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Jacob Moorehouse Ward, Sr. collection

 Collection — Folder: S1357
Identifier: S1357

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed copies of poems and essays by Jacob Moorehouse Ward, Sr. written from 1838 to 1847, transcribed by descendant Merton W. Grills in 1935.There are also essays by other authors, collected by Ward, such as the three-page essay on "The Death of Daniel Webster" by E. C. Baldwin.


  • 1935


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Jacob Moorehouse Ward, Sr. and his friend Robert Hall wrote essays which they shared with each other. Ward was married to Martha C. Ward. They lived in Lewisville, Henry County, Indiana and had at least two daughters, Marcella Ward-Copeland and Laura A. Ward-Grills, who lived in Hagerstown, Indiana. In 1846, Jacob Ward lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and making furniture.

Merton W. Grills was the son of Laura A. Ward-Grills and Jacob Moorehouse Ward's grandson.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Merton W. Grills in 1935(?).


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/05/24 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/24 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/08 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.