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Robert Proud papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-MSS-038

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Proud's observations and memoranda, Latin and Greek translations, poetry, copies of other documents, letters, and some of Proud's published work, along with some other documents.

Dates

  • 1754 - 1806

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Proud was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1728 to Ann and William Proud. After completing his education, he immigrated to the Pennsylvania Colony, where he eventually secured a job at the Friends School in Philadelphia (today the Friends Select School). Proud lived on perpetually tenuous financial footing, relying on fellow Quakers for his room and board for around twenty years. He was considered a Loyalist during the American Revolution, which placed him in a perilous position in Philadelphia with its abundance of Patriots. However, he became a noteworty historian and writer, dubbed by some as "Pennsylvania's first historian."

Extent

.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language

English

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 some of Proud's published work, along with some other documents.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in folders and sub-folders by manuscript and/or subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Jenkins, 1911-03-29 and 1913-06-30. One item purchased from Goodspeed, Jan. 1972.
Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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