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Archives & Manuscripts

L. Hollingsworth Wood Prison Reform Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-202

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

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

L. Hollingsworth Wood was a Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, and African American and Quaker education.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--James Wood. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1980.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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