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MS Am 1869

Ward, Julia Rush Cutler, 1796-1824. Julia Rush Cutler Ward family correspondence, 1802-1824: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1869
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ward, Julia Rush Cutler, 1796-1824.
Title: Julia Rush Cutler Ward family correspondence,
Date(s): 1802-1824.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American poet, Julia Rush Cutler Ward, to her family and friends. Also includes other family correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

68M-174. Gift of Rosalind Richards; received: date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Julia Rush Cutler Ward Family Correspondence, 1802-1824 (MS Am 1869). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Rush Cutler, of Boston, an author of occasional poems, married Samuel Ward III (1786-1839), a New York City banker and philanthropist, in 1812. They had seven children, including lobbyist Samuel Cutler "Sam" Ward and poet Julia Ward Howe. Julia's mother was Sarah Mitchell Herne Cutler (Mrs. Benjamin Clarke Cutler) ; her sisters were Eliza Cutler Francis (Mrs. John W. Francis) and Louisa Charlotte Cutler McAllister (Mrs. Matthew Hall McAllister); her brother-in-law was Richard Ward; Thomas Mitchell was a cousin; and Miss Anne Clay was a friend.


Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Primarily autograph manuscript letters from Julia Rush Cutler Ward to family and friends, as well as some additional Cutler family manuscript correspondence.

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