1995 Acquisitions -- 2 of 3

Description

This series contains memorabilia collected by Edwin Ford, an employee of A. H. Davenport Co. from 1899 to 1914. Included are a two letters and a resolution regarding Ford's work for the University Club of Albany, NY in 1918; two clippings, including one of an advertisement for A. H. Davenport Co.; and a scrapbook of cliipped photomechanical prints showing interiors with workinvolving Ford.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clippings (information artifacts)
letters (correspondence)
resolutions (administrative records)
advertisements
photomechanical prints
scrapbooks

Physical Description

Two folders containing two clippings, two letters, one resolution, and one scrapbook; ca. 1 linear foot

Custodial History

It is not known when or from whom the donor acquired the items.

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II

Date of Acquisition

1995-11-09

Reference Code

CC011.003

Acquisition Type

Gift

Record Details

Originator

Ford, Edwin

Material Type

clippings (information artifacts)
letters (correspondence)
resolutions (administrative records)
advertisements
photomechanical prints
scrapbooks

Description Level

Series

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Edwin Ford (1861-?) was a Boston-based artist and business person who spent part of his career associated with A. H. Davenport Co. Boston city directories from 1890 to 1897 show him and partner Frederick Brooks as the operators of a stained glass manufacturing concern, Ford & Brooks, located on Boylston Street. By 1899, the directory shows him first as a salesman at A. H. Davenport Co. and secondly as the operator of Ford & Brooks. This description continued through the 1904 directory. Ford and Brooks ceased operations by 1905. The 1906, 1907 and 1909 directories list him as "decorative artist" at 96 Washington St., the Boston location of A. H. Davenport Co. The four directories dating from 1911 through 1914 list him as either "manager" or "general manager" at this same address. The 1915 directory shows no occupation for Mr. Ford; 1917 and 1922 directories were similarly blank. It may be that his employment with A. H. Davenport Co.terminated upon its ca. 1914 merger with Irving and Casson.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This series is arranged in folders by general type of furniture depicted in the drawings.