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Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003), daughter of Rufus Matthew Jones and Elizabeth Bartram Cadbury and born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford Friends School, The Baldwin School, and Mount Holyoke College. Between 1927 and 1929, she worked as a secretary for the Young Friends Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. While traveling, she was on the American Friends Service Committee. She was also a member of the Friends Historical Association. In 1962, she worked as a research associate at Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections. In 1985, Jones earned her honorary degree at the college. During her life, she wrote "Arrows of Desire," "Beyond the Stone," "Mosaic of the Sun," "At the Point of a Lancet: History of the Canton (China) Hospital," and "Swords into Plowshares."

Elizabeth Gray Vining (1902-1999), daughter of John Gray and Anne Moore and born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended Germantown Friends School, Bryn Mawr College, and the Library School of Drexel Institute. Later, she worked as a librarian at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she met her husband, Morgan Fisher Vining. The two got married in 1929, however, Morgan Vining died a few years later (1933). Elizabeth returned to Germantown, Philadelphia, and joined the Germantown Meeting in 1934. She was a part of the American Friends Committee in 1946. During her lifetime, she wrote 11 books, including "Windows for the Crown Prince," "Return to Japan," "The Virginia Exiles," "Friend of Life: A Biography of Rufus M. Jones," and "Being Seventy: The Measure of a Year." She also won a Newbery Award in 1943 for her children's book, "Adam of the Road."

Daisy Newman (1905-1994), born in Southport, England, attended Radcliffe College, Barnard College, and Oxford University. She married Richard Newman, and later in life, George Selleck. She had two children: Ellen Rothchild and J. Nicholas Newman. She was a Quaker novelist and historian. A few of her books include, "A Procession of Friends," "I Take Thee, Serenity," and "Now That April's There." She was a member of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Meeting and a trustee of the Moses Brown School and Cambridge Friends School.

Information largely adapted from Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections.

This collection contains drafts (with notes and edits) of Mary Hoxie Jones's "Beyond This Stone," Elizabeth Gray Vining's "Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones," and Daisy Newman's "I Take Thee Serenity."

This collection is arranged alphabetically by book title.

Transfer from Guilford College, 2019.

Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein; completed April 2023.

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sakina Gulamhusein
Finding Aid Date
April, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Beyond This Stone [by Mary Hoxie Jones], 1965.
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[Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones by Elizabeth Gray Vining, Chapt 1-9], 1958.
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[Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones by Elizabeth Gray Vining, Chapt 10-17], 1958.
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[Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones by Elizabeth Gray Vining, Chapt 18-28], 1958.
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[I Take Thee Serenity by Daisy Newman, pg 1-76], 1974.
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[I Take Thee Serenity by Daisy Newman, pg 77-223], 1974.
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[I Take Thee Serenity by Daisy Newman, pg 224-357], 1974.
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