Skip to main content

Thomas Chalkley letter book

 Collection — othertype: MSS-071
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-071

Scope and Contents

Letter book of Thomas Chalkley (1675-1741), Quaker minister and businessman. Primarily business correspondence, most copied by his assistant, it also includes some personal references and provides insight into early 18th century maritime trade, particularly the Quaker relationships involved in trade with the West Indies.

Dates

  • Creation: 1720-02-14 - 1737-01-15

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

Quaker minister and businessman, Thomas Chalkley was born in 1675 in London, England. A mariner by vocation, he traveled widely in the ministry in England, Scotland, and Wales as well as all the eastern colonies of America and West Indies. He purchased property in Philadelphia in 1700 and in later years resided in Frankfort outside the city. He owned his own ship, trading mainly with the West Indies. He died in 1741 in Tortola the the British West Indies. His Journal was widely read and broadly influential.

Extent

1 Volumes

Language

English

Overview

Letter book of Thomas Chalkley (1675-1741), Quaker minister and businessman. Primarily business correspondence, most copied by his assistant, it also includes some personal references and provides insight into early 18th century maritime trade, particularly the Quaker relationships involved in trade with the West Indies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, FHL Acc. 2016.060

Related Materials

See Early American imprints online and other online resources.

Published works cataloged FHL books include:

A journal, or, Historical account of the life, travels and Christian experiences, of that antient, faithful servant of Jesus Christ, Thomas Chalkley : who departed this life in the island of Tortola, the fourth day of the ninth month, 1741.

A collection of the works of Thomas Chalkley : in two volumes, Philadelphia : James Chattin, 1754

The journal of Thomas Chalkley : to which is annexed a collection of his works. New York : S. Wood ; Philadelphia : Kimber and Conrad ; New Bedford : A. Shearman, jun., 1808.

Also: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Thomas Chalkley Account and Letterbook.

Title
Thomas Chalkley letter book
Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
October 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting reproductions from Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

Contact:
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore Pennsylvania 19081 USA