Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence (1874-1945), diary (1914), memoirs, speeches, writings, memorabilia and photos of Dr. O.E. Janney and his wife, Anne B. (Webb) Janney, of Baltimore, Md. The papers include his work with various organizations including the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and the American Friends Service Committee, and Woolman School. Subjects include education, health, and hygiene of children, morality, peace, religion, and temperance. Correspondents include Anna L. Curtis, Bliss Forbush, John William Graham, Woodrow Wilson, Edward Grubb, Clarence Pickett, Aaron M. Powell, Barnard Walton, George A. Walton, Anna D. Blackburn, S.M. Brosius, Pauline W. Holme, Luther W. Hopkins, Richard H. Hunter, and many others. Anna B. Janney's correspondence primarily concerns women's suffrage issues and correspondents include Anna Howard Shaw.
Copyright and Rights Information
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Biographical / Historical
Dr. O. Edward Janney (1856-1930) was a prominent Quaker doctor from Baltimore who was active in many of the social reform movements of his time. Born in Washington, D.C., the son of Henry and Hannah Janney, he first entered the field of pharmacy and then became a physician, graduating from the Medical School of the University of Maryland in 1881 and from Hahnemann Homeopathic College in 1882. He married Anne B. Webb in 1885. Janney was active in the American Purity Alliance and organized the National Vigilance Committee. He worked with the Society for the Suppression of Vice in Baltimore and labored in the causes of temperance, woman suffrage, inter-racial rdevote his full time to elations, peace, and other reforms. In 1907, Dr. Janney gave up the practice of medicine to pursue reform activities full time. He served as Chairman and Executive Secretary of the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference and of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and Chairman of the Joint Co-Operative Committee of the two Baltimore Yearly Meetings.