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Penn, William, 1644-1718

 Person

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

"Some Account of William Penn's Birth, Education, and Death"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-106
Overview The anonymous manuscript "Some Account of William Penn's Birth, Education, and Death, Also: Some Account of his travels in the work of the ministry in some parts of Germany and Holland, etc.," is organized chronologically, and after providing initial biographical information about William Penn, provides brief descriptions of important events in Penn's life, organized by year.
Dates: 1863

"Massacre: A Play"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-015
Overview Charlotte Brate's play, "Massacre," describes a fictional event in the life of William Penn. It takes place in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1683, and describes the white settlers' fear of an "Indian massacre" and misunderstandings between the settlers and Indigenous populations.
Dates: 1941

"The Trial of William Penn"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-023
Overview The script of Columbia Broadcasting Company's 1950 production of "The Trial of William Penn" is a dramatic retelling of the last day of Penn's trial.
Dates: 1950

William Wistar Comfort papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1195
Scope and Contents Papers include such biographical information as provided in William Wistar Comfort’s autobiography, a small amount of correspondence, as with his father, Howard Comfort, Comfort’s writings on French topics, Friends’ stories for children, on William Cowper and primarily on Quaker topics, including on William Penn, Anthony Benezet and Stephen Grellet. Comfort spoke publicly on many occasions, specifically at schools and colleges as well as in France during his stay there in 1937.
Dates: 1867-1941

De Armand Family Album

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-049
Overview This collection consists of a family album of cartes de visite depicting prominent Friends and members of various Quaker families. The album seemed to belong to William Webster, whose family immigrated to Woodbridge, New Jersey circa 1685 and who helped in the development of Plainfield, New Jersey and the Plainfield Meeting House in the late 1700s.
Dates: 1870 - 1890

Deed, 1681

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 7
Scope and Contents Detail of deed granted by William Penn, 1681
Dates: 1681

Deed 2, 1681

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: 8
Scope and Contents Detail of deed granted by William Penn, 1681
Dates: 1681

William I. Hull Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-069
Overview William I. Hull, a Quaker pacifist, taught history at Swarthmore College from 1892 until his death in 1939. He was the Librarian of Friends Historical Library and also authored numerous books and articles, particularly on the subjects of Quakers in Holland, William Penn, peace, and international relations. The Papers contain correspondence (1900-1939), diaries (1892-1939), published and unpublished writings, papers relating to conferences and committees in which he participated, reference...
Dates: 1843-1939 (bulk 1900-1939)

"The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-049
Overview Robert Ion's undergraduate thesis, entitled "The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington," includes a history of Quaker theology, a summary of Isaac Penington's life, and a brief biography of Robert Barclay and William Penn.
Dates: 1947

Charles F. (Charles Francis) Jenkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-073
Overview Charles F. Jenkins (1864-1951) was a prominent Quaker who was involved with Green Street Monthly Meeting, the American Friends Service Committee, the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (1919-1934), and Friends Intelligencer. He was also a Manager of Swarthmore College for 40 years and President of the Board from 1933 to 1944. Includes correspondence about "Signers' Walk" at Far Country, 1939-46, and general correspondence, 1897-1947, relating to Swarthmore College, Quaker Meetings, William Penn,...
Dates: 1865-1950