Worthington C. Ford Biography

Worthington Chauncey Ford (February 16, 1858–March 7, 1941) was the chief of the Bureau of Statistics for the U.S. Department of State, 1885–89 and the Department of Treasury, 1893–98. From 1902–08 he served as chief of the manuscripts division at the Library of Congress. He published The Writings of George Washington (4 vols., 1889).


The United States and Spain in 1790. An episode in diplomacy described from hitherto unpublished sources. With an introduction by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Brooklyn: Historical Printing Club, 1890.

Wills of George Washington and his immediate ancestors. edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Historical Printing Club, 1891.

British officers serving in the American revolution, 1774-1783. Comp. by Wortington Chauncey Ford. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Historical Printing Club, 1897.

The writings of George Washington. 14 Vols. New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889-93.

Some Jefferson correspondence, 1775-1787. Boston: Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1902.

Alexander Hamilton's notes in the Federal convention of 1787. Cambridge: J. Wilson and son, 1904.

The campaign of 1844, by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Worcester, Mass.: Davis Press, 1909.

George Washington, Boston: Small, Maynard, 1910.

The treaty of Ghent, and after, by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Madison: The Society, 1915.

Statesman and friend; correspondence of John Adams with Benjamin Waterhouse, 1784-1822, edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1927.

Writings of John Quincy Adams. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968.

Defences of Philadelphia in 1777. New York: Da Capo Press, 1971.