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Henry J. Cadbury correspondence


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Henry J. Cadbury was a Quaker historian, educator, and bible scholar. Born into a Quaker family in Philadelphia in 1883, Henry Cadbury was a founder and active member of the American Friends Service Committee, serving as its Chairman from 1928-34 and 1944-60. He taught at Haverford College (1910-18), Bryn Mawr College (1926-34), and was Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard (1934-54). Thoughout his career Henry Cadbury lectured and wrote on peace issues. He was devoted to his studies of Quaker history and the New Testament.

Henry Joel Cadbury was a Haverford alumnus, class of 1903.

Source of acquisition--Henry Cadbury. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1973.

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