WOOLF, WINFIELD P.
Winfield P. Woolf collection, 1889-1894

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/902f9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Woolf, Winfield P.
Title: Winfield P. Woolf collection, 1889-1894
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 780
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of attorney Winfield Pinson Woolf, including a letter book and record book relating to the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and clippings of poems.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1995.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Winfield P. Woolf collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Barbara J. Mann, January 1996.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Winfield Pinson Woolf, Sr., was a graduate of Sewanee University (double MA). He was an attorney in Atlanta (late 1880's-1890's). Woolf changed careers and became an educator, first teaching at Cox College, a woman's school in College Park, Georgia. From there he was a teacher and subsequently the head of the English Language Department at the Atlanta Conservatory of Music until it was destroyed by fire ten years later. He continued as an educator by tutoring languages in his own home. Among his students were Bobby Jones and other famous Atlantans.

Winfield Pinson Woolf, Sr., was a graduate of Sewanee University (double MA). He was an attorney in Atlanta (late 1880's-1890's). Woolf changed careers and became an educator, first teaching at Cox College, a woman's school in College Park, Georgia. From there he was a teacher and subsequently the head of the English Language Department at the Atlanta Conservatory of Music until it was destroyed by fire ten years later. He continued as an educator by tutoring languages in his own home. Among his students were Bobby Jones and other famous Atlantans.

Scope and Content Note

The Winfield P. Woolf collection consists of two bound volumes: a letter book from his law practice and the record of the Highland Circle C.L.S.C. [Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle]. The letter book contains copies of letters Woolf wrote as an attorney. These letters date from August 19, 1889-October 2, 1890. Also included are a few letters with no year designation. The Highland Circle C.L.S.C. was organized September 27, 1888. Wolf was a charter member and served as secretary. The record book contains the minutes of meetings from March 2, 1891-July 5, 1892. Also included is a roll of the membership, summary of the four years the group met, and an account of the reunion held on January 2, 1894. Two clippings of poems, one entitled "How Will it End?" read at the reunion, and "The Dove: A Companion to Poe's 'Raven'" by Rev. J. H. Martin were laid in this volume.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Winfield P. Woolf
Box Folder Content
BV1 Letter book, 1889-1890
BV2 Record of Highland Circle, Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, 1891-1892, 1894
1 1 Poems laid in BV 2
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