Alexander Wilson and Edith J. Wilson Collected Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Alexander C. Wilson and Edith J. Wilson were British Quakers. Alexander Wilson, who was a resident of Manchester, worked to support and free imprisoned conscientious objectors during and after World War I. His wife, Edith J. Wilson, was an author of works about Quakerism and conscientious objection.
Collection consists primarily of correspondence from imprisoned British conscientious objectors (1916-1919); also includes leaflets, pamphlets and typescript material about conscientious objection and efforts to free the imprisoned objectors; one folder of examples of British World War I propaganda collected by Alexander Wilson Collection includes one folder of printed material of writings by Edith J. Wilson.
Correspondence with conscientious objectors is organized alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. Subsequent folders contain miscellaneous material about conscientious objectors, writings by Edith J. Wilson, and one folder of material about British war propaganda.
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Processed by SCPC staff; finding aid created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, 1998
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious Objectors -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, British -- History -- Sources
- Conscientious Objectors -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Pacifists -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Political prisoners -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- England -- Manchester -- History -- Sources
- War resistance movements -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda
- Quaker conscientious objectors
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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- Use Restrictions
includes extract of letter to E. Hurstfield, July 30 [year unknown]
includes The Cells, Hyde; Guard Room, The Castle, Chester; Hut 14, N.C.C., Queens Parade, Aldershot; statement re: conscientious objection
includes flyer re: candidacy of "Absolutist" Walter H. Ayles in 1922 election