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"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States"


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

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Francis Charles Anscombe (1876-1967) was born July 20, 1876, in Brighton, England, the son of Samuel Allen Anscombe and Elizabeth Wilson. Anscombe lived for a time in both North Carolina, and Ontario, Canada. In 1909, he married Margaret Ellen Lambie in Ontario, Canada. He later moved back to North Carolina, and was married for a second time in 1938 to Viola T. Tucker. Anscombe died on November 20, 1967.

Anscombe received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1926, and published a number of books and papers, including: "I have called you Friends; the story of Quakerism in North Carolina" (1959) and "The Lord's Dealings with Francis C. Anscombe" (1965).

This collection is comprised of the single typed manuscript of Francis Anscombe's dissertation, written in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the department of history and government at the University of North Carolina. The manuscript includes descriptions of Quakers' religious tenents and beliefs about war. It focuses largely on descriptions of Quakers' efforts at reconstruction during the antebellum era, particularly in North Carolina and Maryland, and focuses on the re-establishment of schools in southern states.

"The Contribution of the Quakers to the Reconstruction of the Southern States" by Francis C. Anscombe was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Viola Anscombe.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.

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

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1926.
Volume 1

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