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BRIEFER NOTICES133 its 50th anniversary with a birthday party at its campus in Wallingford, PA on September 27, 1980. The entire day will be devoted to a variety of activities culminating in an evening program of reminiscence and reflection on the life and history of Pendle Hill. Douglas Steere, T. W. Brown emeritus professor of philosophy at Haverford College and a member of the Pendle Hill board for 50 years, will be a featured speaker. In preparation for this occasion a brief history has been written by Eleanore Price Mather. The volume, priced at $7.00 and obtainable from Pendle Hill and other sources—such as Friends Bookstore, 152 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, is called Pendle Hill: A Quaker Experiment in Education and Community. * * * In volume no. 4 of Catholic and Quaker Studies series, Dean Freiday is the author of The Bible, Its Criticism, Interpretation and Use in 16th and 17th Century England (Pittsburgh, 1979). Freiday has examined the writings of a number of religious leaders, including Samuel Fisher (1605-1665). There are other references to Quaker interpretation of the Bible in die seventeenth century in this monograph. Copies may be obtained from the author at 1110 Wildwood Ave., Manasquan, NJ 08736. * # * Katharine D. Carter, professor of English at California State University in Los Angeles, has written an article on 17th century Pennsylvania colonial politics which has appeared in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography , vol. CIV, no. 2 (April 1980), pp. 139-161. The title is "Isaac Norris IFs attack on Andrew Hamilton." * * * The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, vol. XXI, no. 2, 1979, republished for die benefit of its readers an article which originally appeared in the Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association, Swarthmore, PA, vol 4 (1913). On pp. 114-121 will be found "Catalogue of Eighty-seven Public Friends yt have Died in Pennsylvania since ye First Settlement of Friends there Read at ye Yearly Meeting 1709." * # * Kenneth A. Radbill, a history instructor at the University of Arizona, has an article in Pennsylvania History, vol. XLVII, no. 2 (April 1980), "The Ordeal of Elizabeth Drinker." This narrative of events in the lives of the Drinker family during the absence of Henry Drinker with other Quaker prisoners in exile in Winchester, Virginia, during 1778 is a reconstruction based on such published works as extracts from the Journal of Elizabeth Drinker, 1759-1807 A.D., edited by Henry Drinker Biddle, Philadelphia , J. B. Lippincott, 1889. Silhouettes of Henry and Elizabeth Drinker mark the cover of this issue of the magazine. QUAKER RESEARCH IN PROGRESS By John and Barbara Curtis Stephen N. Hart of 11 Lindbergh Lane, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, reports that he is preparing a paper as part of the program in liberal studies at New York University for a Master of Arts degree. Hart is doing research 134QUAKER HISTORY into the activities of English Quakers in relief of the Irish famine of 1847. Relationships of these programs to official British government undertakings are to be examined. * * * Dr. William Barlow of Seton Hall University and Dr. David O. Powell of the C. W. Post Center at Long Island, writing from an address at 14 Butler Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231, are working on a study of the relationship between Quakers and practitioners of homeopathic medicine in the period 1874-1878. Using a group of more than 100 letters of Frances Janney, they have entitled their paper "The medical education of a 19tii century American woman: letters of Frances Janney, 1874-1878." * * * Allen C. Guelzo of 430 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, is currently working through appropriate tax records and Friends meeting minutes in preparing a comparative study entitled, "Two Quaker townships: Social change in Springfield and Upper Darby, [Pa.] 1789-1820." * * * John B. Bill of Route 3, Box 80, Winchester, Indiana 47394 has submitted a thesis for the M.A. at Earlham School of Religion's program of Quaker studies in 1980. The paper's title is "David B. Updegraff, a study of the life, times and influence of David B. Updegraff, his adherence to and departure from traditional Friends beliefs." * * * George J. Willauer, Jr., a member of the English department at Connecticut College, is undertaking a...


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