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Archives & Manuscripts

Quakers -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-106
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript entitled "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." There is an illegible author's name on the cover of the manuscript, and it has been dated 1863. The volume is organized chronologically, and after providing initial biographical information about William Penn, the volume provides brief descriptions...
Dates: 1863

"Massacre: A Play"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-015
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript of Charlotte Brate's play, "Massacre." The play describes a fictional event in the life of William Penn. It takes place in Germantown, Pa. in 1683 and describes the white settlers' fear of an Indian massacre and misunderstandings between the settlers and the Indians.
Dates: 1941

"The Trial of William Penn"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-023
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume script of Columbia Broadcasting Company's 1950 production of "The Trial of William Penn," a dramatic retelling of the last day of Penn's trial.
Dates: 1950

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

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-049
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of Robert Ion's undergraduate thesis at Oxford University, entitled "The Theology of Early Friends with Special Reference to that of Isaac Penington." The thesis 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

Albert Cook Myers collection survey

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-027
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...
Dates: 1959

William Penn facsimilies

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-030
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume of the facsimiles of the papers of William and Hannah Penn, including correspondence and deeds.
Dates: Undated

Rosalie Regen scripts

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-154
Scope and Content note 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. The scripts for the following plays are included in the collection: "The Seven Sisters," "Master John," "slave wedding," "Admiral Penn and Son William," and "Bewitched" "Rufus Jones and the...
Dates: 1952-1953

"The Children of Light"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-093
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, typed, manuscript of 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." The manuscript is entirely written in verse, and is split into four "books." Book one includes: "The Youth," "The Hermit," and "The Search." Book two includes: "The Diviner," "The Revealer," and "The Man of Light." Book...
Dates: Undated, 1941