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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold) (1851-1920), Novelist, philanthropist and political lobbyist; wife of (Thomas) Humphry Ward

Sitter in 32 portraits
The daughter of Thomas Arnold, Mary Augusta Ward took an active interest in social work for London's poor and in women's education. She embodied her views in her best known novel Robert Elsmere, 1888, which excited great public interest, the sales of the first three editions amounting to 70,500 in the United Kingdom alone. She married Thomas Humphry Ward, fellow and tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1872. In her later life, however, she became a vigorous opponent to the women's suffrage movement.

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P69

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 1872
NPG P69

2650

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Julian Russell Story
oil on canvas, 1889
NPG 2650

P1700(3a)

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen print, circa 1889
NPG P1700(3a)

x46018

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46018

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46019

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46020

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46021

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46022

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46023

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46024

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46025

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46026

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46027

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46028

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Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative
NPG x46029

x81612

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
half-plate glass negative
NPG x81612

x96254

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1886
NPG x96254

x96256

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1886
NPG x96256

x96257

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1886
NPG x96257

Ax5470

Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold)

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
sepia carbon print on blue card mount, published 1889
NPG Ax5470