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Thomas Scantlebury diaries

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-062

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the 13 handwritten 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.


  • 1771-1990


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

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.


0.33 Linear Feet (13 volumes)




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

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Thomas Scantlebury diaries, 1773-1818
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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