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Prudence Ward and Anne J. Ward Correspondence: Finding Aid
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Box 1

Correspondence, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs

 

Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Drawings

 

Blake, H. G. O. (Harrison Gray Otis), 1816?-1898. 1 letter to “Miss Ward,” A.L.S. (1 p.), 1895, July 4, Worcester, Mass. HM 68710

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. First and Last Journeys of Thoreau: [novel], Proof (2 p.), [1905]. Enclosed in: F. B. Sanborn’s letter to Anne J. Ward dated June 23, 1905, cataloged separately—HM 68716. Note: The text comprises the first six pages of the book. Located in Oversize folder. HM 68711

 

[Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917]. [Untitled beginning]: “The demand for specimens of Thoreau’s…” MS. (typewritten: 1 p. partial). HM 68712

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. [Untitled beginning]: “The Emerson Society…” Carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 2 p.), [1905], Apr. 19. Enclosed in: F. B. Sanborn’s letter to Anne J. Ward dated Apr. 19, 1905, cataloged separately—HM 68715. HM 68713

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. “The Women of Concord:” [essay], MS. (typewritten: 6 p.). Annotations in the author’s hand. HM 68714

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. 1 letter to Anne J. Ward, 1840- 1913, A.L.S. (4 p.), 1905, Apr. 19, Concord, Mass. Contains envelope. Enclosure: F.B. Sanborn’s lecture to the Emerson Society, cataloged separately—HM 68713. HM 68715

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. 1 letter to Anne J. Ward, 1840- 1913, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.), 1905, June 23. Enclosure: Two pages of proofs from The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau edited by F.B. Sanborn, cataloged separately—HM 68711. HM 68716

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. 1 letter to Anne J. Ward, 1840- 1913, A.L.S. (1 p.), 1906, Apr. 1, Concord, Mass. Contains envelope. HM 68717

 

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Clipped signature, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p. partial). HM 68718

 

Sewall, E. Q. (Edmund Quincy), 1828-1908. 1 letter to Mary (Ward) Counce, 1832-1904, A.L.S. (3 p.), 1839, Apr. 5. Note: Pencil notation in unknown hand on page 4. HM 68719

 

Thoreau, Helen L. (Helen Louisa), 1812-1849. 1 letter to Prudence Ward, 1795- 1874, A.L.S. (4 p.), 1845, Apr. 27, Concord, Mass. HM 68720

 

Thoreau, Maria, 1794-1881. 3 letters to Prudence Ward, 1795-1874. HM 68721-68723

Note

Note: Daguerreotype of Jane Thoreau transferred to Photo Archive on February 10, 2006, call number photDAG 155.
 

Thoreau, Sophia E. “Birth Place of Dr. Bodell”: Drawing. Note: Notation on a separate piece of page describes the drawing as being by Sophia E. Thoreau in unknown hand. HM 68724

 

[Thoreau, Sophia E.] “Edelwiss”: Drawing. HM 68725

 

Thoreau, Sophia E. 4 letters to Prudence Ward, 1795-1874. HM 68726-68729. Ward, George Washington, 1802-1855. 1 letter to Prudence Bird Ward, 1765 1844, A.L.S. (4 p.), 1843, Nov. 15, New York, N.Y. HM 68730

 

Ward, Prudence, 1795-1874. “Hibiscis”: Drawing. Note: Drawings on both sides of the paper. HM 68731

 

Photographs

 

-----. “Boulder Field.” HM 68732

 

-----. [George Critcherson]. HM 68733

 

-----. “Egg Rock.” HM 68734

 

-----. Entrance to unidentified house. HM 68735

 

-----. “Fairhaven.” HM 68736

 

-----. “Fairhaven Bay.” HM 68737

 

-----. “Fairhaven Pond.” HM 68738

 

-----. “Flint’s Bridge.” HM 68739

 

-----. E. Garrett. HM 68740

 

-----. Grave and headstones for the entire Thoreau family. HM 68741

 

-----. “Great Meadows, Bulls Hill (Daniel Chester French, 1850-1931 on horseback?). HM 68742

 

-----. Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864—Old Manse. HM 68743

 

-----. Edmund Hosmer, 1798-1881, House. HM 68744

 

-----. House/building once belonging to the Thoreau family—57 Prince Street. Note: Newspaper clipping about this house/building located in Ephemera folder labeled: “Newspaper Clippings.” HM 68745

 

-----. Laura P. Hows(?). HM 68746

 

-----. [“Minot House”?]. HM 68747

 

-----. “Mud Meadow Birch”(?). HM 68748

Box 2

Photographs (cont.), Ephemera, and Bindings

 

Photographs

 

-----. “Old Marlboro Road.” HM 68749

 

-----. “Old Marlboro Road.” HM 68750

 

-----. “Old Road.” HM 68751

 

-----. “Pines.” HM 68752

 

-----. “Site of Thoreau’s House, Walden Pond.” HM 68753

 

-----. “Spring from Nashawtuc Hill.” HM 68754

 

-----. “Summer from Nashawtuc Hill.” HM 68755

 

-----. [Cynthia D. (Cynthia Dunbar) Thoreau, 1787-1872]. Note: Notation in pencil on verso: “Mrs. John Thoreau from silhouette form possession of Mary Moody Emerson.” Notation in unknown hand. HM 68756

 

-----. Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. HM 68757

 

-----. Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. HM 68758

 

-----. Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. HM 68759

 

-----. Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, Bust. HM 68760

 

-----. “Henry D. Thoreau and Site of House at Walden.” HM 68761

 

-----. [Henry David Thoreau’s chair, desk and bed.” HM 68762

 

-----. Henry David Thoreau’s House on Main Street. HM 68763

 

-----. Jane Thoreau, 1784-1864. Note: Original daguerreotype transferred to Photo Archive on February 10, 2006, call number photDAG 155. HM 68764

 

-----. John Thoreau, 1787-1859. HM 68765

 

-----. Maria Thoreau, 1794-1881. HM 68766

 

-----. Sophia E. Thoreau. HM 68767

 

-----. Unidentified house. HM 68768

 

-----. Unidentified woman. HM 68769

 

-----. Unidentified woman. HM 68770

 

-----. Unidentified woman. HM 68771

 

-----. [Anne J. Ward, 1840-1913]. HM 68772

 

Ephemera

Folder 1

Business Card for the Colonial Inn. Note: In 1799, John Thoreau (Henry David Thoreau’s grandfather) purchased part of the building for his family.

Folder 2

Clippings of images from newspapers and magazines.

Folder 3

Newspaper clippings about Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Sophia E. Thoreau.

Folder 4

Postcard of the “Home of Thoreau and the Alcotts.”

 

Original bindings

Folder 1

Binding that housed the manuscripts and correspondence by F. B. Sanborn to Anne J. Ward.

Folder 2

Binding that housed the correspondence, drawings, photographs and ephemera by and about the Thoreau and Ward families.