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  • Title
    Edward Sewell Harris papers
  • Reference
    TEMP MSS 363
  • Date
    1883-1968
  • Scope and Content
    Box 1: (1/1-1/25) diaries of Henry Harris (1883-1907). Box 2: (2/1-2/21) diaries of Henry Harris (1908-1918; 1920-1923; 1926-1931). Box 3: (3/1-3/12 ) diaries of Lucy Harris (1906-1907; 1916; 1932-1933; 1935-1941); (3/13) Edward Sewell Harris recruitment, tribunal, appeal and military exemption papers; (3/14) Edward Sewell Harris court martial papers; (3/15) 'Lines to a brother in prison for conscience sake' poem by Edward Sewell Harris; (3/16) Henry Harris passport; (3/17) notebook 'Liverpool to Edinboro by sea' possibly by Lucy Harris; (3/18) letter of condolence on the death of Henry Harris (1866-1946) and memoriam card for Henry Lyn Harris; (3/19) black and white photographs.
  • Extent
    3 boxes
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Condition governing access
    Open
  • Creator
    • Harris, Edward Sewell, 1895-1983
      Edward Sewell Harris (1895–1983) was the son of Henry Harris and Margaret Prideaux Harris, nee Naish (1858–1945). He was a conscientious objector during WW1 and the papers relating to his Appeal and Court Martial can be found in this collection. Henry Harris (1866-1946) was the son of Henry Harris (1833-1873) and Elizabeth Harris, nee Sewell (1835-1895l). Henry Harris was an Insurance broker by profession but he devoted much of his time to the work of Friends in Europe, particularly in Poland during the 1920’s. Lucy Elizabeth Harris (1873-1962) was the daughter of Henry Harris (1833-1873) and Elizabeth Harris (1835-1895), and aunt to Edward Sewell Harris. She was educated at Bradford Grammar School and qualified as a doctor at Royal Free Hospital in London in 1899. Almost immediately she went to China under the auspices of the Society of Friends and established a hospital at Tungchwan, later known as San Tai. She worked there for over 45 years. She retired to Letchworth, Hertfordshire and was a member of Letchworth local meeting. She died 29th October 1962.
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