Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameMargaret Beatrice CROPPER
Birth29th August 1886
Death1980
FatherCharles James CROPPER DL JP (1852-1924)
MotherHon Edith Emily HOLLAND (1853-1923)
Unmarried
Notes for Margaret Beatrice CROPPER
A Quaker, the family trait of serving the community, guided her all of her life. She was particularly concerned over the plight of young women. During WW1 she worked to improve conditions for the girls in the munitions factories. In the 20's she went to South Africa to help friends working there for the church. She was involved with the Girls Friendly Society most of her life.

A fine poet her childrens hymn "Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands" set to AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE #634 in Hope's new hymnal WORSHIP & REJOICE (2001) has become a favorite in the U.S. and Canada.

Author of The Life of Evelyn Underhill, the religious mystic and The End of the Road a collection of poems.

Margaret Cropper was a close friend of Evelyn Underhill for many years. She was the author of many volumes of poetry, plays, and prayers, and was associated with many movements for the revival of religious drama.


Loose inserts from Margaret Cropper, Collected poems ( n.d. [ca. 1978] )
Reference NBK/57
Book accession number: R164134
Physical Description 2 pieces
Scope and Content
Loose material from Margaret Cropper, Collected poems (Kendal: Titus Wilson, 1958), comprising:

/1 Letter to Nicholson from Cropper relating to: her gratitude for his help with and introduction to her book Something and everything [1978]; her interest in Cumbrian dialect, and her conviction that dialect can be used effectively in poetry. Letter sent from Kendal.
/2 Printed pamphlet: Six poems for Christmas by Helen Grundy and Margaret Cropper, signed by Cropper.
Both pieces inserted inside front cover.

Loose inserts from Margaret Cropper, Something and everything ( 10 Oct 1980 and n.d. )

Reference NBK/58
Book accession number: R164627
Physical Description 2 pieces
Scope and Content
Loose material from Margaret Cropper, Something and everything ([Kendal]: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, 1978). Cuttings: two obituaries of Margaret Beatrice Cropper, religious poet and dramatist, one of which is by Nicholson. Inserted inside front cover.
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