Manuscript Group 1275, John Franklin Fort (1852 – 1920), Governor of New Jersey, Papers, 1874 – 1928
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
1275. FORT, JOHN FRANKLIN (1852-1920), Governor of
Papers, 1874-1928. 1 ft.
A miscellaneous group of materials illustrating a portion of John
Franklin Fort’s political career including two scrapbooks of
newspaper articles and photographs, 1907-1908, that chart Fort’s
race against Frank S. Katzenbach for the office of Governor, a
souvenir album from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition with
photographs of many of the New Jersey exhibits, a speech written
for the inaugural ceremonies of Governor Woodrow Wilson,
correspondence and invitations from Theodore Roosevelt, John F.
Dryden, and Thomas Edison and several commissions naming Fort to
different judicial positions. The collection includes a
large photograph of Fort with Woodrow Wilson, an autographed
photo of Mahlon Pitney as well as a document issued by the Essex
County Board of Canvassers that certifies Margretta Fort, an
elected member of the General Assembly of Essex County, N.J.
Gift of Osmun Fort, 1987.