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Archives & Manuscripts

John Comly papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-023

Abstract

This collection includes printed and manuscript materials concerning the publication and sale of Comly's books, his probate records, and other papers relating to John Comly and his family. Also includes records of the Byberry & Andalusia (Turnpike) Road Company.

Dates

  • 1830-1884

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

A birthright Friend, John Comly was the son of Isaac and Asenath Hampton Comly of Byberry. In 1803, John married Rebecca Budd of Mt. Holly, New Jersey. Over the course of his lifetime, John Comly worked as a farmer, an educator, a surveyor, a conveyancer, and published a number of books, including a grammar, spelling book, primer, and reader. He was also an acknowledged Quaker minister.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (9 folders (22 items)))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Byberry Library through Sec. Beatrice Walton. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971/1/13.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Walton, Beatrice. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1967/12.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Janney, Frances Stokes. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1955.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Smith, Newlin R. and Marion B. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1971.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Roberts, Adeline. Method of acquisition--Purchased from; Date of acquisition--1941/3/12.

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, John Comly Papers, 1830-1884.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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