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Ward Papers., 1852-1986 (Bulk: 1853)
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Collection number: MS 0642 (LD 7096.6 x1855 Ward)

Ward, Mary Caroline, b. 1835; Teacher and editor. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1852-1853. Papers contain eight letters written while a student a Mount Holyoke. Primarily describing her daily activities and expenses as well as illnesses throughout campus.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Mary Caroline Ward was born ca. 1835. She was a Mount Holyoke Female Seminary non-graduate of the class of 1855. Her sister Emily Ward, also attended Mount Holyoke (x-Class of 1856). After leaving the Seminary, Ward taught in Elizabeth, New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also did editorial work.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mary Caroline Ward Papers include 8 letters (dated March 1852 - July 1853) written by Ward to her parents while she was a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. One letter (March, 1852) includes a note written by Ward's sister, Emily Ward (x-Class of 1856) concerning her own illnesses. Ward's letters generally regard life, illnesses and money matters at the Seminary. Also included in the collection are: an Alumnae Association sheet from 1915 and notes from Elizabeth Ward Trowbridge (Class of 1928) regarding Ward's lettrs.

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The Mary Caroline Ward Papers, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collection, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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South Hadley, MA 01075

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  • Ward, Mary Caroline
  • Mount Holyoke College - Domestic work
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - Faculty.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - Students.
  • Women college students - Health and hygiene - Massachusetts.

Genre terms
  • Letters

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