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Charles Wood commonplace book


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

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Charles Wood (1851- 1936) 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 of Arts in 1870 and Master of Arts in 1873, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was given the degree of Doctorate of Divinity in 1885. After his graduation from Princeton, he was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He served as a pastor at the Central Church, Buffalo, New York, from 1873 to 1878, the First Church at Germantown, Pennsylvania from 1886 to 1896, the Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1896 to 1908, and the Church of the Covenant of Washington D.C. from 1908 until his retirement in 1928. Charles Wood was also an author; his works included: "Saunterings in Europe" in 1882, "Beginning Life" in 1887, "Friends and Foes of Youth" in 1898, and "Some Moral and Religious Aspects of War" in 1915. He was also the author of the William B. Noble Lecture at Harvard University. 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 his first wife in 1891, Wood married Alice Cox in 1905, and had Charles Morris and Marguerite P. (Mrs. Logan MacCoy). Charles Wood died in New York in 1936.

The Charles Wood commonplace book contains poems gathered over the course of Wood's time at Haverford College. The book concludes with an index of poem titles.

Materials are arranged chronologically by creation.

Processed by Addison Conn; completed February, 2018.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Addison Conn
Finding Aid Date
February, 2018
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The collection is open for research use.

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

Collection Inventory

Charles Wood commonplace book, 1866 March 16-1870 September 24.
Volume 1

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