Handwritten Note from Henry Ford to Six-Year-Old Edsel Ford, 1900

Summary

The business man and innovator had a softer side as reflected by this note written to his son Edsel in May, 1900. Edsel and mother Clara were away on a trip to Louisville, Kentucky to visit her brother Milton. Notice that Henry printed this letter in capital letters to ensure his six-and-one-half-year-old son could read it easily.

The business man and innovator had a softer side as reflected by this note written to his son Edsel in May, 1900. Edsel and mother Clara were away on a trip to Louisville, Kentucky to visit her brother Milton. Notice that Henry printed this letter in capital letters to ensure his six-and-one-half-year-old son could read it easily.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

21 May 1900

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.451

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 8.375 in

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