National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Thomas Penn Papers

(Microfilm Edition)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Thomas Penn (1702 –1775) was a son of William Penn, founder of the English North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The correspondence (1729–75) touches on nearly all aspects of colonial life.


10 reels, 16-page guide


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Thomas Penn, by Arthur Devis (detail), courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art


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