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Manufacturers of Royal Irish Linen Writing Paper.
1825 The firm was founded by Marcus Ward, descendant of 2 generations of papermakers
He turned his attention to colour printing and general stationery work by degrees.
1851 Exhibited in the Great Exhibition of 1851
1862 Exhibited at the exhibition.
1878 At the Paris Exposition the President of the Republic conferred the Cross of the Legion of Honour on Mr. Francis D. Ward, the head of the firm.
By 1896 The firm held a special warrant from her Majesty Queen Victoria.