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Archives & Manuscripts

Quaker missionaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Bowles family correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-1212
Abstract The Bowles family was deeply involved with Quaker missionary and relief work during the 20th century. In 1900, the Bowles moved to Japan under the auspices of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and managed the Friends School and established the Tokyo Friends Center. During World War II, the Bowles family moved to Hawaii and worked with war refugees. The Bowles family correspondence consists of correspondence from Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles to their son Gordon Townsend Bowles from 1922 to...

Gilbert and Minnie Bowles correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-032
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of two accessions of the letters of Gilbert and Minnie Bowles. The collection is comprised of both private letters and public letters meant for circulation among Friends, written by Gilbert Bowles and his wife Minnie Bowles during their religious visits to India and Japan.

Edith Forsythe Sharpless papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-161
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence while Sharpless was a missionary in Japan, an artbook, a birthday album, teaching certificiates, among other materials.

Harry Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-172
Scope and Content note This collection consists of the papers of Harry Garland Timbres and Rebecca Timbres Clark. It includes the letters of Rebecca Timbres from 1936-1937 and Harry Timbres in 1936, she writing to family members, he primarily to his wife, but also to his daughters. Both their letters depict life in the Soviet Union in the mid-1930s and tell of their work; other letters, as from J. Barnard Walton explaining the creation of copies of Harry Timbres' letters; a 1974 biography of Harry Garland Timbres by...

"The Friends Mission in Japan 1885-1947"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-055
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of Tetsuko Kawahara's M.A. thesis, entitled "The Friends Mission in Japan: 1885-1947." The thesis was for the Graduate School of International Affairs at the University of Tsukuba. The manuscript features chapters on: Quakerism and Foreign Mission, the Friends Mission in Japan: the beginning 1885-1900, Social Orientation of Quakerism in a Changing World, and the Friends Mission in Japan: the Transformation 1900-1947.

John Letchworth papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1198
Scope and Contents The John Letchworth papers (1749-1870) contain various materials related to and written by John Letchworth. There are biographical materials (1749-1843), which include a manuscript entitled "Some Account of John Letchworth, 1749-1843" with information taken mainly from letters and memoranda. There is also fairly extensive correspondence (1801-1870), consisting of letters from John Letchworth to his family as well as miscellaneous letters not written by John Letchworth, but related to his life...

Margaret Mary Clark Haines papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-096
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials written by Margaret Mary Clark Haines, an English Quaker who moved to the Philadelphia area, letters written to her, minutes of the Philadelphia Mission Board, activities she was involved in, among other materials.

Robert Bryan Michener and Edith Riner Michener. Kenya correspondence

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Identifier: SFHL-RG5-317
Overview The collection contains the correspondence of Robert Bryan Michener and Edith Riner Michener written while serving as Quaker missionaries in Kenya, East Africa, in the 1930s. Working under the auspices of the American Friends African Mission, a program of the Five Years Meeting, R. Bryan Michener served as a physician at the hospital in Kaimosi and then principal of the Boys’ School. Edith Michener first taught English at the Boys’ School and then organized the Girls’ Boarding School. Their...

Herbert Nicholson papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-138
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the papers of Herbert Nicholson. It includes sections of a manuscript, possibly "Valiant Odyssey: Herbert Nicholson in and out of America's concentration camps," letters to Herbert Nicholson from individuals he met in Japan, some thanking him for his efforts to aid Japanese-Americans in the U.S. after World War II began, photographs of Herbert Nicholson and others, and Nicholson's research notes related to Japanese internment.

Quaker Ministry lists

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-067
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of seventeen anonymously hand-written volumes composed of lists of Quaker ministers from Britain and the U.S., and from the U.S. to Britain from the mid seventeenth century through the mid nineteenth century.