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Julia Ellsworth Ford papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 638

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and other papers, documenting aspects of the life and work of Julia Ellsworth Ford and her relationships with literary and artistic figures of the early 20th century, including, among others, John Butler Yeats and W. B. Yeats.

Dates

  • 1874-1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Julia Ellsworth Ford Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Julia Ellsworth Ford, 1951.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1902-1949. II. Writings, circa 1874-1951. III. Scrapbooks, 1903-1951. IV. Other Papers, 1881-1950.

Extent

4.17 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.fordje

Overview

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and other papers, documenting aspects of the life and work of Julia Ellsworth Ford and her relationships with literary and artistic figures of the early 20th century, including, among others, John Butler Yeats and William Butler Yeats.

Julia Ellsworth Ford (1859-1950)

Julia Ellsworth Ford was a New York socialite, art collector and patron, and author of children's books. She was married to Simeon Ford, a financier and co-owner of the Grand Union Hotel in New York. Ford presided over a salon that included the Lebanese mystic Kahlil Gibran, Irish poet W. B. Yeats, and American dancer Isadora Duncan. Her published works include: Simeon Solomon: An Appreciation (1908), Imagina (1914), and Snickerty Nick (1919), among others.

Processing Information

Formerly classed as: Za Ford, Uncat Za Ms Ford, Za F754 1, Za F754 +1, Za F754 +G1
Title
Guide to the Julia Ellsworth Ford Papers
Author
by Joanne McCarthy and Jennifer Meehan
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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