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R.W. Kelsey's notes on American and agricultural history

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1108

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; includes transcripts of letters (1797-1799) of Theophile Cazenove related to Holland Land Company transactions; also notes taken by Kelsey while researching in London.

Dates

  • 1919-1930

Creator

Access

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical note

Rayner W. Kelsey (1879­-1934) was the son of Asa and Sarah (Atwater) Kelsey. He was educated at Earlham College and taught at Whittier before becoming professor of history at Haverford College (1909-­1934). In 1922 he was named curator of the Quaker Collection at Haverford. He served on and was later chairman of the Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs. He was president of Friends Historical Association from 1913-­1915 and was editor of the association's Bulletin from 1922­-1932. Kelsey was the author of Friends and the Indians (1917) and editor of the journal of Theophile Cazenove (1740­-1811).

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Rayner W. Kelsey (1879-1934) was professor of history at Haverford College (1909-1934). In 1922 he was named curator of the Quaker collection at Haverford. Kelsey was the author of Friends and the Indians (1917) and editor of the journal of Theophile Cazenove (1740-1811). This collection is comprised of notes, extracts and transcripts 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; includes transcripts of letters (1797-1799) of Theophile Cazenove related to Holland Land Company transactions.

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Title
R.W. Kelsey's notes on American and agricultural history, 1919-1930
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2022: by Nathaniel Rehm-Daly, Harmful Language Revision Project

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