This spring Gilliam and Annette Wood and their family
celebrated the gift of the Hayes Plantation Library collection and replica located in the
North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library. The Hayes collection, recently
donated by the Wood family, is one of North Carolina's most important historical library
collections dating back to the 16th through 19th centuries. Gilliam Wood's sister and
brother-in-law, Anna and Trent Ragland, funded construction and established a support fund
for the replica, a model of the octagonal library in their Edenton family home.
Left to right are Annette Wood '69, Trent
Ragland Jr. '41, Anna Wood Ragland, Trent Ragland III, Wes Ragland, Alice Ragland '72,
Elaine Wood, Gilliam Wood III '49 and Anna Ragland Hayes JD '88.