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The Papers of Joseph Ford

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FORD

Scope and Contents

Ford's papers consist of three diaries kept during his postings, and a later memoir of him by his son.


  • 1960 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Ford was a diplomat whose positions included British Consul-General, Hanoi, North Vietnam (1960-1962) and British Consul General at New Orleans, United States (1963-1964).


4 file(s)



Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London and on the Janus website, />.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by Ford's son in 1996 and 2014.


This catalogue was prepared by Natalie Adams, December 2000, and retroconverted by Louise King, November 2005.


Ford, Joseph Francis, 1912-1993, diplomat
2005-08-02 11:26:39.170000+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.