John Graham Papers
Date range: c.1844-1964.
Papers of John William Graham (1859-1932), Tutor in Mathematics, 1886-1897, and Principal, 1897-1924, of Dalton Hall, the Quaker hall of residence at Owens College and later the University of Manchester.
Graham played a prominent part nationally and internationally in the Society of Friends, through membership of its Meeting for Sufferings and its Peace, Education and Literature Committees, through his astonishing output of articles and books, through his involvement in secular campaigns against vivisection, smoke nuisance and militarism (he advocated conscientious objection in the First World War), and through his participation in Liberal party politics.
Graham's papers comprise correspondence (mainly with his family), lecture notes, three volumes of his articles and letters in newspapers, copies of other published papers and pamphlets, reviews of his books, obituaries, a family photograph album, other family papers, and reminiscences by those who knew Graham, collected after his death by his son Michael for an intended biography.
For other Quaker-related material:
- the John Dalton papers
- the Elfrida Vipont collection
- the Midgley Reference Library
- the Wilmslow Quaker collection
- Clive D. Field, 'Sources for the Study of Protestant Nonconformity in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, no. 2 (1989), pp. 117-20.