Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922).

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Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922).

Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922).

The letters consist primarily of social notes to Mrs. Ward from authors, some artists, and musicians. Some concern her work for the committees on literature for children, and children's day at the Chicago World's Fair. Susan B. Anthony, Hamlin Garland, George F. Root, and Jane Addams are mentioned. Letters, works in progress, philanthropies, and family news are common topics. Also, a manuscript of "The Tower of Flame" by Richard Watson Gilder is included, as are autographs and letters collected by Mrs. Coonley Ward.

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