Henry J. Cadbury papers
Scope and Contents
Principal correspondents include: Lewis Benson, Catherine Drinker Bowen, Howard Brinton, William Wistar Comfort, Elfrida Vipont Foulds, Olive Goodbody, Isabel Grubb, Muriel Hicks, Rufus M. Jones, Arnold Lloyd, Edward Milligan, Russell Mortimer, Phillips Moulton, John L. Nickalls, Geoffrey Nuttall, Norman Penney, Clarence Pickett, Isabel Ross, Charles Coleman Sellers, Rabindranath Tagore, and Gilbert White.
Printed materials have been removed from this collection and may now be found in the pamphlet and book collections. Removed also were microfilms and glass lantern slides, now in the microfilms room and photo collection respectively.
There is an in-house Henry Cadbury bibliography, which is referred to within the finding aid.
Henry Cadbury gave some of his papers to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection because they were, in his opinion, related to peace. Many of his other papers are housed at Haverford College and some are at Guilford College. The bulk of the Swarthmore holdings are manuscripts (1917-1967) for articles, and notes (1917-1963) written for talks or taken at conferences that deal with the subjects of war and religion, particularly Quakerism, civil liberties, and pacifism. There is a small amount of correspondence (1918-1974) in Series III. In Series IV, a significant amount of correspondence and reference material pertains to teacher loyalty oaths, especially in Massachusetts (1935-1936, 1953). Other subjects include conscientious objectors and war tax refusal. Cadbury's obituary, biographical news clippings, his draft card from World War I, and several printed articles written by him are also in this collection.
- Grubb, Isabel (Person)
Cadbury married Lydia Brown on June 17, 1916, and the couple had four children: Elizabeth (b. 1917), Christopher Joel (b. 1921), Warder Henry (b. 1925), and Winifred (b. 1926). Cadbury was a founder and early member of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). During World War I, in addition to his work with the AFSC, Cadbury wrote letters to various press sources. Cadbury became a volunteer publicist for the AFSC, and traveled to France and Germany to provide aid to children in Europe.
He was the director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 1928-1934 and 1944-1960. He delivered the Nobel Prize lecture in 1947, on behalf of the AFSC and the British Friends Service Council, when the organizations accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Religious Society of Friends.
In March of 1954, Cadbury retired from teaching. He moved to Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, and lectured there. The remainder of Cadbury’s life was spent teaching, traveling, and supporting the American Friends Service Committee. He finished writing three books in 1972, including Narrative Papers of George Fox, the work he had started when on sabbatical in Woodbrooke almost 30 years earlier. Henry Cadbury died on October 9, 1974.
30 Linear Feet (60 boxes, 15,000 items)
Articles, books, book reviews, contributions to books, including forewords, introductions, chapters, etc. are in boxes 1-18 and box 59; Bible course notes are in boxes 19-28; correspondence is in boxes 29-35 and 59-60; lectures are in boxes 36-43; miscellaneous is in boxes 45 and 59-60; and papers are in boxes 45-59.
- Printed materials have been removed from this collection and may now be found in the pamphlet and book collections. Removed also were microfilms and glass lantern slides, now in the microfilms room and photo collection respectively.
- Reconsidering Quakerism and Quaker Education in Microforms Room.
- Henry Cadbury's Haverford College senior thesis, written in 1903, entitled "The Philosophy of Faith" is available in the Haverford College archives.
- "A map of Barbados for Motorists ..." to 812
- Letters of Norwegian Quakers. To 950
- "H.D. Thoreau - Quaker" / by Theron Coffin. To 950
- Diary of Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker. Typed copy of manuscript. To 975 A
- "Det Norske Kvekersamfunus historie ..." / by Anne E.M. Jansen. Typescript. To 975 A
- "John Bowne: Pioneer of Freedom" / John Cox Jr. Typed manuscript, copy. to 975 A
- Plates depicting meetinghouses: East Nottingham, Calvert Md. and Springfield Friends Meeting, Springfield, PA. To 989 B
- "Map of the English Counties and Principal Towns visited by George Fox." To 995
- "Quaker History for Non-Quakers" / by Rhicard R. Wood. Typed, 40 p. To PG4
- "Quakers in Colonial Connecticut" / by Cynthia Reak. Typed manuscript, 1962. To PG4A
- Microfilm: Portion of Swarthmore Manuscripts and "2, continued from 1." To Microfilm Room, Quaker Collection
- Microfilm: "The True Protestant Mercury : or Occurrences Foreign and Domestick." No. 1, Wed., April 27, 1681 - No. 38, Sept. 2, 1681 (a newspaper). To Microfilm Room, Quaker Collection
- Microfilm: "Giles Calvert ... An account of his publishing career, with a checklist of his imprints" / by Altha E. Terry. 1937 (M.S. Thesis). To Microfilm Room, Quaker Collection
- Microfilm: Italian manuscript, 1658 [of Andrea Molino?]. To Microfilm Room, Quaker Collection
- Microfilm: Selected papers of George Fox. To Microfilm Room, Quaker Collection
- Microfilm: "The Quakers Jesus or the Unswaddling of that Child ... / by William Grigge. London, 1656. To Microfilm Room, Quaker Collection
Henry Cadbury collected some materials which may have been used in his research. These may be found in box 54 with other miscellaneous materials.
- Grubb, Isabel (Person)
- Hicks, Muriel (Person)
- Jones, Rufus M. (Rufus Matthew), 1863-1948 (Person)
- Lloyd, Arnold (Person)
- Brinton, Howard Haines, 1884-1973 (Person)
- Comfort, William Wistar (Person)
- Foulds, Elfrida Vipont (Person)
- Goodbody, Olive C. (Person)
- Cadbury, Henry J. (Henry Joel), 1883-1974 (Person)
- Penney, Norman (Person)
- Nuttall, Geoffrey F. (Geoffrey Fillingham) (Person)
- Ross, Isabel (Person)
- Pickett, Clarence, 1884-1965 (Person)
- Milligan, Edward H. ( Edward Hyslop) (Person)
- Mortimer, Russell (Person)
- Nickalls, John L. (Person)
- Moulton, Phillips P., 1909- (Person)
- Bowen, Catherine Drinker (Person)
- Benson, Lewis (Person)
- Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941. (Person)
- Sellers, Charles Coleman (Person)
- White, Gilbert F. (Person)
- Henry J. Cadbury papers, 1910-1974
- Diana Franzusoff Peterson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- June, 2020: Revised by Allison Hall
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