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Lewis Benson papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-020

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of a single letter from Lewis Benson to Henry Cadbury, and a typed manuscript of Benson's lecture on "The Christian Universalism of George Fox."

Dates

  • 1959

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Lewis Benson (1906-1986) was a Quaker whose research focused on the writings of George Fox. Benson was born in 1906 in Sea Girt, New Jersey. He was born into a quaker family, and was a member Manasquan Meeting. At sixteen, he left school and became a messenger boy for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Benson spent a year at Pendle Hill, a quaker retreat, from 1933-1934. He then moved to Shrewsbury, NJ to help revive the Quaker meeting there. Benson became the first librarian at Pendle Hill. He lectured at various Quaker institutions like Pendle Hill and Haverford College. He died in New Jersey in 1986.

Extent

1 folders

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.

Creator

Title
Lewis Benson papers, 1959
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
January 2015
Description rules
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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