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Dr. O. Edward Janney, husband of Anne B. Webb, was a prominent Quaker doctor from Baltimore who was active in many of the social reform movements of his time. He worked with the Society for the Suppression of Vice in Baltimore and labored in the causes of temperance, woman suffrage, inter-racial relations, peace, and other reforms. In 1907, Dr. Janney gave up the practice of medicine to devote his full time to reform activities. The collection contains correspondence (1874-1945), diary (1914), memoirs, speeches, writings, memorabilia and photos of Dr. O.E. Janney and his wife, Anne B. (Webb) Janney, of Baltimore, Md. The papers include his work with various organizations including the Advancement Committee of Friends General Conference, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and the American Friends Service Committee, and Woolman School. Anna B. Janney's correspondence primarily concerns women suffrage issues and correspondents include Anna Howard Shaw.
Additional Authors and Contributors
Ser. 1. Biographical material, including diaries and journal, 1906-1930
|Diary of Oliver Edward Janney
Oliver Janney was Acting Secretary of the Advancement Committee of Friends' General Conference. Back part of notebook contains outline for “The Social Forces and Religion, and Religious Education, 1915.
|“Recollections of Oliver Edward Janney of Baltimore As to His Life and Experiences"
Includes some photographs. "In memory of Eleanor Janney Johns, class of 1908, Swarthmore College, her children present these memoirs written by her father, Dr. O. Edward Janney."
|"Sept. 10, 1919. To Oct. 1928."||(2 ring binders)||Box 1|
Appears to cover 7 years, with gaps. Handwriting resembles that of Anne Webb Janney.
|“Dated Sketch of O. Edward Janney”
Signed “A.W.J.” (Anne Webb Janney?). Cites dates of importance in his life, 1856-1930.
|“Dr. O. Edward Janney," obituary in Friends' Intelligencer, pp. 1021 & 1022.||1930 12mo 20||(2 copies)||Box 1|
Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1874-1945, n.d.
|Correspondnece to and from O. Edward Janney and his wife, Anne Webb Janney||Box 1|
|Correspondence of other authors
Other authors include: Anna D. Blackburn,, S. M. Brosius, Anna L. Curtis, Blism Forbush, John William Graham, Edward Grubb, Pauline W. Holme, Luther W. Hopkins, Richard H. Hunter, Eleanor Janney Johns (dau. of O. E. and A. W. Janney), Morma G. Miller, Rebecca T. Miller, Elizabeth B. Passmore, Sarah A. Pennock, Charlotte Turner (Mrs. Henry Chandlee Turner), George A. Walton, J. Barnard Walton, Woodrow Wilson (important mainly for autograph rather than content). In addition, there are letters from organizations, which reflect the concerns of O. E. and A. W. Janney. Also invitation from Lucy Sturge to A.W.J., July 9, 1930.
Ser. 3. Writing and speeches, 1883-1927, n.d.
|Manuscript, arranged alphabetically by subject. “O.E.J.” following title indicates that Dr. Oliver Edward Janney is the author.
In many cases where the author's name is not given, the handwriting appears to be that of O.E.J.
|Address, Toronto, re: principles on which Friends agree. O.E.J.||8/14/1904||Box 1|
|“Alcohol at Work on the Stomach, Blood and Brain.” Glycon. O.E.J.||1/2/1889.||Box 1|
|“Bird, Notes.” Written at Sandy Spring O.E.J.||6/13/1920.||Box 1|
|“Breakers Ahead!” Lesson leaf for boys of 14 yrs.||Box 1|
|“The Choice in Literature.” Address for meeting at Christiana, Pa. O.E.J.||10/10/1909.||Box 1|
|“Conditions Abroad and Their Lessons for Us.” O.E.J.
Substance of address at Purity Conference, La Crosse.
|Oct. 1905.||Box 1|
|“Conditions in Europe Leading to the Discovery of America”||Box 1|
|“Oliver Cromwell”||Box 1|
|“The Cruise of the Comfort on the Juniata Canal, July 2d to 14th 1883” Baltimore. O.E.J.||7/26/1883.||Box 1|
|“The Devotional Spirit Among Friends, or The Meeting for Worship”||Box 1|
|Address, Summer School at Swarthmore, O.E.J.||1911||Box 1|
|“Disarmament.” Outline of Brief address||Box 1|
|“The Divine Touch,” O.E.J.||2/14/1909||(2 copies, 1 ms., 1 typewritten.)||Box 1|
|“The Divine Voice.” O.E.J.||1-14-1921.||Box 1|
|“Extracted from the Minutes,” speech to Friends School, Baltimore, MD, O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“Fair Swarthmore, The Summer School of 1909.” O.E.J.
Verses. To the tune of “My Bonnie.”
|(2 multigraphed copies)||Box 1|
|“George Fox and His Message to Men.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“The Golden Wedding - Wm. E. & Ella S. Walton.”||1/1/1924.||Box 1|
|“The History of the Christian Church in the 10th Century.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“The Home Surroundings of Poor Children.”||Box 1|
|“The Ideal Friends' Meeting.”||Box 1|
|“The Ideal Physician.” Address for Commencement of the Southern Homeopathic Medical College.||5/5/1904.||(ms in notebook + typewritten carbon copy)||Box 1|
|“The Immediate Need.” (to Intelligencer by request of editor). O.E.J.||11/12/1920||Box 1|
|“Life and Love.” Verses.||5-26-1917.||(1 ms.; 2 typewritten carbon copies)||Box 1|
|“Lines written for Fiftieth Anniversary of Park Ave. Friends First-Day School," Verses, O.E.J.||Third Month 4th, 1916||(typewritten)||Box 1|
|“The Madrid Congress for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic.”||(typewritten)||Box 1|
|“The Making of a Man, A Course on the Physiology and Hygiene of Sex for High School Boys, Their Parents, and Teachers.” O.E.J||Box 1|
|“The Master and the Man.” Verses. O.E.J.||(2 copies, 1 ms.; 1 typewritten)||Box 1|
|“Medicine and Morals.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|Memorial for ?
Messages by Samuel Ash, Matilda E. Janney, Alfred H. Love, Sarah T. Linville, Dr. Daggy,--Wright.
|“Moral Education.” Outline||Box 1|
|“The Moral Education of Children”||Box 1|
|“The New Immigration Act.” O.E.J.
Includes notes on Lecture on the Educational Approach Towards Peace.
|“The Origin of the Pentateuch”||Box 1|
|“Our Boys. A Pamphlet on Social Hygiene for Adolescents by a Lover of Boys.”||(typewritten)||Box 1|
|“Our Boys and Girls.”
Suggestions for the use of teachers. (List of characteristics under same title) Noted “Written 6/10/1910 for Dr. J.H. Holmes. S.S. Leaflet.”
|“Our Faith.” Read at General Conference, Cape May O.E.J.||5/7/1920||Box 1|
|“Our Homes.” By “Anne B. Webb, Class B.”||Box 1|
|“Paul, The Apostle.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“The Place of the Church in the Community.” O.E.J.
Address at 200th Anniversary of the founding of London Grove Meeting.
|10/3/1914.||(multigraphed copy)||Box 1|
|“A Plan By Which the United States May Cooperate with Other Nations to Achieve and Preserve the Peace of the World.” O.E.J.||(typewritten)||Box 1|
|“The Present Crisis.” Verse. O.E.J.||(2 typewritten copies)||Box 1|
|“The Press As A Social Factor.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“The Quaker in Story and Song.”||Box 1|
|“Quaker Ideals.” O.E.J.
Outline of course given at Woolman School for Social and Religious Education, at Swarthmore, Pa.
|“A Quaker Message for Today.” O.E.J.
To be sent out by radio from The News station, Balt.
|“The Quaker of Today.” Verses, written for Dr. F. E. Sears. O.E.J.||3/7/1892||Box 1|
|“The Question of Unity.”||Box 1|
|“The Real Jesus. His Life and Teachings.”
For use in Classes or for Home Readings.
|(2 copies, 1 ms., 1 multigraphed)||Box 1|
|Report of O. Edward Janney of His Visit to the Meetings in the Central West.||Box 1|
|“The Right to be Well-Born.”||Box 1|
|Scenario of Pageant, 250th anniversary of founding of Baltimore Yearly Meeting,||1922||Box 1|
|“Simon the Sorcerer.” Verses. O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“Song of the Friends By The Pilgrims”
Verses read at a Social at Cape May Conference.
|“The Relation of Quakerism to Some of the Great Social Movements,” Summary of lecture. O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“The Teaching of Sex Hygiene.” By O.E.J., M.D., Pres. of the American Purity Alliance.||Box 1|
|“Thanksgiving, 1918.” At the home of Jos. J. Janney. O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“They Are Not Lost.” O.E.J.
For The Intelligencer.
|“To the Little Woolmans.”
Written in response to a celebration at Woolman House of O.E.J.'s 60th birthday.
|3/18/1916||(2 copies)||Box 1|
|“To the Society of Friends.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“Toussaint L'Ouverture.”||Box 1|
|“The True Quest.”||Box 1|
|“What Friends Have Done to Advance Civil and Religious Liberty in America.” O.E.J.||Box 1|
|“The White Slave Traffic.' By Dr. O. Edward Janney, Chairman, National Vigilance Committee
Read at Chicago White Slavery Conference.
|“Why Not Teach.”
To The Intelligencer.
|The Woman's Crusade.”||6/6/1875||Box 1|
|“Where Do Babies Come From?” (incomplete)||Box 1|
|“The Wrestler of Philippi.” (condensation) By Fannie E. Newberry.||Box 1|
|Untitled paper on George Fox and the England of his times.||Box 1|
|2 fragments.||Box 1|
|Printed writings by O. Edward Janney, 1892-1927|
|“The Attitude of the Physician Towards Temperance Reform.”
Address before Maryland State Temperance Alliance
|“The Clergy and Social Hygiene.”
Address to Ministerial Union of Baltimore. Published by American Purity Alliance, N. Y.
|n.d.||(2 copies)||Box 1|
|“A Doctor At School”||n.d.||Box 1|
|“A Friendly Home for Friendly Boys”||11-22-1919||(2 copies)||Box 1|
|“A Great Opportunity” Friends' Intelligencer, p. 247.||Box 1|
|“How to Begin the Study of Medicine.”
Address to students of Southern Homeopathic Medical College.
|“How to Teach the Truth to Children.”||n.d.||Box 1|
Article in The American Medical Monthly, Vol. 21, No. 5.
|Nov. 1903||Box 1|
|“The Immediate Need.”
Article, The Friends' Intelligencer
|"Jonathan Hutchinson and the Measures to Combat Syphilis.”
Article in Papers in Medicine, pp.486-489.
|O.E.J.: “Dr. Janney Points to the Experience of Other Cities As An Argument for Suppressing the Disorderly Houses.”
Letters to the editor of The Evening Sun, Baltimore.
|11/25 [?]||(2 letters)||Box 1|
|“Dr. Janney States The Case Against Segregation.”||Feb, no year||Box 1|
Verses in The Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 76,, No. 15.
|The Making of a Man. O.E.J.
Lord Baltimore Press, Balt., copyright 1914. Also 2 copies of advertising leaflet for the book.
|The Medical Advisor.
Pub. by Maryland Homeopathic Pharmacy Co., Balt.
|“A New Crusade.” R
Reprint from The North American Journal of Homeopathy.
|Aug. 1896.||Box 1|
|“On the Cause of Diphtheria.”
Article in Southern Journal of Homeopathy.
|Nov. 1892.||Box 1|
|“Our Disappearing Ministry.”
Article in The Friends' Intelligencer, pp. 788-789.
|“Physical Exercise in Spinal Affections.”
Reprint from Southern Journal of Homeopathy.
|May 1893.||Box 1|
|The Physiology and Hygiene of Sex.
Leaflet advertising course of five lectures.
|The Real Jesus.||n.d.||Box 1|
|"A Reasonable Faith.”
Lecture delivered at Friends Meeting House, Park Ave., Bait., at request of Baltimore Committee on Advancement. Printed by Friends General Conference Advancement Committee, Phila.
|“Regulation of Vice a Failure.”
Philanthropist Series, No. 34.
|“Segregation; Principle vs. Policy.”
Pub. by the American Purity Alliance, N. Y.
|“Simon the Sorcerer.” Verses.
Published in The Friends' Intelligencer, p. 217,218.
|“They Are Not Lost.” Verses.||Box 1|
|Tributes to the Memory of John J. Cornell. Contains “Sketch of the Life of John J. Cornell” by O.E.J. and tribute by O.E.J.||(2 copies of "sketch")||Box 1|
|“Youthful Reasoning.” Clippings
Article, The Friends' Intelligencer, containing references to Dr. O. Edward Janney, or reports of speeches by him.
Ser. 4. Financial and legal papers, 1847-1881
|Deed, John Sinclair to Richard T. Turner||Feb. 9, 1847||Box 2|
Ser. 5. Reference material, 1879-1931
|Reference material - Quaker 1898-1930 and n.d.
|Newspaper accounts, and some correspondence
re: delegation from Baltimore Friends to President McKinley with reference to the future of United States and Philippines relationship.
|Friends' School Education Committee minutes||4-17-1903, 5-11-1903||Box 3|
|Fifth Annual Catalogue of Friends' School||1903-1904||Box 3|
|The Interchange Vol. 6, No. 2||1904 2mo||Box 3|
|Annual Report of the Committee on Advancement, Baltimore Yearly Meeting||1913-1914||Box 3|
|Bulletin of the Committee on Advancement of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends, Vol. 1, No. 1||1916 1mo||Box 3|
|Proceedings of the Executive Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends, Park Ave.||10mo 26, 1918||Box 3|
|Annual Report of Department of Anti-Narcotics||1930||Box 3|
|Reference material, Quaker and General, 1893-1931, n.d.|
|Friend's First-Day School Graded Lessons
Includes Senior Course No. 2. Friends General Conference, Phila. (2 copies) Also, Senior Course No. 3.
|1916 7mo||Box 3|
|Minutes of meeting of Executive Committee of Woolman School, Swarthmore, Pa.||1917 2mo 14||(carbon copy)||Box 3|
|Reference material - Medicine, 1879-1910, n.d.|
|Commencement program of Maryland College of Pharmacy||3/1879||(2 copies)||Box 3|
|Commencement program of Hahnemann Medical College of Phila.||3-14-1882||Box 3|
|Commencement program of Southern Homeopathic Medical College, 1892-1901||Box 3|
|Program||April 7, 1892|
|Program||April 11, 1893|
|Program||April 10, 1900|
|Program||May 6, 1901|
|The Bulletin of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, Vol. 2, No. 7, Legislative Number.||Jan. 1910||Box 3|
|Article, “Organizing the Community for the Protection of Its Mental Life”, by Adolf [?]||Box 3|
Reprint from The Survey,
|Sept. 13, 1915||Box 3|
|Reference material - Miscellaneous, 1884-1924 and n.d.|
|Clippings on variety of subjects||Box 3|
|Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Hollywood Children's Summer Home of Baltimore City||1914-115||Box 3|
|Defense Bulletin Vol 1. No. 1||1924||Box 3|
|“The Parables from the Chronological Point of View.” Bible references.||Box 3|
|Reference material - Peace, 1914-1928 and n.d.|
|"Friends at the Front in War Time." N. Y.
re: 1st Anglo-Belgian Ambulance Unit.
|"The Lesson of The Hundred Years of Peace," by Anna Allen Pratt
Printed for Peace Dept., Friends' General Conference.
|The World Court, Vol. 2. No. 6,||Jan. 1917||Box 3|
|“The Washington Conference”
Special Bulletin No. 3, by Wm. I. Hull, special Representative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
|The General Conference Section of Friends' Disarmament Council, contributions by Meetings||1922||Box 3|
|LaFollett's Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 4.
Also includes press releases, Dept. of State, 1925; and “American Policy in Nicaragua”, by Henry L. Stimson, reprint from The Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 1927.
|April 1922||Box 3|
|Newspaper clippings||Box 3|
|Reference material - Social Hygiene, 1898-1922 and n.d.||Box 4|
|Pamphlets, conference programs, reports, etc.
re: “white slave traffic”, many put out by The American Purity Alliance and The National Vigilance Committee, of which organizations Dr. O. Edward Janney was for a time the president and chairman respectively.
|Reference material - Woman Suffrage, 1904-1919 , n.d.|
|Convention programs: National American Woman Suffrage Association
Includes program from Maryland Women Suffrage Association, 1907.
|1904, 1906, 1915.||Box 4|
|Newspaper clippings||Box 4|
|Year Book of the Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore
Mrs. O. Edward Janney was 2nd V.P. of this organization, (1909-1910)
|The Woman's Journal, Vol. 41, No. 22||5-28-1910||Box 4|
|Letterhead of State Equal Franchise League of Maryland, listing Mrs. O. Edward Janney as Corresponding Secretary||Box 4|
|Letterhead of The Equal Suffrage League of Baltimore listing Mrs. O. E. Janney as 2nd Vice-President||Box 4|
|Reference material - Women's Christian Temperance Union and temperance in general, 1887-1926, n.d.|
|“Aaron M. Powell,” a sketch prepared by Anne W. Janney (Mrs. O.E.)
Read at a Parlor Meeting of the Baltimore W.C.T.U. Printed in The White Ribbon Herald, May 1900.
|Letterhead of Baltimore Union of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Baltimore, listing Mrs. O. E. Janney as a Vice President||Box 4|
|Minutes of the committee on “temperance text book” for the public schools of Maryland
Committee appointed by the Maryland State Temperance Alliance.
|April 1887.||(ms.)||Box 4|
|Program booklet of the Twenty-Second Annual Convention of National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Baltimore, Md.||1895||Box 4|
|The American Issue, Maryland-Delaware Edition, Westerville, O., Vol. 19, No. 4||Feb. 20, 1926||Box 4|
|Minutes of the Quarterly Meeting of Baltimore City W.C.T.U.||March 19, (1929?)||(ms.)||Box 4|
Ser. 6. Memorabilia, 1876-1907 and n.d.
|Progress statements of Anna B. Webb, Friends Central School||1876||Box 4|
|Memorial to Anna Rice Powell by Elizabeth Powell Bond||Box 4|
|Memorabilia, 1885-1917, and n.d.||Box 4|
|Wedding invitation, Anne B. Webb and O. Edward Janney||1995 10mo 22||Box 4|
|Valentine poem by A.W.J. to O.E.J.||Feb. 14, 1902||Box 4|
|Certifications for O.E. and A.W. Janney as official delegates from the National||Box 4|
|Vigilance Comm. to the Congress for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic held at Madrid, Spain||Oct. 1910||Box 4|
|Cables, London to Baltimore||1910 3mo 29 & 4mo 5||Box 4|
|Postcard from Tangiers, Morocco, O.E.J. and A.W.J.||Oct. 1910||Box 4|
|Ticket to lecture by O.E.J., entitled “Castilian Days”||1911 3mo 11||Box 4|
|Poem by A.W.J. on the 75th anniversary of Friends Benevolent Society, Baltimore||1915 12mo 9||Box 4|
|Printed Leaflet||Box 4|
|Right of Way Permit for Physician, Baltimore, Board of Police Commissioners for O.E.J.||Aug. 17, 1917||Box 4|
|Poem by William H. Janney (brother) on O.E.J.'s 50th birthday||n.d.||Box 4|
|Invitation from Charles of London Galleries to Dr. and Mrs. Janney to view the collection||n.d.||Box 4|
Ser. 7. Pictures, 1930, n.d.
|Photographs of O. Edward Janney at various ages.
See also Ser. 1, “Recollections of Oliver Edward Janney..." for additional photograpohs of O. E. Janney and of members of his family.
|Photograph of Daniel Batchelor, John William Graham, and O. Edward Janney||Box 4|
|Photograph of Janney home, Park Ave. and Newington, Balt.||Box 4|
|Prints of D. Noyes (?); John Bright; Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt; Hahnemann Monument, Wash., D. C.||Box 4|
|Envelope of 23 photographs (postcard style)
Mostly unlabelled, but Dr. Janney, Rufus Jones, Baltimore Friends' School, etc. can be identified.
|Funeral and tombstone of O.E.J.||11-20-1930||(2 copies of each)||Box 4|