The seventh issue of the Newsletter of the Library of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is out now. Visit our website www.quaker.org.uk/library<http://www.quaker.org.uk/library> to read news about the Library's unique collections and their preservation. The Library dates back to 1673 and covers Quaker history and thought, as well as topics in areas where Quakers have been active, such as peace, anti-slavery and relief work. It also holds the central archives of the Society of Friends in Britain (Britain Yearly Meeting) and rich manuscript collections.
This edition remembers Malcolm Thomas, former Librarian, who died in October 2010. In the 400th anniversary year of the King James Bible we look at some early Bibles, and a reader provides a view of the Library and its services. Read about recently received Quaker mission archives and papers of a First World War conscientious objector. BeFriend a Book and preservation news describes continuing improvements in the preservation of the collections and recent conservation work.
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