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Friends War Relief Service Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-B
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Friends War Relief Service


Collection consists of pamphlets and correspondence, including one 1943 letter which documents, as part of the letterhead, the name change from Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee to Friends War Relief Service: "Friends War Relief Service, incorporating F.W.V.R.C. and Civilian Relief Section of F.A.U." [Friends Ambulance Unit].


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1943

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Friends War Relief Service; established as The Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee (FWVRC) in 1870 by the London Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for war relief to civilians during the Franco-Prussian War. After the outbreak of war in 1914 the Friends' War Victims Relief Committee was revived to undertake overseas work of relief during World War I and later post-war reconstruction. The Friends' War Victims' Relief Committee was re-formed in 1940. In about 1942, the FWVRC was incorporated with the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU)'s Civilian Relief Section and briefly renamed Friends' War Relief Service, then renamed again as the Friends Relief Service (FRS) in 1943. It conducted all the Society's official short-term work at home and abroad, handing over long-term responsibilities to the Friends Service Council after the FRS closed in May 1948.


0.08 linear ft. (1 folder.)

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