Robert Barclay of Ury family papers and maps, 1685-1835

2495

Collection Overview

Title:
Robert Barclay of Ury family papers and maps
Dates (Inclusive):
1685-1835
Creator:
Barclay, Christian
Abstract:
Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker leader whose Apology for the True Christian Divinity (1678) became a standard statement of Quaker doctrines.
Abstract:
This collection consists of the family papers of the prominent Scottish Quaker Robert Barclay of Ury including correspondence between Barclay and William Penn and his daughter Christian's recipe book. It contains indexes on home remedies, cloth dying, cooking recipes, and marriage and birth records.
Collection Number:
2495
Size:
5 item(s)
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker leader whose Apology for the True Christian Divinity (1678) became a standard statement of Quaker doctrines. His friendship with James II, then duke of York, helped obtain the patent to settle the province of East Jersey in the New World. Barclay married Christian Millison, February 1669/70. Their daughter, Christian, married Alexander Jaffray, 23 April 1700.

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Collection Overview

The collection includes two letters from Robert Barclay to William Penn, 8 February 1685/86, on spiritual matters and referring to East Jersey, and 9 December 1687 referring to financial matters; his daughter Christian's receipt book, 1697-1723, with indexes to the first and second of three parts concerning home remedies, cooking recipes, and cloth dying, and containing two pages of marriage and birth records of her children with Alexander Jaffray. Also, a manuscript map, copied by Samuel Woodward, of the Barclay tract in Pennsylvania surveyed and described by Samuel Rhoads, Jr., 1835, showing cultivated areas, mills, and coal seams, with two letters by Samuel Rhoads describing the tract in Bradford County; and a manuscript map of sundry tracts of land situated in Northumberland and Luzerne counties, Pa., ca. 1794. Removed from the collection and cataloged separately are Barclay family copies of the books: two copies of Robert Barclay's An apology for the true christian divinity (Birmingham, 1765); Truth triumphant through the spiritual warfare, christian labours and writings (London, 1692); first French edition of Apologie de la veritable theologie chretienne (London, 1702). Also removed are Walter Thom's Pedestrianism (Aberdeen, 1813); Robert Barclay Allardyce's Agricultural tour of the United States and upper Canada (Edinburgh, 1842); and A genealogical account of the Barclays of Urie (London, 1812) with manuscript annotations and genealogical notes bound in.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Barclay of Ury family papers and maps, RBM 2495, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Cartographic

Personal Name(s)

  • Barclay, Christian

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