The Woods family was from Versailles, Missouri. Peter George Woods (1844-1919) was a doctor, druggist, prominent Democrat
and Mason, and was also one of the founders of the Bank of Versailles. His brothers were: S.R. Woods, and Charles Carroll
Woods, a minister and poet. The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, legal documents, financial records,
memorabilia, and ephemera related to Dr. Peter George Woods and family. The materials reflect Woods' professional and social
involvements as well as the family's diverse interests.
The Woods family was from Versailles, Missouri; Peter George Woods was born in 1844; he was a doctor, druggist, prominent
Democrat and Mason, and was also one of the founders of the Bank of Versailles; he died in 1919; his brothers were: S.R. Woods,
and Charles Carroll Woods, a minister and poet; he married Susan Parkes Woods (d. 1909) and Margaret Osborne Woods; 7 children
include: Richard Harry Woods, Herbert Spencer Woods, Weightstill Arno Woods, Edna Woods Banks, Eva Woods Peters, George Woods,
and Nancy Mosel Woods Yarnell.The paper of this Versailles, Missouri family reflect, to a partial extent, the broad variety of their interests. The central
figure is Peter George Woods (1844-1919), an M.D. and druggist, prominent Democrat and Mason, as well as one of the founders
of the Bank of Versailles. His correspondence and memorabilia contain evidence of both professional and social involvements,
as well as of matters pertaining to his brothers, Charles Carroll Woods, a minister and poet (Who Was Who in America, vol.1, 1897-1942, p.1378), S.R. Woods, and his father, Samuel Hairston Woods. Unidentified members of the Woods family represented
in the papers include William M. Woods and Mary L. Woods.
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