Thank you very much, Matthew, for putting all her writings in a safe, accessible place.It's a real help that will make her work better known and thus is an important contribution to world democracy. See More
"It is in interesting question, I think.
It seem from her writing and the descriptions of her life in Joan Tonn's biography that she often thought and acted like a Quaker, and like many Quakers is not defined by Quakerism, it apparently…"
"I have been interested in this question also. At our Oct 21 gathering in Boston, we discussed this. Despite her interests and vision, no one has identified a direct Quaker connection. Her nephew told Albie Davis that each member of the family…"
"The Baxter family held membership in the Unitarian Church where in 1867 Charles Follett and Elizabeth Baxter (Mary's parents) were married by Reverend John Wells who also baptized Mary in 1869. However, after Charles return…"
An Infed writer (http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-foll.htm) writes that Mary Follett came from a Quaker family. Does anyonne happen to know if she herself was a Quaker? Joan Tonn mentions that she was baptised at a Unitarian church (pp21/22).Any facts, thoughts and speculations will be gratefully received!Jonathan See More
"Hi dear Albie! using online searches I couldn't find any reference to Taylor in either The New State or Creative Experience. However her talks published in Dynamic Administration (mostly given between 1924-27) make reference to things said at…"
"Hello again, Jonathan,
Over the years, I've developed my own indexes for Follett's writing, generally not indexed. I looked up Brandeis in my New State Index. I have one entry, "Mrs. Brandeis," page 15.
The inception of the…"
"Dear Albie and Emmanuel,
Thank you very much for your helpful answers. I too wonder if they met socially via Louis Brandeis. Wikipedia suggests that Brandeis did not entertain lavishly, but I can imagine informal gatherings.
I love these kinds of questions! Not knowing the answer is a stimulus to see if we can find or surmise an answer.
Did Mary Parker Follett and F. W. Taylor ever meet? And, if so, how did they get on?
From Lyndall Urwick Golden Book…"
I am fairly sure that they probably never worked together, but Joan Tonn notes that she read the Bulletin of the Taylor society and she did work with/for Louis Brandeis, I believe, who worked closely with Taylor.I'd be really interested to know if they did meet and how they got on. See More