Roswell Howell Ward Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Roswell Howell Ward papers
Call Number: A.W29
Dates: 1900-1955
Physical Description: 4 boxes (12 folders, 22 volumes, 1 magazine)
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Roswell Howell Ward was the grandson of Henry A. Ward, naturalist and founder of Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Rochester NY, and son of Charles H. Ward, pioneer American commercial anatomist.

Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence, writings, diaries and account books of Roswell Howell Ward. Papers pertain primarily to his 1948 biography Henry A. Ward, Museum Builder to America.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester Library by Roswell H. Ward, 1964.Access
The Roswell Howell 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.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Roswell Howell Ward papers, A.W29, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
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.

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: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1900-1932
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1933-01-1933-06
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, 1933-07-1933-12
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, 1934-1945
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1946-01-1946-09
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1946-10-1946-12
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1947-1955
Box 1, Folder 8Writings
Box 1, Folder 9Writings
Box 1, Folder 10Writings
Box 1, Folder 11Writings
Box 1, Folder 12Writings
Box 2Diaries, Calendars and Account Books of Roswell Howell Ward: 17 volumes, 1942-1946
Box 3Drafts of Roswell Howell Ward's biography Henry A. Ward, Museum Builder to America (2 volumes)
Box 4Drafts of Roswell Howell Ward's biography Henry A. Ward, Museum Builder to America (3 volumes)
Flatfile 1Newspaper articles by Roswell H. Ward, "Mammoths and Meteors," 1933


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