Books from the "Beehive" Manuscript of Francis Daniel Pastorius Lyman W. Riley* Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) is best known as the "Founder of Germantown, Pennsylvania" and is celebrated for being one of the four Pastorius had a good academic background. He wrote a number of pieces, but published only a few. His most substantial work is the still unpublished "Beehive," the name he gave to his folio-sized, two-volume who presented the 1688 condemnation of slavery (written in his hand) to Philadelphia Friends. commonplace book, a collection of memorabilia, miscellaneous notes, lists, etc. The "Beehive" is part of the manuscript collection of the Pastorius owned, or at least was very familiar with. The list takes up 23 University of Pennsylvania Library. Two sections ofthe manuscript are devoted to entries for the many books pages and includes 1022 titles. There is now available a typescript copy of these entries, with references to published catalogues and bibliographies-- where these could be found. Copies of the typescript have been placed in the Special Collections Department of the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, and the Quaker Collection of Haverford College. Personal libraries can be considered significant evidence
Quaker History – Friends Historical Association
Published: Apr 4, 1994
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