The Papers of William Penn, Volume 1
Papers of William Penn
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
720 pages, 171.00 x 248.00 x 0.00 mm, illus.
- ISBN: 9780812278002
- Published: January 1981
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.
"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