Ward, Wilfrid, 1856-1916

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Wilfrid Philip Ward 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.

From the description of Wilifrid Philip Ward letter. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517734

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referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers of the Catholic Modernists: Papers of Friedrich von Hugel, ca.1877-ca.1924 (bulk 1900-1920) St Andrews University Library
referencedIn Papers of Wilfrid Ward, ca. 1868-ca.1945 (bulk 1890-1916) University of St Andrews
referencedIn Papers of the Catholic Modernists: Papers of George Walter Young, Charles Edward Osborne and Frank Rooke Ley, 1899-1930 St Andrews University Library
creatorOf Meynell, Wilfrid, 1852-1948. Wilfrid Meynell collection, 1881-1971, bulk 1893-1941. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ward, Wilfrid, 1856-1916. Wilifrid Philip Ward letter. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
referencedIn Papers of Frank R Rooke Ley, 1899-1902, 1913-1922, 1926-1930 University of St Andrews
referencedIn Papers of the Catholic Modernists: Papers of Wilfrid Ward, ca.1868-ca.1945 (bulk 1890-1916) St Andrews University Library
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Birth 1856-01-02

Death 1916-04-09




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