1885-1897.Origination : Ford, Austin E., 1840-1933.
Austin E Ford Papers (FRD), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Correspondence with John W. Mahan dating from the time of Ford's work on the Irish World; correspondence with Thomas O'Gorman, professor of church history at Catholic University in Washington D.C. and later bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Bishop John Ireland of St. Paul, Minnesota, concerning the Americanist controversy in the 1890s; correspondence with Frank Dosert concerning the production in Rome in 1893 of a Mass which he wrote; correspondence with John W. Munson and others concerning Ford's attempts in the 1890s to sell the Freeman's Journal or bring in a partner or business manager; manuscript drafts of articles for the Irish World and the Freeman's Journal; notes, photos and newspaper clippings; with material on James G. Blaine and Irish affairs.
Editor and proprietor of the New York Freeman's Journal and Catholic Register. Austin Ford had been associated with the paper (The Irish World) of his uncle, Patrick Ford, prior to the purchase of the Freeman's Journal by the Ford family in 1888 from James A. McMaster and Maurice Francis Egan.