MG-439. EDWARD R. BARNSLEY PAPERS, 1801-1986 (bulk 1932-1986).

Edward K. Barnsley was a lawyer from Newton, Bucks County and head of the Furnishing Committee of the Pennsbury Manor Reconstruction. The papers relate to Barnsley’s early association with Pennsbury Manor from its restoration and inception as a historic site in the 1930’s. Included in the series News clippings, 1908-1972, is an undated news clipping titled "Penn as a Slave-holder" that was taken from a Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. It quotes Hannah Callowhill, the second wife of William Penn as saying: "The young blacks must be disposed to prevent their increasing charge. . . ."

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