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Author Galleys and Edits collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1342

Scope and Contents

This collection contains drafts (with notes and edits) of Mary Hoxie Jones's "Beyond This Stone," Elizabeth Gray Vining's "Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones," and Daisy Newman's "I Take Thee Serenity."

Dates

  • 1958 - 1974

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003), daughter of Rufus Matthew Jones and Elizabeth Bartram Cadbury and born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford Friends School, The Baldwin School, and Mount Holyoke College. Between 1927 and 1929, she worked as a secretary for the Young Friends Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. While traveling, she was on the American Friends Service Committee. She was also a member of the Friends Historical Association. In 1962, she worked as a research associate at Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections. In 1985, Jones earned her honorary degree at the college. During her life, she wrote "Arrows of Desire," "Beyond the Stone," "Mosaic of the Sun," "At the Point of a Lancet: History of the Canton (China) Hospital," and "Swords into Plowshares."

Elizabeth Gray Vining (1902-1999), daughter of John Gray and Anne Moore and born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended Germantown Friends School, Bryn Mawr College, and the Library School of Drexel Institute. Later, she worked as a librarian at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she met her husband, Morgan Fisher Vining. The two got married in 1929, however, Morgan Vining died a few years later (1933). Elizabeth returned to Germantown, Philadelphia, and joined the Germantown Meeting in 1934. She was a part of the American Friends Committee in 1946. During her lifetime, she wrote 11 books, including "Windows for the Crown Prince," "Return to Japan," "The Virginia Exiles," "Friend of Life: A Biography of Rufus M. Jones," and "Being Seventy: The Measure of a Year." She also won a Newbery Award in 1943 for her children's book, "Adam of the Road."

Daisy Newman (1905-1994), born in Southport, England, attended Radcliffe College, Barnard College, and Oxford University. She married Richard Newman, and later in life, George Selleck. She had two children: Ellen Rothchild and J. Nicholas Newman. She was a Quaker novelist and historian. A few of her books include, "A Procession of Friends," "I Take Thee, Serenity," and "Now That April's There." She was a member of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Meeting and a trustee of the Moses Brown School and Cambridge Friends School.

Information largely adapted from Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections.

Extent

0.43 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains drafts (with notes and edits) of Mary Hoxie Jones's (1904-2003) "Beyond This Stone," Elizabeth Gray Vining's (1902-1999) "Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones," and Daisy Newman's (1905-1994) "I Take Thee Serenity," all of who were Quaker writers.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by book title.

Acquisition

Transfer from Guilford College, 2019.

Related Materials

Daisy Newman Papers (MC.1144), Mary Hoxie Jones Collection (MC.1310), Elizabeth Gray Vining Papers (MC.1141)

Processing Information

Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein; completed April 2023.

Title
Author Galleys and Edits collection
Author
Sakina Gulamhusein
Date
April, 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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