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William Wood visiting cards, 1853, approximately 1880

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 8

Scope and Contents

Contains two visiting cards found in the pages of a Roman history volume in the Kane family collection. These cards depict D. Chalmers and Chas. Chalmers. Each is addressed to William Wood, and contains a small amount of information about the lives of the subject. The card for Chas. Chalmers is dated 1853; the card for D. Chalmers is undated, but likely dates to the late-19th century.


  • 1853
  • approximately 1880


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Biographical History

William Wood (1808-1894) was a banker in New York.

William Wood was born on October 21, 1808 in Glasgow, Scotland to John Wood and Elisabeth Dennistoun. He later immigrated to New York where he became a banker. On September 15, 1830 he married Harriet Amelia Kane. They had seven children, including Elisabeth Dennistoun Wood. After her death in 1846, he married Margaret Lawrence on October 12, 1847 and they had six children. In his later years he served on the Board of Education of the city, and was engaged in philanthropic efforts. Wood died in New York on October 1, 1894.


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Other Finding Aids

A file and item-level finding aid is available online.

Custodial History

These photographs were found in an envelope inside a copy of The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Third Edition (Glasgow : printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1752), which has been separated from the collection.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcriptions available

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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