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Scrapbook; Cranbrook, 1925 - 1940

 File — Container: Box 7, Folder: 5

Collection Scope

From the Collection:

This collection consists of personal materials including correspondence, clippings, poems, and publications. It holds correspondence and publications during his time at St. Paul's and Cranbrook. There is an extensive run of Sermons and notes, as well as a scrapbook series containing photographs and publications. His work at Ford Motor Company is documented in speeches, writings, and data collected during that time. The collection contains his personal collection of religious texts and a copy of his book about Henry Ford.

SERIES I: Personal (1890-1948) consists of correspondence, news clippings, poems and publications used as reference material by Marquis. Of particular interest is a letter written to Gertrude Marquis from Clara Ford in 1917. Correspondence regarding the controversial sermon, “Wanted: A New Religion” is included. The records of a missing box are listed at the end of the finding aid.

SERIES II: St. Paul’s Cathedral (1892-1911) contains photocopies of correspondence related to Marquis’ relationship with St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1892-1911.

SERIES III: Cranbrook (1926-1940) includes items relating to the establishment of Christ Church Cranbrook and Marquis’ involvement with the Cranbrook Educational Community.

SERIES IV: Sermons And Sermon Notes (1899-1938) comprises the bulk of the collection. Additional writings by Marquis are also included.

SERIES V: Scrapbooks (1898-1940) Some of the scrapbooks have been disassembled, while others remain intact. They primarily contain newspaper clippings and photographs. Most of the photographs have been copied.

SERIES VI: Ford Motor Company Welfare Department (1912-1934) pertains to Marquis’ work with the Ford Motor Welfare Department and includes speeches, writings and data collected during that time.

SERIES VII: Publications (1824-1923) contains Marquis’ personal collection of religious texts, as well as a copy of his book on Henry Ford.

SERIES VIII: Oversized Materials (1892-1948) include diplomas, certificates and photographs relating to Marquis’ religious, social and school affiliations.


  • Other: 1925 - 1940


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 5.3 Linear Feet (10 MS, 1 OS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository