Fonds MS-2-200 - Amos P. Ward fonds

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Amos P. Ward fonds

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MS-2-200

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  • 1903-1924 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records (18 folders)

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Amos P. Ward was born in Maine in 1849 to Seth Ward and Eunice Cole. Circa 1878 he married Loretta Tower from Rockport, New Brunswick, with whom he had eleven children between 1879-1903. They settled in Upper Rockport, New Brunswick, where he and his sons worked at shipbuilding. Ward was captain of several vessels, including the Rowena (1903-07), Lizzie Rich (1905), Stella Maud (1907-10), and the Carrie C. Ware (1913-15). He sailed to and traded in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Papers were donated in 1973 by James Snowdon and Julia Filmore of Sackville, New Brunswick.

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Fonds comprises personal and professional correspondence and papers relating to the schooners Rowena (1903-1907); Lizzie Rich (1905), Stella Maud (1907-1910) and the Carrie C. Ward, including registers, bills, and ship inventories.

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  • English

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English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Amos P. Ward fonds, MS-2-200, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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