Joseph Buell Ward Family Papers

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Joseph Buell Ward family papers
Creator: Ward family
Call Number: A.W27
Dates: 1736-1933
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Business documents and memorabilia
Collection Overview
Title: Joseph Buell Ward family papers
Creator: Ward family
Call Number: A.W27
Dates: 1736-1933
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Letters to and from the Joseph Buell Ward family members and friends, chiefly personal in nature. Included are papers relating to the 117th Infantry of the New York State Militia from 1821-1825, an act of Incorporation of the Village of Rochester, 1826, a report to the New York State Senate on the progress of the Erie Canal, 1850, and an inventory of the estate of Mrs Balhaah Griswold. 1736. Also in the collection are certificates of appointment, family financial papers, bills, statements, wills, deeds, indentures, diaries, account books, college compositions and orations.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Diaries
Account books
Financial records
Ward, Joseph Buell
Griswold, Balhaah, Mrs.
New York (State). Militia. Infantry Regiment, 177th
Ward family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester Library by Dr. Henry Ward Williams, December 6, 1948.Access
The Joseph Buell Ward family 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.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Joseph Buell Ward family papers, A.W27, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Letters of special interest:

1. Frances Buell to Siba and Mariann Buell, December 26, 1821. A description of early Rochester: "...when going through the street, you have to run to keep the sleighs from running over you--some times you can see fifty sleighs at one time."

2. Frederick F. Backus to William Harvey Ward, February 2, 1828. Description of a stagecoach accident at Camillus in which Levi Ward was injured.

3. Frances Maria Ward to Joseph Buell Ward, November 27, 1842 and April 19, 1843. Description of a trip from Rochester to Albany, and impressions of a visit to the New York State Legislature.

4. Frances Maria Ward to Joseph Buell Ward, August 28, 1844. Comments about New York City on a Sunday afternoon.

5. Frances Maria Ward to Joseph Buell Ward, October 18, 1847. Description of a trip to Madison, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York; while in New York, they went to see Tom Thumb.

6. Joseph Buell Ward to Eliza A. Carter, April 19 24,1852 Comments on and impressions of a Temperance Meeting at Corinthian Hall at which Amelia Bloomer, Mrs. Stanton and Mary Vaughn were the speakers.

7. Frances Maria Ward to Joseph Buell Ward, May 9, 1851. Comments on the protocol of breaking an engagement when the girl is unwilling to release her fiance.

8. Charles B. Parker to Mary Frances Ward, 1878-1819. Descriptions of travels through London, Scotland, Italy, France and Vienna.

9. John Diringer to Frances (Ward) Williams, October 3, 1903. Description of preparations for the World's Fair at St. Louis.

Box 1, Folder 1-15Correspondence, 1817-1851
Box 2, Folder 1-18Correspondence, 1852-1882
Box 3, Folder 1-20Correspondence, 1883-1933
Series II: Business documents and memorabilia
Box 4, Folder 1-28Bills and statements, 1878-1928
Box 5, Folder 1-17Business documents and memorabilia
Certificate of appointment, 1812-1820
William Harvey Ward papers relating to the 177th Infantry, NY State militia, 1821-1825
Joseph B. Ward's college compositions, 1842-1849
Masonic documents, 1851-1880
Estate of Mariann Buell Ward, 1823-1852
Estate of William Harvey Ward, 1838-1852
Joseph B. Ward's expense accounts, 1846-1848
Goods and mortgages, 1852-1885
Henry Ward indentures to Midas Mining Company, 1866-1869
Miscellaneous financial papers, 1866-1880
Miscellaneous
Box 6, Folder 1-21Memorabilia, diaries
Inventory of estate of Mrs. Balhaah Griswold, March 21, 1736
Act of Incorporation of Rochester, 1826
Report to New York State Senate on the Erie Canal, January 28, 1850
Mary Frances Ward's diaries, 1872-1889
Mary Frances Ward's notebooks, 1872-1890
Mary Frances Ward's account books, 1878-1906
William Harvey Ward's address book, 1812-1815
Box 7, Folder 1-27Joseph Buell Ward's diaries and account books
Diaries, 1844-1873
Notebooks, 1845-1849
Account books and bank books, 1840-1880
Empty wallets
Volume 1-3Notebook: Marietta College, Lane Seminary and Auburn Seminary, 1845-1849
Volume 4Diary, 1854-1861


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