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Bainbridge C. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-212

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers and documents amassed by Bainbridge Davis relating to various Quaker organizations, including the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and Pendle Hill, spanning from 1960-1993. The papers document Davis's work over this 33 year period.

The collection predominantly consists of correspondence and other primary information, relating to the involved organizations. Various reference files are included.

Dates

  • 1960-1993

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.

Biographical / Historical

    BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL
  • 1910-1932Bainbridge C. Davis was born in 1910 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932 .For 26 years he served as a Foreign Service Officer in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama.
  • 1942In 1942, he and his wife, Virginia Hyde Davis, became members of the Society of Friends. Davis was actively involved with various Quaker organizations in his later life. He was a valued member of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), serving as liaison between the FWCC and Friends in Latin America and Africa.
  • 1979, 1991 In addition, Davis served as a corporation member of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and was a Philadelphia Yearly Meeting member and representative to the World Conference of Friends in 1979 and 1991. Davis was a member of the Media Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania, and a board member of Pendle Hill, the Quaker study center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.
  • July 16, 1993Bainbridge C. Davis died on July 16, 1993, at the age of 83.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Bainbridge C. Davis (1910-1993) was a Quaker active in many concerns and organizations. He worked as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Jamaica, Chile, and Panama. He retired early, at the age of 62, to devote himself to Quaker causes. He worked to improve race relations and opposed U.S. support for dictatorships. Organizations and committees which he was active in include the Friends World Committee for Consultation, American Friends Service Committee, and Pendle Hill. He was a Philadelphia Yearly Meeting representative to the World Conference of Friends in 1979 and 1991. This collection contains the papers and documents amassed by Davis relating to these various Quaker organizations, including the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and Pendle Hill, spanning from 1960-1993. The papers document Davis's work over this 33 year period. The collection predominantly consists of correspondence and other primary information relating to the involved organizations. Various reference files are included. Series are catalogued by organization.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into five series:
  1. Friends Wold Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
  2. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
  3. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM)
  4. Pendle Hill
  5. Miscellaneous
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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information

Donor: Virginia Davis, 1993; Accession number: 93-042, 93-054

The collection was given by the widow of Bainbridge C. Davis

Related Materials

See also:
  1. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, RG2

General

RG5/212

Bainbridge Davis

Processing Information

Papers were sorted and extraneous material (duplicates, etc.) disposed of, according to donor's instructions.
Title
Bainbridge C. Davis Papers, 1960-1993
Author
ECM/POD
Date
2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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