Archief RC0497 - Frank S. and Alfred E. Wood fonds

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Frank S. and Alfred E. Wood fonds

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  • [190-]-1977 (Vervaardig)

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Wood, Alfred E.


The collection was amassed by Frank S. Wood and continued by his son Alfred E. Wood.

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Wood, Frank S. (1871)


Frank S. Wood, born in March 1871, emigrated from Yorkshire, England to Hamilton, Ontario in 1888. It was during that year he collected a small lithic celt from a site in Yorkshire, which marked the beginning of his collecting career. The Wood artifact collection consists of approximately 10,007 specimens. The collection was amassed by Frank S. Wood and continued by his son Alfred E. Wood. Importantly, Wood collected a Palaeo-indigineous fluted point in Binbrook Township. This projectile point is one of the oldest found in Ontario (8000-6000 BCE). The Wood artifact collection was donated to McMaster University in 1973 (housed in the Ethnography Collection in the Department of Anthropology).

In 1894, Wood participated in the “Around the Bay Road Race”, winning second place behind W.R. Marshall. Frank S. Wood’s final race occurred as part of the 1 July 1 1927 Confederation Jubilee celebrations in Hamilton. He entered as the most senior participant at 56 years old.

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The fonds consists of artifact catalogues, correspondence, site reports and other material.


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Fonds acquired by Archives and Research Collections in 2011.
The fonds was acquired by McMaster University in 1973 with the Wood artifact collection.


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F.1 Alfred E. Wood, artifact catalogue (1936); F
F.2 Frank S. Wood, artifact catalogue (c. 1910)
F.3 Frank S. Wood, biographical (1970-1977)
F.4 Frank S. Wood and Alfred E. Wood, correspondence (1959)
F.5 Alfred E. Wood, Daniels site (AhGx-12) report (1935)
F.6 Alfred E. Wood, manuscript (c. 1930)
F.7 Frank S. Wood, notebook (c. 1900)
F.8 Alfred E. Wood, newspaper clippings (1930-1965)

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