Benjamin Harrison Branch Papers, 1853-1992 [bulk 1977-1992]

(1 box; 0.25 linear ft.)

RG 5/176


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Abstract
Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin H. and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, acting as Historian. The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information and Hoge family letters. Series 2 includes materials on the Conference of Friends in the Americas, held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977, with related correspondence, 1977-1992.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Benjamin H. Branch, Jr., (1919-1993) was the son of Benjamin Harrison and Rachel Branch of Loudoun County, VA. He was a birthright member of Lincoln Monthly Meeting, and in 1950, he became a member of Goose Creek United Meeting. In 1947, he married Marjorie Lee Browne. Benjamin Branch was a longtime attender and Historian at the Friends Meeting of Washington.

Correspondence in the collection is from the Hoge family. Benjamin Branch's mother was born Rachel Neill Hoge (1874-1944); her sister, Elizabeth "Bessie" Hoge (1870-1948) married Franklin P. Wilson.

The remainder of this collection relates to the Conference of Friends in the Americas, which Benjamin Branch, Jr., attended June 1977.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. (1919-1993), son of Benjamin Harrison and Rachel Neill Hoge Branch of Loudoun Co., Virginia, was a birthright Quaker and member of Goose Creek United Meeting. He was active in the Friends Meeting of Washington, acting as Historian.

The few letters in the collection are from the Hoge family. Benjamin Branch's mother was born Rachel Neill Hoge (1874-1944); her sister, Elizabeth "Bessie" Hoge (1870-1948) married Franklin P. Wilson. The remainder of this collection relates to the Conference of Friends in the Americas, which Benjamin Branch attended June 1977. It includes workshop materials and notes and subsequent correspondence.

The collection contains personal papers and materials relating to the Conference of Friends in America. Series 1 contains genealogical information and Hoge family letters. Series 2 includes materials on the Conference of Friends in the Americas, held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977, with related correspondence, 1977-1992.

Arrangement
The collection is divided into two series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Hoge family.
  • Quakers -- Virginia.
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Conference of Friends on the Americas (1977: Wichita, Ks.)
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 1994
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Branch and Hoge Family, 1853-1888, 1946

Genealogical materials Box 1

Hoge Family Correspondence 1853-1888, 1946 Box 1

Lizzie to Cousin
From Marietta, OH
11/29/1853 (ALS) Box 1

A.N.J. to sister, Rachel N. Hoge n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 1

Josephine Hopkins to Rachel N. Hoge
Wedding invitation to wedding of Sarah Branch to B. Holmes Hoge.
1888 Box 1

Elizabeth "Bessie" Hoge post cards 1880 Box 1

Poem to Elizabeth Hoge ca. 1880 Box 1

Elizabeth Hoge Wilson to Benjamin H. Branch, Jr. 1946 (ALS) Box 1

Ser. 2. Conference of Friends in America, 1977, 1992

Printed Conference material and notes
The conference was held at Friends University, Wichita, KS.
6/25/1977-7/1/1977 Box 1

Correspondence and related material re: Conference of Friends in the Americas
Includes materials on Reunion, held May 1-3, 1992.
Box 1