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  • Title
    Penn manuscripts
  • Reference
    MS VOL 372-374
  • Date
    1683-1768
  • Scope and Content
    The fonds consists of an assortment of originals, transcripts, facsimiles, engravings and newspaper cuttings relating to William Penn, and the Pennsylvania seal (1683-1768). The collection was formed and annotated by Philip Justice of Philadelphia, and in America was known as the "Justice manuscripts" (see Charles M Andrews and Frances G Davenport, 'Guide to Manuscript Materials for the History of the United States to 1783' (Washington DC, 1908)). The collection originally consisted of 2 albums. After 1892, the albums were bound into 1 volume (MS VOL 372) with bulky items separately boxed (MS VOL 373).
  • Extent
    1 volume (boxed) and 2 boxes
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Existence and location of copies
    Microfilm 919
  • Creator
  • Archival history
    The collection was privately purchased and presented to the Library in 1892.
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