Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Archives related to: Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891
|title||Gordon Lester Ford papers, 1828-1889.||repository||Archives of American Art|
|collection title|| Correspondence, business records and printed material primarily relating to activities of the Brooklyn Art Association. |
REELS N13-N17: Letters from American artists and others; business records; and printed matter relating to the Brooklyn Art Association. Many of the letters are addressed to H.R. Latimer, a curator at the Association, regarding exhibitions, receipt and return of work, etc.
REEL N25: Publications, clippings, correspondence, etc. about planning a World's Fair in New York celebrating the centennial of George Washington's inauguration, 1889.
|extent||3500 items (on 6 microfilm reels) reels N13-N17 & N25 (frames 1171-1368)|
|formats||Correspondence Business Records Clippings Printed Materials|
|access||Patrons must use microfilm copy.|
|finding aid||List of correspondents available at AAA offices, filed New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.|
|acquisition information||Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.|
|title||Gordon Lester Ford papers, 1830-1910, bulk (1850-1869) (MssCol 1040)||repository||New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division|
|collection title||The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, legal and business papers and account books. General correspondence, 1842-1893, which includes in-coming letters and drafts and letterbooks of out-going letters, reflects Ford's activities as a lawyer and businessman, his real estate and railroad investments, his government service, and his autograph collecting. |
Family correspondence, 1830-1910, contains Ford's correspondence with his parents, wife (Emily Ellsworth Ford), brothers and sisters, children, and various members of his mother's family, the Burnhams. Legal papers, 1837-1893, include case records, letterbook, law diaries, and law ledgers.
Business papers, 1839-1891, include insurance papers, accounts, bills and receipts, promissory notes, and indentures. Account books, 1844-1892, consist of ledgers reflecting Ford's legal and business transactions and accounts with various people including family members. There are also papers, 1863-1871, concerning his internal revenue position and the Brooklyn Daily Union, in addition to miscellaneous papers which include membership certificates, invitations, calling cards, and printed ephemera.
Restricted Apply in Special Collections Office for admission to the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
Letters from American artists and others, business records, and printed matter; and publications, clippings, correspondence, etc. about planning a World's Fair in New York celebrating the centennial of George Washington's inauguration were microfilmed in 1956 by the Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.; RLIN ID#DCAW40752X-A.
|extent||11 linear feet (24 boxes).|
|formats||Correspondence Business Records Legal Records Clippings Diaries|
|access||Apply in Special Collections Office for admission to the Manuscripts and Archives Division.|
|finding aid||Collection guide available in repository and on internet: http://catnyp.nypl.org/search?/.b2669566/.b2669566/1,1,1,B/l856~b2669566&FF=&1,0,,1,0|
|acquisition information||Recieved from the family of Gordon L Ford, 1902.|