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Library resources for researching World War I: Wartime Statistics Committee

The Wartime Statistics Committee was established by Meeting for Sufferings in June 1917, a year after the introduction of conscription, to collect statistics on men of military age. Its records are of value for researchers interested in British Quakers and … Continue reading

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Library resources for researching World War I: Friends Ambulance Unit

The records of the Friends Ambulance Unit are the focus of this blog post, the latest in our series on resources for researching World War I. Established in the First World War and revived in the second, the Friends Ambulance … Continue reading

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Library resources for researching World War I: Friends Peace Committee

The first of our World War I resources blogposts focuses on the Friends Peace Committee, a committee of Meeting for Sufferings (the standing representative body of Quakers in Britain) that had already been in existence for many years before the … Continue reading

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Quakers, relief and rescue in 1930s and 1940s Europe: a collaborative microfilming project with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Since 2006 the Library has been involved in a collaborative microfilming project with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The Museum, based in Washington DC, is the most comprehensive institution of its type in the world. Its primary mission is … Continue reading

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Howzat: some cricketing Quakers

While summer and the cricket season are still in full swing, you may enjoy some of these photographs from the records of the Falcon Touring Club, a Quaker cricket team. Dating back to 1902, the club drew its members mainly … Continue reading

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Commonplace books: collections of precious gems

Have you ever kept a scrapbook, jotted things of interest in a notebook, or clipped extracts from webpages? Then you have been “commonplacing”. For centuries, writers, philosophers, theologians, scholars, poets, artists and others have gathered together passages from prose, quotations, … Continue reading

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Football with the Foxes

Mention ‘Quakers’ to the average football fan and the response is likely to be something to do with Darlington. Darlington FC, founded in 1883, received its nickname because of the importance of Quakerism in the town, and its crest includes … Continue reading

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