fonds PWOO - Papers of Reverend Peter P. Wood

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Papers of Reverend Peter P. Wood


  • 1960-2007 (Creation)

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0.04 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Biographical history

Reverend Peter Palmer Wood was born in 1936. He studied first at Nottingham University, and then at Bishops’ College, Cheshunt. He was ordained deacon in 1960 and priest in 1961.

He was appointed curate of Aldrington in Chichester between 1960 and 1964, and then curate of Brighton St Matthias between 1964 and 1967 and of Lewes St Anne between 1967 and 1970. In 1970 he was appointed curate of the Birmingham suburb of Quinton, a post he held for two years.

In 1972 he moved to Yorkshire where he was to spend the rest of his career. He was vicar of Kirkby Wharfe with Ulleskelf until 1985 and then of Riccall until his retirement, due to ill health, in 1994.

Reverend Wood died at York in October 1997.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 2007.

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Scope and content

Papers of Reverend Peter Wood, comprising mainly sermon notes (with index), as well as some press cuttings and other related material, 1960-2007. Some papers have been annotated by his wife Rita Wood.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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Finding aids

The archive has not yet been catalogued, please contact the Borthwick Institute for further information.

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Related units of description

The parish records of Kirkby Wharfe (Reference: PR/K/W) and Riccall (PR/RIC) are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

Reverend Wood's curate license for Aldrington parish is held by East Sussex Record Office (Reference: PAR228/5/1/11). Birmingham Archives, Heritage and Photography Service hold his curate's license for Quinton (Reference: EP72/1/1/2).

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Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 05.04.17.




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