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Abraham Pennell commonplace book

975.03.049

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Creator:
Fox, George, 1624-1691
Creator:
Hicks, Elias , 1748-1830
Creator:
Pennell, Abraham
Title:
Abraham Pennell commonplace book
Date [inclusive]:
1826-1827
Call Number:
975.03.049
Extent:
04 Linear feet
Language:
English
Cite as:
Abraham Pennell commonplace book (MC.975.03.049), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Biography/History

Abraham Pennell (1753-1840) was born in Middletown, Pa. on April 9, 1753, the son of William Pennell (1725-1783) and Mary Dell (1734-1801). He died on September 25, 1840 in Middletown, Pa.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume commonplace book of Abraham Pennell, and contains excerpts from Elias Hicks’ letters and sermons, and from George Fox’s sermons and writings and excerpts from the bible.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  November 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Commonplace books
  • Sermons
Subject(s)
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Pennell, Abraham. Commonplace book, Undated.
Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single volume commonplace book of Abraham Pennell and includes extracts from Elias Hicks letters and sermons, extracts of early Friends writings, bible verses, and testimonies from various Quaker individuals, including: John Grafton, Samuel Fuller, Benjamin Holme, and sermons from various Meetings for worship.

Biographical note

Abraham Pennell (1753-1840) was born in Middletown, Pa. on April 9, 1753, the son of William Pennell and Mary Dell. He married Hannah Sharpless and the couple had three children: Mary (1777-1852), William (1783-1796), and Hannah Pennell (1788-1864). Pennell died on September 25, 1840 in Middletown.

Cite as:
Abraham Pennell commonplace book (MC.975.03.049), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition

The Abraham Pennell commonplace book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by the Friends Library, Philadelphia.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October 2015.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Commonplace books
  • Sermons
Personal Name(s)
  • Hicks, Elias , 1748-1830