Ford, Corey, 1902-1969

Ford, Corey, 1902-1969



Corey Ford was born in New York in 1902. He attended Columbia University where he was editor of the college humor magazine "The Columbia Jester." He began his literary career while still an undergraduate, selling stories and articles to "Vanity Fair' and the "Saturday Evening Post." In 1925, Ford published his first book "Three Rousing Cheers," which he followed with "The Gazelle's Ears" in 1926, and "Salt Water Taffy" in 1929. Ford published more than 30 books in his lifetime some under the pseudonym "John Riddell." In 1952, he moved to Hanover, NH and became an honorary member of Dartmouth College, Class of 1921. Primarily connected to the College through its students, he was an advisor to Delata Kappa Epsilon fraternity and to several student publications. In addition, he organized a rugby football club and opened a gym in his home for students interested in boxing.

Primarily considered a humorist, some of Ford's finest work was written in a serious vein. Articles concerning game conservation appeared regularly throughout his life and he produced four novels during his last decade, "A Peculiar Service," "Where The Sea Breaks Its Back," "The Time of Laughter," and "Donovan of OSS" which was published posthumously. Ford died in 1969.

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Corey Ford papers

Identifier: ML-30
Date(s): 1887 to 1977

Corey Ford (1902-1969), humorist and author. Dartmouth College Honorary Member, Class of 1921. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts of book, short stories and articles in the areas of humor, sports, travel and fishing, as well as family papers, photographs, legal papers, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, financial documents, notebooks and scrapbooks