Mead, Edwin D. (Edwin Doak), 1849-1937

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Birth 1849
Death 1937

Biographical notes:

Boston lecturer and writer on social and historical topics; Editor of the New England Magazine (1889-1901).

From the description of Edwin Doak Mead letter to Mrs. Leland and Christmas card [manuscript], 1911 Dec 19 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 299067309

Epithet: of Boston, Mass., USA; founder of the World Peace Federation

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x0002fa

Edwin D. Mead and Lucia Ames Mead were both leading pacifists, writers, and social reformers, and were involved in the international peace movement. Edwin Mead directed the work of the World Peace Foundation; participated in many international peace congresses; was an American delegate to the International Peace Bureau; helped found the School Peace League; was a prominent member of the American Peace League. Lucia Ames Mead was a leading member of many feminist and pacifist organizations; was a member of the Woman's Peace Party; a delegate to the founding conference of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1919; a vice-president on the board of the National Council for Prevention of War; an officer of the National Council of Women of the United States, and was a member of many U.S. feminist associations.

From the description of Papers of Edwin D. Mead and Lucia Ames Mead, 1876-1938. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 20335565


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