From the archive: Around the world

Janet Scott continues her look at the Friend’s world war one archive

During 1916 the Friends Foreign Mission Association of the Religious Society of Friends celebrated its jubilee. The Association was set up in 1866 in the wake of the religious revival of 1859 and the celebrations included a major conference, followed by a public meeting, at Devonshire House, the headquarters of the Society in central London. One of the talks was given by A Warburton Davidson, who said that perhaps the greatest accomplishment during the previous fifty years was the establishment of the Society in the heart of China. His talk was reported in The Friend on 20 October 1916:

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