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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1869.1

Samuel Ward family papers


Correspondence and compositions of New York City banker Samuel Ward and his family.


  • 1796-1857

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Consists chiefly of correspondence among family members namely correspondence between Samuel Ward and Julia Rush Cutler Ward. Also contains poems by family members, including poems written by Samuel for Julia; prayers, religious journals, notes, and verse by Julia; a journal by Samuel; a few receipts; a will; and miscellaneous manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Julia Rush Cutler Ward (1796-1824), of Boston, an author of occasional poems, married Samuel Ward (1786-1839), a New York City banker and philanthropist, in 1812. They were the parents of seven children including Julia Ward Howe.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions and miscellanea

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*73M-15. Gift of Mr. Robert L. Gale, Department of English University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260; received: 1973 October 2.
Ward, Samuel, 1786-1839. Samuel Ward family papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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