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Wood family papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections


This collection is comprised of the papers of the Wood family, and includes primarily sketches made by various family members, and engravings of Quaker leaders, though it also includes a single letter to Richard D. Wood, two unidentified photographs and the Will of Julianna R. Wood.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
March 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1845.
Box 39 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Letter to Richard D. Wood, from S.W. Roberts, president of the Schuykill Navigation Company, in which the company accepts his resignation as a member of the Board of Managers of the Company.

Engravings, 1839-1845.
Box 39 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Engravings depict the following: the Friends' Meeting House, Manchester, Thomas Clarkson, Elizabeth fry, J.J. Gurney, and Daniel Wheeler.

Photographs, 1860, undated.
Box 39 Folder 3
Sketches, 1844-1853. 1 folders.
Box 39 Folder 4
Scope and Content note

Includes the sketch book of Caroline Wood, and a number of loose sketches, which include: an unsigned pen and ink sketch of Passaic Falls, N.J., an example of penmanship and pencil sketch of a tower by R. Wood, a pencil sketch of a dam, inscribed to Caroline H. Wood from Richard Wood, a pencil sketch of Upton Lane (residence of Elizabeth Fry) probably by Catherine Wood, and a pencil sketch of Northropps Hall, residence of Sir T. Fowell signed by Mary Wood.

Physical Description

1 folders

Wills, 1884-1885.
Box 39 Folder 5
Scope and Content note

Printed copy of the will of Julianna R. Wood, originally written May 21, 1884, proved March 21, 1885.

Print, Suggest