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Daisy Newman papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1144

Scope and Contents

The papers of author Daisy Newman consist of her literary works, based primarily on Quaker themes, and correspondence in the period 1946-1985. Included are letters from Edwin B. Bronner, Pearl S. Buck, Henry J. Cadbury, Elfrida V. Foulds, Douglas V. Steere and Elizabeth Gray Vining. Her works, in the form of manuscripts and typescripts include: A Procession of Friends, Indian Summer of the Heart, A Golden String, Rimi and others.


  • Creation: 1946-1985


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17). Collection correspondence was restricted until 1995.

Biographical / Historical

Daisy Newman (1905-1994) was a Quaker novelist and historian born in England and educated at Radcliff and Barnard Colleges and Oxford University. She m.1 Richard Newman and m. 2 George Selleck. Among Daisy Newman's many books were A Procession of Friends, an historical account of Quakers in the U.S.; I Take Thee, Serenity, a novel about Quaker marriage; and the 1944 best-seller, Now That April's There. The subject matter for her novels was culled from her experiences living in Europe, caring for British evacuees to the U.S. during World War II, serving as a house mistress at Radcliff College, participating in civil rights marches in the South, retracing St. James' steps in the Spanish pilgrimage and her involvement in the Society of Friends. Newman was an active member of Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting and a trustee of the Moses Brown School and Cambridge Friends School. (Information from internal evidence and obituary notices)


2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)




Typescripts of various works by Quaker author Daisy Newman (1905-1994) and letters from readers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the author, 1985.

Related Materials

Seven original illustrations by Tom Hall, Irving Nurick and Ben Wohlberg for three of Daisy Newman's books.

Processing Information

Processing history is unknown. Reboxed and finding aid revised by Katherine Hong, March 2022.

Daisy Newman papers, 1946-1985
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Revision Statements

  • March 2022: Reboxed and finding aid updated

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