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"From World War One to the Bicentennial: An Autobiography"


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

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Morris Wistar Wood (1899-1980) was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1899, the son of Horatio Curtis Wood (1870-1943) and Annabella Cresson Wistar (1872-1967). Wood attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, but joined the Student Army Training Corp during his sophmore year in 1917. With the end of World War I, Wood returned to school at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, Wood taught for two years in Canton, where he married Evelyn Page in 1922. The couple had three children. Wood spent his career teaching and in academic administration at a variety of institutions in and around Philadelphia. He died in Philadelphia in 1980.

This collection is comprised of the single volume typed autobiography of Morris Wistar Wood and his wife Evelyn, written by Wood. The volume describes Wood's early life, his education, his travels in the United States and abroad, his time spent teaching and in academic administration at various schools, including at a school in Lingnan, at the Culver Military Academy, the University of Pennsylvania, Westtown School, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Wood also describes his family life with his wife Evelyn, and their children.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.


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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1976.
Box 10

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