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Collection of Poems about Rufus Jones' and Henry J. Cadbury's families

Identifier: HC.MC-950-200
This collection contains poems written by Agnes Tierney, Margaret Scattergood, Maria Scattergood, and an anonymous author for a "godspeed sendoff" for the families of Rufus Jones and Henry J. Cadbury at the moment of their departure from the community. The collection also contains a letter from Peggy Hoag to Mary Hoxie Jones, written in 1989, sent with the typewritten copies of the poems.


  • 1934 - 1989

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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


0.005 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection contains poems written in honor of Rufus Jones and Henry J. Cadbury and their families.

Biographical / Historical

Rufus Jones was a prominent educator, Quaker historian, and member of the Society of Friends. Born in 1863, he was a birthright Quaker. He attended Haverford College where he was later a professor of Philosophy. He was editor of the American Friend for twenty years. His influence helped define the liberalism and mysticism of modern Quakerism. Rufus Jones died in 1948.

Henry Joel Cadbury (1883-1974) was a biblical scholar and Quaker historian. He was a professor at Haverford College and Harvard University. He was the director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 1928-1934, 1944-1960. He delivered the Nobel Prize lecture in 1947 on behalf of the AFSC and the British Friends Service Council, when those organizations accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Religious Society of Friends.


This collection is arranged as found in a single folder.

Related Materials

Henry Joel Cadbury Papers (HC.MC-950-034), Addition to Henry J. Cadbury Papers (HC.MC-1121-addition), Rufus M. Jones papers (HC.MC-1130), Collection of Rufus Jones papers (SFHL-SC-066)

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Processed by Alexandra Stern, completed December, 2018.
Poems for Rufus Jones' and Henry J. Cadbury's families
Alexandra Stern
December, 2018
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