RefNo MS ADD 202
Title Ward Family Papers
Date1 1871-1955
StorageSite UCL Special Collections
Level Collection
Extent 10 boxes
CreatorName Ward; Arnold Sandwith (1876-1950); son of Mary Augusta Ward
Ward; Dorothy (1874-1964); daughter of Mary Augusta Ward
Ward; Mary Augusta (1851-1920); novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist
Ward; Thomas Humphry (1845-1926); husband of Mary Augusta Ward
AdminHistory Thomas Humphry Ward, who married Mary Augusta Arnold in 1872, was a Fellow of Brasenose College Oxford, where he was Tutor from 1870 to 1881, when the family moved to London. There he wrote leaders for 'The Times', while his wife reviewed books for the 'Pall Mall Gazette' and for 'The Times' itself, as well as writing articles for 'Macmillan's Magazine'. In 1884 Mrs Humphry Ward's novel 'Miss Bretherton' appeared, to be followed by 'Robert Elsmere', her first major novel, in 1888, and by over twenty-five other novels. In 1908 she was one of the founders of the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League. During the First World War, Mary Ward was asked by Theodore Roosevelt to undertake a series of articles to explain to Americans what England was doing during the war. After Eton and Oxford, Arnold Ward acted as Special Correspondent for 'The Times' in Egypt, the Sudan and India from 1899 to 1902. He then studied for the Bar and in 1910 became MP for West Hertfordshire. In 1914-1915 he served with the Hertfordshire Yeomanry in Egypt and Cyprus. Dorothy Ward helped with the work of the Passmore Edwards Settlement (now Mary Ward House) which her mother founded, and with children's play centres and a school for invalid children. She accompanied her mother to visit war zones in France during the First World War.
Acquisition Presented to Unversity College London in 1969 and 1970 by Mrs Mary Moorman, grandaughter of Thomas Humphry and Mary Augusta Ward.
FindingAids Handlist.
Description The collection contains family diaries and appointment books of Thomas Humphry Ward and Mary Augusta Ward, 1871-1926; personal diaries of Dorothy Ward, 1889-1955; family letters of Arnold Ward, 1890-1915; newspaper cuttings, 1891-1920.
Repository GB 0103
AccessStatus Open
AccessConditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
ReproductionConditions Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
CatalogueStatus Catalogued
Language English
RelatedMaterial For further papers of members of the Ward family, see the National Register of Archives.
Term World wars (events)
Primary documents
Documents
Information sources
Literature
First World War (1914-1918)
Womens suffrage
Women authors
War
Prose
Press cuttings
Press
Nonfiction
Newspaper press
Literary forms and genres
International conflicts
Internal politics
Electoral systems
Diaries
Authors
PersonKey Ward; Arnold Sandwith (1876-1950); son of Mary Augusta Ward
Ward; Dorothy (1874-1964); daughter of Mary Augusta Ward
Ward; Mary Augusta (1851-1920); novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist
Ward; Thomas Humphry (1845-1926); husband of Mary Augusta Ward

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