New York, NY: Not Published, 1906. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #027382
Patrick Ford (1837 - 1913) was a land reformer, journalist and the founder- publisher of the influential Irish World in New York. "…At the time of Ford's death, his son Patrick was managing editor of the Irish World and his brother Augustine was business manager and publisher. (Maureen Murphy in the DIB) Robert E. Ford carried on editorial duties until his death c. 1925; he was the Administrator of the estate of Patrick Ford. Including: A 15-page handwritten essay, marked in pencil as "Chapter IV. Morality Rests on the Creative Act," which, according to previous items held by us, is composed in the hand of Patrick Ford; roughly written, with crossings-out & corrections, on plain paper, approx. 6" x 9 ½" size. Not dated, circa 1890s. Closed tears along folds, soiling and wear. 1913 typed letter from the Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co. to Robert E. Ford regarding a policy on the life of Patrick Ford. Approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size; with mailing envelope. 1914 typed letter-bill from Philip B. Gaynor CPA to the estate of Patrick Ford for examination of the books of the Irish World. Approx. 7 1/2" 8 1/2" size; with envelope. 1914 A 13-page Brief or Memorandum of Defendant filed in the Supreme Court, Kings County A. Brendan Ford, Plaintiff - against - Robert E. Ford, As Administrator of the Goods, Chattels and Credits which were of Patrick Ford, Deceased, Defendant; filed by Ambrose O'Connell, Attorney for the defendant. The case regards the attempt by A.B. Ford to force his (sole) ownership claim of the Irish World and presents evidence against the verity of his claim. 1915 A handwritten draft announcement, unsigned, for the issuance of stock in the Irish World newspaper. 1925 typed letter from Durand, Bowen & Byrne counselors at law to the Irish World, signed by John Bowen, regarding the estate of Robert E. Ford, deceased. Approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size. Miscellaneous: A group of (5) penciled pages, unsigned, regarding newspaper strategies: subscription sales campaign, advertising service, a gossip or shopper column; 'Reader's Interest' suggesting type sizes and logotype variation; 'Attention Value' ideas; a 'Reader's Confidence' strategy to eliminate suspect advertising from the publication, along with 'Advertiser Confidence.' Approx. 4 ¾" 9" size. A 34 page mimeographed draft with small pencil corrections; not signed. 5 chapters of "The Mind and Manliness of Thomas Davis." Approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size; rolled; page-edges chipped; some splitting along old fold lines. Overall, materials in good condition.