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Personal Papers of Cicely Ford, Honoria Ford and Evelyn Macdonald, 1948 - 2014

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Ford

Scope and Contents

The papers listed here are a small miscellany of personal and biographical materials relating to the two Ford sisters and to Evelyn Macdonald, to whom they were related by marriage: all three studied at Girton College in the late 19th century (Honoria's years at Girton continuing into the early 20th century). They comprise brief biographies of all three; also letters written by Cicely to her great niece Jane Robson in 1954 when the latter went to Girton; and reminiscences of Girton written by Honoria. They have been listed together as GCPP Ford for convenience in order to retain the connections between the three. See the individual entries for GCPP Ford 1-3 below for further detail.


  • 1948 - 2014


Biographical / Historical

Jane Robson (née Macdonald, Girton 1954), who donated these papers, is the granddaughter of Honoria Ford (Girton 1900) and a great niece of both Cicely Ford (Girton 1894) and Evelyn Macdonald (Girton 1888). For more detailed biographies of Cicely, Honoria and Evelyn, see the relevant subsections below.


3 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jane Robson, née Macdonald, October 2014.


Ford Family

Finding aid date

2014-11-05 09:48:56+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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