|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1850|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1940|
American Writer, Art Collector, Teacher and World Traveler
She wrote under her own name and the pseudonym Algernon Ridgeway. Her books include "Westover's Ward," "The Story of a Friendship," "Idyles and Impressions of Travel, From the Notebooks of Two Friends."
Along with Irene Leache, she founded a school for girls, The Leach-Wood Seminary, in Norfolk, Virginia. The Norfolk Society of Arts, an offshoot of the school's alumnae association, funded the construction of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Upon the death of her friend, Irene Leache, she founded the Irene Leache Memorial Collection, now a part of the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.
Algernon Ridgeway Wood (____ - 1869)
Louisa Cogswell Wood (1826 - 1891)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Audrey
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
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