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Bettie A. Ford friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 30, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16578

Content Description

This collection contains a "The Forget Me Not Album" belonging to Bettie A. Ford, of Lynchburg, Virginia. The album contains a mix of hand-written sentiments, poems, and remembrances written to Ford. The entries are mostly signed by initial or first name and many are dated. A few of the entries have annotations with additional information about the creator. In addition to these entries, there appear to be journal type jottings, possibly written by Ford. Also included are printed poems, newspaper clippings, pressed flowers and at least one illustration that has been pasted in and hand colored. Some pages appear to have been torn out.


  • Creation: c.1857-1898

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Handle gentley as front cover is not attached and back cover is loose.


.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Peter Luke by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on July 20, 2021.

Condition Description


Guide to the Bettie A. Ford friendship album
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
29 September 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States