Wood, James

Wood 8.6.1800 at John King's / 11.1.1801 Wood calls / 10.5.1801 again / 19.5.1801 sups / 7.6.1801 calls / 14.6.1801 again / 28.6.1801 again / 12.7.1801 again / 19.7.1801 Wood (talk of Home & Lumsden) calls / 27.7.1801 call on Wood / 15.8.1801 Wood calls / 18.8.1801 sups / 6.9.1801 at tea / 25.9.1801 calls / 21.10.1801 sups / 1.11.1801 calls / 8.11.1801 dines / 22.11.1801 calls / 29.11.1801 again / 6.12.1801 again / 27.12.1801 again / 19.1.1802 again / 7.2.1802 again / 6.3.1802 again / 14.3.1802 Wood & Campbell call / 23.3.1802 Wood dines / 18.4.1802 again / 30.4.1802 Wood & Campbell dine / 14.5.1802 Wood calls / 13.4.1803 again / 8.5.1803 again / 28.5.1803 Wood / 9.8.1803 write to Wood / 13.6.1807 call on Wood / 15.6.1807 call on Wood at Wolcot's / 16.6.1807 call on Wood / 19.8.1807 again / 29.6.1807 again / 22.6.1807 again / 26.6.1807 at Parke's / 3.12.1807 meet / 3.12.1811 at Cobbet's / 13.1.1816 call on Wood / 6.7.1816 Wood, printer calls / 9.7.1816 Wood calls / 10.7.1816 again / 20.4.1824 call on Wood, bookseller
The first entry above (because it was at King's) and the second one (because it was followed bt a five month gap) were probably not James Wood. For Wood entries up to 1796 see Wood.  The last four entries above were probably not James Wood either, three were close enough together to have been Wood, printer, and the last was Wood, bookseller. Later Woods from 1830 are not shown above. The rest of the entries above, from May 1801 to January 1816 were probably James Wood, and those up to August 1803 very likely. We know he was James from his letter to Godwin of 11.8.1801 (Bodleian Abinger c7 f54-5) which clearly referred to Godwin's wish to meet John Home DNB 1722-1808 author of Douglas, also referred to in the 19.7.1801 entry above. The letter also gave his address at 3 Middle Temple Lane (where three attornies Bennet Allen, Thomas Scathard & Saville Margerum had their office) and mentioned that he had contacted Dr Garthshore to enquire for Home's address while he was in London. A letter to Godwin of 28.4.1802 from Mr Wood and Mr Campbell accepting a dinner invitation is in Bodleian Abinger c7 f121-2.  Lumsden, who was talked of along with Home on 19.7.1801 could have been James Lumsden DNB 1778-1856, who was a schoolfriend of the poet Thomas Campbell. (See also Matthew Lumsden DNB 1777-1835). For reasons which currently elude me due to the failings of my memory and note system I was fairly sure I had identified him as Dr James Wood, physician to Newcastle-upon-Tyne dispensary, MD Edinburgh 1776, will PCC 1825 of Kinnoul Perthshire dated 8.1.1820 of Frolesworth, Leics mentioned his wife Margaret, and Margaret (nee Wood) who had married as spinster & minor of Perth 9.4.1810 at St Giles i t Fields, Middlesex Edward Collins bachelor, with consent of her guardian James Wood MD