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Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0176

Scope and Content Note

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.


  • Creation: 1926 May 27


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical Notes

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.


1 item (3 pages)


Delaware author Christopher Ward sent this three-page signed and handwritten letter to his friend Marian Wister in 1926.


Purchase, December 2008.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0098 Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

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


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

Finding aid for Christopher Ward letter to Marina Wister
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2009 May 27
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