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Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends sponsored a Friend in the Orient Committee which worked with Seoul Monthly Meeting in Korea. The members of Seoul Monthly Meeting had requested a year-long visit from a family of American Quakers to give them spiritual guidance, but the Committee had been unable to find anyone willing to undertake the journey. In 1982, Rose Lewis, Clerk of the Committee, contacted C. Lloyd Bailey and Mary Margaret Bailey of Scarsdale Monthly Meeting, New York, who agreed to the assignment.
C. Lloyd Bailey (1918-2001) had recently retired as president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. He was a life-long Quaker, worked for many years for Friends Committee on National Legislation, and was active in Quaker education, non-violence, and peace concerns. Margaret Bailey was a retired special education teacher. They left in 1983 and stayed through 1984, when they returned to their home meeting in New York. After their return to the U.S., the Baileys continued to keep in touch with the clerk of Seoul Monthly Meeting and other members of the meetings, offering both personal friendship and guidance on the development and inner workings of the monthly meeting.
This collection also includes information on and writings by Sok-hon Ham. Hon (also referred to as Ham Sok-Hon), was an influential Korean Quaker teacher and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
This collection contains primarily the correspondence of C. Lloyd and Margaret Bailey relating to their year-long ministry in Korea and their continuing concern with Quakers in Korea. It includes their correspondence with Rose Lewis, clerk of Friend in the Orient Committee, concerning the decision to go to Korea. It contains the Baileys correspondence and reports from Korea, as well as their correspondence with the clerk and members of Seoul Monthly Meeting after their return to the United States. Writings by and relating to Sok-hon Ham, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.
Organization: Organized in 4 series: 1. Correspondence and trip arrangements; 2. Correspondence during Korea trip; 3. Post-Korea trip correspondence; 4. Ham Sok Hon Material.
Gift, C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey, 1999.
Correspondence was organized into three series: Before, during, and after the trip to Korea. The material on Sok-hon Ham was filed in a separate series.
- Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Friend in the Orient Committee
- Seoul Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society Of Friends
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Includes original correspondence between the Pacific Yearly Meetings Friend in the Orient Committee and the Baileys, arrangements for the trip, and letters from Rose Lewis to the Baileys during their stay in Korea
Correspondence and the letters the Baileys sent from Korea as their reports to Pacific Yearly Meeting, along with drafts of articles for various publications describing their experiences.
Includes letters between the Baileys and the clerks of Seoul Monthly Meeting as well as personal correspondence with friends. Letters to clerks include suggestions on the development of Seoul Monthly Meeting and plans for the meetinghouse.
Biographical information on Sok -Hon Ham, a prominent Korean Quaker. Also includes photographs, memorials to him and writings, including A New Religion (in Korean), Mediations at Pendle Hill: A Dialogue, Kicked by God, We must, but cannot, resort to revolution, and A Wandering Albatross (by Yuon-Gu Lee).