Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Quakers Living Adventurously: The Library and Archives of the Society of Friends

David Blake

Since the seventeenth century, members of the Religious Society of Friends -  also known as Quakers - have often suffered  for their beliefs and activities.   In the early days, many were sent to prison.  In later times they were prominent in the campaign against the slave trade.  In the nineteenth century Friends such as Elizabeth Fry changed attitudes to issues of prison reform.   Many Quakers have been active in parts of Asia and Africa and during and after both World Wars, they were heavily involved in humanitarian relief in Europe.  These issues are all well-represented in the Library’s collections, which include printed books, archives, manuscripts and personal papers, pictures, photographs and museum objects.

This is the fourth in a series on Special Collections.  The other lectures in this series are on the following collections:
    Anatomy Museums
    The Guildhall Library
    British Architectural Library, RIBA
    Lambeth Palace
    Scotland Yard's Crime Museum
    The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library
    St. Paul's Cathedral

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Head of Library and Archives, Society of Friends.

http://www.quaker.org.uk

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23 January 2013

Quakers Living Adventurously: The Library and Archives of the Society of Friends
David Blake

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