Legacy Library: Pennsylvania General Assembly

PaGeneralAssembly is a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

Search PAGeneralAssembly's books

Random books from PaGeneralAssembly's library

Discourses concerning government by Algernon Sidney, esq: to which are added, Memoirs of his life, and apology for himself, both now first published, and the latter from his original manuscript by Algernon Sidney

Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King's Bench: with some special cases in the courts of Chancery, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, alphabetically digested under proper heads; from the first year of K. William and Q. Mary, to the tenth year of Queen Anne [1689-1712]. By William Salkeld. With two tables; the one of the names of the cases, the other of the principal matters therein contained by William Salkeld

Letters and memorials of state in the reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, part of the reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's usurpation Written and collected by Sir Henry Sydney, the famous Sir Philip Sydney, and his brother, Sir Robert Sydney, Robert, the second earl of Leicester, Philip, lord viscount Lisle, and of his brother, Colonel Algernon Sydney. Together with letters of the other ministers of state, with whom they held a correspondence ... by Arthur Collins

Les reports du tres erudite Edmund Saunders ... des divers pleadings et cases en le Court del bank le Roy en le temps del reign sa tres Excellent Majesty le Roy Charles le II. ... [1666-1672] avec trois tables by Sir Edmund Saunders

A new abridgement of the law. By a gentleman of the Middle Temple by Matthew Bacon

A collection of acts and ordinances of general use, made in the Parliament begun and held at Westminster the third day of November, anno 1640 : and since, unto the adjournment of the Parliament begun and holden the 17th of September, anno 1656. and formerly published in print, which are here printed at large with marginal notes, or abbreviated: being a continuation of that vvork from the end of Mr Pulton's collection. In two parts. Together with several tables of the titles of, and principal matters ... by Henry Scobell

The Oceana and other works of James Harrington esq; collected, methodiz’d, and review’d, with an exact account of his life prefix’d, by John Toland. To which is added, an appendix, containing all the political tracts wrote by this author, omitted in Mr. Toland’s edition by James Harrington

Members with PaGeneralAssembly's books

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

PaGeneralAssembly's reviews

Reviews of PaGeneralAssembly's books, not including PaGeneralAssembly's

Helper badges

HelperWork Combination

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.

 

Member: PaGeneralAssembly

CollectionsYour library (202)

ReviewsNone

TagsBritish Law (112), Case Law (61), History (34), British History (14), Legal History (8), Law (8), British Politics (6), Reference (6), Religion (6), Canon Law (5) — see all tags

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meThe Pennsylvania General Assembly was founded during the early colonial period. Today it is the legislative branch of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's government.

About my libraryThe Pennsylvania General Assembly Collection was the 422-volume library of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Currently residing in the Rare Books Room of the State Library of Pennsylvania, the General Assembly Collection slipped out of history after its move from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in the early years of the 19th century. It was only in the 1960s that dedicated researchers from Independence National Historic Park and the State Library of Pennsylvania realized the historical value of this collection, and that all of the volumes were still together.

The first books in the collection, the 'Statutes at Large,' were purchased after the Assembly directed its clerk, Benjamin Franklin, in 1745 to buy some law books and maps for their use. Starting in 1752, the Assembly's Speaker, Isaac Norris II, worked to purchase further books for the collection. Norris and Franklin purchased the books from dealers in London.

In following years, the books were boxed up and moved several times to protect them from war, and to follow the Assembly. Both General Assembly and its library moved to Harrisburg in 1812.

The books in this virtually intact colonial-era library are the core of today's State Library of Pennsylvania. Much of the Assembly Collection was conserved during 2007-2008 at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA) under a prestigious "Save America's Treasures" grant. "Save America's Treasures" is a public-private partnership between the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

GroupsLibraries of Early America

Homepagehttp://www.statelibrary.state.pa.us

Real namePennsylvania General Assembly

LocationState Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/PaGeneralAssembly (profile)
/catalog/PaGeneralAssembly (library)

Member sinceDec 22, 2008

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,975,983 books! | Top bar: Always visible