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This catalog accompanied the exhibit of portions of a gift of Ford material recently made to the University. Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902) was the consummate bookman of the late nineteenth century. During his life, he successfully contributed to the world of letters through printing, bibliography, editing, scholarship and fiction. The collection contains almost forty books and pamphlets pertaining to Ford, including inscriptions, photos, and letters, as well as additional material by Noah Webster, Ford's great-grandfather, and other family members.


The exhibit accompanied by this catalog was mounted in to display a portion of a gift which had been recently made to the University by Mrs. William R. Bailey in memory of her husband who was the grandson of one of Mr. Ford's older sisters.