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Weston-Super-Mare Peace Society Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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The Weston-Super-Mare Peace Society, located in Somerset, England, was founded in 1910. Frances Mary Over served for many years as its honorary secretary, with Charles Brown, Harrison Jackson, and F.B. James as its presidents. The Objects of the Society were: 1) "to emphasize the teachings of the 'Prince of Peace' concerning the Universal Brotherhood of the Human Race; and 2) to promote by moral suasion the distribution of Literature, and by Public Meetings, the principles of Peace, and of Arbitration for the settlement of all National disputes; and to spread information with reference to the evils of the policy of Aggression and Militarism." Many members of this society were Quakers; it was active in the support of local conscientious objectors during World War I.


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Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist), March 1998.

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Collection Inventory

History and goals.
Box 1
Meeting minutes, 1910-1930.
Box 1
Meeting minutes, 1931-1941.
Box 1
Correspondence of Mary and Bertram Over [scattered], 1925-1936.
Box 1
Miscellaneous material: includes resolutions, statements, annual reports, fliers, meeting notices, etc.
Box 1
Newsclippings re: activities and opinions of peace society, etc., 1910-1936.
Box 1
Material from Charles Westcott (primarily concerning animal rights).
Box 1

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