William R. Ward papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains twelve letters describing William R. Ward's travel and arrangements for the Columbian Exposition exhibit and his impressions of the fair and the city of Chicago, including descriptions of the architecture, the Transportation Building, and the "Street in Cairo" exhibit. The file folder labeled "Biographical Information" includes the book seller's description of the letters and a photocopy of the William Ward entry from the 1900 edition of the Biographical History of New Jersey.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
William Rankin Ward was a professional horticulturalist, a founding member of the New Jersey Horticultural Society, and a longtime member and officer of the State Board of Agriculture. In 1892 he was appointed to manage New Jersey's horticultural exhibition at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
This collection is organized into one series: 1. William Ward Letters. The series contains twelve letters arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino Rare Books & Manuscripts, Accession 2012.05
M. McCoy 2012
- Horticulturists--New Jersey--Correspondence Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Landscape architecture--Archival resources Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Parks--Design and construction--Archival resources Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Ward, William R. (William Rankin), 1843-1897
- Guide to William R. Ward papers
- M. McCoy 2012
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- Finding aid written in English