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Charlotte J. Woods Smith: abstract and copy of will, 1880, 1902

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17

Scope and Contents

Certified abstract and hand written copy of the will of Charlotte J. Smith (includes gift to Woods Cabinet).

Item #6 provides in trust the sum of $2,000 for the benefit of the Woods Cabinet at Amherst College:

"Sixth: 'I give and bequeath to brother Robert M. Woods the sum of two thousand dollars in trust for the benefit of the Woods Cabinet in Amherst College to be delivered by him to the Trustees of Amherst College, upon such terms and conditions as he may prescribe.'"


  • Creation: 1880
  • Creation: 1902


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Josiah B. Woods Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Biographical / Historical

Charlotte J. Smith (Charlotte Jen [or Jones] Woods Smith (lived 1830-1881) was the daughter of Josiah Bridges Woods and Frances Belcher Woods, and the sister of Rev. Robert McEwen Woods (AC 1869) and Frances C. Woods Kimball. Charlotte was a member of the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary Class of 1848. Charlotte married Edward P. Smith in 1855; the couple did not have children. Charlotte Smith died in August, 1881.

Note that it is unclear whether Charlotte's middle name is Jen or Jones. An early record in the town of Enfield lists it clearly as Jones, but some family notes say Jen. The Enfield note is in a compilated volume and "Jones" could be a transcriber's error from an even earlier record.


From the Collection: 2.5 Linear feet (1 oversize flat box and 1 archives box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
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