Fordney: Archive of Alice P. Fordney, 1905-1974

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Object ID:  HC0001

3 boxes     37 folders     333 items,  1,015 pages to scan     3 cubic feet

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Shelving Location:  Archives North, Side 27

Scope and Content Note:  This collection contains ephemera related to Alice Potter Fordney, antiques dealer and rugmaker. Items in the collection include business correspondence with Armstrong, F. Schumacher & Co., and the Montclair art museum; personal correspondence with friends and family; hooked rug patterns; and antiques sale flyers from the early 20th century. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, including the obituary of Fordney’s sister Ellen Franklin; reference material for rug making and interior design (informational sheets, books and patterns); several items related to the Yeates School, which Fordney’s brother William Bush Fordney attended; several photographs of unidentified persons; and a statement related to the will of William J. Fordney, her uncle.

Creator: Fordney, Alice Potter, b. 1887.