Transcript of interview: Elisabeth Young, 2011
Scope and Contents
Interview on the work done by diplomatic wives.
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
Elisabeth Shepherdson (née Hick) married Thomas Young in 1971, while working as a secretary at the British Embassy in Ankara [Turkey]. After a year in Ankara, she accompanied Young to the following postings: Madrid [Spain], 1972-76; Head of Chancery, Ankara, 1979-80; Deputy Director of Trade Development, New York [United States], 1981; First Secretary, Washington, 1981-84; Assistant Head, Nuclear Energy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1984-86; Deputy High Commissioner, Accra [Ghana], 1987-90; Director of Trade Promotion, British High Commission, Canberra [Australia], 1990-93; Ambassador to Azerbaijan, 1993-97; High Commissioner to Zambia, 1998-2002.
Language of Materials
Young, Elisabeth Ann, b c 1945, wife of Thomas Nesbitt Young
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