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Paul Leicester Ford Letter

A description of his letter at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902
Title: Paul Leicester Ford Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1880
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: A letter written by the American author and historian.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902) was an American author and historian known for his biographies of American founding fathers and for editing the works of Thomas Jefferson. He was killed in 1902 by his brother, Malcolm Webster Ford, in a murder-suicide related to a family dispute over money.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Paul Leicester Ford Letter is a handwritten letter dated 12 Aug 1880. The letter is addressed to "My dear Rosy," likely Ford's sister Rosalie Ford Barr, and discusses an upcoming vacation he was taking with his mother and other relatives.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Ford family.
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902.


Historians -- United States -- Correspondence.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Paul Leicester Ford Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 7 Apr 2010
Revision history:

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