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Anna Wharton Wood collection

Identifier: HC.MC-958

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers reflecting the religious and social interests of Friends of the period. Included are the following papers: Extracts from a journal, 1809, of a tour to Tunesassa and Cattaraugus by William Allinson, giving interesting details of travel and life among Indigenous Americans, reservations on the Allegheny River [Seneca Nation?], and the prehistoric remains of a people who lived in this area more than 2000 years ago; letters of William Logan, Samuel Emlen, Samuel Fothergill, and John Pemberton; a petition by English Friends to Governor Shirley, 1741; epistles; testimonies; “A plan for some slave utopia” / George Dillwyn (fragile), and other miscellaneous material on Quakerism.


  • Creation: 1741 - 1853


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open to research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

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

Biographical / Historical

Anna Wharton Wood (1864-1945) daughter of Benjamin Rapier Smith and Esther Fisher Wharton m. Henry A. Wood. She was active in the Quaker Meeting in Cambridge, Ma.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)




The collection of Quaker Anna Wharton Wood includes letters of several 18th century Friends, a petition by English Friends, epistles, testimonies, and other miscellaneous items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Anna Wharton Wood, 1940

Related Materials

The journal of William Allinson to Indians in New York state in 1909 (extracts in the Anna Wharton Wood Collection) is to be found in the Allinson Family Papers (collection no. 968). See also Edward Wanton Smith family papers (collection no. 955).

Anna Wharton Wood collection 1741-1853
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Revision Statements

  • June 2022: by Nathaniel Rehm-Daly, Harmful Language Revision Project

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