Tag Archives: Quaker history

Bringing a book to life

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Nancy Haines holds the proof copy of “We Answered with Love” Pacifist Service in World War I, the letters of Leslie Hotsen and Mary Peabody

I met Nancy at a local women’s networking event for a group she helped found but is no longer involved with. She mentioned that she had a book project, a collection of letters written during WWI, correspondence between a man, and the woman who eventually became his wife. The man traveled to France during the war, not as a soldier, but as a conscientious objector, and served with the Quakers in France. With the Quakers, he¬†worked to rebuild housing, even as the war continued to rage elsewhere in France. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Posts-Personal Histories