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Ward, Christopher, 1868-1943.

Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister

1926 May 27

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 098, F176

Creator: Ward, Christopher, 1868-1943.

Title: Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister

Inclusive Dates: 1926 May 27

Extent: 1 item (3 pp.)

Abstract: Delaware author Christopher Ward sent this three-page signed and handwritten letter to his friend Marian Wister in 1926.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F176, Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

F176: Shelved in SPEC MSS 098 manuscript boxes


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Purchase, December 2008.


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Biographical Notes

Delaware author Christopher Ward wrote novels, plays, short stories, and poems. Ward was particularly passionate about Delaware history, reflected in works such as The Dutch and Swedes on the Delawareand Delaware Continentals, 1776-1783.

Author Marina Wister Dasburg was the daughter of Owen Wister. She married pioneer modernist painter Andrew Dasburg.


Ward, Christopher L. "Autobiography of Christopher L. Ward, (1868-1943) parts I and II." Delaware History, Volume XV. Edited by Charles L. Reese, Jr. Wilmington, Del.: Historical Society of Delaware, 1972-1973.

Scope and Content Note

In this three-page handwritten and signed letter to Marian Wister, Christopher Ward describes his surroundings, inquires of Wister's plans, mentions Rhode Island, and indicates that he is working on a novel. The letter was written in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 27, 1926.

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Wister, Marina.
Topical Terms
American literature--20th century--Sources.
Authors, American--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 098 Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 107 Christopher Ward Papers

Detailed Contents List

Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister, 1926 May 27   [Box 7 F176]