Alexander Wilson and Edith J. Wilson Collected Papers
Scope and Contents
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.
- Wilson, Alexander Cowan, 1866-1955 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Copyright and Rights Information
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.
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Alexander C. Wilson and Edith J. Wilson were British Quakers.
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
- Conscientious objectors -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Pacifists -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources
- Political prisoners -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Quaker conscientious objectors
- Quakers -- England -- Manchester -- History -- Sources
- War resistance movements -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- Wilson, Alexander Cowan, 1866-1955
- Wilson, Edith J.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, British -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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