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Collection of Rufus Jones papers

 Collection — othertype: SC-066
Identifier: SFHL-SC-066


This collection includes letters and printed materials relating to Rufus Jones. Included are photocopies of letters commenting on or criticizing The American Friend of which Rufus Jones was editor. Among these are a letter from Henry Stanley Neuman, editor of The Friend, regarding the state of the Society in England, and a letter from Walter Malone relating events at Ohio Yearly Meeting in 1894. Letters from R.L. Kelly, Joseph Moore, David Hadley, and Thomas Newlin discuss The American Friend, Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and Quaker doctrine. A letter from J. Rendel Harris presents an issue of Biblical translation. Also included are drafts of Jones' article, Are We Ready, letters concerning its release, and Richmond P. Miller's introduction to the publication, On Your Marks! Get Set! Various personal letters to Rufus Jones and a transcript copy of his remarks at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, entitled We Must Help Answer Our Prayers, are also included.


  • Creation: 1894-1947?


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This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Rufus Jones was a prominent educator, Quaker historian, and member of the Society of Friends. Born in 1863, he was a birthright Quaker. He attended Haverford College where he was later a professor of Philosophy. He was editor of the American Friend for twenty years. His influence helped define the liberalism and mysticism of modern Quakerism. Rufus Jones died in 1948.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (10 folders.))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Errol T. Elliot. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1966.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Moses Bailey. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1962.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Eubanks Carsner. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1959.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Richmond Miller. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1944.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Ruth Verlenden Poley. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

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