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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Rufus M. Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1130
Abstract Rufus Matthew Jones was born on January 25, 1863 in South China, Maine. His parents were Edwin and Mary Gifford Hoxie Jones. Their family had been Quakers, and he was brought up in a spartan and religious household. By his own estimate, Rufus M. Jones was deeply influenced as a child by his Aunt Peace Jones for her life of Quaker homily and, as a young man, the spirituality and philosophical powers of oratory and discourse of his other aunt and uncle, the ministers Eli and Sybil Jones. He...
Dates: 1860 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1997

"English Fairies, A History of Belief"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-088
Overview Joseph Hutchinson Smith's "English Fairies, A History of Belief" explores the history of English belief in fairies. The manuscript is divided into two sections: "The origin and development of the belief" and "The literary expression of the belief." The manuscript includes illustrations from early sources to be included in the published volume, as well as minor edits and annotations.
Dates: 1932