Archives, 1666-1981.


William Penn Charter School. Archives, 1666-1981.

Archives, 1666-1981.

Minutes, correspondence, account books, legal, business and financial papers, illustrations, photographs, published material, artifacts, microfilm, etc. comprising the archives of the William Penn Charter School of Philadelphia. Records of the Corporation of Overseers include minutes (1712-1970); account books (1734-1957); legal, business and financial papers consist of charters (includes 1701 charter signed by Penn), reports of committees, deeds and other land related papers, indentures of apprentice teachers, papers related to various legacies, bills, receipts, building accounts, faculty accounts, etc.; correspondence (ca. 1725-1969) includes faculty correspondence, topics include discussion of moving school to Germantown; papers of Richard Mott Jones (Headmaster, 1874-1917); papers (ca. 1895-1917, 1930-1935) of Frederick L. Smith (teacher, 1895-1925; Headmaster, 1917); papers of Richard M. Gummere (Headmaster, 1918-1934); lists of Overseers, teachers, students, books in library; material on the history of the school includes clippings, essays, addresses, letters, catalogs, school logs, memorabilia, school and student publications, etc.; rules for students and teachers; illustrations and photographs of Overseers, buildings, faculty and student groups; 59 volumes comprising the original library of the school; microfilm of minute books and cumulative record cards (1940-1973) for classes; artifacts (1666-1932); additional persons represented in the records are Anthony Benezet, Edward Bettle, Rebecca Jones, Robert Proud and others.

ca. 42 ft.

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Proud, Robert, 1728-1813 (person)

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Penn, William, 1644-1718 (person)

English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers, 1660-1982. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 25898071 Thomas Lloyd was Penn's appointed Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of ALS, [16]91 June 16, England to T[homas] L[loyd] / Wm. Penn. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 27471458 Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for th...

William Penn Charter School (corporateBody)

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. Fro...

Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784 (person)

Prominent Friend, philanthropist and educator. From the description of Papers, 1750-1936 (bulk 1750-1784). (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 25237753 Philadelphia philanthropist. From the description of ALS : to Susanna Wright, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540703 Philadelphia Quaker philanthropist, educator, author, and anti-slavery advocate. A teacher for twelve years at the Fri...

Smith, Frederick Stanley (person)

Confederate officer, 7th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. From the description of Papers, 1863-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20314774 Confederate Army officer and commissary first for Kershaw's Brigade, South Carolina Volunteers (Infantry) and later for Butler's Brigade, S.C. Volunteers (Cavalry). From the description of F.L. Smith military records, 1862-1864. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521830 ...

Gummere, Richard M. 1883- (person)

Jones, Richard Mott, 1843-1917. (person)

Bettle, Edward, 1841-1912. (person)

Jones, Rebecca, 1739-1817 (person)

Henry Drinker (1734-1809) was a member of the Society of Friends and served as clerk of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. He was a partner in the Philadelphia shipping firm of James and Drinker. In Sept. 1777 he refused to formally declare his loyalty to the United States government and as a result was taken prisoner (along with other prominent Philadelphia Quakers) and subsequently exiled to Winchester, Va. where he remained until April 1778. From the guide to the Correspondence of Henr...