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Janet Stokes diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-077

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two volumes of Janet Stokes's diaries. Entries are generally related to personal and religious reflection and descriptions of Stokes's struggles with depression.

Dates

  • 1996-1997

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Restricted for all use until 2018.

Biographical Note

Janet Hilda Stokes (1931-1998) was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, on August 6, 1931, the daughter of Christopher William Stokes and Hilda Mary Sly. Stokes moves to the United States at some point in the 1970s, as public records indicate she was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as of 1978. Stokes was an active Quaker while living in Philadelphia, hosting meetings in her home and presenting minutes to the Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting on such controversial topics as marriage equality as of 1993.

Dr. Janet H. Stokes attended the University of Pennsylvania, and was a writer in the anesthesia department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, who after retiring from Penn, became a hospital chaplain, though a Quaker. She died of a heart attack while sweeping her front-door steps on New Year’s Day, 1998.

Extent

0.13 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Janet Stokes was a British Quaker who moved to Philadelphia in the 1970s. She worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and served as a hospital chaplain after she retired. Entries are generally related to personal and religious reflection and descriptions of Stokes's struggles with depression.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

HC.MC.1169 Stokes-Evans-Cope family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.

Creator

Title
Janet Stokes diaries, 1996-1997
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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