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Charles Wood correspondence

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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.

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Charles Wood (1851-?) was born June 3, 1851, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of John T. Wood and May Lyon Wood. Wood was educated at Haverford College, where he received his bachelor's in 1870 and master's in 1873, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was given the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1885. After his graduation from Princeton, Wood was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He served as a pastor at the Central Church, Buffalo, New York (1873-1878), the First Church at Germantown, Pennsylvania (1886-1896), the Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1896-1908), and the Church of the Covenant of Washington D.C. (1908 until his retirement in 1928).

Charles Wood was also an author, and his works included "Saunterings in Europe" (1882), "Beginning Life" (1887), "Friends and Foes of Youth" (1898), and "Some Moral and Religious Aspects of War" (1915).

Charles Wood married Mary Hollingsworth Morris in 1883, and the couple had six children: Margaret E. (1883), William P. (1884), Emily (1887), James S. (1889), Mary E. (1890), and Catherine N. (1891). After the death of Mary in 1891, Wood married Alice Cox in 1905.

Charles Wood died in New York in 1936.

This collection is comprised of eight volumes of the compiled correspondence of Charles Wood. Each volume contains personal correspondence from family and friends related to Wood's education, news of his family, and discussions of social outings and cricket. This collection is foldered.

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 1, 1862-1865.
Box 1 Folder 2-3
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Sallie Wood, Albert Plant, Frank Underhill, Del Ray Cameron, C.E. Wright, and May Lyon Wood.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 2, 1866.
Box 1 Folder 4
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Emily H. Morris, John Dillingham, Howard Comfort.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 3, 1866.
Box 2 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Edward Cope, John Wood, Lindley Haines Jr., and Frank Underhill.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 4, 1867.
Box 2 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: John Wood, Frank Underhill, Lindley Haines Jr.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 5, 1867-1868.
Box 2 Folder 3
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Frank Underhill, John Wood, Lindley Haines Jr., and George Pearson.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 6, 1868.
Box 3 Folder 1
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Frank underhill, Lindley Haines Jr., and Howard Comfort.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 7, 1869.
Box 3 Folder 2
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: John Wood, Frank Underhill, Lindley Haines Jr., Elsie Wood, and May Lyon Wood.

Archival Resource Key. Vol. 8, 1869-1870.
Box 3 Folder 3
Scope and Content note

Letter writers include: Frank Underhill, Howard Comfort, John Dillingham, John Wood, Lindley Haines Jr., Alice.

Archival Resource Key. "A Tribute to Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wood", 1928.
Box 3 Folder 4
Scope and Content note

Booklet to commemorate Charles Wood's services to the Presbyterian Church upon his retirement in 1928. Prepared by the Church of the Covenant, Washington D.C.

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