Joseph Ward papers, 1745-1888, bulk 1775-1812.

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Archie Motley, 1961, rev. 2007

 

 

Please address questions to:

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Copyright 2007, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038

 

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Title: Joseph Ward papers, 1745-1888, bulk 1775-1812.

Main entry: Ward, Joseph, 1737-1812.

Inclusive dates: 1745-1888, bulk 1775-1812.

Size:

ca. 560 items (3 boxes) & 10 oversize folders.

2 microfilm reels : neg. ; 35mm. (Camera negative of manuscript collection).

2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (Reader-use copy of manuscript collection).

1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Reader-use copy of Fenno manuscripts).

 

Terms of access: The collection is open for research use.

Provenance statement: Gift of Mrs. William T Priestley and Mrs. Morgan S. A. Reichner, 1960-1961 (accession#: M1960.0270).

Terms governing use: To publish quotes from this collection, please obtain permission from Chicago History Museum. Also, copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: Joseph Ward papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

 

This descriptive inventory contains the following sections:

Historical/biographical note:

Summary description of the collection

Description of microfilm of Fenno papers in the collection,

Description of microfilm of the manuscripts in the Joseph Ward papers,

Description of some material related to the collection,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

List of authors of manuscripts in the collection (as originals or as typescripts),

List of regular-size folders and items (Call#: MSS Alpha1 Ward & name of folder),

List of oversize folders (Call#: MSS OVersize Ward, Joseph & name of folder),

List of disposition of other printed materials received with the collection.

 

Historical/biographical note:

Joseph Ward was born on July 2, 1737, in Newton, Mass. He was a schoolmaster and teacher in 1764, probably having been in the profession for several years. He taught in Newton, Newcastle, Needham, Arundel, Wells, Chelsea, Marblehead, and Boston in Massachusetts; and in Salem and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He apparently taught in the New Hampshire towns from 1768 until 1772, when he opened his own school in Boston. He was still teaching in Boston in 1775, but no longer in his own school.

 

Ward was one of the "Minutemen," participating in the Battle of Lexington and Concord. On April 20, 1775, he was appointed secretary and aide-de-camp to the commander-in-chief by General Heath, who had assumed charge of the militiamen besieging Boston until the arrival of General Artemas Ward. General Ward confirmed the appointment upon his arrival that same afternoon. Joseph Ward continued as General Ward's secretary and aide until the general's retirement on March 20, 1777.

 

Joseph Ward next served as Commissary-General of Musters with the rank of Colonel. On November 26, 1778, he was taken prisoner by the British and held captive for several months until his exchange was effected. In February 1789, the Office of Commissary of Muster was consolidated with that of the Inspector-General of discipline, and Ward retired from the Army. He was offered the position of Commissary of Prisoners, but declined it, preferring to go into business in Boston, where he did business after 1781 as a real estate dealer and stockbroker.

 

Ward retired from business in 1792 and resided for some years in Newton, Mass., representing the town in the General Court in 1796. He returned to Boston in 1805 and remained there until his death. In 1807 he was appointed Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Suffolk County. Most of Ward's later years were concerned with attempts at securing reimbursement from the U.S. and from the State of Massachusetts for money he had loaned them during the Revolution. He acted as spokesman for those seeking such remuneration, authoring many newspaper articles on the subject (Ward had been writing for publication since the early 1770s). He constantly censured Congress for failing to pass the necessary measures for the repayment of these obligated debts to the citizenry.

 

Joseph Ward was married to Prudence Bird of Dorchester, Mass., on November 30, 1784. Eight children were born to them. He died in Boston on February 14, 1812, at the age of 74.

 

This information was drawn from Estelle Frances Ward's "Life of Colonel Joseph Ward" and from Charles Martyn's William Ward Genealogy (library call number: W .W26).

 

Summary description of the collection:

Letters to and from Colonel Joseph Ward and a few other persons, some available only as typed transcripts, and newspapers, newspaper pages, and clippings, many containing articles and poems written by Ward. Approximately 390 original manuscript items and typed transcripts of 160 additional letters are included. Collection also includes a typescript biography of Ward, by Estelle Frances Ward (199 p.; written circa 1930s). Topics include complaints about insufficient funding by the U.S. government during the Revolutionary War and Ward's efforts to secure reimbursement afterward for money lent to the government; Ward's work as Commissary-General of Musters; and efforts to secure the release of prisoners held by the British, including Ward, who was released in Feb. 1780; comments on religion, criticizing the lax behavior of some Americans; on the Penobscot Expedition of 1779; on the sieges of Boston and Savannah, Ga.; on the activities of the Comte D'Estaing and of American privateers; later, on the acceptance of the U.S. Constitution; Federal Party politics; the French crisis; and other public issues of the post-Revolutionary period.

 

Correspondents include John Adams; John Fenno, who discussed business affairs of his newspaper the Gazette of the United States; Elbridge Gerry; Alexander Hamilton; Nathaniel Prime; Artemas Ward, whom Joseph Ward served as secretary and aide; and George Washington. Also present are some Ward family letters by Ward's wife Prudence and others, and some Fenno family letters.

 

Extensive items regarding Fenno (65 letters and 4 manuscripts) furnish insight into his struggles in publishing the Gazette of the United States and into his business, personal and family life. His economic difficulties and the financial assistance afforded him by Joseph Ward are mentioned.

 

Letters in the collection by prominent men of the period (although there are only a few by each) reveal their personal regard and respect for Joseph Ward, and Ward's close relationships with them.

 

Papers from the Revolutionary era chiefly relate to the affairs of the Muster Department (of which Joseph Ward was the Commissary-General of Musters), particularly its lack of Congressional appropriations; the conduct of the war, particularly American support and lack of same for the cause; and prisoner exchanges with the British. The battle material is limited, but there are comments on the Penobscot Expedition of 1779; the sieges of Boston and Savannah, Georgia; the activities of Count D'Estaing and of American privateers.

 

Letters contain comments on the outlook of the times, on Ward's dissatisfaction with the lethargy of many of his countrymen, particularly in the Southern States, and his pride in the service of his fellow New Englanders. Many letters comment on the hardships of performing one's duty in light of his department's neglect by Congress. Deficiencies in supplying the troops with clothing and basic military implements are discussed often.

 

After Ward's imprisonment by the British, many letters refer to his efforts to secure his own release and that of others from British captivity. The barbarity of the British is frequently cited. In addition to praise for legal and courageous Sons of the Revolution, there is also expressed contumely for the indecisiveness, intemperance, flagrant profanity, and absence of patriotism of many on the American side.

 

The post-Revolution letters contain references to the political and international struggles of the day, but are chiefly concerned with Ward's efforts to receive remuneration from the governments of Massachusetts and the United States for moneys lent for the conduct of the Revolution. Ward is particularly critical of Congressional inactivity in the matter. The letters of the period include commentary on the unification of the country, the ratification of the Constitution, and prevalent attitudes towards the militant French. Letters also furnish historical data on the city of Philadelphia during the post-Revolutionary period.

 

A good many personal and business letters of Ward during the period are also present along with correspondence and other papers of various members of the Ward family. Personal letters of Ward to his wife and friends often reveal his strongly religious nature

 

Description of microfilm of Fenno papers in the collection

In July 1974, a negative microfilm copy (410 exposures) was made of the John Fenno, John Ward Fenno, and Mary Curtiss Fenno items in folders 3-6 of the Joseph Ward papers. Its storage designation is Microfilm Negative: Fenno, John

 

Description of microfilm of manuscripts in the Joseph Ward papers at Chicago History Museum (Microfilm Edition)

This microfilm edition is composed of 2 microfilm reels (1618 exposures); 35 mm.; and does not include printed materials filed in Oversize Collections: Ward, Joseph.

 

This microfilm edition was made in December 1975 and contains:

1. Inventory and related notes, including complete list of Joseph Ward manuscripts at Chicago Historical Society (known as Chicago History Museum since 2006).

 

2. Manuscripts in the Joseph Ward papers (original items and items present as typescript copies only) microfilmed in alphabetical order according to the names of the authors. A typescript copy usually precedes each original manuscript letter. In some cases the original letters are not contained in this collection, and only typescript copies are available. They were included in the microfilm.

 

3. "Life of Colonel Joseph Ward," by Estelle Frances Ward. Typescript, 199 pages. This document includes many typed excerpts from newspapers in the collection.

 

Description of some material related to the collection:

Related materials at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include a few pamphlets cataloged separately and five broadsides transferred to Prints & Photographs: Broadsides. [This material is listed elsewhere in this descriptive inventory.]

 

Related materials at Massachusetts Historical Society include the Ward family papers.

 

List of headings in the online catalog:

The following headings for this collection were placed in the online catalog.

Ward, Joseph, 1747-1812--Archives

Ward, Prudence Bird, 1765-1844--Correspondence.

Fenno, John, 1751-1798--Archives.

Adams, John, 1735-1826--Correspondence.

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814--Correspondence.

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.

Prime, Nathaniel, 1768-1840--Correspondence.

Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800--Correspondence.

Washington, George, 1732-1799--Correspondence.

Federal Party (U.S.)

United States. Continental Army.

Gazette of the United States and daily evening advertiser.

Gazette of the United-States (New York, N.Y.)

Banks and banking--United States--18th century.

Conduct of life--18th century.

Families--Massachusetts--18th century.

Families--Massachusetts--19th century.

Newspaper publishing--United States--18th century.

Politicians--United States--18th century.

Politicians--United States--19th century.

Soldiers--United States--18th century.

Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions--18th century.

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Claims.

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Finance.

United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons.

United States--Politics and government--1783-1809.

 

Form/genre:

Account books.

Biography.

Correspondence.

Newspaper clippings.

Newspapers.

Poetry.

 

Added entries:

Adams, John, 1735-1826.

Fenno, John, 1751-1798.

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.

Prime, Nathaniel, 1768-1840.

Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800.

Ward, Estelle Frances, d. 1941. Life of Colonel Joseph Ward.

Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Gazette of the United States and daily evening advertiser.

Gazette of the United-States (New York, N.Y.)

United States--Massachusetts.

United States--New York--New York.

 

List of authors of manuscripts in the collection (as originals or as typescripts):

The number in parentheses indicate the number of items written and/or signed by each person. In a few instances, this figure includes manuscripts other than letters. This figure may include typescript copies, for which no originals are present among these papers.

Adams, John, 1735-1826 (8)

Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803 (1)

Amberson, William (2)

Avery, John (2)

Bemis, Joseph (1)

Biseo, John (1)

Bowen, Penu (2)

Bradford, James (3)

Bradford, William, 1755-1795 (4)

Chapman, Henry Lee (1)

Chapman, Samuel (1)

Chauncy, Charles, 1705-1787 (1)

Clark, James Freeman (1)

Clark, Joseph (3)

Cogswell, James, 1746-1792 (1)

Curtis, Sally (8)

Draper, David, 1770-1845 (1)

Draper, James, 1747-? (2)

Durant, Cornelius (2)

Duyckwick, E. (1)

Eckley, Joseph, 1750-1811 (2)

Febiger, Christian, 1746-1796 (1)

Fenno, John, 1751-1798 (69)

Fenno, John Ward (3)

Fenno, Mary (Curtis) (7)

Flint, Royal (1)

Forrest, Thomas, ?-1825 (2)

Fuller, Abraham (2)

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (1)

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814 (4)

Green, Francis (1)

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 (2)

Harbach, John (1)

Harrison, Robert Hanson, 1745-1790 (2)

Harvard?, David (1)

Hawks, Francis (1)

Holbrook, Abiah

Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816 (1)

Houston, William Churchill, 1745-1788 (4)

Howell, Joseph (1)

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796 (1)

Hurd, John (1)

Johnes, Timothy (2)

Keith, Israel (1)

Kingsbury, Sanford (1)

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806 (2)

Langdon, Samuel, 1723-1797 (1)

Lansing, Jacob John (1)

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792 (2)

Lovell, James, 1737-1814 (1)

Lush, Richard (2)

Mahom, W. (1)

Marston, John (2)

Massey, William (4)

Noarth, George (1)

Partridge, George, 1740-1828 (3)

Prime, Nathaniel, 1768-1840 (58)

Rowe, John (1)

Rutgers, Elizabeth (1)

Rutgers, Henry, 1745-1830 (7)

Scull, P. (1)

Sewall, Henry, 1752-1846 (2)

Smallwood, William, 1732-1792 (1)

Spencer, Joseph, 1714-1789 (1)

Spillard, Morris (1)

Stagg, F. (1)

Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814 (2)

Ticknor, Elizabeth, ?-1818 (2)

Ticknor, George, 1791-1871 (3)

Trescott, Lemuel (3)

Varick, Richard, 1753-1831 (4)

Wade, Nehemiah (2)

Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800 (30)

Ward, Artemas, 1762-1847 (1)

Ward, Joseph, 1706-1784 (2)

Ward, Joseph (1737-1812) (many)

Ward family (11)

Washington, George, 1732-1799 (10)

Yates, William (1)

 

List of regular-size folders and items:

Call#: MSS Alpha1 Ward & name of folder

The regular-size folders contain original and typescript copies of manuscript items arranged in alphabetical order by author.

 

Abbreviations used in this list:

AD = Autograph (handwritten by the author) Document, Original [not signed by the author]

ADS = Autograph (handwritten by the author) Document Signed by the author, Original

DS = Document [not in handwriting of the author], Signed by the author, Original

ALS = Autograph (handwritten by the author) Letter Signed by the author, Original

AMsS = Autograph (handwritten by the author) Manuscript Signed by the author, Original

C = clippings

ca. = circa

Col. = Colonel

Maj. = Major

p. = page or pages

* = complete editions

 

folder 1 Collection information folder

 

folder 2 Adams, John (born 1735, died 1826) President, U.S.

to Joseph Ward, November 14, 1775 typescript only, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 16, 1776 typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Col. Ward, April 6, 1797 typescript only, 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 15, 1809 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, June 6, 1809 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Ward, Aug. 31, 1809 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Ward, Dec. 15, 1809 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Ward, Jan. 4, 1811 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 3 Adams, Samuel (born 1722, died 1803) statesman

to Samuel Howes, July 7, 1777 typescript only, 1 p.

 

folder 4 Amberson, William

Manuscript copy of Amberson of his appointment as Deputy Muster Master General, Feb. 4, 1779. ADS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 10, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 5 Avery, John

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 28, 1779 typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 27, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 6 Bemis, Capt. Jonas

A list of Capt. Jonas Bemis's company, 1801 AD 2 p.

 

folder 7 Biseo, John

to the inhabitants of the town of Spencer, March 3, 1800 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 8 Bowen, Penu

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, June 14, 1775 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 16,1788 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 9 Bradford, James

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 1, 1779 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 15, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 26, 1781 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 10 Bradford, William (born 1755, died 1795), Attorney General, U.S.

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 4, 1779 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 19, 1779 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, July 14, 1779 ALS 4 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 9, 1780 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 11 Chapman, Henry Lee

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 1, 1807 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 12 Chapman, Samuel

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 22, 1806 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 13 Chauncy, Charles, Pastor 1st Church, Boston

to Col. Joseph Ward, Aug. 24, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 14 Clark, Joseph

to Col. Joseph Ward, Dec. 24, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 10, 1780 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, 1784 or 1785 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 15 Clark, James Freeman

to Miss Ward, March 19, 1888 typescript of letter only, 1 p.

 

folder 16 Cogswell, James (born 1746, died 1792) Revolutionary War army surgeon

to Major Ward, March 5, 1776 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 17 Curtis, Sally

to Mrs. Ward, 8 typescript copies of letters, undated

 

folder 18 Draper, David (born 1770, died-1845)

to James Draper, indenture, typescript copy only, undated, 4 p.

 

folder 19 Draper, James (born 1747)

Inventory of articles and property of Elisha Harrington sold at public auction on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 1817 AD 16 p.

Appointment of Draper as Master of a Branch of the Band of Music of the Militia of Mass. May 2, 1808 ALS 1 p. and ADS 1 p.

 

folder 20 Durant, Cornelius

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 30, 1804 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 6, 1810 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 21 Duyckwick, E.

to Col. Joseph Ward, June 26, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 22 Eckley, Joseph (born 1750) clergyman

to Col. Joseph Ward, Dec. 4, 1792 ALS 1 p.

to col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 3, 1809 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 23 Febiger, Christian (born 1746, died 1796) Revolutionary War soldier

to George Washington, Nov. 29, 1778 typescript of letter only, 1 p.

 

folder 24 Fenno, John (born 1751, died 1798) printer and journalist

penmanship specimens by Fenno (his handwriting) while a student of Joseph Ward at The South Writing School in Boston (2 pieces), 1765 & 1768

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 12, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 15, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 7, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 23, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 11, 1789, ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 5, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 6, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 23, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, July 5, 1789 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, July 8, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, July 26, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 5, 1789 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 27, 1789 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 25 Fenno, John (born 1751, died 1798) printer and journalist, continued

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 8, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 9, 1789 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 10, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 14, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 20, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 21, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 28, 1789 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 5, 1789 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 20, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 3, 11790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 8, 1790 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 10, 1790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 17, 1790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 31, 1790 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Mar. 7, 1790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 11, 1790 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 16, 1790 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 23, 1790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 27, 1790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 3, 1790 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 22, 1790 ALS, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 17, 1790 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 27, 1790 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 26 Fenno, John (born 1751, died 1798) printer and journalist, continued

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 16, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 6, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 26, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 24, 1793 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 9, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 12, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 8, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 24, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 14, 1793 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 13, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 23, 1794 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 26, 1974 ALS 3 p. [torn]

to Joseph Ward, July 21, 1794 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 14, 1794 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 15, 1794 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 27 Fenno, John (born 1751, died 1798) printer and journalist, continued

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 5, 1795 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 25, 1795 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 25, 1975 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 24, 1796 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 5, 1796 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, July 9, 1796 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 17, 1797 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 17, 1797 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, July 22, 1979 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 22, 1798 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, July 28, 1798 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 30, 1798 ALS 3 p.

Address by Fenno, Jan. 1, 1799, "The Art of Printing..." ADS 4 p.

List of "Subscribers" to Fenno's proposed newspaper, Jan. 2, 1789 AD 1 p. [may be in folder 24]

See also Harry Sewall to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 12, 1789, re. Fenno's proposed newspaper [typescript of letter only, filed under "Sewall"]

 

folder 28 Fenno, John Ward, son of John Fenno

to Col. Joseph Ward, Aug. 5, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 10, 1800 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, March, 1800 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 29 Fenno, Mary Curtis, wife of John Fenno

to Mrs. Ward?, Aug. 6, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 8, 1790 ALS 3 p., with her husband [filed under "Fenno, John"]

to Mrs. Ward, March 26, 1790 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 2, 1790 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 14, 1790 ALS 4 p.

to Mrs. Ward, May 31, 1791 ALS 3 p.

to Mrs. Ward, May 4, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Ward, undated ALS 2 p. [may be only part of letter]

 

folder 30 Flint, Royal

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 15, 1789 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 31 Forrest, Thomas (died 1825)

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 29, 1787 ALS 2p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 7, 1788 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 32 Fuller, Major Abraham

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 2, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 10, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 33 Gates, Horatio (born 1728, died 1806)

to Jos. Ward Sept. 6, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 34 Gerry, Elbridge (born 1744, died 1814)

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 2, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Dec. 29, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 8, 1780 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward?, April 14, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 35 Green, Francis

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 26, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 36 Hamilton, Alexander (born 1757, died 1804) Secretary of the Treasury, U.S.

to Joseph Ward, May 26, 1791 ALS, 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 6, 1793 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 37 Harbach, John, business associate of Fenno

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 8, 1788 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 38 Harrison, Robert Hanson (born 1745, died 1790) jurist

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 13, 1780 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 26, 1789 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 39 Harvard(?), David

receipt of Jos. Ward, March 31, 1778 ADS 1 p.

 

folder 40 Hawks, Francis

to Joseph Ward, July 25, 1810 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 41 Holbrook, Abiah

to Joseph Ward, Sept 25, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 42 Holten, Samuel (born 1738, died 1816) statesman

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 7, 1783 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 43 Houston, William Churchill (born 1745, died 1788) member of Congress

to Col. Joseph Ward, March 31, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 10, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 23, 1780 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, July 17, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 44 Howell, Joseph, Jr., Asst. Comptroller Treasury

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 4, 1785 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 45 Huntington, Samuel (born 1731, died 1796) President of Congress

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 14, 1780 DS 1 p. Holograph copy

 

folder 46 Hurd, John

to Joseph Ward, July 27, 1775, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

 

folder 47 Johnes, Timothy, clergyman

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 16, 1784 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 30, 1786 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 48 Keith, Israel

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 7, 1792 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 49 Kingsbury, Sanford

to Joseph Ward, March 2, 1778 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 50 Knox, Henry (born 1750, died 1806) soldier, Secretary of War, U.S.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Aug. 14, 1778, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, July 18, 1780, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

 

folder 51 Langdon, Samuel (born 1723, died 1797) college president - missing 2008 [may be filed under Langdon instead of Ward]

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 8, 1774 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 52 Lansing, Jacob John

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 16, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 53 Lee, Arthur (born 1740, died 1792)

to Ward, July 20, no year, ALS 1 p.

 

folder 54 Lovell, James (born 1737, died 1814) member of Congress

to Joseph Ward?, Feb. 1, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 55 Lush, Richard

to Col. Joseph Ward, June 20, 1779, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 1, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 56 Mahom, W., Sec'y to Governor Clinton

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 17, 1779 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 57 Marston, John, business associate of Joseph Ward

to Joseph Ward, April 20, 1793 ALS 3 p.

April 19, 1810 ADS 2 p. regarding sale of Ward's Mass. Emission

 

folder 58 Massey, William

to Joseph Ward, April 9, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, September 15, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 13, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 20, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 59 Noarth, George

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 9, 1777 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 60 Partridge, George (born 1740, died 1828) member of Congress

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 19, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 31, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 3, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 61 Prime, Nathaniel (born 1768, died 1840)

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 1, 1789 ALS 1 p. Holograph copy

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 15, 1792 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 18, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward? Jan. 25, 1792ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 29, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 1, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward? Feb. 6, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 8, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 12, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 25, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 19, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 22, 1792 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Feb. 26, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 1, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 4, 1792 ALS2 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 11, 1792 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 18, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 25, 1792 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward? March 28, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? April 1, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward,? April 8, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 15, 1792 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 21, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 22, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, May 3, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 5, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 21, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, June 24, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Aug. 26, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 7, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 18, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward? Oct. 28, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Nov. 7, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Nov. 17, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Nov. 25, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Dec. 4, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Dec. 9, 1792 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward? Dec. 15, 1792 ALS, 3 p.

to Joseph Ward? Dec. 23, 1792 ALS, 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Dec. 30, 1792 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Jan. 10, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Jan. 21, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward? Jan. 27, 1793 ALS 4 p.

to Joesph Ward? Feb. 7, 1793 ALS 4 p.

to Joseph Ward? Feb. 25, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Mar. 25, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward? April 3, 1793 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 11, 1793 ALS 3 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 13, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 29, 1793 ALS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Aug. 12, 1803 ALS 1 p.

to Mrs. Ward, Feb. 23, 1812 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Ward, Sept. 22, 1814 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Ward, Dec. 14, 1817 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Ward, Jun 6, 1818 ALS 2 p.

Accounts of Joseph Ward with Nathaniel Prime, 2 pieces:

Aug. 10, 1792 ADS 1 p.

Aug. 22, 1795 ADS 1 p.

 

folder 62 Rowe, John

excerpt from Rowe's diary, Sept. 10, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

 

folder 63 Rutgers, Elizabeth

An action for trespass and damages brought by Elizabeth Rutgers against persons who had occupied her property in New York during its occupation by the British, Nov. 16, 1784 AD 5 p.

 

folder 64 Rutgers, Henry (born 1745, died 1830) patriot

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 11, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 26, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Aug. 26, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Dec. 24, 1779 ALS 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 12, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 21, 1780 ALS, 2 p.

 

folder 65 Scull, P.

to Col. Joseph Ward, May 26, 1779 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 66 Sewall, Henry (born 1752, died 1846)

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 13, 1779 typescript of letter only 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 12, 1789 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 67 Smallwood, William (born 1732, died 1792) General

to Col. Joseph Ward, April 30, 1779 (?) ALS 1 p.

 

folder 68 Spencer, Joseph (born 1714, died 1789) member of Congress

to Col. Joseph Ward, Aug. 23, 1779 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 69 Spillard, Morris

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 31, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 70 Stagg, F., Assistant Adjutant General

Extract from General Orders, July 8, 1779 ADS 1 p

 

folder 71 Symmes, John Cleves (born 1742, died 1814)

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 30, 1780 ALS 3 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward? July 24, 1786 ALS 4 p.

 

folder 72 Ticknor, Elizabeth (died 1818)

to Mrs. Prudence Ward, March 19, 1812 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Prudence Ward, undated ALS 3 p.

 

folder 73 Tichnor, George (born 1791, died 1871) author and educator

to Mrs. Prudence Ward, Nov. 9, 1827 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Prudence Ward, May 2, 1835 ALS 1 p.

to Mrs. Prudence Ward, May 4, 1835 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 74 Trescott, Major Lemuel

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 26, 1780 ALS 2 p.

Extracts from memoirs (2 pieces) typescript only, 2 p.

 

folder 75 United States: Bank of the United States

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 9-22, 1791 AD 10 p.

 

folder 76 Varick, Richard (born 1853, died 1831)

to Col. Joseph Ward, July 29, 1777 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 11, 1780 ALS 3 p.

to col. Joseph Ward, Jan. 16, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to col. Joseph Ward, Feb. 29, 1780 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 77 Wade, Nehemiah

to Col. Joseph ward, Oct. 25, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Nov. 5, 1779 LS 1 p.

 

folder 78 Ward, Artemis (born 1727, died 1800) soldier and statesman

to William Bartlett, April 15, 1776 LS 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? July 4-13, 1776 DS 2 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? July 6, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? July 10, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? July 23, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? July 29, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Aug. 3, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Aug. 20, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Oct. 2, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Oct. 2, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Oct. 9, 1776 typescript of warrant only, p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Oct. 15, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Nov. 1, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Nov. 4, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Nov. 7, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 P.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Nov. 23, 1776 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 1, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 2, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 17, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 20, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 18, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 20, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? Jan. 28, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock? March 10, 1777 typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock, March 15, 1777 AS 1 p.

warrant to Ebenezer Hancock, March 19, 1777, typescript of warrant only, 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Sept. 2, 1777 ALS 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, June 231, 1779, typescript of letter only

to Col. Joseph Ward, July 22, 1779, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Sept. 8, 1779 ALS 3 p.

Congressional inquiry into failure of Penobscot Expedition, Oct. 7, 1779 AD 2 p.

to Col. Joseph Ward, Oct. 18, 1779 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 79 Ward, Artemas (born 1762, died 1847)

to ?, Jan. 19, 1808, typescript of receipt only

 

folder 80 Ward, Deacon Joseph (born 1706, died 1784) father of Col. Joseph Ward

document relating to Iron Mine, 1745 DS 2 p.

notes of sermons (157 pages) AMsS

 

folder 81 Ward, Col. Joseph (born 1737, died 1812) papers 1775-1779:

to David Cheever, May 6, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to John Hancock, May 22, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, June 12, 1775, typescript of General Order only, 1 p.

General Order, June 14, 1775, typescript of General Order only, 1 p.

General Order, June 15, 1775, typescript of General Order only, 1 p.

to the Committee of Safety, June 15, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, June 17, 1775, typescript of General Order only, 1 p.

to the provincial Congress of Mass., June 19, 177?, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Committee of Supplies, June 10, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, June 21, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, June 22, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Committee of Supplies, June 22, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to (?) June 23-26, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, July 2, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to "Sir" July 7, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Commissary, July 15, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, July ?, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to General Gates, Dec. 6, 1775, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

General Order, March 4, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to John Adams, March 14, 1776, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Colonel Glover, April 7, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Committee of Correspondence in Concord, May 23, 1778, typescript of letter only, 1p.

to W. Sargent, May 23, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Capt. Bartlett, May 27, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to William Watson, May 30, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Committee of Correspondence in Concord, June 8, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p

to Committee of Correspondence in Concord, June 10, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1p.

to Joshua Huntington, July 4, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Ebenezer Hancock, July 18, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to John Bradford, July 27, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to A&J Huntington, July 28, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Ensign Charles Stewart, Aug. 5, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to A&J Huntington, Aug. 10, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Joshua Davis, Aug. 18, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Ensign Gould, Aug. 18, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Gen. Washington, Sept. 1, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Artemas Ward, Sept. 1, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Col. Pierce Long, Nov. 22, 1776, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Samuel Adams, Dec. 13, 1776, typescript of letter only, 3 p.

to Samuel Adams, Jan.1, 1777, typescript of letter only, 3 p.

to Ebenezer Hancock, Jan. 9, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Col. Ebenezer Francis, Jan. 9, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1p

to Maj. Ebenezer Stevens, Feb. 3, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Ebenezer Hancock, Mar. 6, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Samuel Adams, March 3, 1777, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Maj. Gen. Greene, Aug. 7, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to James Bowdoin, Nov. 12, 1777, typescript of letter only, 5 p.

to Samuel Adams ?, Dec. 4, 1777, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Col. Richard Varick, Dec. 15, 1777, typescript of letter only,

to Samuel Adams, Dec. 17, 1777, typescript of letter only, 5 p.

to Samuel Adams, Jan. 14, 1778, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Samuel Adams, Jan. 26, 1778, typescript of letter only, 4 p.

to Col. Varick, Feb. 9, 1778, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Col. Varick, Aug. 9, 1778, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to John Avery, Dec. 6, 1778, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to the delegates of the U.S. in Congress, Dec. 1778-March 1779 10 p.

"The Triumph of Freedom," typescript of poem only, for the first day of January 1779, 3 p.

to Capt. Hopkins, Mar. 24, 1779 Holograph copy ALS 3 p.

to Gen. Washington, April 6, 1779, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Col. Harrison, Aug. 23, 1779 ALS 3 p.

 

folder 82 Ward, Col. Joseph (born 1737, died 1812) papers 1780-1789:

to ?, Jan. 12, 1780, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mr. Gerry [order], Feb. 7, 1780 1 p.

to George Washington, Feb. 29, 1780? [copy] ALS 2 p.

extract from Minutes of Congress, April 15, 1780 ADS 1 p.

to Col. Peabody, July 19, 1780 ALS 4 p.

to Artemas Ward, Aug. 23, 1780, typescript of letter only, 3 p.

to Caleb Morse, Sept. 27, 1780 ALS 1 p.

to the U.S. Congress, Oct. 18, 1781, typescript of letter only, 4 p.

to the Mass. Senate & House, (January) 1784, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, April 23, 1784 ALS 1 p.

to Miss Prudence Bird, Aug. 13, 1784 ALS 4 p.

to Mrs. Ward, Nov. 30, 1786 1 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, June 8, 1787 ALS 1 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Feb. 11, 1788 ALS 3 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Aug. 9, 1788, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Feb. 4-18, 1789 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, May 1, 1789, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, May 3, 1789, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, May 14, 1789, typescript of letter only, 3 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, May 16, 1879, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Oct. 3, 1789 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 83 Ward, Col. Joseph (born 1737, died 1812) papers 1790-1812:

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, June 1, 1790, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, June 6, 1790, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Jan. 23, 1791, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Jan. 27, 1791, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 5, 1791, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 7, 1791, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 16, 1791, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 20, 1791, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 26, 1791, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 2, 1791, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 12, 1791, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 12, 1791, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Fisher Ames, Jan. 29, 1794, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Sept. 23, 1794 ALS 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Jan. 21, 1795, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Jan. 26, 1795, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 5, 1795, typescript of letter only, 1p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 7, 1795, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 20, 1795, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 24, 1795, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 26, 1795, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to John Adams, March 30, 1797 ALS 3 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 6, 1798 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 8, 1798, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 14, 1798, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Dwight Foster, Feb. 20, 1798, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, Feb. 22, 1798, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 3, 1798, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 8, 1798, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Dwight Foster, March 9, 1798, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 13, 1798, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Mrs. Joseph Ward, March 19, 1798, typescript of letter only, 3 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, March 2, 1801 ALS 2 p. [signature cut off]

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Mach 29, 1802 ALS 2 p.

Ward's Statement of the Marston Affair, [December 1802], typescript only, 3 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Jan. 17, 1805 ALS 2 p.

to Mrs. Lucy Morse, Nov. 6, 1805 ALS 2 p.

to Cornelia [Prime], July 6, 1810, typescript of letter only, 4 p.

to Mrs. Prime, Jan. 1, 1811, typescript of letter only, 4 p.

to "Sir," June 12, 1811 ALS 1 p.

to Mr. Ticknor, Jan. 20, 1812 ALS 1 p. contemporary copy

 

folder 84 "Letter Book Camp at Morristown May 5th 1777":

List of items bound in the volume (23 items in 33 p.):

to Joseph Trumbull, May 5, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Richard Varick, May 6, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to the Deputy Muster Master at Peekskill, May 6, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to William Yates, May 6, 1777 ALS 2 p.

to Brigadier Gen. McDougall, May 6, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Lt. Col. Noarth, May 13, 1777 ALS 2 p.

to the D.M.M. at Boston, May 15, 1777 ALS 2 p.

to Gen. Heath, May 15, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Azariah Horton, D. M. Master, June 9, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Joseph Clarke, July 8, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Maj. Samuel Parker D.M.M., July 10, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Capt. Alexander Dickey, July 10, 1777 ALS 1 p.

to Richard Peters, July 30, 1777 ALS 4 p.

to Gen. Washington, Oct. 12, 1778 ALS 2 p.

to Gen. Washington, Nov. 21, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Samuel Huntington, Nov. 25, 1779 ALS 3 p.

to Gen. Washington, Dec. 10, 1779 ALS 2 p.

to Samuel Huntington, Jan. 19, 1780 ALS 2 p.

*In Congress April 4, 1777" - 3 resolutions concerning the Musters for the Army of the United States. AD 2 p.

to Gen. Washington, Jan. 19, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to Gen. Washington, Feb. 29, 1780, ALS 3 p.

to Samuel Huntington, Marcy 20, 1780 ALS 2 p.

to the President of the Council of the State of Mass., April 3, 1779 ALS 1 p.

 

folder 85 Joseph Ward items, miscellaneous:

Joseph Ward's Commission as a Colonel in the Army of the United States, April 10, 1777. DS 1 p. [signed by John Hancock]

Joseph Ward's appointment as a Justice of the peace in the county of Middlesex, March 5, 1805. DS 2 p. [signed by John Avery]

Essays on various subjects, many of which appeared in newspapers (125 pages). AD

 

folder 86 Joseph Ward accounts and account books

(18 items: 8 receipts, 3 account books, 7 sundry items)

Envelope addressed to Joseph Ward.

 

folder 87 Joseph Ward writings and other items:

Epitaphs written by Col. Joseph Ward for the following:

Dr. Benjamin Curtis, 1784 AD 1 p.

Deacon Joseph Ward, 1784 AD 1 p. 2 copies

Deacon Enoch Ward, 1789 AD 1 p. 2 copies

"On the Loss of Friends," 1790 ADS 1 p. [most of signatures torn off]

Joseph Ward, Jr., Nov. 30, 1792 AD 1 p.

Governor Bowdoin, [1790] AD 1 p.

Abraham Fuller, 1794 AD 1 p.

Mrs. Experience Ward, 1798 AD 1 p.

General George Washington, 1800 AD 2 p. 2 items

Mrs. Thankful Blake (wife of Joseph Blake) newspaper clipping only

 

Obituaries of Col. Joseph Ward, died Feb. 14, 1812: 1 newspaper clipping and 2 typescripts

 

Writing book of the South Writing School, Boston, 1768: examples of penmanship of Joseph Ward and others at the school (15 items)

 

"Continental Scale" manuscript book of tables showing depreciation of currencies [belonged to Joseph Ward], including a broadside ca. 1780, AD (11 p. and 1 p. broadside)

 

New Hampshire Emission Bills, July 31, 1782 (7 items)

 

Lithograph of Joseph Ward [probably from a book]

 

Photograph of the Ladies Sewing Circle, 1853, Congregational Church, Spencer, Mass. [may be in folder 92 Ward family miscellany]

 

folder 88 Joseph Ward, 1737-1812: poetry chiefly by Joseph Ward

poems by Joseph Ward, some of which are merely copies of writings by John Adams and John Quincy Adams. 89 manuscript pages; 3 typescript copies; 3 newspaper clippings. ca. 33 items.

 

Please note: Artifact: a pocket book used by Joseph Ward at the Battle of Bunker Hill is in CHM's Decorative & Industrial Arts Collection

 

folders 89-91 "The Life of Colonel Joseph Ward," compiled by Estelle Frances Ward.

199 typescript pages, many transcribing newspaper articles by Joseph Ward.

 

folder 92 Ward family: miscellany, ca. 11 items

 

folder 93 Washington, George (born 1732, died 1799) President, U.S.

to Col. Ward, April 9, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Col. Ward, April 21, 1777, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 22, 1779 LS 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Sept. 25, 1779, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Nov. 16, 1779, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 21, 1780, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, Jan. 23, 1780, typescript of letter only, 2 p.

to Joseph Ward, March 2, 1780, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, April 28, 1780, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

to Joseph Ward, Oct. 23, 1789?, typescript of letter only, 1 p.

 

folder 94 Yates, William, Deputy Muster Master General

to Joseph Ward, July 14, 1777 ALS 2 p.

 

folder 95 (formerly OS folder 10) Ward, Joseph. 24 pcs of 4x6 index cards with handwritten citations:

-America (Boston)

-The Boston Gazette - 4 cards

-Boston Gazette and Country Journal

-Boston Patriot

-The Columbian Centinel - 5 cards

-Essex Gazette

-The Evening Post

-Exchange Advertiser (Boston)

-Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser (Philadelphia)

-The Herald Freedom

-Independent Chronicle (Boston) - 2 cards

-Massachusetts Centinental and Republican Journal

[see also: Columbian Centinel Journal]

-Massachusetts Spy or Thomas's Boston Journal, The

-The Mercury, or Massachusetts Mercury

-Miscellaneous poems and articles

-New Hampshire Gazette and Historical Chronicle

[USNP database doesn't list this title at CHM]

 

 

List of oversize folders:

Call#: MSS OVersize Ward, Joseph & name of folder

Includes complete newspaper issues, partial issues, and clippings, some containing articles written by Joseph Ward (ca. 225 non-manuscript items).

Abbreviations used in this list:

* = complete editions

C = clippings

 

OS folder 1 Ward, Joseph. Folder of addresses

 

OS folder 2 Ward, Joseph. (Boston) Columbian Centinel:

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 27, 1796 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 13, 1796 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Dec. 10, 1796 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 15, 1797

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: July 8, 1797

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Oct. 21, 1797 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 27, 1798 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: undated 1799 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 20, 1799 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: undated 1799 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 20, 1799 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Dec. 25, 1799*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 1, 1800*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 4, 1800*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 22, 1800 (C)

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 12, 1800

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 15, 1800*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 19, 1800

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 26, 1800

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 1, 1800

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 5, 1800*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 1800

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Apr. 9, 1800

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 3, 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 7, 1801*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 10, 1801*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 17 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 28, 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 31, 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 11, 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 18, 1891

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 28, 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 14, 1801*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Apr. 1801

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 17, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: May 8, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: May 29, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: June 2, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: June 9, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Aug. 25, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Sept. 8, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Sept. 11, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Oct. 27, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Nov. 6, 1802

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 22, 1803*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Oct. 22, 1803

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Nov. 2, 1803

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Nov. 12, 1803

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Dec. 3, 1803

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Dec. 7, 1803

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Dec. 28, 1803

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 15, 1804*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 18, 1804*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 22, 1804*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 29, 1804

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Mar. 3, 1804

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: June 6, 1804

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Nov. 10, 1804

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Nov. 17, 1804*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Jan. 5, 1805*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Sept. 7, 1805

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: June 11, 1806

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: July 2, 1806

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Aug. 20, 1806

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Oct. 25, 1806

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Nov. 19, 1806

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 15, 1812*

(Boston) Columbian Centinel: Feb. 22, 1812*

 

OS folder 3 Ward, Joseph. Boston Gazette:

Boston Gazette: Dec. 20, 1776 (C)

Boston Gazette: Jan. 6, 1777 (C)

Boston Gazette: Feb. 3, 1777

Boston Gazette: Apr. 1780 (C)

Boston Gazette: May 8, 1780

Boston Gazette: Jan. 21, 1782 (C)

Boston Gazette: Feb. 17, 1783

Boston Gazette: Mar. 10, 1783

Boston Gazette: June 9, 1783 (C)

Boston Gazette: July 14, 1783

Boston Gazette: Nov. 14, 1785 (C)

Boston Gazette: Feb. 13, 1786 (C)

Boston Gazette: Jan. 22, 1787 (C)

Boston Gazette: Mar. 17, 1803

Boston Gazette: Apr. 11, 1803

Boston Gazette: June 13, 1803

Boston Gazette: Oct. 10, 1803

Boston Gazette: Oct. 17, 1803

Boston Gazette: Sep. 20, 1804*

Boston Gazette: Feb. 1805

Boston Gazette: June 6, 1805

Boston Gazette: July 4, 1805

Boston Gazette: Jan. 30, 1806

Boston Gazette: Feb. 1, 1806

Boston Gazette: Feb. 6, 1806

Boston Gazette: Feb. 10, 1806

Boston Gazette: Feb. 13, 1806

Boston Gazette: Mar. 13, 1806

Boston Gazette: Apr. 17, 1806

Boston Gazette: July 31, 1806

Boston Gazette: Dec. 4, 1806

Boston Gazette: Dec. 25, 1806

Boston Gazette: Jan. 1, 1807

Boston Gazette: Jan. 8, 1807

Boston Gazette: Feb. 25, 1807

Boston Gazette: undated 1808 (C)

Boston Gazette: Feb. 1808 (C)

Boston Gazette: Mar. 21, 1808*

Boston Gazette: Feb. 17, 1812

 

OS folder 4 Ward, Joseph. (Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States:

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Sep. 8, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Sep. 11, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Sep. 15, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Sep. 18, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Sep. 25, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Sep. 29, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Oct. 2, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Oct. 13, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Nov. 3, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Nov. 10, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Nov. 1790

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Dec. 1, 1790

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Dec. 4, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Dec. 9, 1790*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Aug. 23, 1794*

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Apr. 27, 1793

(Philadelphia) Gazette of the United States: Dec. 11, 1794*

 

OS folder 5 Ward, Joseph. (Boston) Massachusetts Mercury; (Boston) New England Palladium:

Mercury (Boston, Mass. : 1793) [published 1793-1796]: 1797 July 8 [typo?]

Massachusetts Mercury: Apr. 29, 1794*

Massachusetts Mercury: May 2, 1794*

Massachusetts Mercury: May 6, 1794*

Massachusetts Mercury: June 20, 1794*

Massachusetts Mercury: Oct. 6, 1795*

 

Massachusetts Mercury: Jan. 9, 1807 [typo?]

 

Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, Mass. : 1797):

Massachusetts Mercury Feb. 3, 1797

Massachusetts Mercury June 6, 1798

Massachusetts Mercury June 19, 1798

Massachusetts Mercury Nov. 27, 1798

Massachusetts Mercury Dec. 27, 1799

Massachusetts Mercury Jan. 3-7, 1800

Massachusetts Mercury Jan. 17, 1800

 

OS folder 6 Ward, Joseph. (Boston) American Apollo; Boston Patriot; (Boston Continental Journal; (Boston) Massachusetts Centinel

(Boston) American Apollo: undated, 1793 (C)

(Boston) American Apollo: undated, (C)

 

Boston Patriot: June 2, 1810

Boston Patriot: Feb. 13, 1811 (C)

Boston Patriot: Jan. 15, 1812 (C)

Boston Patriot: undated (C)

 

(Boston) Continental Journal: Oct. 9, 1783 (C)

 

(Boston) Massachusetts Centinel: Feb. 4, 1786

(Boston) Massachusetts Centinel: undated 1787 (C)

 

OS folder 7 Ward, Joseph. (Boston) Exchange Advertiser

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: Dec. 1784 (C)

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: Feb. 10, 1785 (C)

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: Mar. 1785 (C)

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: undated 1785 (C)

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: undated, 1785 (C)

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: June 2, 1785 (C)

(Boston) Exchange Advertiser: July 28, 1785 (C)

 

OS folder 8 Ward, Joseph. (Boston) Independent Chronicle

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Oct. 10, 1776 (C)

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Oct. 17, 1776

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Oct. 31, 1776 (C)

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Nov. 14, 1776 (C)

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Jan. 2, 1777 (C)

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: July 6, 1780

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: July 13, 1780

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Aug. 18, 1806

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: Mar. 26, 1807

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: June 11, 1807

(Boston) Independent Chronicle: undated (C)

 

OS folder 9 Ward, Joseph. Miscellaneous clippings

Miscellany of approximately 25 clippings of articles by Ward from various newspapers

Miscellany of approximately 5 clippings from papers of the 1880s

 

The complete newspaper issues in this Oversize section have been cataloged separately and their storage location noted as the Joseph Ward papers.

Their dates are listed below as <year:mo:da-year:mo:da>.

 

Boston gazette (Boston, Mass. : 1803):

CHM holdings in the Ward papers <1804:9:20> <1806:1:30, 2:1><1808:3:21>

Columbian centinel (Boston, Mass. : 1790) [published 1790-1799]

CHM holdings in the Ward papers <1797:7:8>

Columbian centinel (Boston, Mass. : 1804) [published 1804-1840]

CHM holdings in the Ward papers <1804:11:17> <1805:1:5> <1812:2:15,22>

Columbian centinel & Massachusetts Federalist. [published 1799-1804]

CHM holdings in the Ward papers <1799:12:25> <1800:1:1-4, 2:15, 3:5> <1801:1:7-10, 3:4> <1802:5:29> <1803:1:22, 12:7> <1804:2:15-22>

Massachusetts Mercury (Boston, Mass. : 1797) [published 1797-1800]

CHM holdings in the Ward papers <1797:2:3> <1798:6:19, 11:27> <1799:12:27> <1800:1:3-7, 17>

Mercury (Boston, Mass. : 1793) [published 1793-1796]: 1797 July 8 [typo?]

CHM holdings in the Ward papers: <1794:4:29, 5:2-6, 6:20> <1795:10:6>

Gazette of the United States (New York, N.Y.) [published 1789-1793, at Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 3, 1790-1793]:

CHM holdings in Ward papers: <1790:9:8-18, 9:25-10:2,13, 11:3,10, 12:1,4-9>

Gazette of the United States & daily evening advertiser. [published 1794-1795 in Philadelphia]

CHM holdings in Ward papers: <1794:8:23, 12:11>

 

List of disposition of other other printed material received with the collection:

Printed pamphlets cataloged separately (in CHM Research Center):

The Mourner's Friend, or, consolation, and Advice Offered to Christian Parents in the Death of Their Little Children, by Jonathan Horner. Boston: 1793 (call#: X .W225)

 

Rules and Articles for the Better Government of the Troops... in Pay... of the United States of America, Philadelphia: 1776 (call#: UB500 .A5 1776)

 

Political and Moral Justice: or the Principles of a Free Government (1807) 2 copies. (call#: HJ8106 .P7 1807 1807a)

 

Constitutional Security to the Citizens' Rights of Property and The Principles of Public Faith. (1802) 2 copies (call#: HJ8106 .C7)

 

For the contemplation of Honourable and Just Legislators (Petition for support of the demand of payment of the Bills of Credit. (Massachusetts: 1811) 2 copies (call#: HJ8106 .F7)

 

List of disposition of other other printed material received with the collection:

Printed broadsides transferred to Prints & Photographs Collection (in CHM Research Center):

1. Order of Performances... Prayer by Rev. Dr. Eckley. Hymn... by Rev. John S. J. Gardner... (Tribute to the late president George Washington) n.p.; undated

 

2. Address to the Members of Congress... Dec. 1795... (Petition to Congress (or payment due Revolutionary War veterans) 4 pages.

 

3. The following Memorial and Petition... to the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives... of Massachusetts... Nov. 1796. (Concerns non-payment by state of paper money issues) 4 pages; 2 copies

 

4. Commonwealth of Massachusetts... Petition... in behalf of the Town of Franklin... Jan. 18, 1797. (Plea for payment in Spanish milled dollars) 2 copies

 

5. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Committee, to whom were referred the petition of the towns of Franklin and Wrentham... (Reply to the towns' plea for money)