Charles and Erskine Wood Family Collection

This collections includes over 300 images from the family papers of Charles Erskine Scott Wood and his son Erskine Wood. The collection includes family photographs, scrapbooks, original C.E.S. Wood watercolors and sketches, and selected manuscript material.

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"An Affair to Remember"

Newspaper article about the relationship between C.E.S. Wood and Sara Bard Field. Also contains a photograph of the wedding of Sara Bard Field's daughter Katherine to James Caldwell.

January 16, 1985

Affidavit of Erskine Wood's Birth

Nanny Moale Wood verifies that she was present at her son's birth.


"Chief Joseph's speech"

Letter to the editor in response to Don Holm's debunking of Chief Joseph's speech.

February 20, 1972

"Debunking of Chief Joseph labeled 'distortion of history'"

Letter to the editor regarding Don Holm's debunking of Chief Joseph's speech.

February 20, 1972

"'Joseph myth' debunker defends story"

Letter in response to the two letters refuting Don Holm's debunking of Chief Joseph's speech.

March 26, 1972

"Son of Lt. Wood Asserts Joseph Quotes Correctly"

Erskine Wood refutes Mark Brown's argument that Joseph's speech is fraudulent.

March 5, 1967

Poems for CES Wood

Poems in memory of Charles Erskine Scott Wood.


Erskine Wood's Harvard Diploma

States that Erskine Wood graduated with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1901.


Report of Chief Joseph's Surrender

Except from the report of the Secretary of War containing account of Chief Joseph's surrender and his speech.

Erskine Wood Memorial Article

Titled "Noted attorney Wood dies"

"'Grande dame' Nanny Wood a favorite of Portland society"

Article on Nanny Moale Wood.

February 15, 2004

"Northwest history, personal as well as public"

Review of Erskine's memoir, "Days with Chief Joseph."

CES Wood's Washington Bar Certificate

Showing CES Wood is admitted to the Bar.


CES Wood's Washington Bar Certificate

Second, slightly different, copy.


"Princess" CES Wood Wine Label

Wine Label for CES Wood's vineyard in Los Gatos, CA.