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William and Lydia Wood letter

 Collection — Folder: S1451
Identifier: S1451

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a June 30, 1839 letter sent by William and Lydia Wood from Pleasant Ridge, Ohio to Jacob and Polly St. John in Johnson County, Indiana. In the letter the Woods relate family news, farming prices and the progress of a turnpike being built to Montgomery, Ohio.


  • 1839/06/30


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 / Historical

William Wright Wood was born on February 14, 1813 in Hamilton County, Ohio to James and Charity Chandler Wood, early settlers of the village of Pleasant Ridge near Cincinnati. Lydia Hurin Marsh was born on January 12, 1817 and she married William on March 16, 1836. William was a farmer and lived on the family homestead until his death on September 27, 1875. Lydia passed away twenty years later on February 28, 1895. William’s older sister Polly Chandler (1794-1863) married Jacob St. John (1790-1845) in 1816 and they later settled in Johnson County, Indiana in 1837.

Sources: "William Wright Wood." Memorial ID 5596568. Accessed November 15, 2019.

Turrill, Merwin Sherman. The James Wood Family Record, 1771-1899. Cincinnati, Ohio: n.p., 1899.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Martha Burgan on 1934/11/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/11/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/11/15 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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