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Mary Caroline Ward papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0642

Scope and Contents

The Mary Caroline Ward Papers include 8 letters (dated March 1852 - July 1853) written by Ward to her parents while she was a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. One letter (March, 1852) includes a note written by Ward's sister, Emily Ward (x-Class of 1856) concerning her own illnesses. Ward's letters generally regard life, illnesses and money matters at the Seminary. Also included in the collection are: an Alumnae Association sheet from 1915 and notes from Elizabeth Ward Trowbridge (Class of 1928) regarding Ward's lettrs.

Dates

  • 1852-1986
  • Majority of material found in 1853 - 1853

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Mary Caroline Ward was born ca. 1835. She was a Mount Holyoke Female Seminary non-graduate of the class of 1855. Her sister Emily Ward, also attended Mount Holyoke (x-Class of 1856). After leaving the Seminary, Ward taught in Elizabeth, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also did editorial work.

Extent

1 folders (x1855)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ward, Mary Caroline, b. 1835; Teacher and editor. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1852-1853. Papers contain eight letters written while a student a Mount Holyoke. Primarily describing her daily activities and expenses as well as illnesses throughout campus.
Title
Ward Papers. 1852-1986 (bulk 1853)
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2003
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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