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Grant and Ward Bankruptcy collection

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Grant and Ward Bankruptcy collection, 1881-1889 | Political Papers

By Walter D. Ray and Paul Skonberg

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Collection Overview

Title: Grant and Ward Bankruptcy collection, 1881-1889Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1886

ID: 4/1/PP 34

Primary Creator: Grant and Ward

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Legal documents are arranged chronologically and as much as possible according to the case to which they pertain.  Published court records are grouped together.  Documents apparently not pertaining to the Grant & Ward bankruptcy are grouped at the end of the collection.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1996

Subjects: Davies, Julien T. (Julien Tappan), 1845-1920., Fish, James D., Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929--Correspondence., Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929., Grant and Ward., Ward, Ella C., Ward, Ferdinand., Warner, William S.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Legal documents.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of legal documents relating to the 1884 bankruptcy of  the firm of Grant & Ward, including documents related to the appointment of Julien T. Davies as receiver of Grant and Ward, powers granted to him and judgments about moneys due him in connection with various actions in the case; briefs filed on behalf of Ward's wife, Ella Ward; several documents relating to attempts by George Holt, the receiver of Ferdinand Ward, to recoup money and property from William S. Warner, one of the large investors in Grant and Ward; and published briefs and findings in these cases.  Also included in the collection is a handwritten note by Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. on Grant and Ward stationery; a real estate contract from New York city property purchased by Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. from Abraham H. Jones in 1883; and a telegram from 1889 from "William" to Frank F. Wood, stenographer to both William S. Warner and Ulysses S. Grant.

Biographical Note

Grant & Ward was a Wall Street brokerage firm founded by Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., and Ferdinand Ward along with James D. Fish, president of the Maritime National Bank of New York.  Former President Ulysses S. Grant joined the firm in 1881 as a nonexecutor partner.  Ward ran the firm using what would later be termed a Ponzi scheme, borrowing money from the Maritime Bank to pay large dividends and attract more investors.  In the economic downturn of 1884, the scheme collapsed.  Grant and Ward went bankrupt, taking the Maritime Bank down with it.  Both Ward and Fish were later convicted of fraud and sentenced to ten years each.

Subject/Index Terms

Davies, Julien T. (Julien Tappan), 1845-1920.
Fish, James D.
Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929--Correspondence.
Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929.
Grant and Ward.
Ward, Ella C.
Ward, Ferdinand.
Warner, William S.

Administrative Information

Repository: Political Papers

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books

Acquisition Method: Purchased

Separated Materials: Title of residence of Julia Dent Grant removed to Grant Family Papers box 49

Original/Copies Note: Formerly MSS 176, Ulysses S. Grant Bankruptcy collection.

Related Materials:

Grant Family papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Ulysses S. Grant III papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Preferred Citation: [Item], Grant and Ward Bankruptcy collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Finding Aid Revision History: Collection reboxed and redescribed, July 2009.


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memo on the powers of Julien Davies as Receiver for Grant and Ward, May 1884Add to your cart.
Supreme Court of the City and County of New York
Folder 2: Morris v. Grant, Jr. and others: preferred order permitting settlements by reciever, December 1884Add to your cart.
Supreme Court of the city and county of New York
Folder 3: Deposition naming Allen McCulloh attorney for William S. and Henrietta Warner, March 1886Add to your cart.
Supreme Court of the City and County of New York
Folder 4: Stipulation re Order to turn over assets to Julien Davies, Receiver for Grant and Ward, March 29, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ingraham v. Stewart and others: Affidavit and Order to show cause re payment to Julien Davies, reciever, April 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 6: Ingraham v Davies, etc.: Order appointing Referee, April 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 7: Ingraham v. Haviland and others: Summons to appear before referee and Motion to confirm report, April-May 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 8: Ingraham v. Ward and others: Memorandum on Ella Ward, ca. 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 9: Ingraham v. Haviland and others: Notice of hearing before referee and notice of motion to resettle order, April-June 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 10: Ingraham v. Davies and others: Exceptions to the Referee's report, May 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 11: Exceptions by George Holt, assignee to report by Referee, May 17, 1886Add to your cart.

City Court of Brooklyn

copy for plaintiffs and assignees

Folder 12: Ingraham v. Davies and others: Exceptions by Ella C. Ward to the report of Joseph Nielson, May 21, 1886Add to your cart.
Supreme Court of the City and County of New York
Folder 13: Orders re payment to Julien Davies, reciever of Grant and Ward, June 1886Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 14: Memo on counsel for defendent Warner, no dateAdd to your cart.
Supreme Court of the City and County of New York
Folder 15: Morris v. Grant, Jr. and others: Receiver's Proposed Settlements of certain properties, November 1886, May 1891Add to your cart.
Supreme Court of the City and County of New York
Folder 16: Morris v. Grant Jr.: Jerome Chaffee claim denied, December 6, 1888Add to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 17: Holt v. Warner property case, no dateAdd to your cart.
City Court of Brooklyn
Folder 18: Morris v. Grant, Jr. and others: petition and notice of motion to discharge reciever, February 16, 1891Add to your cart.
New York Supreme Court
Folder 19: Pleadings and order appointing Julien Davies reciever, 1885Add to your cart.
Supreme Court of he City and County of New York
Folder 20: Memo of counsel of defendant Warner, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

4 copies

Folder 21: Memo of counsel for defendant Warner, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

3 copies

Folder 22: brief of counsel for defendant Warner, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

5 copies

Folder 23: Argument on defendant's motion for judgment, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

2 copies

Folder 24: Argument of James Carter counsel for defendant Warner, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

2 copies

Folder 25: brief on defendant Warner's motion for judgment; memo of counsel, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

2 copies of memo of counsel

Folder 26: Argument on defendant's motion for judgement, no dateAdd to your cart.

Supreme Court

2 copies

Folder 27: U.S. District Court decision, February 13, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Published record of the City Court of Brooklyn, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 29: U.S. Grant, Jr. handwritten note on Grant and Ward stationary, June 8, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 30: envelopes addressed to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, President of Mexican-Southern Railway, August 1881Add to your cart.
postmarked from Mexico
Folder 31: Memorandum of agreement: Abraham H. Jonas and US Grant, Jr., no dateAdd to your cart.

City Court of Brooklyn

re: land purchase

Folder 32: Telegram from William to Frank F. Wood, July 1889Add to your cart.
"William" asks Frank F. Wood, stenographer to both William S. Warner and Ulysses S. Grant, to wire money to him in Paris and if he should "interview parties for enterprise."
Folder 33: Catalog of Recievers sale for Ferdinand Ward, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Encyclopedia entry about Grant family, no dateAdd to your cart.

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