Robert Arthur Douglass Ford fonds [textual record, graphic material]

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Fonds
    Date:
    [ca. 1886-1998].
    Reference:
    R4150-0-0-E
    Type of material:
    Textual material, Photographs
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    105712
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    Context of this record:
    • Robert Arthur Douglass Ford fonds
      Robert Arthur Douglass Ford fonds
  • Fonds includes:
    8 lower level description(s)
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    Date(s):
    [ca. 1886-1998].
    Place of creation:
    France
    Extent:
    86 cm of textual records.
    250 photographs b&w and col.
    Language of material:
    English
    Added language of material:
    English
    French
    Russian
    Portuguese
    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, reports, manuscripts, speeches, typescripts, memoranda, notebooks, and souvenirs of Robert and Thereza Ford. The papers include drafts of Ford's book, Russia In Our Time, notebooks kept by Thereza Ford, diplomatic and personal correspondence, and papers relating to the Palme Commission. Fonds also contains photographic materials, ca. 1886-1987, depicting various aspects and periods of his life.
    Provenance:
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Ford, R. A. D., 1915-1998: Robert Ford, diplomat, author and poet, was born in Ottawa in 1915. He was the son of journalist, Arthur Ford, of The London Free Press. He was educated at the University of Western Ontario and Cornell University. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1940 and served in Rio de Janeiro, London, Moscow, and Ottawa. Ford was Ambassador to Columbia, 1956-1959; Yugoslavia, 1959-1961; Sudan, 1961-1964; United Arab Republic, 1961-1964; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1964-1980; and Mongolia, 1974-1980. Upon his retirement, he served as a Special Advisor to the Canadian Government on East-West relations, 1980-1983. He was also an accomplished poet and author of Our Man in Moscow and A Moscow Literary Memoir. As well, he published several volumes of poetry, one of which earned a Governor General's award. He was named a Companion in the Order of Canada in 1971. After retiring he settled in France. Robert Ford died on April 12, 1998.
    Finding aid:
    Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 1827 is a descriptive list of file titles. MSS1827 (90 90: Open)
    http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000407.pdf

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    First donation made in 1989 by R.A.D. Ford. Second donation made in 2003 by the estate of R.A.D. Ford.
    Language note:
    Documents are mainly in English, however, some are in French, Russian, and Portugese.
    Associated material note:
    Ford's literary papers (1 m) in the literary manuscript collection of the Library and Archives Canada overlap substantially with this fonds.
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    MAINS25117
    Related control no.:
    1989/0029
    1989/0123
    1990-138 DAP
    2004-00652-8
    90-061
    Former archival reference no.:
    MG31-E73
  • Conditions of access:
    Terms of use:
    Photographs: To be determined. Copyright: Various copyrights.

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