Kelsey, Rayner Wickersham
- Existence: 1879 - 1934
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Records deal with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma among the Iowa, Modoc, Kickapoo, Oto, Shawnee, Osage and other Indians. Letters from superintendents and missionaries in the field describe the difficulties and experiences of Friends in their work. Topics discussed include attempts to Christianize the Indians, improve living conditions, Indian education, use of peyote and alcohol, disease, Indian dances, conflicts with other religious denominations, protection of the...
Scope and Contents This collection contains maerials relating to Rayner Kelsey, and his father, Asa Kelsey. These include diaries of both Asa and Rayner from 1872-1934 and letters of sympathy received upon the death of Rayner in 1934. Rayner's diaries were written while he was a professor at Haverford College.
Overview This binder contains different published obituaries and recognitions of the death of Rayner Wickersham Kelsey. It also contains a transcription of remarks made at his funeral and obituaries for his mother, father, and grandfather.
Dates: 1934 - 1935
Scope and Contents Notes, extracts and transcripts (handwritten and typed) from primary and secondary sources related to American colonial history and Pennsylvania agricultural history of the colonial and early Federal periods. Includes 2 file card boxes of notes, arranged by topic by Kelsey, of his research on Pa. agricultural history. Also notes, extracts and transcripts of letters and documents (petitions, proclamations, etc.) relating to British colonial tea and sugar trade, also the Stamp act of 1765;...
Overview The papers of Latin scholar and professor of Latin at Haverford College, Dean P. Lockwood include primarily textual materials on topics relating to Greek literature and the history of Haverford College, but also a collection of his art and artifacts.
Dates: 1899 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1899 - 1960
Scope and Contents The papers include the correspondence of Rayner and Naomi Kelsey and letters to Wilfred and Sherma Kelsey. Correspondents include: John B. Garrett, Rayner W. Kelsey, Elizabeth B. Jones, Rufus M. Jones, J. Usang Ly, Roderick Scott, Isaac Sharpless, and Albert H. Wilson. There is a diary kept by Naomi Kelsey, probably in 1936, during a leg of a world cruise, recording events in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii and discussing people with whom she visits. There are sermons and talks of Rayner...
Dates: 1842, 1900-1952, undated
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of the Pennsylvania History Press, and includes the business correspondence of the organization. Many of the letters are addressed to various members of the Press, including: Arthur H. Thomas, Richard T. Cadbury, Rayner W. Kelsey, and Arthur N. Leeds. Pasted into the front cover of the volume is a pamphlet entitled "At the Forks of the Delaware, 1794-1811," published by the Pennsylvania History Press.