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Forbush, Bliss, 1896-1990

 Person

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Bliss Forbush Meetinghouse Photographs Album, 1930 - 1961

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-031
Scope and Contents This collection is arranged in a single album, which consists of black and white photographs, mostly of the exteriors of meeting houses. These meeting houses include: Media; Providence; Newtown Square; Radnor; Haverford; Merion; Darby; Chester; Springfield; Middletown; Concord; Chichester; Willistown; Landsdowne; Swarthmore; Old Kennett; Old New Garden; Centre; London Grove; London Britain; New Garden; Birmingham; Marlborough; Malorne [?]; Whiteland; West Chester; West Grove; New West...
Dates: 1930 - 1961

Bliss Forbush Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-043
Overview Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, served as the Headmaster of Baltimore Friends School, Chairman of Friends General Conference, and Executive Secretary of Baltimore Monthly Meeting. The collection contains many of his scrapbooks, including “A Forbush Chronicle” is the three volume manuscript 1896-1976, with additions to 1979, of his autobiography. Also in this collection are the manuscripts of Elias Hicks, Quaker Liberal, and A History of Baltimore Yearly...
Dates: circa 1915-1945

O. Edward Janney (Oliver Edward) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-072
Overview Dr. O. Edward Janney was a prominent Quaker doctor from Baltimore who was active in many of the social reform movements of his time. He worked with the Society for the Suppression of Vice in Baltimore and labored in the causes of temperance, woman suffrage, inter-racial relations, peace, and other reforms. In 1907, Dr. Janney gave up the practice of medicine to devote his energies full time to reform activities. The collection contains correspondence (1874-1945), diary (1914), memoirs,...
Dates: 1874-1945

Kirk Brown Genealogical Research, circa 1920s

 Item
Identifier: MSS 015
Scope and Contents Genealogical data abstracted from Quaker records and other sources including wills and deeds. Mostly meetings under Baltimore Yearly Meeting, organized by the source rather than surname.
Dates: circa 1920s

Letters and reports concerning Quakers work with Native Americans in Nebraska

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-293
Overview This small collection contains letters and reports concerning Friends work with Native Americans in Nebraska during the era of Grant's Peace Policy.
Dates: 1793, 1867-1885 and undated; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1888

World Council of Churches Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-044
Overview Bliss Forbush (1896-1987), Quaker educator, administrator, and author, was born in 1896 and died in 1987. Bliss Forbush served as a member of the American Section of the World Council of Churches, 1941-1951, representing Friends General Conference and as a delegate to the first Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 1948. This collection contains primarily minutes, leaflets, and articles printed in Quaker and other periodicals, relating to the World Council of Churches and possible...
Dates: 1941-1961