Mary S. Irwin Wood papers
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Mary S. Irwin Wood papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Woods, Mary S. Irwin, 1866-1954.
Title: Mary S. Irwin Wood papers
Dates: 1886-1924
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1366

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary S. Irwin Wood was born 1 October 1866 at Forest Grove, the Washington County, Georgia plantation home of her grandfather, Col. Thomas Jefferson Warthen. She moved to Savannah, Georgia after marrying James Solomon Wood (1851-1927), a cotton factor and commission merchant in the city. The couple had the following four children: Jared Irwin Wood, Augusta Wood DuBose, Raiford James Wood, and Rosalind Wood Chapman. She died on 12 March 1954 at her residence on Whitaker Street in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters and telegrams addressed to Mary S. Irwin Wood of Savannah, Georgia from 1886 to 1924. Majority of this correspondence was from her husband, James Solomon Wood, during his business travels for his cotton factor and dealer business in Savannah, J. S. Wood and Bro.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Wood family.
Wood, James Solomon, 1851-1927.
Woods, Mary S. Irwin, 1866-1954.

Administrative Information

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