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Haverford College

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

J.P. Elkinton autobiography

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-116
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the two type-written volumes of J. P. Elkinton’s autobiography. The volumes describe Elkinton’s childhood and family, his attendance at Haverford College, where he graduated in 1908. He also describes his experiences with the Society of Friends, particularly his travels on religious visits, and his adult life with his wife, Mary Bucknell, and their children. In addition to stories from various periods of his life, he provides biographical sketches of his family...

"The Trail of Life in the Middle Years"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-054
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of Rufus M. Jones, entitled "The Trail of Life in the Middle Years." This manuscript is the third volume in an autobiographical series, of which the two preceding volumes were: "Finding the Trail of Life," and "The Trail of Life in College." The narrative begins in the year 1893, when Jones became the editor of "The Friends Review" and began teaching philosophy at Haverford College. In it, he discusses the state of the...

Douglas V. and Dorothy M. Steere papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1174
Abstract Douglas and Dorothy Steere were prominent figures of the Quaker movement in the twentieth century, and deeply committed to the causes of peace and spiritual enrichment. This commitment is evident in their involvement with Quaker-led relief work after World War II, Quaker spiritual retreats, international diplomacy, and Dorothy’s work with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Douglas taught philosophy at several institutions including Haverford College, and published extensively on topics in...

James Wood papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1218
Abstract James Wood (1839-1925) was “interested in education, philanthropy, in the various branches of agriculture, in archaeology, history, Indian lore, anthropology, science, in prison reform and above all, in the Bible and religion,” (ABS, 2). He was also a business man, serving as President of the Genesee Salt Company in Piffard, New York. The James Wood papers are divided into twelve series: “Biographical Material:” “Agriculture;” Business and Financial Material;” “Collected Quaker Material;”...