Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
American Philanthropist and Author
1844 – 1911 A.D.
Elizabeth Stewart Phelps Ward, an American philanthropist and author, born in Andover, Mass. She was known for her temperance reform, and in behalf of the advancement of women.
Her many books are often of a religious trend – her first work to attract attention was The Gates Ajar (1868), which had a very wide reading and was instrumental in substituting reasonable healthy views concerning a future existence in place of the vague and conventional ideas on the subject prevalent.
Mrs. Ward was a voluminous writer, and also was the author of several volumes in collaboration with her husband, the Rev. Herbert D. Ward.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.