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Edward Thomas and Margaret Loring Thomas Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Thomas, Edward-Margaret Loring Thomas
This collection includes Edward Thomas's correspondence on behalf of refugees and prisoners of war, 1917-1918, through the Emergency Committee for the Assistance of Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians in Distress. There is also correspondence with conscientious objector Harold Blickenstaff, 1943-1945. The collection also includes writings of Edward and Margaret Thomas and material about the Institute of Politics, 1926.


  • 1917-1952


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection


Copyright and Rights Information



0.25 Linear Feet (3 linear in.)


Edward Thomas was a chemist and chemical patent lawyer in New York City. His wife Margaret Loring Thomas had been active in settlement work and a teacher of home economics before marriage. Both were activist, pacifist Quakers.


Edward Thomas was a patent attorney in New York City. He was married to Margaret Loring, who had been active in settlement work and a teacher of home economics. Both were involved in peace efforts connected with the American Friends Service Committee. No other biographical information is known.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Separated Materials

A photo of Harold Blickenstaff was removed to the Photograph Collection. The scrapbook of newsclippings was removed to the Oversize Scrapbook Collection.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by SCPC staff; this checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, February 1998
Description rules

Revision Statements

  • 2017: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Min Cheng in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Elisabeth Miller added the notes in Fall 2017.

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