Finding-Aid for the John Rison Fordyce Papers (MSS047)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Papers Undated.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fordyce, John Rison, 1869-1939. Amateur American historian
Title: John Rison Fordyce Papers
Identification: MSS047

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Biographical Note

John R. Fordyce was an engineer, inventor, amateur historian, archaeologist, and candidate for U.S. Congress. An Arkansas native, Fordyce was a member of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's expidition to the Arctic in 1894 and in 1917 was commissioned by Major of Engineers and put in charge of the construction of Camp Pike. Fordyce was also a member of the DeSoto Commission, a position to which he was appointed by Franklin Roosevelt. For more infomation on John Fordyce or the Fordyce family, consult the Special Collections division of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville library.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Fordyce papers consist of ms. material toward Fordyce’s study of early Western exploration, Trailing DeSoto.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff

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Box/folder
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Papers, Undated. (10 items)

The Fordyce papers consist of ms. material toward Fordyce’s study of early Western exploration, Trailing DeSoto.

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