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