Letters, notes, autographs, portraits, and other materials collected by the Harwood Family over a period of two hundred-fifty
years. Much of the early materials, including Revolutionary War era materials, are navy and military service related. Later
materials include letters from major political, financial, and literary figures. Correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Nelson
A. Rockefeller, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Pearl S. Buck, and Carl Sandburg. Also included are engravings, photographs, and autographs
of historical figures.
Over his lifetime, Andrew Allen Harwood (1802-1884), great grandson of Benjamin Franklin, kept letters and notes of interest
and autographs in a collection known as ODDS & ENDS. He willed it to his grandson, Thomas Triplett Hunter Harwood. In the
year 1940 it passed into the hands of his nephew, A. A. Harwood's great grandson, Wilson Franklin Harwood (Stanford '35).
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.