Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924

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Sir Adolphus William Ward (1837-1924), historian, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 2 December 1837. He was educated in Germany and Bury St Edmunds before entering Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1855 (B.A., 1859; M.A., 1862), where he became a Fellow in 1862. He entered the Inner Temple in 1860, and was called to the bar in 1866, but never practised law. Ward was Professor of History and English Language and Literature at Owens College, Manchester, 1866-1897, and Vice-Chancellor, 1886-1890 and 1894-1896, and principal, 1889-1897, of Victoria University. He was Master of Peterhouse, 1900-1914, and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University in 1901. From 1901 to 1912 he edited the Cambridge modern history . Ward was knighted in 1913. He died in Cambridge on 19 June 1924.

From the guide to the Sir Adolphus Ward: Correspondence on the, Cambridge modern history, 1896-1911, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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From the description of Autograph letters signed (12) : to Prof. Knight, ? -1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659269

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creatorOf British Academy. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1909-1912. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924. Autograph letters signed (12) : to Prof. Knight, ? -1903. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. Autograph manuscripts in the hand of various authors of introductions, general and individual, to the Renaissance edition of Shakespeare (1907-1908) [manuscript], 1903-1906. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Princess Sophia Dorothea: Correspondence with Count Philip Christopher Graf von Knigsmark, 1888-c. 1909 (mainly transcripts of originals of 1690) Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Letters from Charles Hall and others, 15 Apr 1856-1 Jan 1897 Royal Northern College of Music
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Correspondence, 1898-1954 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Ward, Adolphus William, Sir, 1837-1924. Correspondence to Morley Roberts, 1921, undated. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Sir Adolphus Ward: Correspondence on the, Cambridge modern history, 1896-1911 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1871-1877. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters to Lord Acton concerning the, Cambridge Modern History, 1896-1899 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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associatedWith Allbutt, T. Clifford (Thomas Clifford), 1836-1925. person
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associatedWith Hall, Charles person
correspondedWith Hazeltine, Harold D., 1871-1960 person
correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
associatedWith Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Princess Sophia Dorothea and Count Philip Christopher Graf von Knigsmark person
associatedWith Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. person
associatedWith Ward Sir Adolphus William 1837-1924 person
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