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Guide to the Harwood Family Papers, 1722-1962
Special Collections M0206  
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Description
Letters, notes, autographs, portraits, and other materials collected by the Harwood Family over a period of two hundred-fifty years. Much of the early materials, including Revolutionary War era materials, are navy and military service related. Later materials include letters from major political, financial, and literary figures. Correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Pearl S. Buck, and Carl Sandburg. Also included are engravings, photographs, and autographs of historical figures.
Background
Over his lifetime, Andrew Allen Harwood (1802-1884), great grandson of Benjamin Franklin, kept letters and notes of interest and autographs in a collection known as ODDS & ENDS. He willed it to his grandson, Thomas Triplett Hunter Harwood. In the year 1940 it passed into the hands of his nephew, A. A. Harwood's great grandson, Wilson Franklin Harwood (Stanford '35).
Extent
2 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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None.