Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Windsor and Ford Business Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0019
Creators:
Windsor & Ford (Brick Manufacturing Company).
Charles Ford (company).
Ford & Brother
Dates:
1859-1906
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.3 Cubic feet
14 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of invoices and receipts documenting the sale of bricks, purchase of supplies, and expenses for the real estate business; account books, ledgers, and a business diary showing employment records and the shipment of bricks by land and water. Records of Ford and Brother are primarily represented by Charles Ford, and later accounts are with his estate. Also in the included is correspondence concerning financial transactions of several companies and business cards of other local brick manufacturers.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into three series.
Series 1: Windsor & Ford, 1859-1890
Series 2: Charles Ford, 1879-1900
Series 3: Ford & Brother, 1886
Series 4: Estate of Charles Ford, 1868-1906

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Windsor & Ford, a brick manufacturing company in Washington, D. C., was operated by Charles and Samuel Ford and David A. Windsor. It supplied bricks for several federal and district buildings in the city. In addition, the Fords operated a brick manufacturing company and real estate business as Ford and Brother.
Biographical / Historical
Collection documents business actcivities of David A. Windsor and Charles Ford.

Administration
Author
Robert S. Harding
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Ceramics and Glass (now the Division of Culture and Community Life) on April 19, 1983.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased through Raymond J. Staffieri, 1987.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, archivist, 1983; revised Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Preferred Citation
Windsor & Ford Business Records, 1859-1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ledgers (account books) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Real estate -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 1850-1900 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business cards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invoices Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brickmakers -- 1850-1910 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bricks -- Manufacturing -- 1850-1910 -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brickmaking -- 1859-1906 -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Windsor, David A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford, Samuel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu