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MS Am 1465

Ward, Samuel Gray. Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1465
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ward, Samuel Gray.
Title: Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers,
Date(s): 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (7 boxes (2.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Samual Baker Ward and his wife Anna Hazard Barker Ward, friends of Ralph Waldo Emerson and associates of the Transcendentalists.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-2088 and *45M-343. Gift of Mrs. William C. Endicott and Mrs. Charles Bruen Perkins; received: 1942, 1944, and 6 March 1946.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward Papers (MS Am 1465). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ward (1817-1907), a banker in Boston and New York, was a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an associate of the Transcendentalists. Anna Hazard Barker Ward was his wife.


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to the Wards from relatives, friends, and business associates; also some letters by them, a few poems by Samuel Ward, and a diary, 1845-1852, and commonplace book of Anna Ward. The chief correspondent represented is Ralph Waldo Emerson. Others include Joshua Bates, John Murray Forbes, Margaret Fuller, Otto and Jenny Lind Goldschmidt, Augustine Heard, Henry James (the father), Fanny Kemble, Charles Eliot Norton, Elizabeth Peabody, Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Charles Sedgwick, Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight Sedgwick, Celia Laighton Thaxter, and Sarah Butler Wister.

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