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Friends' Opportunity in the Orient

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-036
Letters, treasurer's reports, pictures and other papers relating to the work of the organization.

Dates

  • 1923-1924

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Friends Opportunity in the Orient was an unofficial Hicksite organization which sponsored a Quaker teacher in Canton, China, in the 1920s. The collection contains primarily correspondence with Margaret Hallowell Riggs, who was sponsored to teach at Canton Christian College and Canton Hospital.

Biographical / Historical

Friends Opportunity in the Orient was an unofficial Hicksite organization which sponsored a Quaker teacher in Canton, China, in the 1920s.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series. The series are:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Treasurer's Report
  3. Pictures
  4. Other papers relating to the organization.
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bernard Walton, 1957
Immediate Source of Acquisition These papers were given to Bernard Walton, secretary, by Alfred Wright, treasurer, and by Bernard Walton to the Friends Historical Library.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Friends' Opportunity in the Orient Records, 1923-1924
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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