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"An Autobiography and Family History"

Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-097

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the two volume family history and autobiography of Barclay White. In addition to Providing genealogical information about his ancestors, White describes his early life in Philadelphia, Pa., and his work with various Native tribes as an Indian Agent.


  • 1885


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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Barclay White (1821-1906) was born April 4, 1821 in Philadeliphia, Pa., the son of Joseph White and Rebecca Smith. White's parents died when he was a young child, and he was educated at Westtown School, and later at Smith's Academy in Wilmington, De. He married Rebecca Merritt Lamb (1824-1850) in December, 1842, and the couple had four sons: Howard (b. 1844), Joseph Josiah (b. 1846) George F. (b. 1847), and Barclay (b. 1850). In 1853, Barclay married for a second time, Beulah Sampson Shreve, and the couple had three children: Daniel (b. 1853), Elizabeth (b. 1857), and James (b. 1859).

Barlcay White was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs during the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant. During his time as Superintendent, he lived with his family in Omaha, Ne. After his retirement from the position, he returned to his farm in Burlington, New Jersey, where he died in 1906.


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Related materials

MC 1166 Josiah White papers

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.
"An Autobiography and Family History," 1885
Kara Flynn
October 2015
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