Volume/Folder: Res propriae

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Record Number: 8242
Volume: 1
Author: Francis Daniel Pastorius, 1651-c. 1720
Date of Original: 1683 - 1716
Original Format: Manuscripts
Image description: This book is Pastorius's autobiography, written in German, and includes a family tree, information about his parents, and a detailed account of his life and education in Germany. He also describes his journey to Pennsylvania, including a list of items he brought with him (among other things, a knife with a tortoise shell handle, twelve new shirts, a pair of eyeglasses, and two toothbrushes). This volume includes many other lists in detail: the manuscripts and books he owned, the items his wife brought to their marriage, important weddings he attended, and children he baptized. The volume also contains a copy of a lease agreement involving Thomas von Wylich, Johannes de BrĂ¼n, and Ennicke Klostermanns.