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L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence


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

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L. Hollingsworth Wood, a birthright member of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting and later an active member of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, was a Quaker lawyer and active in social causes such as peace, education, prison reform and racial equality. He was the son of James and Emily Hollingsworth Wood and in 1925 married Martha T. Speakman. Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He was a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and served as Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite).

The prison reform correspondence was a gift of James Wood, son of L. Hollingsworth Wood, to New York Yearly Meeting in 1980.

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

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