Ward, Thomas William, papers, 1825-1885.

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Ward, Thomas, 1807-1873. Ward, Thomas William, papers, 1825-1885.

Ward, Thomas William, papers, 1825-1885.

The Thomas William "Peg Leg" Ward Papers, 1825-1885, contains originals and photocopies of correspondence with family members, friends, and business associates; bills of lading and receipts; legal documents; certificates and a proclamation; broadsides; and newspaper clippings.

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