Register of the Woods (Jean Muir) Collection, 1850-1994

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Woods (Jean Muir) Collection, 1850-1994

Collection number: Mss268

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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

Access

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

Biography

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.

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