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The Papers of William Penn, Volume 1
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The Papers of William Penn, Volume 1

Edited by Mary Maples Dunn and Richard S. Dunn. Richard A. Ryerson and Scott M. Wilds, Associate Editors. Jean R. Soderlund, Assistant Editor

720 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 | illus.
Cloth 1981 | ISBN 9780812278002 | $89.95s | Outside the Americas £72.00
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A volume in the series Papers of William Penn

"Superb is the only term of description for this first (of a projected set of five) volumes containing all the surviving manuscripts originating with William Penn. . . . One can now more fully understand this extraordinary man's character—impetuous, careless, and disorganized in personal and business affiars, tactless yet burningly sincere and indefatigable."—Journal of American Studies

"A monumental volume. . . . [The editors] have produced a kind of encyclopedia, not merely of Penn's life but of the age itself."—The Eighteenth Century

This first volume, spanning the first thirty-five years of William Penn's life, from 1644 to 1679, documents his activities as a young Quaker activist.

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