Rebecca Janney Timbres Clark : turned in the hand of God

by Lyndon S. Back

Other authorsChel Avery (Editor), Mary Helgesen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, 2007



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CP 393/1


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2007.

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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This is the story of a Baltimore Quaker, who experienced strong guidance to serve as a nurse with AFSC, in Europe after WW I. She had always disliked the idea of nursing, until in 1918, at age 21, she heard a lecture by a woman just returned from France about the great need for nurses. She suddenly felt lifted outside of herself and held in the hand of God, which turned her spirit slowly to the opposite direction. She returned to her body, full of joy, knowing that God wanted her to be a nurse. She trained for two years and then went to Poland with a joint British and American Friends mission.… (more)
LibraryThing member kaulsu
I found the skeleton of Rebecca Janney Timbres Clark's life to be very interesting, but a skeleton does not make for a compelling biography. Back needs to move out of the library at Pendle Hill and interview real people to bring this woman alive.

An early member of Bethesda Friends Meeting (Md) was Werner Janney from Lincoln, Va. Obviously that branch of the Janneys were American Quakers from the 19th century (at least). It was nice to meet Rebecca, and to some extent, her mother.… (more)



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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 393

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