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Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister


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Delaware author Christopher Ward wrote novels, plays, short stories, and poems. Ward was particularly passionate about Delaware history, reflected in works such as

The Dutch and Swedes on the Delaware and Delaware Continentals, 1776-1783.

Author Marina Wister Dasburg was the daughter of Owen Wister. She married pioneer modernist painter Andrew Dasburg.

Ward, Christopher L. "Autobiography of Christopher L. Ward, (1868-1943) parts I and II."Delaware History, Volume XV. Edited by Charles L. Reese, Jr. Wilmington, Del.: Historical Society of Delaware, 1972-1973.

In this three-page handwritten and signed letter to Marian Wister, Christopher Ward describes his surroundings, inquires of Wister's plans, mentions Rhode Island, and indicates that he is working on a novel. The letter was written in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 27, 1926.

  1. Box 7, F176: Shelved in SPEC MSS 098 manuscript boxes

Purchase, December 2008.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2009. Further encoding by George Apodaca, March 2015.

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Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister, 1926 May 27.
Box 7 Folder F176

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