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C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey Papers

Identifier: SFHL-RG5-227
This collection contains primarily the correspondence of C. Lloyd and Margaret Bailey relating to their year-long ministry in Korea and their continuing concern with Quakers in Korea. It includes their correspondence with Rose Lewis, clerk of Friend in the Orient Committee, concerning the decision to go to Korea. It contains the BaileysÂ’ correspondence and reports from Korea, as well as their correspondence with the clerk and members of Seoul Monthly Meeting after their return to the United States. Writings by and relating to Sok-hon Ham, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.

Organization: Organized in 4 series: 1. Correspondence and trip arrangements; 2. Correspondence during Korea trip; 3. Post-Korea trip correspondence; 4. Ham Sok Hon Material.


  • 1980-1991


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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


C. Lloyd Bailey and his wife, Mary Margaret, visited Korea for a year (1983-1984) under the auspices of the Friends in the Orient Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. They provided guidance and spiritual support for Seoul Monthly Meeting, which they continued through correspondence after their return to the United States. This collection contains the BaileysÂ’ correspondence relating to their trip to Korea and their continued correspondence with Korean Quakers. Writings by and relating to Ham Sok Hon, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.

Biographical / Historical

Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends sponsored a Friend in the Orient Committee which worked with Seoul Monthly Meeting in Korea. The members of Seoul Monthly Meeting had requested a year-long visit from a family of American Quakers to give them spiritual guidance, but the Committee had been unable to find anyone willing to undertake the journey. In 1982, Rose Lewis, Clerk of the Committee, contacted C. Lloyd Bailey and Mary Margaret Bailey of Scarsdale Monthly Meeting, New York, who agreed to the assignment.

C. Lloyd Bailey (1918-2001) had recently retired as president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. He was a life-long Quaker, worked for many years for Friends Committee on National Legislation, and was active in Quaker education, non-violence, and peace concerns. Margaret Bailey was a retired special education teacher. They left in 1983 and stayed through 1984, when they returned to their home meeting in New York. After their return to the U.S., the Baileys continued to keep in touch with the clerk of Seoul Monthly Meeting and other members of the meetings, offering both personal friendship and guidance on the development and inner workings of the monthly meeting.

This collection also includes information on and writings by Sok-hon Ham. Hon (also referred to as Ham Sok-Hon), was an influential Korean Quaker teacher and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey, 1999.

Related Materials

C. Lloyd Bailey, Papers on Seoul Monthly Meeting, SC /159. Contains materials concerning the history of Seoul Monthly Meeting compiled by C. Lloyd Bailey.

Processing Information

Correspondence was organized into three series: Before, during, and after the trip to Korea. The material on Sok-hon Ham was filed in a separate series.
C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey Papers, 1980-1991.
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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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