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Name Children's literature

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Image of RG0903.AM - RG0903 Ford, Frances Mary (Wiggins), 1854-1956

RG0903.AM - RG0903 Ford, Frances Mary (Wiggins), 1854-1956

The collection consists primarily of correspondence of Elizabeth Chmiel seeking confirmation of the authorship of the story, "The Little Engine That Could," by Frances M. Ford. Chmiel, Ford's cousin, pursued this for seven years, 1949-1956. There are several newspaper and magazine articles that document the search for the true author of the story. Also included are two obituaries for Ford, as well as information concerning Chmiel's family.