Ward, Albert Lee (born c. 1835), American diplomat and Red Cross Volunteer
- Ward, Albert Lee, b.c.1835.
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Letters, papers and mementoes of A L Ward relating to his service as private secretary to Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1816-1887), US Minister in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. With related letters and papers of other members of the Ward family.
1-13: Letters to A.L. Ward (1870-1871).
14-19: Letters to Lucy Leigh Ward, A.L. Ward's mother (1870-1876).
20-26: Miscellaneous letters, including some by Genevieve Ward (1838-1922) (1857-1921)
27-40: Passports, permits and other official documents issued to A.L. Ward and L.L. Ward (1858-1871).
41-50: Receipts for despatches, issued to A.L. Ward (1870-1871).
51-54: Lists of Americans resident in Paris (1870-1871).
55-74: Certificates and ephemera of the Red Cross (1870-1871).
75-115: Miscellaneous ephemera, including Balloon and Pigeon Post documents (1854-1886).
116-135: Medals, badges and other souvenirs of the Franco-Prussian War and siege of Paris (1870-1871).
Language: mainly French, partly German.
MS.6243/134-135 comprises a small hand bomb from the Franco-Prussian War and original object label from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.
In the Wellcome Library:
Further papers of the Ward family are held in Henry Wellcome's personal papers (WA/HSW).