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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2194

Samuel Ward letters to various correspondents


Letters written by the American author Samuel Ward to his daughter, Julia Ward Howe, and others.


  • 1812-1863

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Papers were formerly restricted. Opened in 2001.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters written by Samuel Ward to John W. Francis, Mary Elizabeth Cutler Francis, Julia Ward Howe and others. Also includes 19 letters from Julia Ward Howe to Maria Elizabeth Cutler Francis.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Ward was an American author. His daughter, Julia Ward Howe, was the author of the "Battle hymn of the Republic" and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-148 - 53M-149. Gift of Rosalind Richards, Gardiner, Maine; received: 1954 May 24.

Ward, Samuel, 1786-1839. Samuel Ward letters to various correspondents, 1812-1863: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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