Special Collections Department
The Christopher Ward Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 107
Accessioned: Gift of Mrs. Christopher Ward, 1947.
Extent: 11.5 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, poetry, essays, speeches, stories, novels, galley proofs, and maps.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: Reprocessed December 1995 by Jennifer Paul; revised July 1996 by Anita Wellner.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
- Series III. Correspondence, 1894-1966
- Series IV. Newspaper and magazine clippings
- Series V. Scrapbooks, 1922-1926
- Series VI. Speeches written and delivered by Ward
- Series VII. Portait, [n.d.]
- Series VIII. Legal documents concerning Ward's estate, 1918-1944
- Series IX. Maps, 1775-1943
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24 Series III. Correspondence, 1894-1966 Following the series order, the correspondence is arranged by writing projects, followed by correspondence related to contracts and royalties, correspondence with magazines, and personal letters. NOTE: A more detailed index of correspondence is available in print in Special Collections. F135 Gentleman Into Goose, 1923Sep - 1924 Feb F136 "The Three Blueberrys," 1923 Dec - 1924 Jan Triumph of the Nut and Other Parodies, 1924 Correspondence regarding Ward's parody of Sherwood Anderson's Triumph of the Egg (1922). F137 1923 May-Sep F138 1923 Oct - 1924 Sep 24 F139 Twisted Tales, 1924 Apr - 1925 Jun F140 Foolish Fiction, 1925 Mar - 1926 Jun 25 One Little Man, 1926 Correspondence regarding Ward's first full-length novel, published by Simon and Shuster in 1926. F141 1925 Jul - 1926 Mar F142 1926 Apr - 1930 Feb F143 The Starling, 1926 Jan - 1929 Jul F144 The Saga of Cap'n John Smith, 1927 Nov - 1932 Feb F145 "Mr. Powhatan," 1928 May-Nov 26 Jonathan Drew: A Rolling Stone, 1932 Correspondence regards Simon and Schuster's publication of Ward's second full-length novel, which follows the adventures of a young American traveller from 1820-1824. F146 1930 Mar - 1931 Nov F147 1931 Nov - 1932 Mar F148 1932 Apr - 1935 Apr F149 A Yankee Rover, 1931 Nov - 1933 Jan Sequel to Jonathan Drew: A Rolling Stone, which continues the young man's travels from 1825-1829. 27 Series III. Correspondence (cont'd) F150 Sir Galahad and Other Rimes, 1935 Jul - 1936 Aug The Dutch and the Swedes on the Delaware, 1609-1664, 1930 Ward's comprehensive history of the original Dutch and Swedish settlements along the Delaware River. F151 1929 Jun - 1930 Aug F152 1930 Sep - 1931 Jan F153 1931 Feb - 1938 Jun 28 The Delaware Continentals, 1776-1783, 1941 Correspondence regarding Ward's history of the activities of the Delaware Regiment during the Revolutionary War. F154 1940 Oct - 1941 Jun F155 1941 Jul-Aug F156 1941 Sep - 1942 May The War of the Revolution, 1952 Historical work written by Ward and published posthumously. Includes correspondence among Ward's son, publishers, and historians, regarding completion of the project. F157 1940-1941 F158 1942 29 F159 1943-1949 F160 1950-1953 F161 Bills and receipts for books and research material, 1934-1942 29 Series III. Correspondence (cont'd) Contracts and Royalties, 1923-1941 Literary contracts with publishing companies and royalty statements made out to Ward. F162 Henry Holt and Co., 1923 May - 1932 Apr F163 Harper and Brothers, 1925-1930 F164 Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1932-1937 F165 T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1924 Feb - 1927 Apr F166 University of Pennsylvania Press, 1930-1941 30 Journals and Magazines, 1922-1935 Correspondence with journals and magazines who either published or considered for publication some of Ward's literary work. F167 The Literary Review, 1922 Feb - 1923 May F168 The New Yorker, 1930 Mar - 1934 Dec F169 The Saturday Review, 1923-1935 Personal correspondence, 1894-1966 Correspondence between Ward and friends, colleagues, and fans of his work, as well as several letters from others to his wife. F170 Carl and Irita Van Doren, 1924-1932 F171 J.L. French, 1923-1924 F172 Rollin Kirby, 1928-1929 F173 Isabel Paterson, 1925 F174 Miscellaneous, 1894-1942 F175 Letters to Mrs. Ward, 1945-1966 31 Series IV. Newspapers and magazine clippings, 1923-1936. F176 Triumph of the Nut, 1923 F177 Gentleman Into Goose, 1924 F178 Twisted Tales, 1924 F179 Jonathan Drew, 1932-1933 F180 A Yankee Rover, 1932 F181 Sir Galahad and Other Rimes, 1936 F182 Miscellaneous, 1923-1933 Series V. Scrapbooks, 1922-1926 The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, catalogs, letters of congratulations and encouragement from literary figures, programs, as well as poems and a speech on patriotism written by Ward. F183 Scrapbook regarding Triumph of the Nut, 1922-1925 32 F184 Scrapbook regarding Twisted Tales, 1924 33 F185 Scrapbook regarding Foolish Fiction and One Little Man, 1924-1926 Series VI. Speeches written and delivered by Ward, 1919-1935 F186 Dinner of Epsilon Chapter of D.K.E., 1919 Apr 11 Typescript of speech delivered at the D.K.E. Club in New York, 10 pp. F187 Williams College Alumni Dinner, 1920 Feb 13 Typescript of speech delivered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 9 pp. F188 Williams College Alumni Dinner, 1935 Jan 11 Typescript (carbon) of speech delivered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 20 pp. Series VII. Portrait of Christopher Ward, [n.d.] F189 Photograph of a painting, [n.d.] Removed to oversize Box 35. 33 Series VIII. Legal documents concerning Ward's estate, 1918-1944 F190 Documents related to the sale of Realty Associates, Inc. stock, 1918-1944 Includes affidavit, stock certificates, and Equitable Trust Company documents which are related to the sale of stock by the executrix of the will of Christopher Ward. Also present is the original volume of unissued stock certificates for Realty Associates, Inc., as well as the receipt stubs for stock certificates issued. Series IX. Maps Includes 84 maps collected by Ward and used as primary research materials for his military histories and fiction. Six of the maps are hand-drawn by Ward and trace the movements of his fictional characters in the Jonathan Drew novels. 27 of the maps are original proofs of the reduced maps in the War of the Revolution. The Ward maps are accompanied by a map index which was compiled by librarian William D. Lewis in 1947. This original index (available in print in Special Collections) has been retained as an appendix to this finding aid, but annotations have been added to accurately reflect the current contents of the map collection, and to supply location information. The Ward maps are housed in two oversize boxes (Boxes 34 and 35) and a map drawer, as indicated in the index.
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