Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection includes some books, a family Bible, correspondence, birth & death records, ephemera, and watercolor sketches depicting life in 1850s Jerusalem by a member of the Barclay family. This collection is considered on loan. The collection is housed in one box.
James Turner Barclay was born in Hanover county, Virginia, on the 22nd day of May, 1807. He offered his services to the American Christian Missionary Society, and in 1850 went to Jerusalem as our first missionary to the Holy Land. There he prepared the material for his book, "The City of the Great King." This work is a standard authority on Jerusalem in England as well as America. On his return to the United States, in 1854, he published this book. At the time of his death he was sixty-seven years and five months old. To learn more, see James Turner Barclay on the History of the Restoration Movement page, https://www.therestorationmovement.com/_states/wv/barclay,jt.htm
Lou David Allen; this collection is considered on loan.
The Works of the Rev. Edward Bickersteth: Vol. XV, The Signs of the Times. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1855.
The Land and the Book by W.M. Thomson. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859.
Post Biblical History of the Jews by Morris Raphall. Philadelphia: Moss & Brother, 1855.
United States Dispensatory by George Wood & Franklin Bache. Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot, 1836.
Family Bible Notebook and Ledger Sketch book (cover)
Letter from Jane Clark to Robert Barclay (nephew, father of James T. Barclay)
1807 Portrait prints - James T. Barclay
13 sketches (mostly watercolor) by Sarah Barclay Johnson
Family Genealogical Records
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Manuscripts Barclay, James Turner
Extent of Collection
1.5 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #292
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], [file or folder name], James T. Barclay Papers, 1807-1876. Center for Restoration Studies MS #292. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
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Finding Aid created by
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