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Collection Level Description: Papers of Thomas Ward

Reference: MSS. Ital. c. 28-66
Title: Papers of Thomas Ward
Dates of Creation: 1814-80
Extent: 39 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Italian

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Ward (1809-58), Baron Ward of the Austrian Empire, was minister to Charles Louis of Bourbon, Duke of Lucca and of Parma, and to his son Charles III, Duke of Parma. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of Thomas Ward, including:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1936.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47613-51.

Publication Note

The papers were used by J.P.H. Myers in his Baron Ward and the Dukes of Parma (London, 1938).

Access Points

de Bourbon | Charles Louis | 1799-1883 | Duke of Lucca and of Parma

Ward | Thomas | 1809-1858 | Baron Ward | diplomat

Lucca (Italy) | History | 19th century

Parma (Italy) | History | 19th century

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