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Albert Hampton Barclay papers

Call Number: MS 1191

Scope and Contents

These papers of Albert Hampton Barclay consist of letters, writings, and memorabilia of Yale University and New Haven, Connecticut. The letters are primarily from family members, particularly Barclay's brother Carl, although several are from friends and deal with Yale alumni matters.

The largest portion of the papers is made up of Yale Alumni Weekly issues containing articles by Barclay about football games and other sports events, and the notes and memorabilia which he used in writing the articles. Also relating to Yale are two photographs of class of 1891 alumni.

The remainder of the collection consists of memorabilia and printed matter from New Haven social events and businesses, unidentified family photographs, and a blueprint of Barclay's house in New Haven.

The provenance of these papers is unknown.


  • 1899-1936


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


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A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Correspondence, printed material, photographs and miscellanea of Albert H. Barclay, a Yale graduate, class of 1891, and a New Haven attorney. Includes football articles written for the Yale Alumni Weekly, class photographs, and family materials.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Hampton Barclay, B.A. 1891. Born July 31, 1869, Saltsburg, Pa.; died March 16, 1951, New Haven, Conn.

Father, William Franklin Barclay (M.D. Long Island Coll. Hospital 1866), physician in Pittsburgh; son of John Agnew and Margaret Medlar (Lomison) Barclay. Mother, Emma Sarah (Brown) Barclay; daughter of Thomas Harkness and Sarah (Byerly) Brown.

He attened Hopkins Grammar School. He received a B.A. from Yale in 1891 and an LL.B. in 1895, LL.M. 1896 (Corbey Court).

Lawyer in New Haven 1901-51 (senior partner Barclay and Barclay at time of death); on editorial staff New Haven Register 1891; correspondent New York Herald, Boston Globe (New Haven correspondent at time of death), and Philadelphia Press 1891-1905; went to England with Yale-Henley crew for New York Sun 1896; director, vice-president, and general counsel Armstrong Rubber Company 1931-51; attorney American Surety Company of New York for many years; chairman New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals 1934-37; member Connecticut State Guard 1917-19; Class secretary 1912-51; on executive committee Yale Law School Association 1947-51; vice-chairman and general counsel board of managers Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research 1937-51 and general counsel board of managers Charles A. Coffin Memorial Fund; associate fellow Pierson College (Yale) 1950-51; member New Haven County, Connecticut State, and American Bar associations, and Trinity Church (Episcopal), New Haven.

Married December 7, 1898, Rochester, N.Y., Laura Whitney, daughter of George Daniel and Georganna (Stillson) Williams. Children: Lois Whitney (B.A. Smith 1924), the wife of Richard H. Blythe, Jr., '30 S.; Margaret (B.A. Smith 1930; Mrs. Nathaniel Saltonstall Howe); Albert Hampton, Jr., '33; John Williams '36.

Death due to pulmonary thrombosis. Buried in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven. Survived by wife, children, thirteen grandchildren, and a brother, Carleton H. Barclay, '98.

The Albert H. Barclay Fund for the purchase of books for the Law Library was established in 1942 by John A. Hoober, '91 L.

(Taken from Yale University Obituary Record, 1949-51, pp. 15-16).

Guide to the Albert H. Barclay Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
August 1983
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Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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Finding aid written in English.

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