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Horace Gundry Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-140
Abstract

Horace Alexander was born in England in 1889 and died in the United States in 1989. As a life-long member of the Religious Society of Friends, he was interested in Indian rights and worked with Gandhi and others for many years to lobby for it. He wrote books about Gandhi and other subjects.

Dates: 1915-1989

Balderston Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-299
Overview The collection contains correspondence of the family of C. Canby Balderston, a prominent Quaker and businessman. He served with the Friends Relief Service and the Relief Commission for Belgium during WWI and both of his sons, Frederick Emery Balderston and Robert W. Balderston, were COs in WWII, working as ambulance drivers. Frederick E. Balderston (1923-2007) married Judith Braude (1926-1993) in 1949. A significant part of the collection consists of her childhood and college...
Dates: 1853-1949

Friends' Ambulance Unit photographs

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Identifier: SFHL-PA-135
Overview

The Friends Ambulance Unit was a volunteer ambulance service that operated during both World Wars as well as for a period after WWII (1946-1959). It was founded by a group of British Quakers and most of the volunteers were registered conscientious objectors. This collection contains loose black and white photos (now in sleeves) of the Friends Ambulance Unit in Syria and France. Some of the photos in this collection ran in Harper's Bazaar.

Dates: 1941 - 1943

Josiah P. Marvel collected Quaker Emergency Service records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-221
Abstract Collection contains primarily Marvel's files on the wartime projects of the Quaker Emergency Service, 1942-1945, and its postwar Civilian Readjustment Committee, including typed minutes, 1947-1961. Also includes papers concerning the Spears Mobile Clinic which operated in Syria with the help of the Friends Ambulance Unit, including a typescript describing the mission; the dispersal of French funds, 1954-1958, raised by Mme. de la Noue for her Centre Guynemer and deposited with the Quaker...
Dates: 1942-1966

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Alexander, Horace Gundry, 1889-1989 1
Balderston, Anna Elizabeth Marshall, 1856-1925 1
Balderston, C. Canby (Balderston, C. Canby (Caleb Canby), 1897-1979 ) 1
Balderston, John Lloyd, 1849-1921 1
Balderston, Judith Braude, 1926-1993 1