Penn, William, 1644-1718
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Richmond Pearson Miller (1902-1972) was a Quaker author and educator. He was the son of J. Milton and Sara G. Miller In 1926 Alice Leinbach. He died in 1972. This collection contains the papers of Richmond P. Miller, Quaker author and educator, including correspondence, writings, and papers relating to various Quaker concerns. Miller was involved with the 1962 NBC television production, Gentle Persuaders; the William Penn Tercentenary in 1964; the William Jeanes Memorial Library controversy;...
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume "Report of a Survey," of the Albert Cook Myers collection of William Penn Material in the Chester County Historical Society, and was compiled by Mary Maples, Joseph E. Illick, and Frederick B. Tolles. The Report includes a descriptive survey of the materials in the collection, the procedure the group used in the survey, their findings, and their recommendations for the publication of the William Penn materials from the Wlbert Cook Myers...
Abstract Collection of family papers includes letters received by Abraham Scott, 1700-1704, a volume containing copies of letters written by George Dillwyn in relation to his wife's inheritance of part of the estate of Richard Hill, Hannah Moore, and Henry Hill, including a house in Madeira, 1799-1816, and an almanac with notations by Captain John Hollitt. Of particular interest is John Parrish's diary of his journey in the ministry from Philadelphia to Virginia in 1782. Also included are copies of...
Abstract This collection includes photocopies of letters from William and Hannah Penn, and photocopies of accounts of the convincement and of the death of WIlliam Penn, an example of his coat of arms, and various notes concerning the provenance of the Penn papers.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1674-1851, (copies) 1674-1719
Overview A collection of letters and deeds of William Penn (1644-1718), along with biographical and historical material, graphic representations of Penn and photographs of pages from published works.
Dates: 1673 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1673 - 1925
Overview This collection is comprised of the scripts, generally for one-act plays, written by Rosalie Regen. Each play focuses on Quaker history, and particularly important Quaker individuals, including Elizabeth Fry, John Woolman, William Penn, Rufus Jones, George Fox, Mary Fisher, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
Overview Robert Proud was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1728 to Ann and William Proud. After completing his education, he immigrated to the Pennsylvania Colony. Considered a Loyalist and unsuccessful in starting several enterprises, he lived on shaky footing. However, he became a noteworty historian and writer, dubbed by some as "Pennsylvania's first historian." This collection consists of Proud's observations and memoranda, Latin and Greek translations, poetry, copies of other documents, letters, and...
Dates: 1754 - 1806
Collection — Container: Folder 1
Overview The Penn Treaty Elm Trading Cards feature illustrations of the storied 1682 meeting between Lenape chiefs and William Penn used to advertise "Indian Chewing Gum" made by the Goudey Gum Company of Boston, and "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral" made by J.C. Ayer & Co of Lowell, Massachusetts
Overview Elizabeth Stanley Trotter's "The Children of Light: Being the story of George Fox, the Quaker, and of Oliver Cromwell, the Soldier, and of William Penn, the Settler, and some of those who followed them" is entirely written in verse, and is split into four "books."
Dates: 1941, undated