Manuscript Group 1146, Ward-Meeker Family, Papers, ca. 1749 – 1939 (Bulk dates: 1836 – 1895)

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Manuscript Group 1146, Ward-Meeker Family

Papers, ca. 1749-1939 (Bulk dates: 1836-1895), 1.5 linear feet

Documents, chiefly correspondence, but including wills, receipts, deeds, indentures, and genealogical data, concerning Newark, New Jersey doctor Isaac Ward and his son, Dr. William Rankin Ward (1870-1955).  Also included are materials pertaining to the family of Henry Meeker of Clinton, New Jersey.   Henry Meeker’s daughter married Dr. William R. Ward.  The collection contains a photo of Dr. W.R. Ward with children in front of the Old Stone Schoolhouse in Newark.  Also included are deeds and mortgages for properties in Essex County, 1835-1885; insurance policies; checks and bills of Henry Meeker; and letters written by Joseph Beers Ward to his family from Oberlin College and Brown University, 1853-1854; letters of Caroline Ward describing her experiences of teaching at the Spring Garden Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the letters of Matilda Ward, a student, as well as the correspondence of:

Kitty Dean Mary Robinson Carrie Ward
William R. Duryee Joseph Beers Ward William R. Ward
Anne Duryee Mary Meeker Ward Isaac M. Ward
Henry Meeker Isaac Ward Carrie Ward
Matilda Pollock Matilda Ward Mary Ogden Ward
I.N. Rankin Caroline Ward William R. Ward

Gift of Dr. William R. Ward, Jr., 1981.

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