Wood, Thomas, 1951-

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Thomas Wood was born on the 30th April 1919, in Batley, Yorkshire, the only son of Willie and Mabel Wood. Educated at Batley Grammar School, he went on to study at the University of Leeds, graduating with a BA first class honours degree in English in 1941. In 1945, he was awarded a BD from the same institution, and in 1947 he received his MA with distinction.

Wood became a deacon in 1943, and was ordained as a priest the following year. He was made Assistant Curate at St. Anne's, Worksop in 1945, and married his wife Joan that same year. In 1947, he moved to Mansfield Parish Church as Senior Assistant Curate, and remained there until 1952, when he was made vicar of Seascale.

In 1957, Wood was appointed Head of the Department of Pastoral Theology at St. David's College, Lampeter. In 1977, he became Head of the Theology Department at the same institution, and in 1983 became Head of the Theology and Religious Studies Department. Wood was also Deputy Principal of St. David's College, Lampeter between 1971 and 1977. Throughout his period at Lampeter Wood held the position of D J James Professor of Pastoral Theology, and on his retirement in 1984, was made an Emeritus Professor by the University of Wales.

Wood was active on various committees and investigative commissions, mostly organised by the Church in Wales. These included the Churches' Council on Gambling (1965-1978); the Church in Wales Working Party on Marriage and Divorce (1972-1975), of which he was Chairman, and the Church in Wales Advisory Commission on Church and Society (1973-1985). Wood was an ecclesiastical judge, sitting at the Provincial Court of the Church in Wales from 1976, and a Bishop's selector from 1955 until 1966. He was also made Select Preacher at the University of Cambridge in 1961.

As a cleric and educationalist, Wood published variously. His articles can be found in Theology, Journal of Theological Studies and Trivium, amongst other journals. He contributed to the Dictionary of Christian Ethics in 1967 and 1986, and authored several works, including English Casuistical Divinity during the Seventeenth Century (1952), The Pastoral Responsibility of the Church Today (1958), Five Pastorals (1961), Some Moral Problems (1961) and Chastity Not Outmoded, (1965).

He died on the 26th November 1987.

From the guide to the Professor Thomas Wood Papers, 1898-1980s, (University of Wales, Trinity St David)

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referencedIn Vol. CCCXVI (ff. 346). 27 Nov.-6 Dec. 1841.includes:f. i P-S-Rose, wife of Captain G P Rose: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1841. ff. 3, 24 James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin 1841; Lord Bruce: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1846. f. 5 William James Le ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCXIX (ff. 504). July-Dec. 1847.includes:ff. 1, 18, 103, 144, 328-342, 348, 352, 367, 391, 393 Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1844-1849.ff. 5-17 Baron Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust,; Saxon Minister to ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXCIV, ff. 317, June 1841-May 1845.Field-Marshal Sir Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge Governor-General of India: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1850.Army; England: Memoranda, etc., by Lord Hardinge: 1841-1850.includes:f. 3 Lieuten... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXXI (ff. 427). 22 June-17 July 1842.includes:f. 1 Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick William Mulcaster, KCH, Inspector-General of Fortifications: Minute by: 1842.f. 1 Major-General Thomas Frederick Colby, RE; FRS: Estimate for a survey of ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIX (ff. 594). N-Y.Paper. Folio.includes:f. 3 David Noott, of Barnstaple: Letter to Lord Goderich: 1832.ff. 5, 7 Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich: Correspondence with Lord Goderich: 1832.ff. 8, 10, 24 James Norris, of London: Corresponden... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXIX (ff. 402). 24 July-12 Aug. 1844.Nonconformists: Papers rel. to Dissenters' Chapels Act: 1844.Nonconformists Unitarians: Resolutions of t by various congregations for Dissenters' Chapels Act: 1844.includes:ff. 1-18 Henry Phillpotts, Bis... British Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Vol. CCCXLVII (ff. 409). 1-23 Apr. 1843.includes:f. 1 Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Trumbull Windsor Hill, 4th Marquess of Downshire: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1846.ff. 3, 5 Alexander Biackwood, publisher, of Edinburgh: Correspondence ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXCIX (ff. 397). 17-27 Nov. 1845.includes:f. 1 Charles Brownell, merchant, of Liverpool: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1845-1846.ff. 3-11 Copper: Papers conc. duties on: 1845-1846.: Partly printed.ff. 3-11 Customs and Excise: Papers rel. to pr... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCI (ff. 489). 12-31 Dec. 1845.includes:f. 1 Bernard Barton, poet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1845-1848.ff. 3, 5 Matthew Bell, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1828-1845.ff. 7, 188-201 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCXVI (ff. 423). 11-31 July 1846.includes:f. 1 Charles Alexander, son of Alexander, self-styled Earl of Stirling: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1846.f. 5 Madame E-Baudier, of Paris: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1846.: Fr.f. 7 Mrs Mary Anne Hamilton,... British Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Dec. 1674 -April 1676.Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll: Letters to the Duke of Lauderdale: 1660-1685.includes:f. 1 Charles Maitland, 3rd Earl of Lauderdale; of Hatton: Letters to the Duchess of Lauderdale: 1674-1683. f. 5 Robert Macgill, 2nd ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXCIl (ff. 439). 6-23 Aug. 1845.includes:ff. 1. 3 Robert Browne, Incumbent of Kilcummin, county Galway: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1845.ff. 5, 6 William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer, Baron Dalling and Bulwer: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 184... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLVI (ff. 454). 14 Nov.-9 Dec. 1843.Victoria of England: Correspondence rel. to her visit to Tamworth: 1843.Tamworth, Staffordshire: Correspondence, etc., rel. to Qu. Victoria's visit: 1843.includes:ff. 1, 3 Henry Pelham Pelham-Clinton, 4th Du... British Library
referencedIn Vol.CCCV (ff.366). July 1841.includes:ff.1,2,21,237,273,288,316,322, 338, 354-357 Francis Robert Bonham, Principal Storekeeper of the Ordnance: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1829-1850.ff. 4, 328, 361 Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere; for... British Library
referencedIn Vol. xiii. (IF. 498). 14 Aug. 1803-1826.includes:ff. 1, 54, 77, 92, 127, 158, 162, 168, 243-253 William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland: Letters to the 2nd Earl of Chichester: 1801 -1812. f. 3 Damian: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Chichester: 1803.: Fr. ff. ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXI (ff. 386). 4-12 Oct. 1841.includes:f. 1 Adolphus Bach: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1841. ff. 3, 7 Henry James Baillie, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841, 1842. f. 9 Charles Barry Baldwin, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1846... British Library
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn (III. ff. 483). 1-15 Apr. 1852.includes:f. 2 Midhurst, Sussex: Testimonial from: 1852. f. 3 Lieutenant-General Hon Hugh Arbuthnott, MP for county Kincardineshire: Letters to the Postmaster-General: 1852. f. 5 George Sholto Douglas, Baron Douglas; 1... British Library
creatorOf Professor Thomas Wood Papers, 1898-1980s University of Wales, Trinity St David
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXIII (ff. 388). 22 Feb.-8 Mar. 1842.includes:ff. 1, 2, 320, 324 Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1830-1846.f. 4 Julius Kuhr, printseller, of Berlin: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1842.: Fr.ff. 5, 7 A... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXVII (ff. 404). 23 July-Aug. 1816.includes:f. 1 Thomas Richard Babington, Dublin police magistrate: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1815, 1816.ff. 3, 45 John Hatchell, barrister, of Dublin: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1814-1817.f. 5 James King, Cham... British Library
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