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Ford Madox Ford Letters: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection of correspondence consists chiefly of letters from English author Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) to his literary agent, James B. Pinker (1863-1922). The letters discuss Ford's writings, especially his novels, and include his frequent requests for advances. Although the bulk of the letters in the collection are addressed to Pinker (303 letters), there is also six pieces of correspondence with Macmillan Publishing Company vice president Harold Strong Latham, as well as a few other individuals.
Background
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) was an English author and editor. Born Ford Hermann Hueffer on December 17, 1873, he changed his name to Ford Madox Ford in 1919. Ford's most well known works include the novels The Good Soldier (1915), the Parade's End series (1924-28), and The Fifth Queen trilogy (1906-1908). In the early 1900s, he collaborated with author Joseph Conrad on three novels: The Inheritors (1901), Romance (1903), and The Nature of Crime (published in 1924). In addition to his work as a novelist, Ford was also a poet and critic, and he founded The English Review in 1908 and The Transatlantic Review in 1924. Ford died in France on June 26, 1939.
Extent
316 pieces in 4 boxes + 1 piece of ephemera
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.