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Register of the Woods (Jean Muir) Collection, 1850-1994
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The Woods Collection consists of: a "Statement about my branch of the Muir Family" (1994) by Dr. Jean Muir Woods; a photo album (c1875) containing pictures of Dr. Woods' immediate family; a wool blanket woven by members of the family in Scotland (before 1850); and, some loose photos of 20th Muirs, including Jean Muir Woods and her brother, Rev. Warner Muir.
Jean Muir Woods is the great granddaughter of Scottish clergyman, Robert Muir of Kilmarnock. Robert Muir brought his wife and thirteen children to America in about 1850. Jean Muir Woods is the granddaughter of Robert Muir's youngest child, Joseph William, who settled in northern Missouri, near Balckow. Her father, Joseph Warner Muir, was a Congregationalist minister in the Midwest, while she, herself, earned a Ph.D. in German at the University of Oregon, where her husband was a Professor of Music during the 1950s and 1960s.
Collection is open for research.