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Lewis Benson papers


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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Lewis Benson (1906-1986) was a Quaker whose research focused on the writings of George Fox. Benson was born in 1906 in Sea Girt, New Jersey. He was born into a Quaker family, and was a member of Manasquan Meeting. At 16, he left school and became a messenger boy for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Benson spent a year at Pendle Hill, a quaker retreat, from 1933 to 1934. He then moved to Shrewsbury, New Jersey, to help revive the Quaker meeting there. Benson became the first librarian at Pendle Hill. He lectured at various Quaker institutions like Pendle Hill and Haverford College. He died in New Jersey in 1986.

This collection is comprised of a single letter from Lewis Benson to Henry Cadbury and a typed manuscript of Benson's lecture on "The Christian Universalism of George Fox."


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Papers, 1959.
Box 5 Folder 1

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