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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 2672853

Samuel M. Barclay papers


The collection consists of mainly correspondence regarding Barclay's law practice and some political issues on the local and state level.


  • 1819 - 1851

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Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.


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Contains mainly correspondence regarding Barclay's law practice in Pennsylvania which he shared with his brother, Josiah, focusing on issues of debt and contracts. Correspondence also deals with political issues on the local and state level and touches on issues relating to the Pennsylvania Quaker community.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in October 1992 from Charles Apfelbaum Books.

Processing Information

Processed by David de Lorenzo, Curator of Manuscripts, Harvard Law School Library, Manuscript Division, October, 1992.

Barclay, Samuel M. Papers, 1819-1851: Finding Aid.
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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