Edward H. Milligan

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Edward Hyslop Milligan (born 1922), also known as Ted Milligan, is a Quaker historian and the former librarian at Friends House, London. He is the author of The Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920,[1] which includes entries for some 2,800 people. He received the 2009 Besterman/McColvin Award for this work [2] and an Honorary degree from Lancaster University [3]

Educated at Ackworth School and the University of Reading, he was the Librarian and Archivist of Meeting for Sufferings of Britain Yearly Meeting, responsible for the Library at Friends House, London for 25 years from 1957 to 1985. He was succeeded by Malcolm J Thomas.

On his retirement, he was presented with a Festschrift: A Quaker miscellany for Edward H. Milligan, edited by David Blamires, Jeremy Greenwood and Alex Kerr (1985).[4] This includes:

Publications[edit]

  • Britannica on Quakerism (1965) - reproducing the Encyclopædia Britannica article.
  • The Past Is Prologue: 100 Years of Quaker Overseas Work 1868-1968. (1968).
  • My Ancestors Were Quakers: How Can I Find Out More About Them?, with Malcolm J. Thomas. Society of Genealogists "My ancestor" series, First published in 1983. Reprinted several times - current 1999.
  • So Numerous a Family: 200 Years of Quaker Education at Ackworth, 1779-1979, with Elfrida Vipont Foulds (1979).
  • Quakers & Railways (1992).
  • The Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920 (2007).
  • Pictorial Guide to the Quaker Tapestry, (1998).
  • ODNB: Ted Milligan has contributed 18 articles to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920, by Edward H Milligan, Sessions of York (2007) ISBN 978-1-85072-367-7.
  2. ^ reported in The Friend 19 June 2009. The Besterman/McColvin Award is given by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) for outstanding works of reference
  3. ^ Lancaster University - Honorary degrees 2009.
  4. ^ A Quaker miscellany for Edward H. Milligan, edited by David Blamires, Jeremy Greenwood and Alex Kerr, published by David Blamires (1985) ISBN 0-9510152-1-4
  5. ^ Miscellany, pp.161-170.

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