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ED 177


Papers of Richard Lionel Ford



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Richard Lionel Ford (1908-1924) was the third son of Lionel Ford Bridges Justice Ford (1865-1932), Head Master successively of Repton and Harrow, and from 1925 Dean of York, and of his wife Mary Catherine (May), daughter of Edward Talbot (1844-1934), Bishop of Winchester and the Hon. Lavinia Lyttelton. Richard came to Eton as a King's Scholar in 1921, establishing himself as a Rackets and Fives player and as a cricketer, but died in 1924, the day before his sixteenth birthday. He was buried at Eton after a service in Lower Chapel and his parents subsequently published a memoir of him. They deliberately sought memories of him for publication, and these are included amongst these papers.


1908 - 1924

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1 item

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Letters to his parents from Eton and elsewhere; letters from his father; reports; letters of congratulations on his scholarship; letters of condolence on his death; drafts of the memoir; photographs


Presented by his younger brother, Edward.


Some sorting was done by his mother and the division of letters reflect her arrangement.

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MEL 648 - ribboned list

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