Fordney: William Jenkins Fordney Papers, 1874-1889

Call Number: MG-743

1 box     1 folder     .1 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 15

Description: This collection contains a fold-out map detailing the travels of William Fordney. On the back of the map, Fordney has recorded the stops from three trip to the western United States in 1874, 1877, and 1889, as well as stops from his year-long trip around the world from 1881-1882. Along with city and country names, Fordney also includes distance traveled between stops and the mode of transportation. On the map itself, Fordney’s 1881 trip is outlined.

Creator: Fordney, William J. (William Jenkins), 1844-1926 (LHo-LOC no2007042066)

Biographical Information: William Jenkins Fordney was born in 1844, and was the brother-in-law of Ida Mary Cox Fordney. William was a Lancaster, Pennsylvania native who took multiple trips to the western United States, and traveled around the world from 1881-1882.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Louise Ghormley Lamb, Anne Ghormley Kramer and Nancy Ghormley Hunkeler, in memory of Commander Robert Lee and Nancy Ghormley, February 2015.

Related Materials:

Archives, LancasterHistory.org, Fordney Family Diaries 1904-1927, MG-539

ArchivesandSpecial Collections, Martin Library of the Sciences, Franklin and MarshallCollege, Sarah McIlvaine MuenchFamily Papers- MS44

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, William J. Fordney lantern slides and negatives, circa 1900-1910s

Subject Headings:

Fordney, William J. (William Jenkins), 1844-1926 (LHo-LOC no2007042066)

World travel.

World map.

Mercator projection (Cartography)

Administrative History: Collection processed and finding aid by RA, April 2015.

 

Folder 1 Fold-out map detailing the travels of William Fordney. On the back of the map, Fordney has recorded the stops from three trips to the western United States in 1874, 1877, and 1889, as well as stops from his year-long trip around the world from 1881-1882. Along with city and country names, Fordney also includes distance traveled between stops and the mode of transportation. On the map itself, Fordney’s 1881 trip is outlined. The World on Mercator’s Projection, by J. Bartholomew, F.R.G.S, published by George Phillip & Son, London & Liverpool. No Date.