Category Archives: Readers’ stories

Readers’ stories: Quaker women of the north east

The fifth in our series of readers’ stories is by Liz O’Donnell, who first used the Library 20 years ago. Her original research focused on local Quaker women in the north east in the 19th century, but she found valuable … Continue reading

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Readers’ stories: researching the India Conciliation Group

The fourth in our series of readers’ stories is from Sue Smith who has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Historical Studies at the University of Oxford. Sue is a member of Oxford Quaker Meeting and co-clerk and resource person … Continue reading

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Readers’ stories: 18th century London – a foreign country

The third in our series of readers’ stories comes from Esther Sahle who is currently researching early modern Quaker merchants for a PhD at London School of Economics. I have been asked to write about my experience of using the … Continue reading

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Readers’ stories: the Elbow Lane Scandal, chit chat and serious stuff

The second in our series of readers’ stories is from Bill Chadkirk, a former member of Friends House staff. Once we’d stopped blushing at the compliments we realised we had to blog Bill’s light hearted account of doing research in … Continue reading

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Readers’ stories: researching Quaker missionaries in China

So far on the blog we’ve focused on what’s in the Library’s collections and work that’s being done to make them available.  There’s another story to tell – who uses the Library and why. Here’s a guest post from one … Continue reading

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