Collection of Genealogical Research on William Penn and his Descendants, 1838-1960

Finding aid prepared by Manuscripts Division staff, reprocessed in 2015 by Lindsay Chaney; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
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Finding aid last updated 24 June 2016.


Title: Collection of Genealogy Research on William Penn and his Descendants
Collection number: 315
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.8 linear ft. (7 document boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1838-1960
Abstract: William Penn (1644-1718) was an early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, pamphlets, clippings, and books concerning the life of William Penn (1644-1718) and genealogy research about his descendants.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Genealogy Research on William Penn and his Descendants (Collection 315). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Processing Information

Re-processed by Lindsay Chaney in 2015 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.

Biography/History

William Penn (1644-1718) was an early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, pamphlets, clippings, and books concerning the life of William Penn (1644-1718) and genealogy research about his descendants. Included are materials relating to the history of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland during the Colonial period.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: Research
  • Series 2: Books

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Penn family.
Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Genealogies.

Container List

 

Series 1: Research. late 1800s-mid 1900s.

Scope and Content

This series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, pamphlets, and clippings concerning the life of William Penn and genealogy research about his descendants.
Box 1, Folder 1

Genealogy research: Manuscript of Penn Family History. early 1900s.

Box 1, Folder 2

Genealogy research: "History of William Penn" Notes. 1923-1931.

Box 1, Folder 3

Genealogy research. early 1900s.

Box 1, Folder 4

Genealogy research. early 1900s.

Box 1, Folder 5

Genealogy research: Pedigree charts, correspondence. early 1900s.

Box 1, Folder 6

Genealogy research: Correspondence. circa 1940.

Box 1, Folder 7

Genealogy research: Compiled by The Media Research Bureau. undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Genealogy research: Handwritten notes. undated.

Box 1, Folder 9

Genealogy research. early 1900s.

Box 1, Folder 10

Genealogy research. circa 1940.

Box 2, Folder 1

Genealogy research. early 1900s.

Box 2, Folder 2

Handwritten notes. late 1800s.

Box 2, Folder 3

Handwritten notes by H.M. Penn. early 1900s.

Box 2, Folder 4

Newspapers and ephemera. 1939-1941.

Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings, ephemera, correspondence. early 1900s.

Box 2, Folder 6

Notes, correspondence. early 1900s.

Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs, postcards. circa early 1900s.

 

Series 2: Books. 1853-1940.

Scope and Content

This series consists of books related to William Penn's life and research about the genealogy of his descendants. Included are materials relating to the history of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland during the Colonial period.
Box 3

A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry; or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. 1887.

Box 3

Proposed Removal to Philadelphia of the Remains of William Penn. 1882.

Box 4

The Hairstons and Penns and Their Relations by Elizabeth Seawell Hairston. 1940.

Box 4

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men, Volume 8. 1861-1866.

Box 4

The William Penn Memorial. 1911.

Box 4

The True William Penn by Sydney George Fisher. 1900.

Box 4

History of the County of Montgomery. 1906.

Box 4

True Stories of Great Americans: William Penn. 1915.

Box 4

William Penn: His Own Account of The Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians, 1683 by Albert Cook Myers. 1937.

Box 4

True Stories of Great Americans: William Penn. 1919.

Box 4

Lives of American Worthies: William Penn by Robert J. Burdette. 1882.

Box 4

"Our Kin": The Genealogies of Some of the Early Families Who Made History in the Founding and Development of Bedford County Virginia . 1930.

Box 5

Memorials of Sir William Penn. 1838.

Box 5

The Peffley-Peffly-Pefley Families in America. 1938.

Box 5

The Quakers of Iowa by Louis T. Jones. 1914.

Box 5

Penn by Elizabeth Janet Gray. 1938.

Box 5

Virginia County Records, 1721-1800. 1922.

Box 5

Masonic Calendar for Year 1922. 1922.

Box 6

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Virginia. 1908.

Box 6

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, North Carolina. 1908.

Box 6

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland. 1907.

Box 6

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Pennsylvania. 1908.

Box 6

Proceedings and Speeches at the Dinner in Celebration of the Landing of William Penn, by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. 1853.

Box 6

Allhallows Barking and the Memorial to William Penn. 1911.

Box 6

The Penn Family of Virginia: A Chronological Record. 1915.

Box 6

Penn Family Pedigree. 1871.

Box 7

Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County, Church by Brumbaugh. 1915.

Box 7

Williamsburg, Virginia: A Brief Study in Photographs. 1942.

Box 7

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 68, No. 2. April 1937.

Box 7

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 68, No. 3. July 1937.

Box 7

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 68, No. 4. October 1937.

Box 7

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 69, No. 1. January 1938.

Box 7

The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest. 1896.