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L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence

 Collection — othertype: SC-227
Identifier: SFHL-SC-227


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, 1913-1937. Correspondents include E. Stagg Whitin, Sir John Harris, and Joseph N. Ulman.


  • Creation: 1907-1937


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

L. Hollingsworth Wood, a birthright member of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting and later an active member of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, was a Quaker lawyer and active in social causes such as peace, education, prison reform and racial equality. He was the son of James and Emily Hollingsworth Wood and in 1925 married Martha T. Speakman. Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He was a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and served as Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite).


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Ownership and Custodial History

The prison reform correspondence was a gift of James Wood, son of L. Hollingsworth Wood, to New York Yearly Meeting in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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