The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence regarding the St. Louis Exposition, the World's Columbian Exposition, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, statuary in New York City and the Library of Congress, the Washington statue in Newburyport, Mass. Letters from Robert Cushing in Italy pertain to the supervision of the execution of Ward's marble statuary group in Carrara. Correspondents include Herbert Adams, Thomas Gold Appleton, Karl Bitter, Gutzon Borglum, Daniel Chester French, Robert Underwood Johnson, Thomas Addison Richards, Edward Clark Potter, Alexander E. Orr, R. S. Chilton, Paul Dana, F. Wellington Ruckstuhll, Charles N. Thomas, C. A. Herber and Ward's wife.
John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society, 1857-1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 509-510 available from Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals and microfilm master negative in New York Historical Society, Manuscript Division.
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Lent 1973 by New York Historical Society.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001