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Archives & Manuscripts

Percy E. Clapp papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-231

Abstract

The collection includes biographical information and correspondence relating to the final illness of Percy E. Clapp and disposition of his estate; correspondence, 1916-1919, concerning the establishment of Cornell Executive Meeting which became Ithaca Monthly Meeting in 1938; Clapp's notebook on family research; and miscellaneous correspondence about New York Yearly Meeting records.

Dates

  • 1916-1966

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Percy E. Clapp was a Quaker librarian. He was born in 1883 and joined the Society of Friends in 1909 at Oswego Monthly Meeting. In 1914 he transferred his membership to East Hamburg Monthly Meeting. He was a 1906 graduate of Cornell University where he was one of the early organizers of the Student Laundry Agency which helped students earn money for their education. After earning an M.A. from Columbia University, he worked at the New York Public Library from 1918 to 1948. After his retirement he served as keeper of the Records of New York Yearly Meeting, succeeding John Cox with whom he had worked. He died in 1958 after a lingering illness.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (4 folders.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.
Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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