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REV. JAMES A. WARD, S.J., PAPERS

James A Ward was born in Philadelphia in 1813 and was educated at Washington Seminary and Georgetown College. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1832 and was ordained in 1843. Throughout his career, he taught poetry,rhetoric, physics, chemistry, as well as serving as administrator at, Frederick, Washington Seminary, Loyola College (Baltimore), and holy Cross (Worcester, MA). Ward died at Georgetown in 1895. The Rev.James A. Ward, S.J. Papers largely consist of devotional material along with diaries, pedagogical materials, and letters concerning administration of Washington Seminary.

BULK DATES: 1834 - 1895
SPAN DATES: 1772 - 1895

EXTENT: 3 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Devotional Literature Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Devotional handbooks, retreat programs, sermons, spiritual exercises, andprayers. Some printed, some manuscript, in English, Latin, French, andItalian. Some apparently translated or transcribed by Ward.

SERIES: 2. Diaries Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Diaries in small format for selected years from 1863 through 1892. CivilWar years' entries largely comprised of information derived fromnewspapers, with additional data from Maryland. Diaries generally describedaily activities, letters received, and weather conditions.

SERIES: 3. Pedagogical Materials Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Small correspondence from ca. 1852 when Ward was Treasurer of WashingtonSeminary. Thanks and cards from students, 1873, 1884. Notes on Hebrewgrammar, geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Instructions to novices.

SERIES: 4. Correspondence Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to and from Rev. James A. Ward, S.J.

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