Scope and arrangement
The bulk of the collection is material of four children of Gordon Ford; Kathleen Ford Turle (b. 1856), Rosalie Ford Barr (b. 1859), Mabel Ford Mayo-Smith (b. 1863), and Malcolm Webster Ford (1862-1902), a successful amateur athlete of his day. Along with that of Gordon Ford there are separate collections for his wife Emily Fowler Ford (1826-1893) and the rest of their children, Worthington (1858-1941), Paul (1865-1902), and Emily Ford Skeel (1867-1958). The accession records of these collections contain further biographical information. Also it must be noted that some of the early correspondence of the Gordon L. Ford Papers overlaps with early Ford family correspondence.
Also, Fowler and Chauncey family letters & documents esp. correspondence of Wm. C. Fowler & Harriet Fowler.