John Elliott Ward letter
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John Elliott Ward letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ward, John Elliott, 1814-1902.
Title: John Elliott Ward letter
Dates: 1900
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1789

Biographical/Historical Note

John Elliott Ward (1814-1902) was born 2 October 1814 in Sunbury, Georgia and was a lawyer and a diplomat. He practiced law in Savannah, Georgia and was also involved in the Georgia state legislature from 1839-1857 and was the Speaker of the House from 1853-1854. Ward also served as a U.S. minister to China from 1858-1860. In 1866, he moved to New York and practiced law there until his death on 29 November 1902.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter written by John Elliott Ward from his law office in New York to one of his daughters on 21 June 1900.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Ward, John Elliott, 1814-1902.

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