Henry Ford's Jot Book, "Things to Do Today," 1880-1935

Summary

Henry Ford always carried a small notebook to jot down important pieces of information or simply reminders of things to remember. The over 50 small jot books give a sense of a busy man trying to capture information on the fly. The contents vary from questions to ask Thomas Edison to names and addresses to grocery lists.

Henry Ford always carried a small notebook to jot down important pieces of information or simply reminders of things to remember. The over 50 small jot books give a sense of a busy man trying to capture information on the fly. The contents vary from questions to ask Thomas Edison to names and addresses to grocery lists.

Artifact

Notebook

Date Made

1880-1935

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.449

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 4.063 in

Thickness: 0.5 in

Inscriptions

On front cover: "Things to do Today" / HENRY FORD

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