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).
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or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. Some of
these materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.