Gordon Lester Ford papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fordgord
Creators:
Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891
Dates:
1828-1889
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3,500 Items
(on 6 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, business records and printed material primarily relating to activities of the Brooklyn Art Association.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
REEL N25: Publications, clippings, correspondence, etc. about planning a World's Fair in New York celebrating the centennial of George Washington's inauguration, 1889.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lawyer, collector; New York City. Treasurer of Brooklyn Art Association, 1862-1891, which later became the Brooklyn Academy of Music. At the time of his death, Ford possesed the most valuable private library collection in the U.S., which his sons donated to the New York Public library.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N13-N17 & N25 (frames 1171-1368) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
List of correspondents available at Archives of American Art offices, filed New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Presidents -- United States -- Inaugurations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts organizations -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latimer, H. R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Art Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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