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Transcript of interview: Elisabeth Young, 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 130

Scope and Contents

Interview on the work done by diplomatic wives.


  • 2011


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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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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.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Young, Elisabeth Ann, b c 1945, wife of Thomas Nesbitt Young

Finding aid date

2011-06-14 15:40:10.600000+00:00

Repository Details

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