Annotated by Julia Barclay
Detailed map of the St. Louis World's Fair Grounds, published as a promotional item for the Mississippi Valley Trust Company.
The map includes extensive annotations in the hand of Julia Barclay, who was then 18 years old and graduating from Hosmer Hall in St. Louis. The annotations seem to locate exhibitions in 11 different buildings, along with Xs which likely locate the buildings which she visited.
Julia Barclay was born on June 16, 1886, the daughter of George Barclay and Lillie I Swain. George rose through the ranks of Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, starting his career as a clerk and ending it as vice-president. He helped found the St. Louis Association of credit men. Julia graduated from Hosmer Hall in 1904, followed by two years at Vassar College. Julia married John D’Arcy at St. Georges Chapel in 1912. During World War I, Julia and John actively contributed to the American Red Cross and other war efforts. They had four children: Kate, John D. Jr., Julia Barclay, and George Barclay. The children attended primary and secondary school in the Kirkwood District.
The Julia Barclay collection of papers from 1904 is held by the Missouri History Museum Archives and catalogued as follows:
Papers, 1904. 1 folder [formerly Alphabetical File]
The papers consist of correspondence, 1904 World's Fair passes, and loose pages of Julia Barclay's Vassar College scrapbook. All the items date from 1904 and relate to Barclay's senior year at Hosmer Hall and her admission to Vassar College. Includes a letter from Reverend Robert Holland expressing regret that he cannot attend her high school graduation and also mentions the 1904 World's Fair.
Additional information is held in the Barclay-D'Arcy Family Papers, also in the Missouri History Museum Archives.