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Ford, Richard (Thomas Bean Research Collection)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1133
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Ford, Richard (Thomas Bean Research Collection)
Date(s): c1991-c2007
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Bean | Thomas James | 1943- | local politician, scholar
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas James Bean wrote a number of articles on the art connoisseur and writer, Richard Ford (1796-1858). Bean also amassed significant collections of Ford's letters and books, which were alluded to in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry on Ford of 2004. Among the papers on Ford given by Bean were those to the Richard Ford bi-centenary conference and the 1991 George Borrow Conference. Thomas Bean was also a farmer and in 2006 was a Liberal Democrat representative on Worcestershire County Council.


Scope and content/abstract:

Draft conference papers and publications on the art connoisseur and author, Richard Ford (1796-1858).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open for research

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Fonds level description

Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred by the collection creator.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Thomas Bean

Allied Materials

Related material:

Archives of Richard Ford are held at the Bodleian Library, the British Library, Glasgow City Archives, Hispanic Society of New York.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:

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