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Edward “Spider” Huff Bibliography

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  • Acc. 64.167.799 Edward S. Huff Records Subseries
    • box 1
      • Sketchbook, 1906-1927 (one bound volume; Object ID 64.167.799.1)
      • Sketch, circa 1933 (one mounted sketch; Object ID 64.167.799.2) 
  • Acc. 64 Ernest G. Liebold Papers
    • box 1 General Correspondence, 1921-1930 (Release signed 10/29/1925 by Edward S. Huff, Receipt for $200 received from Henry Ford 10129/25.. signed by E F. Huff, Receipt for $200 received from Ford Motor Co. 7/10/28 for salary in full. Signed by E. F. Huff.)
  • Acc. 363 Agreements and Contracts Subgroup
    • box 1 Agreement between Henry Ford and Edward S. Huff and Holley Carburetor regarding manufacturing of magnetos, October, 1905
  • Acc. 572 Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series
    • box 9 no.9.22 Patents (includes E. S. Huff suit)
    • box 20 no.11.19 Patents (includes correspondence between Ernest Liebold and Julia Huff)
  • Acc. 940 Frank Ernest Hill Papers
    • box 22 Patents (includes New York Times articles about Magneto lawsuit) 
  • Acc. 1 Fair Lane Papers
    • box 171 Edward Huff versus Henry Ford, memorandum of facts and collected material regarding a magneto patent case, 1903-1923
  • Acc. 62 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 99 Huff, Edward S., 1919
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 248 HU240 D-E 243 (includes Kay, Adams & Ragland re: Huff vs Ford case), 1924
    • box 512 HU240 D-E 243 (includes Huff v. Ford case), 1926
    • box 653 HU550 D-E 53A Edward S. Huff re: Case of Huff vs Ford, 1927
    • box 1620 HUD-HUF (includes death of Ed Huff), 1933-1934
    • box 1788 Edward Huff - Mrs. Julia Huff (Frank Campsall), 1935, Mrs. Julia E. Huff, 1935
    • box 1918 HUD - HUF (includes re: Mrs. Edward S. Huff re: Patent), 1936
    • box 2037 HUD-HUF (includes Julia E. Huff, widow of Edward S. Huff), 1937
    • box 2154 Mrs. Edward S. Huff (Julia Huff), 1938
  • Acc. 6 Edsel B. Ford Office Papers
    • box 91 HU (includes Julia Huff request for EBF to bring information to Henry Ford), 1933
    • box 294 PA-PO (includes Pennie, Davis, Marvin & Edmunds re: Edward F. Huff v. Henry Ford), 1934
  • Acc. 44 William John Cameron Records Subgroup
    • box 16 Photo File; Huff, Ed "Spider"
  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 136 Ford Motor Company-Employees- Huff, Ed


  • Vintage Ford. “Edward Huff, Henry Ford and the Flywheel Magneto” Boggess, Trent. March – April 1996.

Ford Times

  • Making the Magneto, v.2 n.13, p.8-9

Ford News

  • A Meeting At The Grosse Pointe Race Track (Ford-Winton), 17:7:4+:1-3

Oral Histories

Vertical File

  • Huff, Edward S.


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