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Register of the Woods (Jean Muir) Collection, 1850-1994
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Woods (Jean Muir) Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1994
    Collection number: Mss268
    Creator: Jean Muir Woods
    Extent: 3 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Woods (Jean Muir) Collection, Mss268, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Woods, Jean Muir
    Muir, Warner
    Muir family -Photograph collections
    Muir family -Genealogy
    Scotland -Genealogy
    Missouri -Genealogy


    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.