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Charlotte Hussey Wood Papers

Identifier: FMS-138

Scope and Contents

Her papers include letters that reflect communication and connections among the small group of Conservative Friends in New Jersey, New York, and Ohio for much of her life. Correspondence constitutes the most significant portion of this collection. Included are letters from Cyrus Cooper of Ohio and William C. Cowperthwaite of Philadelphia, as well as family letters, which illustrate the nature of Conservative docterine and theology in the first half of the twentieth century.


  • 1896-1953
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/09/2007

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Charlotte (Hussey) Wood (1879-1960) was a recorded minister among Conservative Friends in New Jersey, New York, and Ohio for much of her life. Charlotte Hussey was born in Cayuga County, New York, July 5, 1879, the daughter of Samuel B. and Rachel (Wood) Hussey. Her parents were among the traditionalist Friends who had seperated from the larger New York Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in the 1850s because of what they viewed as its unacceptable acceptance of innovation. In 1906 Charlotte Hussey married Francis Wells, a member of Pickering Monthly Meeting in Ontario, Canada. After their marriage they lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, in Ithaca, New York, and in the community of Conservative Friends at Middleton, Ohio. Charlotte died there August 27, 1960.

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Method of Acquisition

Purchase, Sally Ivey of Sheridan, Oregon.

Accruals and Additions

No additions or accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

A small group of Wilder family letters from Geagua County, Ohio, and Connersville, Indiana, included in the purchase has been separately processed.

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository