Henry Levi Ward Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: HENRY LEVI WARD PAPERS
Call Number: A.W25
Dates: 1881-1943
Physical Description: 7 boxes, 4 packages
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
Henry Levi Ward was the son of Henry A. Ward and a noted museum director. The boxes contain account books, diaries, manuscripts of speeches, articles, lectures, etc., research notes, clippings, photographs and other memorabilia. Packages contain two framed portraits (Henry M. and Henry A. Ward), group pictures, and citations from Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889.

Access
The HENRY LEVI WARD PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.edu
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Marion Gillan, July 7, 1956.Citation
[Item title, item date], HENRY LEVI WARD PAPERS, A.W25, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Material
Charles H. Ward Papers : Charles was Henry's son who in the 1890's started his own business. The Charles Ward Anatomical Laboratories supplied osteological specimens. Charles was interested in comparative osteology.

Henry A. Ward Papers : Henry founded Ward's Natural Science Establishment in 1862. This collection contains correspondence, catalogs, bulletins, and numerous photographs of the Establishment and its products.

Roswell H. Ward Papers : Roswell was Charles' son and Henry's grandson who donated the Henry A. Ward Papers to the University. He was the biographer of his grandfather.

Ward (Frank Hawley) Family Papers : Hawley, as he was known, was the son of Frank A. Ward (cousin to Henry A. Ward). Hawley was the Vice-President of Ward's Natural Science Establishment under his father , and later was Chairman of the Board during the early Dean L. Gamble years.

Ward's Natural Science Establishment Papers (1876-1988): This collection continues the history of Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Rochester, New York, as started in the Henry Augustus Ward Papers. The collection was donated by William C. Gamble, president of the firm between 1962 and 1980. The Ward's Addition is a continuation of this original Ward's collection.

Ward's Natural Science Establishment Papers, Addition : This collection continues the history of Ward's Natural Science Establishment as started in the Henry Augustus Ward Papers (call number A.W23) and continued in the Ward's Natural Science Establishment Papers (call number D.231). While the first collection of the Establishment (D.231) concentrates on the history of Ward's from the 1950s through the 1980s, covering mostly the financial and business aspects of the company, particularly from the time when William C. Gamble was president of Ward's (1962 through 1980), this newest addition to the collection, while smaller in volume, is much broader in scope. It encompasses the history of Ward's from its earliest beginnings with Henry A. Ward in 1862 through the sale of the company in 1998. It also includes many historical materials on the extended Henry A. Ward Family.

Ward's Natural Science Establishment Catalog Collection . This collection consists of approximately 200 catalogs published by Ward's between 1863 and 1993. The catalogs describe the items that Ward's had available for sale including skeletons, mounted birds and animals, geological specimens, fossils, meteorites, scientific equipment, and models.

University of Rochester Archives, Public Relations File on Ward's. No call number. This file is crucial to understanding the circumstances surrounding the 1928 donation of the Establishment to the University, and the shift in emphasis led by Dean Gamble.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL: http://www.library.rochester.edu/rbscp


Content List
Box 1
Account books: 18 volumes. 1881-1884, 1886-1911, 1914-1943.
Box 2
Diaries (Bird notes): 2 volumes. July, 1903-17, 1905.
1 Chemistry laboratory notebook
1 "Catalog of Library of H.L. Ward"
1 "List of Mammals of Mexico"
8 Research notebooks
2 Exercise books
1 Diary kept by Henry Levi Ward, 1878/79, on Antigua
Box 3
Folder 1Correspondence, 1927-1944
Folder 2Inventories of personal libraries
Manuscripts of speeches, articles, lectures, etc.: 5 folders-45 items
Publications: 2 unbound pamphlets by H.L. Ward
Carbon typescript of a resignation letter by H.L. Ward, May 18, 1920, from the Public Museum of Milwaukee
Folder 3Writings and speeches (1 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches included in this folder are: "Thomas Henry Huxley," May 14, 1910; "Science and Life," n.d.; "Some Significant Tendencies in American Life," January 22, 1929 (2 copies); "Common Omissions and Errors in Museum Administration"
folders

Folder 4Writings and speeches (2 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches included in this folder are: "Paleontology," n.d.; "Bird Architecture," n.d.; "Given Before the Milw.[Milwaukee] Zoological Society," November 15, 1907; "Birds. Physical peculiarities.," December 10, 1928; "The Public Museum," December 8, 1908; "Museum Aids to Nature Study," October 30, 1924; "Collecting Paraphanali," n.d.
folders

Folder 5Writings and speeches (3 of 9)
Selected writings and speechesincluded in this folder are: "Radio WASH, 2 P.M. Oct 29/29," October 29, 1929; "Museum Aids to Nature Study," n.d.; "Science and Life," n.d.; "Safety First," n.d.; "The Museum and the Community," November 16, 1925; "Unveiling of tablet on Mill Stores by D.A.R.," July 12, 1928; "Proposed Museum Course," n.d.; "The Value of a Museum in Civic Life," n.d.
folders

Folder 6Writings and speeches (4 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches included in this folder are: "Meteorites," n.d.; "Thesis," n.d.; "Feathers," n.d.
folders

Folder 7Writings and speeches (5 of 9)
"Something about Birds," n.d.; untitled speech about Steller's Sea Lion, n.d.
folders

Folder 8Writings and speeches (6 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches include in this folder are: "Teeth," n.d.; "Some Features and Functions of a Museum of Natural History," n.d.; "Why?," n.d.; "Meteorites," n.d.;
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Box 3a: Writings and Speeches
Folder 1Writings and speeches (7 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches included in this folder are: "The Museum and The Schools," n.d.; "Public Museum Lecture," arch 12, 1916; "Needs of the Museum," April 1, 1931; "Teaching of their young by animals," n.d.; "About Museums," July 17, 1930; "Coffinberry manuscript," June 20, 1930; "Gentlemen:...," n.d.
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Folder 2Writing and speeches (8 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches included in this folder are: "Notes on Father's characteristics," n.d.; "Proposed Museum Course," n.d.; "To the board of Trustees of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee...," May 18, 1920; "Evolution of Man (list)," n.d.; "Evolution of Man," n.d.; "40 Odd Years of Museum Work," n.d.; "Mayor and Finance Committee...," n.d.; "Zoological Groups in Museums," n.d.; "To the honorable Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Public Museum...," n.d.
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Folder 3Writing and speeches (9 of 9)
Selected writings and speeches included in this folder are: "The Rochester Academy of Sciences has been...," n.d.
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Folder 4Reports from Neville Public Museum, 1939-1940
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Folder 5"Trustee and Executive Officers of Museums," by Henry Levi Ward, 1912
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Folder 6"Descripcion de dos especies nuevas de Roedores de Mexico," Henry Levi Ward, 1891
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Folder 7"A visit to hell in the interests of zoology," by Henry Levi Ward, 1896
file drawers, 5 document boxes, 5 albums

Box 3b: Letter copying book, 1891-1892
Box 4
Memorabilia
1 document case containing research notes, clippings, etc.
1 instrument case containing thermometer, barometer, compass, distance finder, mechanical pencil
1 carved rabbit
3 photographs in cases
2 envelopes of newspaper clippings
Box 5
Memorabilia
1 photograph album
1 envelope pictures (people)
Box 6
Memorabilia (photographs)
Folder 1- Museum Objects; Buildings; Scenery (1 of 2)
Folder 2- Museum Objects; Buildings; Scenery (2 of 2)
Folder 3- Animals and Memorials
Folder 4- Photograph Album
Box 6a:
Memorabilia (medals and awards)
Folder 1- Testamonial from Republica Mexicana, 1887
Folder 2- Certificate, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1906
Folder 3- Resolution from Public Museum of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1920
Folder 4- Medals from the Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1889
Packages
1 framed portrait of Henry M. Ward
1 framed portrait of Henry A. Ward
1 lead cylinder containing two citations from Exposition Universelle, Paris. 1899.
1 package containing four group pictures and one photograph of Henry A. Ward


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