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Princeton University Library Collection on Ford Madox Ford

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Ford, Ford Madox

Ford Madox Ford was a noted British author, poet, and editor. Born Ford Madox Hueffer in Merton, Surrey, England, in 1873, Ford was educated at the University College School and wrote his first book, a children's fairy tale called The Brown Owl, when he was seventeen. He traveled widely throughout Germany and France and was strongly influenced by writers he met along the way. His first major work of fiction was The Fifth Queen Trilogy, based on the life of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII. In 1908, Ford launched the English Review, a literary journal that attracted such notable contributors as H.G. Wells and Henry James. However, scandal in his personal and professional life forced him to sell the journal after only one year. In 1915, Ford published The Good Soldier, which is recognized both as his best novel and as one of the masterpieces of the twentieth century. He served as a lieutenant during World War I in France and decided to remain in Paris after the war, where he founded another literary journal, the Transatlantic Review, which published works by such talented writers as Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, and James Joyce. He also published a four-part saga called Parade's End, which is often thought to be his most ambitious work. He spent the remainder of his life living in Paris, Provence, and the United States. Ford died in 1939.

The collection consists of select manuscripts and correspondence of Ford Madox Ford. The five manuscripts included are two collections of his poems, entitled New Poems (holograph manuscript, 34 pp.) and Poems in Two Keys (typed manuscript, 26 pp.); a preface to Robinson Crusoe (typed manuscript, 10 pp.); a poem, "Claire de Lune" (holograph manuscript, 3 pp.); and "Epilogue" (ca. 1917, both holograph and typed manuscript, 16 pp.), an unpublished work, and two holograph poems titled "To a Tudor Tune" and "A Night Piece". The rest of the collection consists of approximately 100 letters by and to Ford, along with related correspondence from publishers, authors, and relatives, including Alec Waugh, Eden Phillpotts, Violet Hueffer, and the literary agent James Brand Pinker.

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Unpublished manuscript "Epilogue" of 16 pages is a gift of Omar S. Pound. Bulk of the collection purchased from Edward Naumberg in 1983-1984.

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No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection Inventory

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1 box

Butts, Marie, 1916. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 folder

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Descours, Paul, 1915. 1 box.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 box

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Drake, Elliott, 1930. 1 box.
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1 TLS from Ford to Major Drake

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1 box

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Goldring, Douglas, 1912. 1 folder.
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2 ALsS by Ford

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1 folder

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Guilleaume, Dr, 1914. 1 folder.
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1 receipt by Ford

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1 folder

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Hunt, Violet, 1917. 1 folder.
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2 TLs (copies) by Ford

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1 folder

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Hunt, Violet, undated. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 folder

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Irons, Charles, 1915. 1 folder.
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2 ALsS to Ford

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1 folder

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Jepson, Edgar, 1908. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 folder

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Mann, Otto, 1913. 1 folder.
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1 ALS (in German) to Ford

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1 folder

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Tripp, Marjorie, 1914. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 folder

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Masterman, Mrs. C.F., 1910s. 1 folder.
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1 ACS by Ford (postcard)

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1 folder

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"Clair de Lune", undated. 1 folder.
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1 AMs, poem, 3 pp.

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1 folder

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Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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4 receipts

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1 folder

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1 box

Ford Madox Ford: A Bibliography of Works and Criticism, (Harvey, David Dow Princeton Univ. Press ), 1962. 1 folder.
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(Xerox copy) 6 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Bartlett, Paul, 1938-1939. 1 folder.
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3 TLsS by Ford

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1 folder

Hueffer, Ford Madox, undated. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to"Dear Sir"

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1 folder

Naumburg, Edward, undated. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to"John"

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1 folder

Perrin, Alice, undated. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 folder

Phillpotts, Eden, 1909. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford

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1 folder

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1 box

Ford, Ford Madox, 1926. 1 folder.
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AMsS, 33 pp., 1 ANS

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1 folder

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Ford, Ford Madox, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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TMs, with corrections, 26 pp.

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1 folder

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Ford, Ford Madox, undated. 1 folder.
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TMsS, with corrections, 10 pp.

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1 folder

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Ford, Ford Madox, undated. 1 folder.
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"To a Tudor Tune" and "A Night Piece"

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1 folder

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Pinker, James B., &, 1901-1930. 1 folder.
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about 69 ALsS & TLsS by Ford

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1 folder

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Chaucer, Daniel, 1910. 1 folder.
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1 LS (Ford Madox Ford) to"Dear Sir" (Pinker?)

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1 folder

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Conrad, Joseph, 1923. 1 folder.
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1 TLS by Ford with receipt for 75 lbs.

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Hunt, Violet, undated. 1 folder.
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4 ALsS to S.M. (Ellis?)

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1 folder

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Hunt, Violet, undated. 1 folder.
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2 ALsS to Mr. Ellis

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1 folder

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Hunt, Violet, undated. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to James Pinker

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1 folder

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Editor of "Books" ( N.Y. Herald Tribune), 1927. 1 folder.
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1 TLS by Ford, 4 pp.

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1 folder

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Editor, N.Y. Times, 1927. 1 folder.
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1 TL (copy) by Ford

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1 folder

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Mizener, Arthur, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 TLS to"Howard"

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1 folder

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The Saturday Review, 1919. 1 folder.
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1 TLS to Clifford Bax (unidentified signature)

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1 folder

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The Tribune (London), 1905. 1 folder.
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1 ALS (R. Gibbs?) to Ford

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1 folder

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Waugh, Alec, 1920. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to Ford, 1 TL (copy) by Ford

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1 folder

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Ford, Ford Madox, undated. 1 folder.
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1 ALS to the editor of The World

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1 folder

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1 box

Ford, Ford Madox, circa 1917. 1 folder.
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TMs & AMs, 16 pp. & 2 Xerox copies

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1 folder

Two Poems, undated. 1 folder.
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Two poems ("To a Tudor Tune" and "A Night Piece") attributed to Ford.

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1 folder

Introduction to A Farewell to Arms, 1932. 1 folder.
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TMS, 10 leaves. An introduction written by Ford Madox Ford to the Modern Library edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms.

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1 folder

Print, Suggest