Letter from Arno Cammerer to Edsel Ford regarding Donation to Shenandoah National Park, March 12, 1928

Summary

After becoming friends with philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., Edsel Ford began to partner with him on numerous charitable efforts, including donating money to establish Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When Rockefeller Jr. found another way to completely cover the cost of the park, he suggested Edsel transfer his donation over to Shenandoah National Park, to which Edsel obliged.

After becoming friends with philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., Edsel Ford began to partner with him on numerous charitable efforts, including donating money to establish Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When Rockefeller Jr. found another way to completely cover the cost of the park, he suggested Edsel transfer his donation over to Shenandoah National Park, to which Edsel obliged.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Subject Date

12 March 1928

Creators

United States. National Park Service 

Cammerer, Arno B., 1883-1941 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

Written by Arno Cammerer for the National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.6.73

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Typewriting
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 in

Width: 8 in

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