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[Photograph of Thomas Ward]

[Photograph of Thomas Ward]

Date: April 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Thomas Ward. He wears overalls over a collared shirt with rolled up sleeves. He is smiling.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin
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