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Guide to the Daniel Ford Papers, 1963-1976

Collection number: MC 52

Size: 7 boxes (2.33 cu.ft.)

About Daniel Ford

Daniel Ford was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1931 and moved to New Hampshire in 1946, where he graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and, in 1954, from the University of New Hampshire. After a year in England as a Fulbright scholar, he served in the U.S. Army and later worked as a reporter. He returned to New Hampshire to write, working for a time as an editor in the University Publications Office.

In 1965 Doubleday published his first novel Now Comes Theodora, set in a fictional Durham during the nuclear disarmament protests of the 1960s. This was followed by two further novels, Incident at Muc Wa (1967), a story about the Vietnam War, and The High Country Illuminator (1971). Ford then turned to non-fiction and published three books on hiking and skiing – The Country Northward (1976), Twenty-Five Ski Tours in the White Mountains (1977), and Twenty-Five Ski Tours in the Green Mountains (1978), the latter two co-authored with his wife Sally. More recently, he has been a contributing editor to Air and Space/Smithsonian magazine and has written two books on aviation history, Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and the American Volunteer Groupe (1991) and Glen Edwards: The Diary of a Bomber Pilot (1994). Daniel Ford lives in Durham, New Hampshire.

Complete list of Daniel Ford publications in the UNH Library.

About the Daniel Ford Papers

The collection consists of manuscript materials for two novels – Now Comes Theodora (1965) and Incident at Muc Wa (1967) – and The Country Northward (1976), an account of a hike through the White Mountains.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Daniel Ford Papers, 1963-1976, MC 52, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Daniel Ford, 1979, 2001 (Accession numbers: 52, 2001.14)

Collection Contents

Series I: Correspondence

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Business Letters (Publishers), 1963-1964

Series II: Now Comes Theodora, 1965

Box 1, Folder 2 First draft, section ‘Story’
Box 1, Folder 3-7 First draft, section ‘Colin’
Box 1, Folder 8-18 First draft, section ‘Boris’
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1-14 Setting Copy
Box 2, Folder 15-17 Final Galley Proof

Series III: Incident at Muc Wa, 1967

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1-8 First draft, section ‘Story’
Box 3, Folder 9-16 Second draft as accepted for publication (typed manuscript)
Box 3, Folder 17-24 Setting Copy
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1-2 Setting Copy, continued
Box 4, Folder 3-5 Galleys

Series IV: The Country Northward, 1976

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1-3 First draft
Box 5, Folder 4-10 First draft, typed
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1-8 Second draft with holographic revisions
Box 6, Folder 9-14 Setting Copy with revisions
Box 6, Folder 15-17 Publishing Copy

Series V: Photographs

Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1-2 The Country Northward, contact sheets, A-H
Box 7, Folder 3-10 Negative strips, A-H