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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980 : Woods Family Papers, ca. 1775-1975

Correspondence, writings, documents, genealogical research notes and photographs relating to the Woods family, descendants of Henry Ruiter (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada. Collected and preserved by Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Illinois, to be used for a complete (unfinished) family history, most of the material concerns Frank H. Woods's great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, his grandfather Frederick Moffatt Woods, and his father, Frank H. Woods. Included is a large group of Fanny Woods's poetry and a rough draft of a lengthy genealogical work by Frank H. Woods, Jr. entitled "Fanny." Also, Civil War letters to and from Frederick Moffatt Woods, and a letter from William Jennings Bryan, and 1850's letters from the California mines by Fanny's brother, Charles Ryland Woods. Other family names included are Barnett, Cochrane, Eddy, Haecker, and Ruiter.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet - (7 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 record carton)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods
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The Woods Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).