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Alexander Wilson and Edith J. Wilson Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Alexander Wilson and Edith J. Wilson

Scope and Contents

Collection consists primarily of correspondence from imprisoned British conscientious objectors (1916-1919); also includes leaflets, pamphlets and typescript material about conscientious objection and efforts to free the imprisoned objectors; one folder of examples of British World War I propaganda collected by Alexander Wilson Collection includes one folder of printed material of writings by Edith J. Wilson.


  • Creation: 1916-1922


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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Alexander C. Wilson and Edith J. Wilson were British Quakers. Alexander Wilson, who was a resident of Manchester, worked to support and free imprisoned conscientious objectors during and after World War I. His wife, Edith J. Wilson, was an author of works about Quakerism and conscientious objection.


0.42 linear ft. (5 linear in.)


Alexander C. Wilson and Edith J. Wilson were British Quakers.


Correspondence with conscientious objectors is organized alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. Subsequent folders contain miscellaneous material about conscientious objectors, writings by Edith J. Wilson, and one folder of material about British war propaganda.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers.

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Copyright remains with the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

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Processed by SCPC staff; finding aid created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, 1998

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