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Journeys in the Spirit: Children’s Work Edition - Series 11: Quakers, Work, and Business - Issue 84: Sydney Parkinson, a botanist - Issue 84: Simple Plan for All-Age Worship Cat No. JC84P4
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Issue 84: Simple Plan for All-Age Worship

Series 11: Quakers, Work, and Business

The eleventh series focuses on how Quakers think about the work and businesses they might be involved in.

Issue 84: Sydney Parkinson, a botanist

This issue is about the botanist illustrator Sydney Parkinson born in Scotland in 1745- one of many Quaker botanists and gardeners.  This type of work suited their concern for the natural world and the environment, and their desire for work that was useful and had social value (this has been called ‘innocent trades’ as opposed to heavy industry such as at Coalbrookdale). Quakers had a belief that finding out about, looking at creation brought them closer to the God.

Journeys in the Spirit: Children’s Work Edition