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Adelaide Hallock Wood family papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Daniel Wood (1729-1773) was descended from John and Margaret Wood who emigrated to America in 1635. The family first settled in Rhode Island and then Bristol, Massachusetts, where Daniel Wood married Susanna Chase. A son, Stephen Wood (1756-1773) was received at Nine Partners Monthly Meeting, New York, on certificate of transfer from Westport (Acoaxet) Meeting in 1797. In 1875, a great-grandson, Charles Henry Wood married Adelaide Hallock (1846-1899), daughter of George Hallock and Sarah Birdsall Hallock, under the care of Milton Monthly Meeting. Adelaide studied and taught at Friends Boarding School (Oakwood School), Union Springs, New York, and was recorded as a minister by Farmington Monthly Meeting in 1876.

The collection contains materials which descended in the family of Daniel Wood (1729-1773), Quakers of Bristol, Massachusetts, and New York State. It includes family bibles with annotations, an essay book kept by Adelaide Hallock Wood when a student at the Oakwood School, genealogical research on the Wood and Hallock families, transcripts, notes, and a small number of family photographs.

Gift of Susan Wood and Barbara Wood Borne, FHL Accession 2018.003

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Susanna Morikawa
Finding Aid Date
October 2020
Access Restrictions

Access Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Adelaide Hallock composition book, 1856-1864.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Milton, Ulster County, New York. Essays from age 10 to 18 with writings by other member of the Class of 1864, Friends Boarding School (Oakwood School).

Birthday poem written by Adelaide for her husband Charles Wood, 1878.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Handwritten with typed transcript

Adelaide Hallock Wood research, 2017.
Box 1
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Genealogical research on Adelaide H. Wood and the Hallock family of New York State. Also labeled copy photographs of the family including a group photograph of the Wood family, 1898.

Daniel Wood research, 2017.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Donors' transcript of the vital records ca. 1646-1764, in the Wood Biblr, and genealogical research on the Wood family.

Photographs of the Wood family, 1860-1926.
Box 1
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Cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and photograph of Farmington meeting house (1926), homestead, and family groups.

Contents: Charles H. Wood (4 photographs, ca. 1860-1880); William Wood; Adelaide Hallock Wood (4 photographs, ca. 1863-1880); Women teachers at Oakwood School (ca. 1873, Adelaide right side); Charles and Adelaide Wood family group, 1896; Walter H. Wood and family in front of homestead, 1898; George Hallock Wood, 1901 and 1907; George Hallock Wood and wife Hazel with Robert, 1915; Snapshot of crowd outside Farmington meeting house (Hicksite), 1926

Obituary of Robert W. Wood, 2011.
Box 1
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Descendant of Daniel Wood and the father of the donors. He was a photographer, artist, and graphic designer. A resident of Swarthmore, Robert Wood produced many freelance projects for Swarthmore College.

Daniel Wood Bible, 1746.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes vital records, ca. 1759-1764. Copy of certificate of clearness for marriage. Bible is fragile and incomplete, lacking first part of the Old Testament.

Adelaide Hallock Wood Bible, 1890.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Inscribed to Adelaide H. Wood, gift of members of Farmington Church. With annotations.

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