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 Papers of the Sutcliffe School of Radiant Living

 Religious group, Providence, Rhode Island.

 Papers, 1932-1940.

 Size: .25 lin. ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 1049

 Processed by: Robin Flynn, April 2000

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Sutcliffe School of Radiant Living appears to have been founded in the early 1930s in England (though possibly earlier) by a Dr. Herbert Sutcliffe. According to correspondence in the collection there were branches in the United States, Canada and Australia as well as Great Britain.

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Scope and content:

            The collection is comprised of four folders of correspondence, an autograph book, and one folder of notes and exam questions. Most of the letters are unsigned carbon copies of outgoing correspondence written by Florence Whitney, secretary of the Providence school. The content of the correspondence concerns mostly the business of the school and activities of its members; some are fairly gossipy in tone. The notes are interesting as they indicate the line of thought being propagated by the school.

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            The papers were purchased in October, 1997 from David Karbonik of Cumberland, Rhode Island.

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Box 1, folder 1. Correspondence, 1932.

Box 1, folder 2. Correspondence, 1933, January - October.

Box 1, folder 3. Correspondence, 1933, November - December.

Box 1, folder 4. Correspondence, 1934-1940 and undated.

Box 1, folder 5. Autograph book, 1933.

Box 1, folder 6. Notes and exams, circa 1930s.

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Dwight, Margarethe Lyman (1871-1962)

Providence, Rhode Island - Social life and customs

Religion - Rhode Island - Providence

Sutcliffe, Herbert

Whitney, Florence F.

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