Found 5 collections related to Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Penn, William, 1644-1718
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4575
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Several letters, fragments of letters, and indentures of William Penn (1644-1718), English leader of the Society of Friends and founder of Pennsylvania, dating between 1675 and 1709. Recipients include Thos. Holmes (likely surveyor Thomas Holme);... more
Chalmers, George, 1742-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 507
4.08 linear feet (2 boxes, 27 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a British historian, civil servant, and author. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to Maryland in 1763. He was a lawyer in Baltimore until the American Revolutionary War broke out, when he left for England. Chalmers... more
Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775
Manuscripts and Archives Division
95 items
Proprietor of Pennsylvania. Letters to James Hamilton, relating to Pennsylvania affairs.
Shea, John Gilmary, 1824-1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 593
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume contains writer, editor, and historian John Gilmary Shea's annotated transcription of Colden Cadwallader's book: History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province in New-York in America (originally printed and sold by... more
B. Franklin and D. Hall (Firm)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24158
.1 linear feet (1 box)
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was a printer, writer, scientist, and statesman. David Hall (1714-1772) was a Scottish-American printer, bookseller, and stationer. The printing partnership of... more
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