Letter from John D. Rockefeller Jr. to Edsel Ford regarding Property at Seal Harbor, Maine, December 21, 1922

Summary

In 1922, Edsel Ford purchased property in Seal Harbor, Maine and began building his family's summer home. Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., a fellow resident of the area, wrote congratulating Edsel on his selection -- the property offered the Fords splendid scenic views of the Maine coast. The letter initiated a friendship between the two that led to partnerships on various charitable causes.

In 1922, Edsel Ford purchased property in Seal Harbor, Maine and began building his family's summer home. Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., a fellow resident of the area, wrote congratulating Edsel on his selection -- the property offered the Fords splendid scenic views of the Maine coast. The letter initiated a friendship between the two that led to partnerships on various charitable causes.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Subject Date

21 December 1922

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.6.87

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: 10.500 in

Width: 8.000 in

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