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JiISTORICAL NEWS The Annual Meeting of Friends Historical Association was held on Eleventh Month 25, 1963 at the Friends Hospital in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . This hospital, the first modern mental hospital in the United States, was celebrating its hundred and fiftieth anniversary. Howard H. Brinton was in the chair. The Nominating Committee presented and the meeting elected five members of the Board of Directors: Howard H. Brinton, Francis G. Brown, Mary Hoxie Jones, Richmond P. Miller, and Frederick B. Tolles. After the brief business meeting, Howard Brinton introduced Dr. Theodore L. Dehne, Superintendent of the Hospital, who in a delightfully informal way spoke of the founding and development of this pioneer institution for mental health. Then Professor Peter Brock of Columbia University delivered the main address of the evening, "The Peace Testimony in 'a Garden Enclosed'." With learning and humor he dealt with the Quaker peace testimony during the early years of the nineteenth century. (This paper will appear in a later number of this magazine.) The evening closed with refreshments and socializing. The Association is very grateful to the Friends Hospital for the opportunity of meeting in one of its buildings and participating in its sesquicentennial observances. Friends Historical Association has accepted an invitation from the National Park Service to help accumulate items for a museum to be established in the great pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The museum will be devoted to the subject of immigration. We are asked to provide museum pieces such as books, articles of clothing, certificates of removal, craftsmen's tools, household implements, and the like which were brought to America by Quaker immigrants between 1675 and 1700. If you have items of this sort which you would be willing to give for permanent exhibition in the museum, please write to the Association's Secretary, Mary S. Patterson, 320 Maple Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. She will be glad also to have photostatic copies of inventories of Friends who came to this continent in the seventeenth century. The attention of members is directed to the advertisement on the outside back cover. If you have any of the issues of this magazine listed there, please send them to the address noted. 46 ...


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