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John Graham Papers

Date range: c.1844-1963

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John William Graham (1859-1932) was an academic and Quaker intellectual. He was for many years Principal of Dalton Hall, a hall of residence associated with the University of Manchester.

Graham played a prominent role, nationally and internationally, in the Society of Friends, through his membership of its Meeting for Sufferings and its Peace, Education and Literature Committees, and as author of a number of studies of Quakerism. He was also involved in wider political and social activism, particularly in campaigns against vivisection, pollution and militarism. During the First World War, he was a member of the Union for Democratic Control and edited the journal Conscription and Conscience.

Graham's papers comprise correspondence (mainly with his family), lecture notes, copies of his articles and letters to newspapers, copies of other published papers and pamphlets, reviews of his books, obituaries, and family papers. There are several files relating to his work for Quaker groups and in supporting conscientious objectors.

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  • Catalogue available online via ELGAR .
  • 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.

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