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"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-004

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single typed manuscript of Francis Anscombe's dissertation, written in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of History and Government at the University of North Carolina. The manuscript includes descriptions of Quakers religious tenents and beliefs about war. It focuses largely on descriptions of Quakers efforts at reconstruction during the antebellum era, particularly in North Carolina and Maryland, and focuses on the re-establishment of schools in southern states.


  • 1926


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Francis Charles Anscombe (1876-1967) was born July 20, 1876, in Brighton, England, the son of Samuel Allen Anscombe and Elizabeth Wilson. Anscombe lived for a time in both North Carolina, and Ontario, Canada. In 1909, he married Margaret Ellen Lambie in Ontario, Canada. He later moved back to North Carolina, and was married for a second time in 1938 to Viola T. Tucker. Anscombe died on November 20, 1967.

Anscombe received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1926, and published a number of books and papers, including: "I have called you Friends; the story of Quakerism in North Carolina" (1959) and "The Lord's Dealings with Francis C. Anscombe" (1965).


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"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States" by Francis C. Anscombe was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, by Viola Anscombe.

Related materials

MC 975.07.094 "Education of the Freedmen by Philadelphia and Baltimore Quakers During the Civil War and Reconstruction Period"

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States," 1926
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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