Letter from William A. R. Goodwin, Wytheville, Virginia to James P. Woods about the death of Maury Coleman and congratulating Woods on his election as Mayor of Roanoke, Virginia. August 4, 1898. Includes letter from James P. Woods, Jr. to David Holmes in which he identfies people in the letter and gives biographical information on his Father. December 18, 1976.
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The Reverend Dr. William Archer Rutherfoord Goodwin (June 18, 1869 - September 7, 1939) (or W.A.R. Goodwin as he preferred) was the rector of Bruton Parish Church who began the 20th century effort which resulted in the preservation and restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. He is known as "the Father of Colonial Williamsburg." Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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