Some new fruits of research in the Library’s collections

snowOver the past year the blog has focused on both well used and less known parts of the collections and reported some of the work we do to preserve and make them better known.

We highlighted a few of the commonplace books in the manuscript collections, a rare early 20th century periodical, the records of not one, but two Quaker sporting teams, an 18th century joke book and some Chinese pamphlets. There was news of two projects relating to 20th century relief work – cataloguing the papers of Quaker Dorothy Henkel and a collaborative microfilming project with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum – as well as the conservation of an outsized tract volume containing a rich trove of anti-slavery campaigning literature. Items from the Library’s picture collection starred in a post about research for the Quaker Arts Network’s 2014 calendar, “Inspired by worship”, and we showed you some of the silhouettes and our own stumbling attempts at “scissors art”.

The blog did also feature some of the wide variety of users of the Library’s collections and services: two of our readers wrote this year about what using the Library has meant for their research (Bill Chadkirk on The Elbow Lane Scandal and Esther Sahle on Eighteenth century London – a foreign country).

The final post of 2013 seems like a good time to celebrate some of the fruits of all this research. Each year there is a great crop of books, chapters, articles, conference papers and theses written by people who have used the Library. Others produce websites, exhibitions, broadcasts, plays and teaching material. And they use images from the collections to illustrate their work. Seeing the broad range of outputs of your research is awe inspiring.

So this is our chance to congratulate and thank you, especially those who present the Library with copies of their work. To all of you – you know who you are – thank you!

Below is just a small selection of works by Library users donated to the Library this year.

Blackheath Quaker Meeting.  Our story: minutes to remember. London: Blackheath Quaker Meeting,   2013
Ellis, Peter and King, Roy.  Extra-churchyard burials at Winchester Street, Andover: excavations in 2002. In: Hampshire studies (2013)
Greenwood, Martin.  Pilgrim’s progress revisited: the nonconformists of Banburyshire 1662-2012. Charlbury: Wychwood Press, 2013
Guibbory, Achsah.  Christian identity, Jews, and Israel in seventeenth-century England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
Inspired by worship : Quaker Arts calendar 2014. Quaker Arts Network, 2013
Jacobs, Mary.  Manhood and Interregnum: a study of the first Quakers, 1647-1660. Thesis (M.A.) Kings College, 2013
Kramer, Ann.  Conscientious objectors of the Second World War: refusing to fight. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Social History, 2013
Longhurst, Liz.  A Memoir of William Drewett (1834-1900): a memoir of a Victorian Quaker from Luton, a miller and an engineer. Reading: Dreamcatchers, 2013
Marshall, Tim.  Quaker clockmakers of north Oxfordshire. Mayfield, Ashbourne: Mayfield Books, 2013
McMahon, Elisabeth.  Slavery and emancipation in Islamic East Africa: from honor to respectability. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013
Meggitt, Justin.  Early Quakers and Islam: slavery, apocalyptic and Christian-Muslim encounters in the seventeenth century. Uppsala: Swedish Science Press, 2013
Oldfield, J. R.  Transatlantic abolitionism in the age of revolution : an international history of anti-slavery, c.1787-1820. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013
Peters, Kate.  The dissemination of Quaker pamphlets in the 1650s. In: Roeland Harms, Joad Raymond and Jeroen Salman (eds). Not dead things: the dissemination of popular print in England and Wales, Italy, and the Low Countries, 1500-1820. Leiden: Brill, 2013
Pretus, Gabriel.  Humanitarian relief in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Lampeter; Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013
Smalley, Roger.  Agitate! Educate! Organise!: political dissent in Westmorland from 1880-1930. Kendal; Carlisle: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 2013
Smith, Susan.  Goody-goody fellows?: Quakers and the end of empire in India. Thesis (Postgraduate Certificate in Historical Studies) University of Oxford, 2013
Sowerby, Scott.  Making toleration: the repealers and the Glorious Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, 2013
Tusan, Michelle.  Smyrna’s ashes: humanitarianism, genocide and the birth of the Middle East. Berkeley, Ca.: Global, Area, and International Archive; University of California Press, 2013
Tyzack, Charles.  Nearly a Chinese: a life of Clifford Stubbs. Hove, Sussex: Book Guild Publishing, 2013
Vigus, James.  “That which people do trample upon must be thy food”: the animal creation in the journal of George Fox. In: C. Muratori and B. Dohm (eds.), Ethical perspectives on animals in the renaissance and early modern period. Firenze, 2013
Waterson, M. and Wyndham, S.  Constancy & change in Quaker philanthropy: a history of the Barrow Cadbury Trust. The Trust, 2013

Finally, here’s to all our readers and supporters, and to an equally fruitful year to come!

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