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Shackleton Family papers

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The Carlton, Chandlee, and Shackleton were related Quaker families of England, Ireland, and United States. Abraham Shackleton (1696-1771) founded a school at Ballitore, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 1726. His son Richard Shackleton (1726-1792) later took charge of the school and married Elizabeth Carleton (1726-1804). Their daughter Mary (1758-1826) married Williamm. Leadbeater. Thomas Carleton (1699-1792) of Kennett, (Chester County) Pa. was the son of Mark and Susanna (Watson) Carleton. Mary Peisley Neale (1717-1757) was a minister in the Society of Friends.

Papers include letters between Carleton family in Ireland and Carleton family members in Philadelphia and Kennett, PA and other relatives, giving news of family and friends, 1752-1785; letters from Benjamin Chandlee of Philadelphia and John and Thomas Chandlee of Dublin, 1707-1775; a letter from Mary Peisley, Friends' minister traveling to America to Elizabeth Fuller Shackleton in 1754, telling of the trials of her journey; letters of Abraham Shackleton, Elizabeth Carleton Shackleton, Mary Shackleton Leadbeater, and Richard Shackleton of Ballitore, Ireland, and from Roger and William Shackleton of York, England, giving news of family and friends and from Jane Watson telling of a visit to Thomas Carleton in 1791.

Letter writers in this collection include: Jonathan Carleton, Samuel Carleton, Thomas Chandlee, Benjamin Chandlee, John Chandlee, Thomas Dale, Elizabeth Peisley, Mary Shackleton, Abraham Shackleton, Elizabeth Shackleton, Mary Shackleton, Richard Shackleton, Roger Shackleton, William Watson, and Jane Watson.

Gift of the Grundy Foundation, 1967

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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The collection is open for research use.

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Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Richard Shackleton, 1725-1766.
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Richard Shackleton, 1757-1771.
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Shackleton, Richard to cousin Thomas Carleton of Dublin, Ballitore, 1767, 2/13. Printed on p. 62 of Memoirs and Letters of Richard and Elizabeth Shackleton, compiled by their daughter, Mary Leadbeater. N.Y., 1823 (BX7741 S52 A3 1823).

Shackleton, Richard to cousin Samuel Carleton of Dublin, Ballitore, 1771, 4/7. [invites him to come live with him].

Mary Shackleton (aft. Leadbeater), 1758-1826.
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Shackleton, Mary (later Leadbeater) to cousin Samuel, The Retreat, 1779, 6/17.

Elizabeth Shackleton (Carleton), 1726-1804.
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Shackleton, Elizabeth to cousin Thomas Carleton of Philadelphia, Dublin, 1752, 4/27. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p.33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Shackleton, Elizabeth to cousin [Thomas Carleton], Dublin, 1753, 1/25. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Shackleton, Elizabeth to cousin [Thomas Carleton], Ballitore, 1773, 4/9. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Shackleton, Elizabeth to cousin [Thomas Carleton], Ballitore, 1775, 8/9. [in husband's handwriting?]. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Shackleton, Elizabeth to cousin [Thomas Carleton], Ballitore, 1785, 7/2. [in husband's handwriting?]. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Shackleton, Elizabeth to Samuel Carleton, cousin, Ballitore, 1768, 2/29. [condoles over death of son, Thomas Carleton].

Abraham Shackleton, 1827-1912.
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Shackleton, Abraham to W[illiam] C[harles] Braithwaite [n.p.] Dublin, Ireland, 1911, 7/16. [discusses letters of Margaret Fell and George Fox in his possession].

Mary Peisley, 1111-1111.
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Peisley, Mary to Betty [Elizabeth Fuller Shackleton], Christianah, Pa. 1754, 11/16. [tells of her trials, as she travels in ministry]

Elizabeth Dale, 1111-1111.
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Dale, Elizabeth to cousin Elizabeth [Baynes?], Skipton, 1762, 8/26. [from one disowned Friend to another].

Thomas Chandlee, 1111-1111.
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Chandlee, Thomas to cousin Mary Shackleton (later Leadbeater) of Ballitore, Dublin, 1770-1775. [tries to promote correspondence between Mary and son, John Chandlee; gives Mary a filly named Spritely; tells of John's illness].

John Chandlee, 1111-1111.
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Chandlee, John to cousin, Mary Shackleton (later Leadbeater) of Ballitore, Dublin, 1775, 3/15.

Jonathan Carleton, 1111-1111.
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Carleton, Jonathan to Samuel Carleton, Carlow, 1768 3/1 [Letter of condolence]

Thomas Carleton, 1111-1111.
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Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth Carleton (later Shackleton), Philadelphia, 1752, 3/17. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p.33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth Carleton (later Shackleton), Kennett, Chester County, Pa. 1752, 11/8. [Tells of family and friends in America]. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth Carleton (later Shackleton), Kennett, Chester County, Pa. 1753-1756. 4 items

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth Carleton (later Shackleton), Kennett, 1762, 6/19. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth Carleton (later Shackleton), Kennett, 1763, 11/23.

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth Carleton (later Shackleton), Kennett, 1764, 11/16. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Thomas Carleton of Dublin, 1768, 4/23. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton. 1768-1770. 2 items.

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton, Kennett, 1772, 6/19. [Mentions John Woolman's departure for Ireland]. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton, Philadelphia, 1775, 6/2. [Mentions approach of war]. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to John Chandlee [grandnephew of Benjamin Chandlee], Kennett, 1784, 8/10. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Carleton, Thomas to Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton, Kennett, 1785, 12/23. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

Samuel Carleton, 1111-1111.
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Carleton, Samuel to Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton, Dublin, 1762, 8/7 [Tells of death of wife]

Carleton, Samuel to Mary Shackleton (later Leadbeater), Dublin, 1773-1779. 3 items.

Abraham Shackleton, 1696-1771.
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Shackleton, Abraham to brother [Roger?], Ballitore, 1745, 9/3. [complains of having too many pupils in his school].

William Shackleton, 1111-1111.
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to Richard and Abraham of Ballitore, York, 1755-1770. [tell of courtship, dependency on father, ultimate marriage, after father's death, to woman who had rejected him ten years earlier].

Jane Watson, 1111-1111.
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Watson, Jane to Elizabeth (Carleton) Shackleton of Ballitore, Philadelphia, 1791. 1/23. [tells of visit to Thomas Carleton, Kennett, Pa.]. Printed in the journal of the Friends Historical Society, London, 1923, vol. 20, p. 33-46 and 116-122 (BX7601 F88).

E.M. Wilson, 1111-1111.
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Casper Wistar.
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