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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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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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Some new fruits of research in the Library’s collections

Over 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 … 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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