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Charles Wood correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-026

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of eight volumes of the compiled correspondence of Charles Wood. Each volume contains personal correspondence from family and friends, related to Wood's education, news of his family, and discussions of social outings and cricket. This collection is foldered.


  • 1862-1928


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Charles Wood (1851-) was born June 3, 1851 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of John T. Wood and May Lyon Wood. Wood was educated at Haverford College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1870 and Master of Arts in 1873, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was given the degree of Doctor of Divinity 1885. After his graduation from Princeton, he was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He served as a pastor at the Central Church, Buffalo, N.Y. (1873-1878), the First Church at Germantown, Pa. (1886-1896), the Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. (1896-1908), and the Church of the Covenant of Washington D.C. from 1908 until his retirement in 1928.

Charles Wood was also an author, and his works included: "Saunterings in Europe" (1882), "Beginning Life" (1887), "Friends and Foes of Youth" (1898), and "Some Moral and Religious Aspects of War" (1915).

Charles Wood married Mary Hollingsworth Morris in 1883 and the couple had six children: Margaret E (1883), William P (1884), Emily (1887), James S (1889), Mary E (1890), Catherine N (1891). After the death of his first wife in 1891, Wood married Alice Cox in 1905.

Charles Wood died in New York in 1936.


1.16 Linear Feet (8 volumes, 1 folder)





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  • MC 1140 Morris Wistar Wood papers
  • MC 1192 William Warder Cadbury and Catherine J. Cadbury papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.


Charles Wood correspondence, 1862-1869
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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