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Abstract Rufus Matthew Jones was born on January 25, 1863 in South China, Maine. His parents were Edwin and Mary Gifford Hoxie Jones. Their family had been Quakers, and he was brought up in a spartan and religious household. By his own estimate, Rufus M. Jones was deeply influenced as a child by his Aunt Peace Jones for her life of Quaker homily and, as a young man, the spirituality and philosophical powers of oratory and discourse of his other aunt and uncle, the ministers Eli and Sybil Jones. He...
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume of Joseph Hutchinson Smith's "English Fairies, A History of Belief," which he presented as his Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard University in 1932. The volume explores the history of English belief in fairies, and the manuscript is divided into two sections: "The origin and development of the belief," and "The literary expression of the belief." The manuscript includes illustrations from early sources to be included in the published volume, as well...