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Notes and Documents45 of the partition, but as our meeting soon closed, we did not hear much that was said."6 Setting off for the train, early next morning, in a hack over a plank road, the party whiled away the time by reciting poetry and munching apples. About an hour before their train was due at the station, "the fore part of our hack, whose spokes had been wriggling all day, gave way and let the corner of the wagon down all safe and substantially fixed in the road," three miles from the station . The baggage was hastily pulled off the other wagon, the girls climbed into it, and headed for the station. A small board wagon appeared just in time to carry the baggage, and one of the young men started walking. The baggage wagon and the walker barely arrived at the station before the train pulled out. Safely on board, they listened to the young ladies' story of their wild ride down the long hill into town "in genuine Jehu style," the bride sometimes driving and then the groom's sister: "Ruts and gullies, over one gully they surged and immediately heard a loud crack as if all were over with the wagon." The return trip was by way of Cleveland and Buffalo, with a deliberate stop at Niagara Falls. DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS ON QUAKER HISTORY AVAILABLE AT SWARTHMORE AND HAVERFORD Compiled by Frederick B. Tolles and Anna B. Hewitt Research in Quaker history and thought has been flourishing in recent years, as our periodic reports on "Quaker Research in Progress" bear witness. The results of much of this research have appeared in print in books and articles, which we have tried to notice, as they have appeared, in our Book Reviews and Briefer Notices. But some of the most valuable, because most intensive 6 Amos Peaslee, a Hicksite Friend of Philadelphia, had come to Mount Pleasant to attend the Hicksite Yearly Meeting, which opened the following day. In his unpublished journal (microfilm at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College) he refers to this particular meeting for worship (held on the other side of the partition in the huge Mount Pleasant meetinghouse) as follows: "First Day. The meeting was large and in the fresh extendings of divine love the truth of the Gospel was largely opened, and the meeting ended well." 46Bulletin of Friends Historical Association and thorough, research has gone into the preparation of doctoral dissertations which, once they have served the author's immediate purpose of establishing a claim to a Doctor's degree, have often been filed away in some inaccessible corner of a university library and forgotten. Some universities now require that theses be microfilmed, thus making copies available at a reasonable price to interested individuals and libraries. The Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and the Quaker Collection of the Haverford College Library have made a somewhat systematic effort to acquire microfilm copies of theses in the Quaker field. In a few instances, through the courtesy of the author, typescript copies have been obtained . They are listed here in order to make them better known. These copies are available to be read in the libraries which possess them and can be borrowed on interlibrary loan. In the following list, titles followed by the symbol S are in the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College; those followed by the letter H are in the Quaker Collection of the Haverford College Library. Both libraries would be glad to know of other graduate theses on Quaker subjects of which copies might be obtained . The symbol UM indicates that copies can be ordered from University Microfilms, 313 North First Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan . Alsobrook, William Aubrey, The Mysticism of Rufus M. Jones (Drew Theological Seminary, 1954). Microfilm. H. Babbidge, Homer D., Jr., Swarthmore College in the Nineteenth Century—A Quaker Experiment in Education (Yale, 1953). Typescript. S. Barbour, Hugh S., The Early Quaker Outlook upon "the World" and Society, 1647-1662 (Yale, 1952). Microfilm. S. Bell, Whitfield )., Jr., Science and Humanity in Philadelphia, 17751790 (University of Pennsylvania, 1947). Microfilm. (UM) H. Byrd, Robert Oakes, Quaker Ways in Foreign Policy (Chicago, 1955). Microfilm. S. Cole, Alan, The Quakers...


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