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Randolph Wood commonplace book


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

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Overview and metadata sections

Randolph Wood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 1845. He entered Haverford College in 1857 and graduated in 1864. While at Haverford, he was the captain of the cricket team. He was an iron manufacturer and married Elizabeth H. Wood in 1869. His siblings were Richard Davis Wood and Julianna Randolph. He died in Philadelphia on April 19, 1876.

This is a commonplace book with signatures of several well known Quakers who were connected with Westtown School and Haverford College. It includes signatures and notes from officers and peers, mainly from Haverford class of 1858. Along with the autographs are the dates they were collected, the hometown of the person, and the place where the autograph was collected.

Presented by Howard Cooper Johnson November 1927. Includes a 11/16/1927 letter from Howard Cooper Johnson to Francis R. Taylor guessing about how the book arrived in his possession. He belives that he probably acquired this book through a connection with the estate of Israel H. Johnson.

Processed by Madison Arnold-Scerbo; completed April, 2018.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Madison Arnold-Scerbo
Finding Aid Date
April, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Randolph Wood commonplace book, 1856-1858.
Volume 1

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