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Ford-Brown: The Papers of the Ford-Brown families

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FB

Scope and Contents

This collection contains books, note-books, diaries and papers mainly of three Congregational ministers, David Ford (1763-1836), his son, David Everard Ford (1797-1875) and John Brown (1830-1922) who married Ada Haydon Ford, the daughter of David Everard Ford. It also includes the papers of John Neville Brown (1904-1995) who was the grandson of John and Ada Brown. In addition, John Neville Brown was the first cousin of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) whose papers are held in the Archive Centre.


  • 1787 - 1995


Biographical / Historical

The Ford-Brown families were the maternal ancestors of John Maynard Keynes.


1 collection (3 boxes and 1 shelf) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Ford-Brown papers were presented to King's College Library by Milo Keynes, John Maynard Keynes' nephew, in December 1995.


For biographical details including a family tree, the reader is referred to the following published work which is available in the Archive Centre: J. Neville Brown 'Dissenting Forbears: The Maternal Ancestors of J. M. Keynes', Phillimore: Chichester, 1988.


This catalogue was compiled in June 1996.


Ford-Brown families

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Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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