Penn: William Penn Collection, 1944

Call number:  MG-134

1 box     1 folder     .1 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 4

Description:  Collection contains items relating to the tercentenary anniversary celebration commemorating the birth of William Penn and biographical information. Also, facsimile reprints of Penn’s “The Excellent Priviledge of Liberty and Property” and the original charter of Charles II and William Penn.

Creator:  Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Items were collected by the Lancaster County Historical Society.


Folder 1

1. Booklet. “Your Friend, William Penn.” Contains biographical information and excerpts from letters and meeting minutes. 1944.

2. Booklet published by the Friends Penn Tercentenary Committee on the tercentenary of Penn’s birth. 24 October 1944. A facsimile reprint of Penn’s “The Excellent Priviledge of Liberty and Property.”

3. Program for the Tercentenary Celebration commemorating the birth of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. 31 October 1944.

4. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: the Original Charter of Charles II to William Penn, A.D. 1681.” A facsimile reprint in Oversized Box 6, Folder 5, Item 4. Photocopy in this folder.