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John T Ford of "FORD'S THEATER" Document Signed

JOHN THOMPSON FORD (1829-1894). The American theater manager notable for operating Ford's Theatre and the Manager of "Ford's Theater" where President Abraham Lincoln was Assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth on the evening of April 14, 1865.

July 26, 1883-Dated, invoice Autograph Endorsement Signed, "J. T. Ford," at Baltimore, MD, 1 page, 7" x 8.25", Fine. The invoice has been printed on pictorial stationery of Coolahan & Evans, Furnishing Undertakers, for $87.00 for, "Funeral Expenses of Miss Mary McGinn". At the lower left is an Autograph Note Signed: "Wm. E. Starn - Corpus Christie". The Undertaker's Document reads, in full: "To Mr. Jno. T. Ford, City Hall, This bill is for the funeral of one of the victims at Tivoli. ($50)" Beneath this, Ford has penned: "The City will pay $50 on account of this bill." Part of Ford's handwriting is somewhat dampstained and along the left portion of the "J" of the signature. Wonderful vignette at upper left of the Funeral House. Rare.



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John T. Ford served as a Baltimore City Council member and was acting Mayor of the city for two years.
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