Tag Archives: printed works

Quaker women: resources for women’s history in the Library of the Society of Friends

For Women’s History Month this March, we offer a broad overview of some of the great women’s history resources the Library has to offer. Whether you’re interested in the lives and thought of particular Quaker women, in the history of … Continue reading

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Sole survivor? A Dutch broadside by an early 18th century woman Friend

A few weeks ago we were enthralled to discover that the Library holds what is possibly the sole surviving copy of an early 18th century broadside by a little known woman Friend, Margaret Langdale (1684?-1742). It’s an undated exhortation in … 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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Horses – bits and bots: the writings of Bracy Clark, F.L.S.

It’s the Chinese Year of the Horse – not much Quaker material there you might well think. If you were researching horses and equine veterinary practice, our Library would hardly be your first port of call. You might – perhaps … Continue reading

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Chinese translations

Work to add all the Library’s printed materials to our online catalogue continues, reaching into some less visited corners of the collections. In the angle of the reading room gallery sits a collection of Quaker texts translated into foreign languages … Continue reading

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The Ploughshare, voice of Quaker Socialism

The Ploughshare was a quarterly, later monthly, journal published by the Socialist Quaker Society (SQS) between 1912 and 1919. It was edited by William Loftus Hare (1868–1943) and Hubert W. Peet, (1886–1951), who was so committed to the journal and … Continue reading

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Rusty staples and red rot: a student conservator reports. Part 2

Sibel Ergener, of West Dean College, continues her guest blogpost on voluntary conservation work she undertook at the Library this summer. The Library of the Society of Friends is a working library with researchers making heavy use of its collections. … Continue reading

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