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  • Title
    Wood family papers, with papers of the Whitfeld family, 1833-1985
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2077
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    2.16 metres of textual material (12 boxes) - manuscript, typescript, carbon typescript, photocopies, printed, photographs

    George Arnold Wood, 1865-1928, was educated at Owens College,
    Manchester and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1891 he became
    the first Challis Professor of History of the University of
    Sydney, a position he held for the remainder of his life.
    His major research work was The Discovery of Australia, published in 1922. In 1898 he married Eleanor Madeline Whitfeld, a former student
    of his at the University of Sydney. She later taught at
    Ascham School and became prominent in the Peace Movement.
    They had three sons and one daughter, one of whom, Frederick
    Lloyd Whitfeld Wood, became Professor of History at Victoria
    University in New Zealand.
  • Scope and Content
    This collection includes pictorial material at Pic.Acc.5943
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -
  • General note

    14 photographs at MLMSS 2077/Box 11/Item 5a are transferred from Pic.Acc.2892 and were "mainly taken round about the time when the letters [from Mrs E. M. Wood to her son, F. L. W. Wood] were written" (Mitchell Library correspondence file, F. L. W. Wood to ML, 31 July 1973).

    Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project -- Information transferred from Pic.Acc.2892 as part of the eRecords Project 2011-2012

    Keyword subjects:
    College teachers -- Australia.
    Historians -- Australia.
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