The collection consists of drafts of
Iskandar al-Magribi and the Memoirs of Cherif Soliman,
correspondence related to research and publication, and administrative records. It
includes a Spanish translation of
El Rosal de Las Rosas de
and a photocopy of the French translation from the Arabic of
Le Divan d'Amour du Cherif Soliman.
Raymund F. Wood was born in London, England on November 9, 1911 and came to live in the
United States as a child. After high school, he studied at St. Mary’s University,
receiving a degree in Classics in 1931, and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Gonzaga
University in 1939. Wood taught English at the University of Santa Clara from 1939-1941,
then briefly worked as a teaching assistant at the University of California, Los
Angeles, until enlisting in the US Army in 1942. Following the end of WWII, he completed
a Library Science degree at the University of Southern California and then accepted a
position as a librarian at Fresno State College, where he worked from 1950-1966. In
1966, Wood relocated to Los Angeles to accept a position as Associate Dean and Professor
of Library Science at UCLA. Wood retired from UCLA in 1978. Wood’s published work
focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration in California
history. He also published a number of articles in journals of professional
librarianship. Raymund F. Wood passed away on April 3, 1998, in Encino, California.
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