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72QUAKER HISTORY In closing it is appropriate to mention four titles of works which have lately appeared under British auspices and which are of interest to students of Quakerism everywhere. Bill Jay has written an excellent biographical study of the 19th century English Friend Francis Frith who is notable for his fine camera work in a variety of places in England. This account of Frith is by way of introduction to the main body of his book which consists of selections from the large collection of prints of Frith's camera studies. Geoffrey Hubbard's "Quaker by convincement" is an account of his personal discovery of Friends way of worship. It has been very well received in England and widely read in an inexpensive issue by Penguin Books. W. R. Ward, a student of church history in Britain in the early to mid 19th century deals occasionally with the Society of Friends in his work entitled "Religion and society in England, 1790-1850." Margaret West and Ruth Fawell have written a very serviceable account of Friends in New Zealand which they have called "The story of New Zealand Quakerism." It was published by the New Zealand Yearly Meeting in 1973. Arno Press has two new reprints of Quaker books: Journal of the Life and Religious Labors of Elias Hicks, Written by Himself, NY. 1822, $16.00 The History of the Religious Society of Friends in America by James Bowden , 2 volumes in one, London 1850, $39.00. History of Chester County by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, Phila.. Louis H. Everts, 1881, Press of J. B. Lippincott has been reprinted (by photo-offset) by Unigraphics, Ine , Evansville, Ind., $18.50. Select Works of William Penn, London, J. Sowie, 1726, 2 vols, (folio) has been reprinted by AMS Press, New York, [1974], $195 00. QUAKER RESEARCH IN PROGRESS By John and Barbara Curtis "The persecution of the Quakers in England from 1660-1714' is the topic of a doctoral dissertation being completed by W. Wayne Spurrier at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. It will relate the changing patterns of persecution to the varying nature of the Quaker community Viola E. Purvis has a study in final draft on "Emily Howland, valiant Quaker." This paper is being submitted to the City University of New York in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.A. degree. Eudice Glassberg is doing research for a doctoral thesis at the University of Pennsylvania with title "Philadelphia's neediest, 1850-1880." Quakers figure indirectly in this account of social welfare from the perspective of the recipients. E. K. Livesay is in the final research stage preparatory to writing a doctoral dissertation for the Department of English at the University of Delaware on the topic "John Woolman, the man." Her work is based on an examination of Woolman's correspondence in a number of archives, references to him and his work in contemporary sources, as well as textual analysis of available documents. ...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
p. 72
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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