William Penn Charter School

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The William Penn Charter School, an independent college preparatory school, had its beginnings in the Public Grammar School founded in 1689 as a result of instructions from William Penn to the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania. Thomas Lloyd, president of the Council, requested Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to take charge of the matter. In 1708 Penn signed a charter removing the responsibility for the school from the Meeting and giving it to an appointed Board of Quaker Overseers.

From the description of Archives, 1666-1981. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 29216565

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Rhoads, J. Edgar (Joseph Edgar), 1883-1981. Oral history interview, 1969. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Mellor-Gill, Margaret W. Margaret W. Mellor-Gill diaries and papers, 1899-1991. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Penniman, Josiah H., 1868-1941. Papers,personal and family 1706-1968 University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
creatorOf William Penn Charter School. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1988. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Jones family. Papers, 1821-1951 (bulk 1852-1896). Haverford College Library
referencedIn Sutton, Howard Anderson, 1873-1942. Howard Anderson Sutton diaries, 1886-1892. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Apple Computer, Inc. Records, 1977-1998 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. Papers, 1880-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Hubben, William, 1895-1974. Papers, 1906-1976. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
creatorOf William Penn Charter School. Archives, 1666-1981. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Cresson, Annabella Elliott, 1743-1793. Morris Wistar Wood Collection, 1721-1979. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf William Penn Charter School. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1947. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Apple Computer, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784. person
associatedWith Bettle, Edward, 1841-1912. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Gummere, Richard M. 1883- person
associatedWith Hubben, William, 1895-1974. person
associatedWith Jones family. family
associatedWith Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Jones, Richard Mott, 1843-1917. person
associatedWith Maclary, Charles. person
associatedWith Mellor-Gill, Margaret W. person
associatedWith Penniman, Josiah H., 1868-1941 person
associatedWith Penn, William, 1644-1718. person
associatedWith Proud, Robert, 1728-1813. person
associatedWith Rhoads, J. Edgar (Joseph Edgar), 1883-1981. person
associatedWith Smith, Frederick L. person
associatedWith Sutton, Howard Anderson, 1873-1942. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Philadelphia (Pa.)

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