Ford, Richard (Thomas Bean Research Collection)

Scope and Content

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

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.


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Access Information

Open for research

Acquisition Information

Thomas Bean

Other Finding Aids

Fonds level description

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Richard Temple.

Separated Material

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

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Custodial History

Transferred by the collection creator.