Grant and Ward Bankruptcy collection, 1881-1889 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 4/1/PP 34
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1886
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Scope and Contents: 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.