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Finding-Aid for the John Rison Fordyce Papers (WTU00047)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: John Rison Fordyce Papers
Creator: Fordyce, John Rison, 1869-1939. Amateur American historian
Call number: WTU00047
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff


Biography

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.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

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

Contents List
      Title
box-folder   -/Fordyce  
Papers (10 items)   
Scope: The Fordyce papers consist of ms. material toward Fordyce’s study of early Western exploration, Trailing DeSoto.