Letter from George Washington Carver to Clara Ford, March 19, 1940

Summary

George Washington Carver and Henry Ford became friends in the late 1930s, drawn together by a mutual interest in developing new industrial products from the fruits of the soil. Carver's warm letters to Ford, Clara Ford, and Ford's secretary Frank Campsall speak to the genuine depth of the friendship. Carver often gives Ford advice on research avenues to pursue and suggests recipes for natural health.

George Washington Carver and Henry Ford became friends in the late 1930s, drawn together by a mutual interest in developing new industrial products from the fruits of the soil. Carver's warm letters to Ford, Clara Ford, and Ford's secretary Frank Campsall speak to the genuine depth of the friendship. Carver often gives Ford advice on research avenues to pursue and suggests recipes for natural health.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

19 March 1940

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

64.167.1.424

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11.063 in

Width: 8.75 in

Inscriptions

Letterhead: The George Washington Carver Foundation (Incorporated) Founded February 10, 1940 Tuskegee Institute, Alabama

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