Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Papers include the correspondence of Richard C.S. Drummond with legatees under Howland's will, representatives of African American educational institutions primarily in the South. The administration of the will required verification of incorporated names, since some of the beneficiary institutions had names that were different from those Howland used in her will. Much of the correspondence involves this verification, but, in the process, provides histories of these institutions. Correspondents...
Scope and Contents Included in the collection is correspondence of Morris E. Leeds, mainly with E. Tudor Gross of Providence, R.I. in 1942, relating to the first window envelope, invented by Lewis Walker Leeds, ca. 1861. Gross was preparing to write an article on the history of the window envelope. The collection opens with a 1942 letter from L. Hollingsworth Wood to Leeds telling him of Gross’ endeavor. The papers also include 1862 sample envelopes; a copy of a photograph of Barclay R. Leeds, ca. 1862; a...
Dates: 1862-1944; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944
Scope and Contents The records of a Quaker organization from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, with social and training offerings in New York, particularly to the African American community, and based on the principle of obtaining jobs and decent housing for African Americans.
Abstract In 1908, L. Hollingsworth Wood corresponded with Quaker-related schools to obtain contact information for graduates living in the New York City area and updated information about teaching Quakerism. Previously, a committee of the Yearly Meeting had conducted a survey inquiring about courses at the schools concerning Quaker history and principles. Fourteen schools responded to Wood's letter. Folder 2 contains Wood's correspondence with organizations and persons concerned with prison reform,...
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, lists, press releases, transcripts, notes, photographs, clippings, drafts of articles and speeches, financial and legal papers, brochures, pamphlets and other printed items, account books and other papers.Primarily correspondence and other papers related to the many activities Wood was involved in. For a summary list of folders in the collection, arranged alphabetically by organization, institution, committee, etc. see folder list. This...
Abstract Contains primarily correspondence, 1934-1937, relating to Wood's interest in prison reform, particularly convict labor. Also a several items reflecting his interest in other Quaker concerns.
Dates: 1913 - 1937