Comfort, William Wistar
- Existence: 1874 - 1955
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Papers of the notable Quaker Biblical scholar Henry J. Cadbury (1883-1974), a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and Nobel Prize winner on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee. Cadbury taught at Haverford (1910-1919 and 1954-1963) and Bryn Mawr Colleges as well as Harvard Divinity School as Hollis professor of divinity.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typed genealogy of the Comfort family, compiled by Anne H. Cresson in 1902, largely based on a family tree prepared by John S. Comfort. It also includes some short biographical sketches of the families, as well as typed notes from Cresson's work.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the three drafts of William Wistar Comfort's manuscripts of his book, "Just Among Friends: The Quaker Way of Life" and promotional materials related to its publication. The book describes the Quaker way of life, and the influence Quakers have had on issues of tolerance, peace, and economic and social justice. The manuscript includes Wistar's notes and edits.
Overview The collection consists of William Wistar Comfort's lecture notes dated 1941-1953 pertaining to a course on Quakerism he taught at Haverford College, general notes on Quakerism and a 1956 typescript of the History of Haverford.
Dates: 1941 - 1956
Scope and Contents Papers include such biographical information as provided in William Wistar Comfort’s autobiography, a small amount of correspondence, as with his father, Howard Comfort, Comfort’s writings on French topics, Friends’ stories for children, on William Cowper and primarily on Quaker topics, including on William Penn, Anthony Benezet and Stephen Grellet. Comfort spoke publicly on many occasions, specifically at schools and colleges as well as in France during his stay there in 1937.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of five volumes of the signature albums of Irvin C. Poley. The volume includes autographs of famous people, particularly authors, actors and some in government or diplomacy, primarily sent to Irvin Poley, though there are other recipients as well. Many of the instances are signatures. Some of the more well-known/important authors who wrote letters, (rather than just signatures), often relate to speaking at an event or a fund solicitation or response to comment or...