BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION BOOK REVIEWS Friend Anthony Benezet, by George S. Brookes. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1937. xiv+516 pp.; illustrated. $5.00. A Bibliography of John Greenleaf Whittier, by Thomas Franklin Currier. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1937. xviii+693 pp. ; illustrated. $8.00. "T1HESE two impressive volumes from two great University Presses give renewed evidence of the interest felt by serious people in matters of Quaker history and Quaker personalities. In the preceding issue we reviewed Janet Whitney's life of Elizabeth Fry, which placed a great Quaker heroine before us in a refreshing light ; Friend Anthony Benezet performs a comparable service for a less known Friend of our own country. It is noteworthy, as Mr. Brookes points out in his Foreword, that a personage as remarkable as Anthony Benezet should not have had an adequate biography long ago. Noah Worcester, of Massachusetts, expressed an interest in the subject in 1816 (Benezet died in 1784) ; Roberts Vaux published a memoir of 156 pages in 1817, which was slightly revised by Wilson Armistead and published in England in 1859 ; and Joseph Elkinton published an essay on Anthony Benezet and His Times in 1898. These represent about
Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association – Friends Historical Association
Published: Apr 4, 1937
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