Guide to the Daniel Ford Papers, 1966-1976

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.

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], [Folder], [Box], 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 1: Correspondence

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

Series 2: Now Comes Theodora, 1965

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

Series 3: Incident at Muc Wa, 1967

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

Series 4: The Country Northward, 1976

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

Series 5: Photographs

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