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Wood family papers

Call Number: MS 1157
Scope and Contents
The Wood Family Papers consist largely of letters of William Cowper Wood (1821-1889) to his parents. He lived in Washington, D.C., from 1840 to 1841, traveled on business for several years, and then settled in Joliet, Illinois, in 1845. Other family correspondence is also included in the collection, as is a ledger of Joseph Wood, father of William C. Wood, and a small amount of genealogical material.

The bulk of these papers was donated to Yale University in 1943 by Norton Ellsworth Wood; the ledger and several other items were donated in 1906 by Mrs. Frank C. Porter.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. F. C. Porter, 1906; and Norton E. Wood, 1943.
Majority of material found within 1839 - 1868
0.75 Linear Feet
Related Names
Wood family
Language of Materials