A collection of papers relating to Robert Ward and wife Emily. Born in Norfolk, England, Robert Ward came to New Plymouth in 1844, opening a Primitive Methodist church at Henui. A pioneer of Primitive Methodism in New Zealand Ward moved between New Plymouth, Auckland, Wellington and other settlements planting new churches and supporting other clergy.
1. A Ward family tree starting from Robert and Emily.
2. A handwritten tribute to Robert on leaving a parish. It is undated and does not name the place which he is leaving. Nor is it signed.
3. A transcription of the above item. Transcribed by John Barton 4/5/1995.
4. An extract from Scholfields Dictionary of New Zealand Biography 1940 - essay on Robert Ward.