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John M. Ward Papers

John M. Ward Papers

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JOHN M. WARD PAPERS, 1894-1916

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Ward, John M.
Title:John M. Ward Papers
Dates:1894/1916
Quantity:3 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abstract:The John M. Ward Papers includes bills and billheads, correspondence, shipping articles, and liability policies from John M. Ward in his position as captain and agent for the Henry Withington (Schooner), Luther T. Garretson (Schooner), and O. D. Witherall (Schooner).
Identification:MH 228

Series List

SERIES I. Ships' Papers
A. Henry Withington (Schooner)
B. Luther T. Garretson (Schooner)
C. O. D. Witherall (Schooner)
D. Other Vessels
SERIES II. Business Records

Scope and Content Note

The John M. Ward Papers includes bills and billheads, correspondence, shipping articles, and liability policies from John M. Ward in his position as captain and agent for the Henry Withington (Schooner), Luther T. Garretson (Schooner), and O. D. Witherall (Schooner). This collection has been arranged into two series.


Series I. Ships' Papers contains records from the ships owned and operated by John M. Ward. Series I is divided into four subseries. The first three subseries, Henry Withington (Schooner), Luther T. Garretson (Schooner), and O. D. Witherall (Schooner) are individually designated by ship. Records include bills, billheads, and correspondence, often organized by trip, in addition to liability policies and shipping articles. Subseries four, Other Vessels, contains an account book and bills for additional ships.


Series II. Business Records contains correspondence between John M. Ward and his business partners.


Biographical Sketch

John M. Ward was captain and agent for others for the Henry Withington (Schooner), Luther T. Garretson (Schooner), and O. D. Witherall (Schooner). Ward was in business with George D. Rogers and Charles F. Webb, shipbrokers at the company Rogers & Webb, located in the Cunard Building at 126 State St. in Boston, MA. Later, Ward moved his office to 110 State St, Boston.


Ward lived with his wife at 386 Newbury St. in Boston, MA and traveled to Ward Cottage on Harbor Ave in Marblehead Neck, MA. He was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Ward, John M.
Rogers and Webb
Fishing Industry
Henry Withington (Schooner)
Insurance, Marine
Luther T. Garretson (Schooner)
Majorie (Schooner)
O. D. Witherall (Schooner)
Shipping
Shipping articles
Ships' papers
Marblehead (Mass.)
Billheads
Letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

John M. Ward Papers, MH 228, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Mrs. F. J. Shepard, Jr. in June, 1976 (Acc # 20, 953).

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, January 2012.


Related Material

Dennis, Albert W. "John M. Ward". Who's Who Along the North Shore (1909): 13,119.


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