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116Bulletin of Friends Historical Association century, and add greatly to the charm of tfie book, which is well printed and attractively protected by a colorful jacket. Caroline Graveson has searched contemporary documents and brings into the story many characters familiar in the annals of Quaker history, as well as such true incidents as that of the ship The Black Eagle which, with its cargo of Quaker prisoners, was captured by a Dutch privateer. Informative comments explaining the name of the famous old Quaker meeting place, the "Bull and Mouth," and the reasons for the Quaker testimony against doffing the hat add to the value of the book as historical material for children. The exciting episode of Avice Farthing's unexpected meeting with King Charles II is one of the high points of the tale, and the problems faced by the family in the terrible days of the Plague and their longing to be of service to their neighbors are so sympathically and realistically described that the reader shares their anxiety. The story is good for reading aloud, and is a faidiful portrayal of Friendly values and spirit. Friends can welcome such a book gratefully into the realm of Quaker fiction, and into the hands of their young people. Friends Historical LibraryDorothy G. Harris of Swarthmore College Briefer Notices By Henry J. Cadbury "Thomas Parke's Student Life in England and Scotland, 17711773 " is contributed by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., to the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 75 (1951), 237-259. It is based on me young Philadelphia Quaker doctor's diary preserved at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and tells of his sightseeing and many contacts with British Friends as well as of his medical studies. • · · Mrs. Denis Hickman contributes to Connoisseur, 123 (1949), 39-40, an article on "Miers' Silhouette of Elizabeth Fry and Others of the Gurneys of Earlham." John Miers (1758-1821) evidently did his portrait of Elizabeth when she was young and unmarried (it has no Quaker cap). The other newly discovered silhouettes are of her sisters, Catharine and Rachel. All these are reproduced in the article with four silhouettes of Elizabeth, Hannah, Priscilla, and Richenda (reproduced in the Gurneys of Earlham) which Mrs. Hickman also attributes now to the same artist. Briefer Notices117 "Life in a Quaker Auburn" by Elizabeth Brewster is published in the University of Toronto Quarterly, 18 (194849), 124-130. It is an account of Mary Leadbeater (1758-1826) of Ballitore, County Kildare, Ireland, based upon the posthumous collection The Leadbeater Papers (2nd edition, London, 1862). • * » Lois V. Given, writing in the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 69 (1951), 196-211, on "Burlington County Friends in the American Revolution," has gone to original as well as to secondary sources. She describes the pressures to which Friends' peace testimony was subject in that time and area, and indicates that general faithfulness was maintained. Between two and three percent of the members were disowned for participating in war.» » · The Harvard copy of William Penn's Some Account of the Province of Pennsilvania (London, 1681), has been found to contain, unlike other copies in America, a canceled leaf (pages 5-6) in which Perm plainly proposed for indentured servants in his colony that the fifty acres allotted each should belong to them rather to their masters as in the corrected edition. Probably this generous provision was withdrawn for practical reasons but it does Penn credit. See James E. Walsh, "William Penn Stops the Press," Harvard Library Bulletin, 5 (1951), 94-99. • » » In the Reading Railroad Maganne for March, 1951, 28-29, Toni Taylor contributes an article (with portrait) entitled "Rebecca Lukens— Her Courage and Vision Built a Great Business." Rebecca Pennock (1794-1854) inherited her father's iron mill on the Brandywine in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She married at eighteen Charles Lukens but was soon a widow with five children. She managed and developed the business with unusual ability.» » » A study of a Quaker-born early American novelist by Lulu R. Wiley has been published by the Vantage Press (New York, 1951, 385 pages), entitled The Sources and Influence of the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown. • · · Joseph Carson has worked out from...


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