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Charles Wood commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-013

Scope and Contents

The Charles Wood commonplace book contains poems gathered over the course of Wood's time at Haverford College. The book concludes with an index of poem titles.

Dates

  • 1866-03-16 - 1870-09-24

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical

Charles Wood (1851- 1936) 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 Doctorate 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. from 1873 to 1878, the First Church at Germantown, Pa. from 1886 to 1896, the Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa. from 1896 to 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" in 1882, "Beginning Life" in 1887, "Friends and Foes of Youth" in 1898, and "Some Moral and Religious Aspects of War" in 1915. He was also the author of the William B. Noble Lecture at Harvard University. 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 and had Charles Morris and Marguerite P. ( Mrs. Logan MacCoy). Charles Wood died in New York in 1936.

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

A collection of poems compiled by Charles Wood during his time at Haverford College. These poems were transcribed by Wood and other classmates from 1866 to 1870, and detail religious, spiritual, and patriotic poems at the time. After his time at Haverford, Wood went on to recieve his Doctorate of Divinity in 1885, but the records in the commonplace book stop after 1870.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically by creation

Related Materials

Charles Wood correspondence, 1862-1869 MC.975.02.026

Processing Information

Processed by Addison Conn, completed February 2018

Creator

Title
Charles Wood commonplace book
Status
Completed
Author
Addison Conn
Date
February 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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