[Mrs Humphry Ward, author and anti-suffrage campaigner.] Autograph Letter Signed (‘Mary A. Ward’) to ‘Miss Parker’, thanking her and her sisters for agreeing to ‘sing in the Anthem’ at her daughter’s wedding. With printed wedding invitation.

Mrs Humphry Ward [Mary Augusta Ward, née Arnold] (1851-1920), author and anti-suffrage campaigner, wife of Thomas Humphry Ward (1845-1926), author and journalist
Publication details: 
Letter of 11 March 1904; on letterhead of 25 Grosvenor Place, S.W. [London.] Printed invitation to wedding at Manchester College, Oxford, 19 March 1904.
SKU: 23960

See her entry in the Oxford DNB. Both letter and invitation have been repaired with archival tape after being torn in half; otherwise in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: Letter of 11 March 1904. 2pp, 12mo. She has ‘heard from Mr. Tierny’ that Miss Parker and her sisters ‘have very kindly offered to sing in the Anthem on the occasion of my daughter’s wedding. It is most kind of you to give your time in this way, and we are sure that the music will be a very great addition to the service.’ She hopes that the sisters will see her ‘in the Library after the service’. Newspaper cutting of report of the wedding of George Macaulay Trevelyan to Janet Penrose Ward, from the Star, 22 March 1904, stating that Mrs Humphry Ward’s novel ‘Robert Elsmere’ has ‘given her a reputation that somewhat overshadows the high literary distinction of her husband’. TWO: Invitation to the wedding, printed in copperplate in the conventional fashion, and filled in for ‘The Misses Parker’s’. 2pp, 12mo. On card bifolium. The invitation is on the recto of the first leaf, and the recto of the second carries an announcement regarding ‘A SPECIAL TRAIN’ laid on from Paddington.