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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Society of Friends
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files, 1 volume


Name of creator(s)
Society of Friends
Administrative / Biographical history

Appointed at Society of Friends yearly meeting, 1915, to help and advise members who wished to take up special work during war-time; became responsible for organising the Society's resistance against the introduction of conscription, 1916, and for campaigning on behalf of conscientious objectors.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Professor Wolf Mendl, Department of War Studies, King's College London, in 1981.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Pacifist publications and publications relating to conscription, [1914-1919], principally comprising leaflets issued by the Society of Friends Service Committee and the Joint Advisory Council of the Society of Friends Service Committee, the No-Conscription Fellowship and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, [1916]-1917, 1919; supplement to No-Conscription Fellowship newspaper The Tribunal , Jul 19 1917; 'Military Service Act, 1916 (Session 2)', printed by HMSO, 1916; 'One-man businesses: cases of hardship: co-operation', Local Government Board circular to Military Service Acttribunals, printed by HMSO, 1917. Catalogue of The Garland library of war and peace series , published by Garland Publishing Inc, 1971. Some'frightful' war pictures by William Heath Robinson (Duckworth and Co, London, 1915). 'The Bystander's' fragments from France by Capt BruceBairnsfather, published by The Bystander , [1915-1916].

System of arrangement

2 files, 1 volume

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description
The Society of Friends retains its own archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions
Jul 1997

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Corporate names

  • Society of Friends

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