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Wilfrid Philip Ward letter, undated

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ward, Wilfrid Philip, 1856-1916.
Title: Wilfrid Philip Ward letter, undated
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 286
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Consists of one letter handwritten by Wilfrid Philip Ward.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Wilfrid Philip Ward Letter, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Cindy Bunch, 2003.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Wilfrid Philip Ward (1856-1916) was a British author and catholic apologist. He was born on January 2, 1856 in Hertfordshire, the son of William George Ward and Frances (Wingfield) Ward. He began his education at the Gregorian University, but, realizing the priesthood was not his vocation, moved to Upshaw College. Ward spent ten years as an examiner in mental and moral science at the Royal University of Ireland. He became an editor of the Dublin Review in 1906.

Ward wrote numerous books on the Oxford movement but is most noted for his biographies of the movement’s leading figures. As the request of Cardinal Vaughan, Ward wrote The Life and Times of Cardinal Wiseman, published in 1897. Another of Ward’s major works was The Life of Cardinal Newman, published in 1912. He promoted dialogue between Catholics and Anglicans. Ward died on April 9, 1916.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one handwritten letter in which Ward thanks an unnamed addressee for quoting his work in a response to a Mr. Harrison’s article.