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Archives & Manuscripts

Society of Friends -- Japan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Takeo Arishima correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-004
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of Takeo Arishima, and a single portrait photograph of him.

Iwao Frederick Ayusawa correspondence

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-008
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the personal correspondence of Iwao Frederick Ayusawa.

Iwao Frederick Ayusawa papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-969
Abstract Iwao Frederick Ayusawa (1894-1972) spent much of his life working with the International Labor Organization, and later on the faculty of the International Christian University in Japan. The collection consists primarily of personal letters, speaking of his belief in pacifism and his work in Geneva and Japan.

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 Pickett Bowles Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1161
Scope and Contents The papers document the lives of service of Quakers Gilbert Bowles (1869-1960) and Minnie Picket Bowles (1868-1958) who ministered in Asia and Hawaii for over 60 years, from 1896-1960. It also recounts over 60 years of service of all the members of the Bowles family including the sons of Gilbert and Minnie Pickett Bowles, Gordon T. Bowles and Herbert E. Bowles, providing insight into America's relationship with the Asian nations, particularly Japan, and with the Japanese people. The collection...

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.

Howard Haines Brinton and Anna Shipley Cox Brinton papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1189
Abstract Howard Haines Brinton and Anna Shipley Cox Brinton were 20th-century Quaker educators and prolific authors whose areas of expertise included the physical sciences and the Classics. Notably, they also worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Europe, for Friends Center in Tokyo, Japan, and as directors of Pendle Hill, an adult study center in Wallingford, PA. They were both recorded ministers in the Religious Society of Friends. This collection also contains materials of other...

Friends World Committee for Consultation. Section of the Americas Records

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Identifier: SFHL-RG1
Overview A Friends World Conference Committee, sponsored by the Fellowship Council of the American Friends Service Committee, was established in 1932 to promote better understanding among Friends world wide. The representatives at the Second World Conference of Friends, held at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, Pa., in 1937, approved the establishment of a continuing international organization, a Friends World Committee, to promote international contacts and cooperation among Friends. In 1958, it was...

Hartshorne Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1030
Scope and Contents Papers include correspondence of thirty-two members and relatives of the Hartshorne family. Of special interest are the medical notes, articles, and correspondence, 1819-1845, of Joseph Hartshorne, M.D. These are noteworthy because of his many innovations in surgery, such as the use of animal ligatures, plus his detailed descriptions of treatments for various ailments; also, the correspondence of Anna C. Hartshorne covering her missionary work in Japan, and Henry Hartshorne's "Letters from...

Seiju Hirakawa commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-058
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Seiju Hirakawa. It inlcudes extracts of poetry and religious reflection on the occasion of the Hirakawa’s 50th wedding anniversary, or the “Golden Wedding Number.” The excerpts and quotations are arranged by topics, and cover topics such as friendship, teachers and pupils, self-expression, books, Pride. The volume also includes a personal reflection of his marriage, presumably written by Hirakawa.