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Finding Aid to the Henry Chapman Ford Papers MS.737
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Description
Henry Chapman Ford was born 1828 August 6 in Livonia, New York and died 1894 February 27 in Santa Barbara, California. During the 1860s, Ford served in the American Civil War, became Chicago’s first landscape painter, and helped found the Chicago Academy of Design. He became most famous for his series of etchings featuring all of the twenty-one mission sites in California. In 1883 he published Etchings of the Franciscan Missions of California and, in 1893, exhibited these etchings at the Chicago World's Fair. The Henry Chapman Ford Papers contain a notebook, loose pages of notes, and pencil sketches- all of which were created circa 1890. The materials relate to California missions and their surrounding areas, landmarks, and flora.
Background
Henry Chapman Ford was born 1828 August 6 in Livonia, New York and died 1894 February 27 in Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara, California. Ford served in the American Civil War, became Chicago’s first landscape painter, and helped found the Chicago Academy of Design. He became most famous for his series of etchings featuring all of the twenty-one mission sites in California. In 1883 he published Etchings of the Franciscan Missions of California and, in 1893, exhibited these etchings at the Chicago World's Fair.
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0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
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