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Thomas Scantlebury diaries


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Thomas Scantlebury (1747-1821) was born in East Cornwall, England, circa 1747, the son of John and Joanna Scantlebury. Scantlebury was a looking-glass manufacturer and cabinet maker. Scantlebury was married to Sarah Barlow, and the couple had five children: John Barlow Scantlebury (b. 1788), Joseph Scantlebury (b. 1791), Joanna Scantlebury (b. 1793), Elizabeth Scantlebury (b. 1796), and Samuel Scantlebury (b. 1800). Scantlebury died in Scheffield, England, on August 14, 1821.

This collection is comprised of the 13 handwritten diary volumes of Thomas Scantlebury. Entries describe Scantlebury's life in Bristol, England, particularly meetings attended, visits among Friends, business related news, and social calls. Also included is a single folder of related materials.

The Thomas Scantlebury diaries were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1990 by Rosalie Kinkead.

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Vol. 1, Undated.
Box 8
Vol. 2, 1771.
Box 8
Vol. 3, 1773-1776.
Box 8
Vol. 4, 1776-1778.
Volume 1
Vol. 5, 1780-1787.
Volume 2
Vol. 6, 1810-1811.
Volume 3
Vol. 7, 1812-1813.
Volume 4
Vol. 8, 1813-1814.
Volume 5
Vol. 9, 1814-1816.
Volume 6
Vol. 10, 1816.
Box 8
Vol. 11, 1817.
Volume 7
Vol. 12, 1817-1818.
Volume 8
Vol. 13, 1819-1820.
Volume 9
Related materials, 1990. 1 folders.
Box 8
Scope and Content note

Typed letter regarding the donation. Foldered.

Physical Description

1 folders

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