Catalogue description Liverpool Peace Society

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 172 PEA
Reference: 172 PEA
Title: Liverpool Peace Society

Treasurers' cashbooks

Date: 1857 - 1925
Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Liverpool Peace Society

Physical description: 4 vols.
Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to Liverpool Public Libraries by Mrs. L. Lawton, 31 July,1931.

  • Liverpool
Unpublished finding aids:

Old no.K6615

Administrative / biographical background:

The Liverpool Peace Society was founded at an unknown date, possibly in 1857, the earliest date of the records in this collection. In an article in the Liverpool Review (April 27, 1878, pp.4-5) it is referred to as a branch of the London Peace Society, and elsewhere, (do. 22 March 1880, pp.10-11) as a Liberal organisation. Its object was to promote peace and in particular, the superiority of arbitration over war as a method of solving international grievances, by means of public meetings, pamphlets, letters to the press etc. It was dissolved, probably in 1925, after which date it disappears from the Liverpool Directories.

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