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Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989 (bulk 1939-1989)

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Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989, bulk 1939-1989
Series II. Notebooks and datebooks, 1938-1986
Series comprises Ford's notebooks, 1968-1986, which contain diary entries and drafts of his writings, and his datebooks, 1952-1986. Also included are nine of Pavel Tchelitchew's datebooks, 1938-1948.
Series IIA. Notebooks, 1968-1986
Ford used his notebooks as diaries, and also to record ideas and drafts of poems. Most of the notebooks include haiku that were later transcribed or re-worked for works such as Kathmandu experience. In the back of many of the notebooks are extensive vocabulary lists. The notebooks also include bibliographies, addresses, lists of things to do. The notebooks are dated, and frequently have notes written years later that show how he continually mined them for ideas and later literary works. Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
15 1 3 notebooks, 1968-1972
Jan-Mar 1968, New York (?). Oct-Nov, with note "Reread for Multiple Exposure, April 20, 1973."
15 2 3 notebooks, 1973
Nov-Jan 1973: Kathmandu. Jan 1973, Nepalese notebook VI; with note: "gleaned 2nd time April 14, 1973 for Multiple Exposure." Jan-Mar 1973, Kathmandu; with notes (1973-1984) regarding transcribed sections, and rereading for Multiple Exposure.
15 3 6 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1973
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16 1 5 notebooks, 1973
Kathmandu, Ceylon and Singapore, Bali and Bangkok, and Srinigar.
16 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1973
16 3 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1973
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17 1 4 notebooks, 1973
Kathmandu and New York.
17 2 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1973
Subtitled "Mysteries of Kathmandu."
17 3 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1974
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18 1 1 notebook, Kathmandu, Feb - Jun 1974
Includes monthly entries from 1973: transcriptions for autobiography; tentatively titled "Theater of the Meaningless" written over Multiple Exposures (large notebook).
18 2 1 notebook, Kathmandu, Jun - Jul 1974
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19 1 6 notebooks Kathmandu, 1974
Includes Collage Poems.
19 2 2 notebooks, 1974
Sep 1974 (date sealed) includes house furnishings inventory, expenses.
Oct 1974, Paris.
19 4 2 notebooks, 1975-1977
1975-1976, crossed out title: "Flesh tones."
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20 1 2 notebooks, 1977
Feb 1977, Kathmandu.
27 Feb 1977, "Vocabulary book" written on outer envelope.
20 2 3 notebooks, 1977-1978
Dec - Jan 1978, Goa; some entries date back to 1976.
Jan 1978, Goa (Baga Beach), India; includes notes on BLUES 10.
Feb - Mar 1978, Goa.
20 3 3 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1978
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21 1 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1978
Jun - Sep 1978, includes "Counterparts: the mirror before the temple" crossed out title: "Time of the terrorists."
21 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1978
Sep 1978, includes "Counterparts or, the mirror before the temple."
Nov- Dec 1978, re-titled "The Kathmandu Experience" and includes "Notes for an exhibition: the Charles Henri Ford archive."
21 3 2 notebooks, 1978-1979
India. Goa and Kathmandu; includes "In memory of Juan Belmonte."
21 4 3 notebooks, 1979-1980
Kathmandu, Vocabulary notebook, Chania, Greece, and Nepal.
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22 1 4 notebooks, 1980-1981
Jul - Sep 1980, Kathmandu.
Sep 1980, Kathmandu; subtitled The Kathmandu Experience, with newspaper clippings.
Dec 1980 to Jan 1981, New York.
Jan - Mar 1981, Kathmandu.
22 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1981
22 3 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1981
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23 1 4 notebooks, 1981-1983
Kathmandu, New York, Paris, and Chania.
23 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1983-1984
23 3 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1984
Box Folder
24 1 3 notebooks, Kathmandu and Athens, 1984
24 2 4 notebooks, 1984-1985
Kathmandu, Thailand, and Paris.
24 3 3 notebooks, 1985
Chania and Kathmandu
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25 1 4 notebooks, 1986
Kathmandu, Sri Lanka, Paris.
Series IIB. Datebooks, 1938-1986
Ford's datebooks (agendas) date from 1952-1986, with some years incomplete or missing. In general they provide a running account of Ford's social and business activities. He chronicles his appointments, birthdays, shopping lists, visits, travels, and Indra's appointments and debts, but makes few references to his artistic endeavors. Notations at the front and back of the books include expense accounts, medication directions, addresses. A few of the datebooks from 1956-1960 contain newspaper rental listings that he evidently investigated as financial investments. Arranged in chronological order. Also included are Pavel Tchelitchew's datebooks from 1938-1948.
Box Folder
26 1 Connecticut 1952
26 2 Paris and Italy 1953
26 3 Paris and Italy 1954
26 4 Paris 1955 Jan - March
26 5 Paris and ? 1956
Book is for 1953, but re-dated entries for 1956 Paris. Filled with newspaper clippings of rentals.
26 6 Paris 1957 July - Sept
Oct 4 to Nov 15;, additional entries for October (no year), notes and clippings.
26 7 Paris 1958 July - Sept
26 8 Paris 1960
Jan - Jun contains rental listings from newspapers
26 9 Greece (?) 1968
26 10 1969
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27 1 Kathmandu (?) 1972, April 20, 1973
27 2 1973
27 3 New York (?) 1974
27 4 New York 1975
27 5 New York, Crete, Nepal 1976
27 6 1977
27 7 Greece 1979
27 8 New York 1979-1980
Calendar used from Oct 1979 to Jan 1980.
Box Folder
28 1 1980
28 2 1980
28 3 1980
Hardly used gift from sister.
28 4 New York (2 books) 1981-1982
Three books, two for 1981.
28 5 Paris (?) and New York (?) 1983-1986
Paris, 1983; New York, 1984-1986.
Box
29 Pavel Tchelitchew's datebooks, 1938-1948
29 1 1938-1939
29 2 1940
29 3 1941
29 4 1942
29 5 1943
29 6 1944-1945
29 7 1946
29 8 1947
29 9 1948


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