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Guide to the Papers of William Halsey Wood
circa 1865-1982
  MS 141

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Luis Rodriguez

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 11, 2014
Description is in English.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, architectural drawings, photographs, clippings, and other material related to the personal and professional life of William Halsey Wood. A primary focus is his design for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Additionally, there are drawings and clippings related to approximately two dozen additional projects, the majority of which are churches. The design for his home "Winmarleigh" in Newark, NJ is also prominent. Correspondence and other personal materials describe the architect's youth and wedding, followed later by his illness and death.


The collection is arranged into two primary series: Personal Papers and Project Records. The former contains personal and biographical material and the latter documents the architectural output of William Halsey Wood. A third series contains mainly secondary source material sent to the repository decades after the initial donation.

  1. Series I: Personal Papers
  2. Series II: Project Documents
  3. Series III: Additional Donation

Material is arranged chronologically and by subject or format where appropriate. See series descriptions for more detail.