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Manuscript Collection: Henry Barclay

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Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: In a letter to Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the British in New York, Henry Barclay discusses the printing of a Mohawk Prayer Book and the enrollment of an Indian boy in Columbia College. Henry Barclay (1716- 1765) was a prominent Anglican clergyman, Rector of Trinity Church, New York City, in the 18th century. He graduated from Yale University in 1734 and served as a missionary in the Mohawk language, and wrote the History of of a Mohawk Prayer Book and Prejudice against the Indians. Note: See Johnson, Sir William, for further Johnson correspondence.

Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
October 5, 1763
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The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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