37th and N Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20057
22 linear feet, and it is contained in 25 archival boxes.
The Ord Family Papers: Part 2 provide a wealth of documentary material on members of the distinguished Ord family, especially Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883) and Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923). This collection fills in details about the career of American Civil War notable Edward Otho Cresap Ord and includes his letters from California in 1848 touching on the Mexican War and the gold rush; his correspondence to his brother Doctor James Lycurgus Ord between 1848 and 1873; some photographs of him, including one by Mathew Brady; and primary and secondary source research materials about him. The collection contains even more material on lifetime soldier and Spanish-American War veteran Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923), including biographical material on him; some of his diaries, including his Spanish-American War diary; files regarding his land in Arizona; letters back and forth with Mexican leader Geronimo Trevino (1836-1914), mostly about the health of Trevino's son Geronimo Trevino y Ord but also mentioning political aspects of the Mexican Revolution; documents from his military career across the western United States; information on his various inventions and patents; and a large amount of his correspondence dating from the 1870s to his death in 1923. Moreover, documents by and about many other Ord family members; such as Georgetown College graduate James Ord, American Civil War veteran John S. Mason Jr.; and World War I and World War II veteran James Garesche Ord; are found in this group of family papers. Nearly 400 family photographs are retained. Of special note are dozens of World War I photographs found among the papers of James Garesche Ord. These substantial family archives document the activities of the Ords, many of whom made significant contributions to American history. SERIES: 5. E.O.C. Ord II: Patents and Printed Materials SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains documents concerning Edward Otho Cresap Ord's inventions and patents, such as improvements to firearms and gold pans. Also contains printed material found among Ord's files. Documents relating to Ord's patents are placed first in the series and arranged chronologically. Printed material is placed second in the series and is also arranged chronologically.