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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections
L. Hollingsworth Wood Papers, 1903-1953

Ms. Coll. 1175
(81 boxes)

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  • YOUNG FRIENDS

YOUNG FRIENDS (Boxes 79-81)

Background: Most of this material relates to Wood's work with the Young Friends Board of the Five Years Meeting. Thomas Elsa Jones was the Field Secretary of Young Friends Board and also a missionary to Japan (later president of Fisk and Earlham). Lillian E. Hayes was Office Secretary of Young Friends Board. Wood appears on 1914, 1917 letterhead of Board of Young Friends Activities as member of Executive Committee and served as Treasurer. [Note: all of the following folders came from an accordion folder labeled by Wood "Young Friends - All papers other than miscellaneous correspondence"]

I. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Pictures, pamphlets, etc.," ca. 1903-1917. [2 folders in Box 79]

Notes on contents: pamphlets, brochures, programs, broadsides and other printed material. Also photographs, drafts of promotional brochures, history of Quakerism course outline, drafts of articles, notes, itinerary, clippings and other misc. items related to Young Friends.

  1. Drafts of articles, photographs, notes, clippings, memoranda, etc., ca. 1903-1917. Includes "The old apple tree: a parable" by Wilson S. Doan.
  2. Printed items: pamphlets, brochures, etc., ca. 1903-1917.

II. YOUNG FRIENDS - "List of Young Friends and schedule of pilgrimages," ca. 1912-1916. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: lists of Young Friends, plan for letterhead of Young Friends, schedule of pilgrimages under charge of Joint Fellowship Committee of New York Yearly Meetings (1914), letter of Anna L. Curtis with list.

III. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Western Trip - Correspondence," 1913 (March - July). [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: letters to Wood related to Young Friends trip to the West to visit meetings.

IV. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Western Trip - Memos, pamphlets, itinerary, etc.," 1913. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: photograph, postcards, issue of Pacific Friend (6/1913), bill, list, notes, accounts, itineraries, program, brochures. Also "The Sign of the Peel" marked "Y. F." by Wood on cover (London Young Friends?).

V. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Quaker Chair" - correspondence, 1913-1914. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: 3 letters to Wood discussing Society of Friends possible contribution to endowment at Hartford Theological Seminary.

VI. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Child Labor" - correspondence, 1913-1914. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: 4 letters, list, annual report of National Child Labor Committee "Child Labor in 1912."

Letters are in response to Wood's inquiry re: feeding of school children in foreign countries.

VII. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Notices of Pilgrimages and Posters," 1914-1915. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: letters, posters, brochures, drafts.

Related to Joint Fellowship Committee of the two New York Yearly Meetings, Wood apparently chairman of committee on pilgrimages [Friends Fellowship Committee? same as Joint Fellowship Committee?].

VIII. YOUNG FRIENDS - Young Friends Conferences, 1914-1918. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: typed program, pamphlets, brochures, bulletin, newsletters, etc. related to Young Friends conferences. Includes brochures for "General Conference for Friends Young People" held at Cedar Lake, Indiana, Aug. 3-12, 1917.

IX. YOUNG FRIENDS - Reports from Board of Young Friends Activities, ca. 1916. [1 folder in Box 80]

Notes on contents: typed report from Thomas E. Jones, reports of Lillian E. Hayes, report of Commission on Program, Perry D. Macy, chairman.

X. YOUNG FRIENDS - Thomas Elsa Jones - Correspondence re: donations to pay his salary, 1915. [1 folder in Box 81]

Notes on contents: letters, account, list.

Primarily correspondence of Wood with contributors and potential contributors (Young Friends) to a fund of $2,000 for Jones "for the expenses of his office and travel among the meetings during the coming year" (1915).

XI. YOUNG FRIENDS - Thomas Elsa Jones - "Re: T. Jones's salary," 1917. [1 folder in Box 81]

Notes on contents: letters, financial papers, notes, lists of contributors.

Primarily correspondence of Wood with contributors and potential contributors to a fund of $1,000 so Jones can receive his full salary ("to make up the deficit in salary and disbursements which the Young Friends Board did not meet last year").

XII. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Young Friends" - correspondence, 1917. [1 folder in Box 81]

Notes on contents: letters, reports, brochure "American Friends Reconstruction Unit, Information for Applicants" re AFSC reconstruction training at Haverford College.

Primarily responses to Wood's letter of April 21, 1917 mailed to Friends at colleges across the country in which he invites them to think about the Society of Friends during "this present excitement," inviting them to write to him. Replies frequently touch on the War and alternative service. Includes two letters from Friends at United States Military Academy, West Point. Report of Thomas E. Jones for June states that the month was largely spent helping the AFSC in its efforts to select 100 young Friends for Reconstruction Work in France. Correspondents include Lillian E. Hayes, Thomas E. Jones and many college students.

XIII. YOUNG FRIENDS - "Young Friends Board - Finances" 1917. [1 folder in Box 81]

Notes on contents: letters, financial papers, lists of contributors, program, Young Friends Conference News-Bulletin, monthly reports and letters of Jones as Field Secretary, notes.

Wood is treasurer of the Young Friends' Board of the Five Years Meeting. Primarily letters from Lillian E. Hayes and Thomas E. Jones; also letter of Henry J. Cadbury.


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