Edwin St. John Ward (AC 1900) Papers
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Edwin St. John Ward Papers (A.C. 1900) document the professional activities and some of the personal life of Dr. Ward. The collection spans the years 1897-1986, with the bulk of the material falling into the period of 1915-1918 when Dr. Ward was in service to the American Red Cross in Turkey, Palestine and France.
Professional correspondence includes letters exchanged with officials at the American Red Cross in Washington D.C. in relation to the missions in Turkey and Beirut, as well as legal documents and travel certificates. Also of note is a German map of the Sinai expedition taken by Dr. Ward in 1915, with the route penned by hand. There are newspaper clippings and journal articles, as well as the copy of a book, The Way of this General Practitioner, all which relate to the expeditions undertaken.
Personal correspondence includes letters written to his wife Charlotte, and family, when he was stationed with the Red Cross in Turkey, Beirut and France. Also included is correspondence with his brother, William Earl Dodge Ward (AC 1906), as well as condolences sent to William Earl Dodge and Mark Ward (AC 1906) upon the death of Edwin St. John Ward in 1951.
This collection is organized into one series: