As part of a city-wide celebration of William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania, Haverford Special Collections has a small number of items on exhibit in our Reading Room in Magill Library for the remainder of the week. Materials on display include:
• An engraving of William Penn, aged 22, as well as a carved bust depicting him later in life
• A polyglot bible in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew from Penn’s personal library
• A letter from Penn to his Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania
• The only surviving copy of Penn’s English translation of the Magna Carta
• A section of the Haverford Treaty Elm, descendant of the tree under which Penn met with the Indians at Shackamaxon
We invite you to pay us a visit to see these and other items, this Wednesday through Friday, November 8-10, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Information about other events comprising William Penn’s Welcome Week is online at: www.ushistory.org/penn/.
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