Lewis Benson papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of a single letter from Lewis Benson to Henry Cadbury and a typed manuscript of Benson's lecture on "The Christian Universalism of George Fox."
- Benson, Lewis (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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Lewis Benson (1906-1986) was a Quaker whose research focused on the writings of George Fox. Benson was born in 1906 in Sea Girt, New Jersey. He was born into a Quaker family, and was a member of Manasquan Meeting. At 16, he left school and became a messenger boy for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Benson spent a year at Pendle Hill, a quaker retreat, from 1933 to 1934. He then moved to Shrewsbury, New Jersey, to help revive the Quaker meeting there. Benson became the first librarian at Pendle Hill. He lectured at various Quaker institutions like Pendle Hill and Haverford College. He died in New Jersey in 1986.
This collection contains a letter from Lewis Benson to Henry Cadbury and a typed manuscript of Benson's lecture on "The Christian Universalism of George Fox."
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.
- Lewis Benson papers, 1959
- Kara Flynn
- January, 2015
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