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Proud, Robert, 1728-1813


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Proud manuscripts

Identifier: HC.MC-950-152

This collection is comprised of the single folder collection of Robert Proud's manuscripts. The majority of the collection is comprised of notes on Robert Proud's life, presumably written by a descendant. The most significant item is titled "Notes & memorandums by Robert Proud of Philadelphia respecting his early turn of mind, education etc., anno 1786." There is also information in another hand about other Proud family members, a Robert Proud signature, and some fragments.

Dates: Undated.

Robert Proud papers

Identifier: SFHL-MSS-038
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1754 - 1806

John Jay Smith papers

Identifier: HC.MC-900

Papers primarily consist of those received by his forebears and collected by John Jay Smith, an entrepreneur and a founder of the Pennsylvania Gazette. Also included are manuscripts of Robert Proud, a treatise by Dr. F. Daniel Lobstein, and a document in the hand of James Dickinson.

Dates: 1683-1859

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