C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey Papers, 1980-1991.

(1 box; .5 linear ft. )

RG5/227


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Abstract
C. Lloyd Bailey and his wife, Mary Margaret, visited Korea for a year (1983-1984) under the auspices of the Friend in the Orient Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. They provided guidance and spiritual support for Seoul Monthly Meeting, which they continued through correspondence after their return to the United States. This collection contains the Baileys’ correspondence relating to their trip to Korea and their continued correspondence with Korean Quakers. Writings by and relating to Ham Sok Hon, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.

Background note:
Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends sponsored a Friend in the Orient Committee which worked with Seoul Monthly Meeting in Korea. The members of Seoul Monthly Meeting had requested a year-long visit from a family of American Quakers to give them spiritual guidance, but the Committee had been unable to find anyone willing to undertake the journey. In 1982, Rose Lewis, Clerk of the Committee, contacted C. Lloyd Bailey and Mary Margaret Bailey of Scarsdale Monthly Meeting, New York, who agreed to the assignment.

C. Lloyd Bailey (1918-2001) had recently retired as president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. He was a life-long Quaker, worked for many years for Friends Committee on National Legislation, and was active in Quaker education, non-violence, and peace concerns. Margaret Bailey was a retired special education teacher. They left in 1983 and stayed through 1984, when they returned to their home meeting in New York. After their return to the U.S., the Baileys continued to keep in touch with the clerk of Seoul Monthly Meeting and other members of the meetings, offering both personal friendship and guidance on the development and inner workings of the monthly meeting.

This collection also includes information on and writings by Sok-hon Ham. Hon (also referred to as Ham Sok-Hon), was an influential Korean Quaker teacher and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Scope and content
This collection contains primarily the correspondence of C. Lloyd and Margaret Bailey relating to their year-long ministry in Korea and their continuing concern with Quakers in Korea. It includes their correspondence with Rose Lewis, clerk of Friend in the Orient Committee, concerning the decision to go to Korea. It contains the Baileys’ correspondence and reports from Korea, as well as their correspondence with the clerk and members of Seoul Monthly Meeting after their return to the United States. Writings by and relating to Sok-hon Ham, a Korean Quaker teacher, are also included.

Organization: Organized in 4 series: 1. Correspondence and trip arrangements; 2. Correspondence during Korea trip; 3. Post-Korea trip correspondence; 4. Ham Sok Hon Material.


Administrative and Other Descriptive Information

Restrictions
Collection is open for research.

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Acquisition Information
Gift, C. Lloyd and Mary Margaret Bailey, 1999.

Processing information
Correspondence was organized into three series: Before, during, and after the trip to Korea. The material on Sok-hon Ham was filed in a separate series.

Related material
C. Lloyd Bailey, Papers on Seoul Monthly Meeting, SC /159. Contains materials concerning the history of Seoul Monthly Meeting compiled by C. Lloyd Bailey.


Added entries

Subjects
  • Bailey, C. Lloyd (Charles Lloyd), 1918-
  • Bailey, C. Lloyd (Charles Lloyd), 1918-
  • Bailey, Mary Margaret
  • Ham, Sok-hon, 1901-
  • Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Friend in the Orient Committee.
  • Quakers – Korea
  • Seoul Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends – History

    Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Bailey, Mary Margaret
  • Ham, Sok-hon, 1901-
  • Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Friend in the Orient Committee.
  • Seoul Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

    Contact information

    Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

     


    Collection inventory

    Note to Researchers: These records may only be consulted at Swarthmore, and are not available through inter-Library loan.


    Series 1: Background, 1982-84


    Includes original correspondence between the Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Friend in the Orient Committee and the Baileys, arrangements for the trip, and letters from Rose Lewis to the Baileys during their stay in Korea

    Early correspondence and trip arrangements
    1982-84
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Series 2: Correspondence during Korea trip,1983-84


    Correspondence and the letters the Baileys sent from Korea as their reports to Pacific Yearly Meeting, along with drafts of articles for various publications describing their experiences.

    Baileys’ letters and reports from Korea
    1983-1984
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Series 3: Post-Korea trip correspondence, 1984-91

    Includes letters between the Baileys and the clerks of Seoul Monthly Meeting as well as personal correspondence with friends. Letters to clerks include suggestions on the development of Seoul Monthly Meeting and plans for the meetinghouse.

    Correspondence between the Baileys and the clerks of Seoul Monthly Meeting
    1984-1991

    Correspondence
    1984
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Correspondence
    1985
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Correspondence
    1986
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Correspondence
    1990-1991
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly between Baileys and members of Seoul Monthly Meeting
    1983-1988
    (1 folder)
    Box 1

    Series 4: Sok-hon Ham Material, 1980-89

    Biographical information on Sok -Hon Ham, a prominent Korean Quaker. Also includes photographs, memorials to him and writings, including A New Religion (in Korean), Mediations at Pendle Hill: A Dialogue, Kicked by God, We must, but cannot, resort to revolution, and A Wandering Albatross (by Yuon-Gu Lee).

    Materials relating to Ham Sok Han (Sok-Hon Ham)
    1980-1989
    (1 folder)
    Box 1