Franks Family Papers 1711-1821, [1965-1968]
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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...
British historian. From the description of History of the Jews in England : Oxford, 1962-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82463340 From the description of History of the Jews in England : Oxford, 1962-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146866 Epithet: Reader in Jewish Studies at Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x000065 ...
Friedman was an author, historian, and collector of Judaica. From the guide to the Early charters and documents, 1170-1495., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Friedman was an author, historian and collector of Judaica. From the description of Early charters and documents, 1170-1495. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79463966 ...
Franks Family This biographical sketch discusses various members of the Franks family who are represented in the collection. Bilhah Abigail Levy (circa 1696-1756), called Abigail, was born circa 1696 to Moses and Rachel Levy, German Jews who had immigrated to London and then moved to America at the turn of the 18 th century. It is uncertain whether Abigail was born before or after her parents' immigration to America. Upon arriving in America, Moses Levy soon ...
Indian agent and public official. From the description of Papers of George Croghan, 1768. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064125 According to Mr. Julian F. Boyd, Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, who viewed this document on October 1, 1938, with Mr. Carl Van Doren, this is am accurate, clerk's copy of the original minutes of the conference, corrected in the handwriting of Mr. Richard Peters, Secretary of the conference. From the description of...
English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Claremont, to Mr. Sharpe, 1755 Jul. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609892 ...
William Franklin was born in 1731, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin; his mother's identity is unknown. Prime Minister, Lord Bute, named William Franklin to the position of Royal Governor of New Jersey when the office became available in 1762. At first, Franklin was greeted in New Jersey with trepidation, as it was assumed that his famous father had obtained the office for him. In contrast to the low expectations of him, William Franklin became one of the most effective royal governors N...
Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...
Michael Gratz was a Philadelphia merchant. From the description of Papers, 1811-1822. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122489884 Philadelphia merchant. From the description of Documents concerning settlement of his estate, 1850. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86139016 ...
King of England from 1727-1760. From the description of Writ, 1748 February 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629412 George Augustus was born in Hanover, Germany on November 10, 1683, the only son of the elector of Hanover. In 1705 he married Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and they had nine children. During his reign as King of England, George II granted the charter to James Edward Oglethorpe, allowing for the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733. George ...
James Mease (Aug. 11, 1771-May 14, 1846), physician, scientific thinker and author, was one of Philadelphia's most prominent citizens and an ardent booster of both the United States and Pennsylvania. His interests were wide-ranging, as were his contacts with notable figures in science, agriculture and natural history in the United States and abroad. Mease was born in Philadelphia into a wealthy and patriotic shipping merchant family; during the Revolutionary War his father, John Mease, served in...