Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, diaries (8 volumes, 1894-1896, 1936-1944), the earlier diaries describe a trip to England and Europe taken by Anna Thomas and her husband, Richard Henry Thomas (1854-1904), a Baltimore physician, and drawings, notes, albums, poems, and photos; together with notebook (1869-1871) of Richard Henry Thomas while a student at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, article and related materials concerning the couple's daughter, Henrietta Martha Thomas (1879-1919) and her World War I pacifist service in Germany and Austria, and material relating to the genealogy of the Braithwaite and Thomas families.
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 of 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
Anna Braithwaite Thomas was the daughter of J. Bevan and Martha Gillet Braithwaite, born in Banbury, England, in 1854. She attended Bedford College and in 1878 was married to Dr. Richard H. Thomas of Baltimore, Maryland, and a graduate of Haverford College. The Braithwaite family was active in American Quaker activities, and Anna Thomas was a writer, peace activist, and involved in various Quaker concerns. She lived in England during the First World War where she served on the Alien's Committee and a relief mission to Vienna, Austria, after the War. Her daughter, Dr. Henrietta Thomas, died in 1919 after war service. Anna Braithwaite Thomas was recorded as a minister of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, and she represented Baltimore Yearly Meeting in various Quaker conferences. Anna Thomas died in 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)