds, legal records, and other materials. General and unidentified correspondence, 1833-1906, contains letters whose sender or receiver cannot be determined, and letters of individuals who are apparently unrelated to the Ford family. Personal and family papers include juvenalia, school records and memoranda of activities of Malcolm Ford and his sisters. Notes and memoranda consist of ephemera, either not of a personal nature or only indirectly concerned with the Fords. Unidentified papers are short writings and documents; printed matter includes clippings and other materials. Prints consist of items, such as pictures of notable Americans, views and buildings. Other materials include maps, photographs, diaries, ledgers, letterbooks, and related items.
Biography
Ford family members in this collection are all related to Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), businessman, lawyer and collector of Americana. They include his father, Lester Ford (1798-1888) of Lebanon, Conn.; his mother, Eliza Burnham Ford (d. 1834); his stepmother, Lucy Burnham Ford (cousin of Eliza); and Eliza's brother Gordon Burnham (1803-1885); Gordon Ford's siblings, Marcia, Eliza (d. ca. 1886), William, and Henry B. Ford; and four of his children, Kathleen Ford Turle (b. 1856), Rosalie Ford Barr (b. 1859), Mabel Ford Mayo-Smith (b. 1863), and Malcolm Webster Ford (1862-1902), an amateur athlete in the 1880s. Members of the Fowler family of New England and the Chauncey family of Connecticut were related to the Fords.
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Added Author
Barr, Rosalie Ford, 1859-
Burnham, Gordon W. (Gordon Webster), 1803-1885.
Farrer, Annie McClane.
Ford, Eliza, -approximately 1886.
Ford, Eliza Burnham, -1834.
Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891.
Ford, Henry B.
Ford, Lester, 1798-1888.
Ford, Lucy Burnham.
Ford, Malcolm Webster, 1862-1902.
Ford, Marcia.
Ford, William H.
Fowler, William Chauncey, 1793-1881.
Fowler, Harriet W.
Mayo-Smith, Mabel Ford, 1863-
Turle, Kathleen Ford, 1856-
Research Call Number
MssCol 1039
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