Papers 1782-1986.


Papers 1782-1986.

Research material for study of the vessels owned by the shipping interests headed by Eber Brock Ward and his family, including correspondence, subject files, research notes, news clippings, microfilm, and printed material.

2 boxes (2 linear ft.)

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Ward, Eber B., 1811-1875 (person)

In 1807 Eber Ward married Sally Potter (d. 1818). Together they had four children, including Emily (1809- ) and Eber Brock (1811-1875). At various times, the family lived in Upper Canada, Salem (Ohio), Detroit, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac (Mich.). Eber served as the lighthouse keeper at Bois Blanc, 1830-1831. As a young man, Eber B. Ward worked with his uncle, Samuel Ward, a prominent shipbuilder in Marine City (Mich.). Eventually they became partners in "Ward's Line of Steamers" and successfully b...

Hall, Kenneth R. (person)

Archivist at the National Archives and Records Service, Civil Archives Division, Industrial and Social Branch from 1951 until his retirement in 1985, specializing in using marine records. From the description of Papers 1782-1986. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 588932456 ...