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William Allen Wood collection

 Collection — Folder: S1450
Identifier: S1450

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a September 26, 1898 letter sent to William Allen Wood by Benjamin S. Parker regarding his published works of verse. An undated advertisement for his book The Cabin in the Clearing and Other Poems was sent with the letter. The collection also includes an October 11, 1900 letter sent to Wood by Maurice Thompson relaying his regrets to an invitation to attend the annual meeting of the Sons of the Revolution and a small portion of a letter signed by Caroline Virginia Krout (undated).


  • 1898-1900, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical note

William Allen Wood was born on September 25, 1874 in Covington, Indiana to Samuel Fletcher and Mary Catherine Wood. He attended Covington High School, Danville Normal College, Indiana University and the Indiana Law School. He taught school in the South for a short time, worked as a reporter and practiced law in Indianapolis. He was an active member of the Indiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He also contributed to newspapers and magazines, was the editor of the Illustrated Indiana Weekly, and was the author of several books about corporate law. He married Gladys Louise Cox in 1923 and they had one daughter. He passed away at the age of 52 on May 8, 1927.


"Obituary of William Allen Wood." Covington Republican (IN), May 13, 1927.

Banta, R.E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1816-1916. Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1949.

"W.A. Wood, Retired Lawyer, Author, Dies in Hospital." Indianapolis Star (IN), May 9, 1927.

"William A. Wood Married." Covington Republican (IN), April 6, 1923.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William Allen Wood on 1936/06/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/11/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/11/14 by Laura Eliason.
William Allen Wood collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.