Miscellaneous Benjamin Franklin Collections 1710-1822

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Miscellaneous Benjamin Franklin Collections, 1710-1822

Miscellaneous Benjamin Franklin Collections 1710-1822

Since publication of I. Minis Hays's Calendar of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin in 1908, the APS Library has acquired a large number of miscellaneous letters and other documents relating to the life, mind, and work of Franklin and his immediate family. The collections listed in this finding aid consist of letters and documents to and from Franklin organized into groupings based upon provenance or focal point. The largest grouping consists of miscellaneous materials acquired individually or in small groups over the years, including a number of important individual items. The other collections consist largely of correspondence between Franklin and individual friends and colleagues, including his friends Mme Brillon, Mary "Polly" Stevenson Hewson, and Catherine Ray Greene, the Whig agriculturist Richard Jackson, and the printer Francis Childs. The collections include photostats of selected materials held by other institutions or that were in private hands. These are available for reference only.

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Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Cash, Caleb

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Loudon, Earl of

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Crawford, Adair, 1748-1795

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Professor of chemistry at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, England, who performed the first experiments designed to determine the specific heats of gases. From the description of Lecture notes on chemistry, 1794. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122596028 ...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Hubbart, James

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Meuris, Matthias. Estate of

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Koyle, Michael. Estate

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Smallwood, William, 1732-1792

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Army officer. From the description of Papers of William Smallwood, 1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071024 Born in Charles County, MD., William Smallwood, a delegate to the Maryland Assembly in 1761, was wounded in the Battle of White Plains and became Brigadier General in 1776. He served as Major General from 1780-1783 and began three terms as Govenor of Maryland in 1785. From the description of Orderly book, 1778-1779. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)...

Franklin, Sally

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Febiger, Christian, 1746-1796

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Christian Febiger was a colonel with a Virginia regiment during the Revolution. From the description of Letterbooks, 1778-1786. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441747 ...

Whick

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American philosophical society

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Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 in Philadelphia, patterning it after the Royal Society of London. It's purpose was the promotion of the study of science and the practical arts of agriculture, engineering trades, and manufactures. Subjects of today's "philosophy" were generally excluded from the societies of the 17th and 18th centuries and the word "philosophy" meant to them "love of knowledge," and was essentially the equivalent of today's "science." Interest...

Miles, Samuel, 1740-1805

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Samuel Miles was a soldier, a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly, and mayor of Philadelphia. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1769. From the description of Papers, 1776-1802. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489511 A native Pennsylvanian of Welsh Quaker stock, Samuel Miles served as a young man in the militia during the French and Indian War. Despite his youth, not yet being 20, Miles rose to the command of...

Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803

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Joseph Galloway (1731-1803), an American British loyalist. In 1753, he married Grace Growden, daughter of Lawrence Growden, Jr. (1694-1770), one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in colonial Pennsylvania. As a member of the Pennsyvalvania Assembly, Galloway was part of Benjamin Franklin's anti-proprietary faction. He was the Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and signed the non-importation agreement, but refused to sign the Declaration of Independence. In 1776, he jo...

Griffith, John, et al

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Ingersoll, Jared, 1722-1781

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Lawyer and loyalist. From the description of Parole of Jared Ingersoll, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454255 From the description of Papers of Jared Ingersoll, 1740-1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79053531 ...

Logan, George, 1753-1821

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Pennsylvania farmer, senator, and diplomat. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Fisher, 1802 Jan. 19. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316933 From the description of ALS : Washington, to Thomas Fisher, 1806 Apr. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138978 ...

Hughes, John. -1772

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Bingham, William, 1752-1804

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Philadelphia banker and senator, American consul to Martinique. From the description of Draft : St. Pierre, Martinique, to the Committee of Secret Correspondence, 1778 Jan. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541846 Statesman and entrepreneur. From 1770-1776 Bingham was the British consul in St. Pierre, Martinique. He remained in the West Indies for four more years serving as an agent of the Continental Congress, overseeing commercial privateering an...

Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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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...

Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1734-1795

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Parker, George, 2nd earl of Macclesfield, 1697-1764

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Shipley, Jonathan

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Library company of Philadelphia

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This collection includes unmarked ballots found in books that are part of the Library Company's collections. The books in which they were found are not identified. Since the mid 1980s, the Library Company no longer separates such materials without tracking the connection through accession numbers. This collection gathers items from several sources, and is open to new additions. From the description of Things left in books collection. Ballots, 1851-1864. (Library Company of Philadelph...

Stevenson, Margaret, ca. 1706-1763

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Jackson, Richard, 1722-1787

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Public official, Great Britain. From the description of Letters of Richard Jackson, 1755. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451234 ...

Phetty, Philip

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Hurford, Samuel

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Greene, William, 1731-1809

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U. S. Commissioners to France

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U. S. Congress

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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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...

Eldridge, Samuel

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Hall, David, 1714-1772

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David Hall was a Philadelphia printer and bookseller. He came to America in 1743, as a journeyman in Benjamin Franklin's shop. He was Franklin's partner, 1748-1766, and carried on the business as Hall and Seller's after Franklin sold his interest in 1766. From the description of Papers, 1745-1822. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440321 Printer and publisher, of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Account book, 1767. (Unknown...

Roberts, Hugh, ca. 1706-1786

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Le Roy, Jean Baptiste 1724-1800

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Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1769-1798

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Benjamin Franklin Bache was a journalist and printer and grandson of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Papers, 1779-1793. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122439972 From the description of Diary, 1782-1785. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380097 American journalist, grandson of Benjamin Franklin, son of Richard Bache, 1737-1811, cousin of Alexander Dallas Bache, 1806-1867. From the gu...

Koyle, Michael, Estate of

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U. S. Continental Congress

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Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794

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Cooke, Nicholas, 1717-1782

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Governor of Rhode Island. From the description of Nicholas Cooke correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452297 Cooke (1717-1782) was lieutenant-governor of Rhode Island from May-Oct 1775, and governor from Oct 1775- May 1778. From the description of Papers, 1775-1782. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122372631 Cooke (1775-1782) was lieutenant-governor of Rhode Island from May-Oct 1775, and governor from Oct 1775- May 1778. ...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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At this time, Samuel Huntington was the governor of Connecticut. George Clinton was the governor of New York. From the description of Letter to George Clinton, 1791 November 11. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866432 Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) was born on July 16 in Windham, Connecticut. After private study, Huntington received permission to practice law in Connecticut in 1754. He moved to Norwich in 1760. He was elected as a Representative fr...

Edgell, Simon

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Philadelphia. Mayor, Magistrates and Wardens

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Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794

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Hughes, John

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Epithet: Poet; of Add MS 33940 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x00000a John Hughes of Gaerwen, Anglesey was a Methodist. No further biographical information was available at time of compilation of description. From the guide to the John Hughes, Gaerwen Diaries, 1849-1868, (Bangor University) Epithet: head gardener at Blenheim Palace British Library Archives and Manuscrip...

Price, Richard, 1723-1791

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Richard Price was an English nonconformist minister and writer on morals, politics, and economics. From the description of Papers, 1767-1790. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488751 British philologist and antiquary. From the description of Papers, 1753-1791. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36115923 The son of a harsh Calvinist Congregational minister in the Welsh heartland, Richard Price follow...

Norris, Isaac, 1701-1766

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Isaac Norris, a prominent Philadelphia Quaker politician, son of Isaac Norris (1671-1735). He managed the family firm, Norris and Company and after his father's death became its senior partner. In 1727, Norris was elected to the common council of Philadelphia and in 1730 became an alderman. In 1735, he was elected to the Assembly of Pennsylvania, succeeding his late father. In 1743, he retired from active involvement in the business and plunged in the public affairs. Norris represented Pennsylva...

Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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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...

Childs, Francis, 1763-1830

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Drummond, Agatha, Lady Kames, 1711-95

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Jackson, Richard

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Moore, Samuel Preston, 1813-1889

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Rogers, John

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Freneau, Peter

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Otto, Lewis William

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Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

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Caspar Wistar taught chemistry at the College of Philadelphia from 1789 to 1792. This College, with the University of the State of Pennsylvania, would become the University of Pennsylvania in 1791. From the description of Lectures : on chemistry, 1790. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122621060 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, 1817 July 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Waring, John, 1716-1794

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Bartram, John, 1699-1777

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John Bartram was the first native American botanist and made many journeys through the southern frontier, collecting seeds and bulbs for transplanting. From the description of Papers, 1738-1796. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122364926 From the description of Correspondence, 1735-1775. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464663 From the guide to the John Bartram papers, 1738-1796, 1738-1796, (American Philo...

Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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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...

Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774

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Wife of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Bond, 1765 Mar. 10, Philadelphia. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380573 ...

Cramer, Mme Delon(?)

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Read, John E. (John Erskine), 1888-1973

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Ruston, Thomas, approximately 1739-1804

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Epithet: monk of Westminster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000351.0x0000b8 Physician of Philadelphia. From the description of Document, 1765, Nov. 26 : Edinburgh, Scotland. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35315005 Thomas Ruston was born in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, to Job and Mary Ruston. Thomas was the first of twelve children. His parents emigrated from Berwick, Engl...

Greene, Elihu

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Lea, Thomas

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Howe, Richard Howe, Earl, 1726-1799

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Richard Howe, British admiral; commander of the North American fleet (1776-1778); commander of the Channel fleet (1782), First Lord of Admiralty (1783-1788); created Earl Howe (1788); Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet (1793-1799). From the description of Correspondence of Richard Howe, 1776-1799. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551617 Richard Howe, Earl Howe, British naval officer. From the description o...

Willing, Thomas, 1731-1821

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American banker. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1794 Nov. 27 and Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874694 Banker, delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., businessman, and jurist. From the description of Thomas Willing correspondence, circa 1788-1800. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981384 ...

Digges, Thomass

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Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

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Secretary of the Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. From the description of Papers of Charles Thomson, 1765-1888 (bulk 1765-1818). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060797 Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress. From the description of Journal (notebook), 1782. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441800 Mr. Thomson was Secretary of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. From th...

Hovey, Ebenezer

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Brillon, Mme

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Philadelphia Common Council

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Helvetius, Anne Catherine de Ligniville d'Autricourt, 1719-1800

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Corkrin, James

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Genet, Edme Jacques, -1781

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Epithet: French writer and translator British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x00001a ...

Shipley, Georgiana, d. 1806

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Middleton, Mary

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Pennsylvania. Provincial Council

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Green, Thomas, active 1816-1820

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Epithet: of Sloane MS 4077 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x00018b Epithet: DD; Bishop of Norwich 1721 and of Ely 1723 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000186 Epithet: of Add MS 40517 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x00018a ...

Cushing, Thomas, 1725-1788

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Sam Holton, Esq., 1783 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529131 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Capt. Darby, 1769 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515818 Delegate from Massachusetts to U.S. Continental Congress, Massachusetts public official, and businessman. From the description of Thomas Cushing correspondence, 1775-1776. (Unknown). ...

ZrenC?, baron

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Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Greene, Catharine

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Braddock, Edward, 1695-1755

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Pennsylvania. Constitutional convention, 1776

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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Fox George, d. 1828

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Jay, John

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The Philadelphians chess society

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Houdon, Jean-Antoine, 1741-1828

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French sculptor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to "citoyen Bayard", 1795 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269532825 From the description of Letter, 1793 Dec. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030569 Versailles 1741-1828 Paris. From the description of Bust of Benjamin Franklin [object]. ca. 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906565 ...

Williams, Jonathan, Dr.

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Jonathan Williams was a merchant and army officer, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1787. From the guide to the Jonathan Williams selected papers, 1771-1813, 1771-1813, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Cook, James, 1728-1779

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James Cook (b. November 7, 1728, Marton, Great Britan-d. February 14, 1779, Hawaii) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. He became an apprentice to some shipowners in Whitby. In 1759 he became master of his own ship, the Northumberland. The following winter, while laid up in Halifax, he studied mathematics and attained a sound knowledge of astronomical navigation. Cook went on to become an eminent circumnavigator. He made many geographical discoveries, ...

Lee, Stephen

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Epithet: astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x00018d Epithet: of Add MS 33980 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x0002cd ...

Williams, J.

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Lyon, James

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Epithet: Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000798.0x0000e5 ...

Born, Ignaz, Edler von, 1742-1791

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Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823

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William Temple Franklin served as Benjamin Franklin's secretary at the American Philosophical Society, 1786. From the guide to the William Temple Franklin diary, 1785, 1785, (American Philosophical Society) Grandson of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (16) : Philadelphia, New York and London, to M. le Veillard, 1785-1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270751145 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Franklin...

Finley, Samuel, 1715-1766

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Samuel Finley, fifth president of The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), was a Scotch-Irishman who came to this country when he was nineteen. One of the original trustees of the college, Finley succeeded Samuel Davies as president on May 31, 1761. His presidency was marked by a steady growth in enrollment, and he was respected and beloved by the students. From the description of Samuel Finley collection, 1756-1766. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63052...

Hewson, Mary

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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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...

Hill, Henry, 1732-1798

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Henry Hill was one of the executors of Benjamin Franklin's estate. From the description of Executor's papers of Franklin's estate, [ca. 1790-1798]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316287 ...

Scott, Thomas

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Epithet: of Add MS 18722 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x0000d6 Title: 2nd Earl of Clonmell British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x0000e6 Epithet: alias Rotherham; Archbishop of York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x0000d0 ...

Wistar, B

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Estate of Benjamin Franklin

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Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823

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William Temple Franklin served as Benjamin Franklin's secretary at the American Philosophical Society, 1786. From the guide to the William Temple Franklin diary, 1785, 1785, (American Philosophical Society) Grandson of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (16) : Philadelphia, New York and London, to M. le Veillard, 1785-1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270751145 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Franklin...

Falconer, Nathaniel

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Miller, Peter, 1710-1796

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U. S. Continental congress. Committee of secret correspondence

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Free, Jonathan, of the county of Cornwall

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Sybert, Sebastian

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Bond, Thomas

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Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808

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Sarah Franklin Bache was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Correspondence, 1768-1807. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122347508 Benjamin Franklin Bache, the grandson of Benjamin Franklin, worked as a printer and journalist. From the guide to the Benjamin Franklin Bache papers, 1779-1793, 1779-1793, (American Philosophical Society) Sarah Franklin Bache was born in Philadelphia on 11 Septe...

Rivington, James, 1724-1802

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English-American printer and bookseller. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Peter Van Scheeck of Kundahook, 1791 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655298 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Samuel Galloway, 1768 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655295 James Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist in London and New York. Publisher of a prominent Loyalist newspaper, he was later disco...

de el Castillo, Laureano Donado

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Richard, Bache. 1737-1811

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Craig, Thomas

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Balliet, Stephen

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Pennsylvania. Supreme Executive Council

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Committee of safety. Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts Colony. General court

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Hill, Richard, 1656?-1727

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Epithet: surveyor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x000394 Richard Hill (1655-1727), diplomat, was envoy extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria at Brussels, 1696; Ambassador at The Hague and Lord of the Admiralty, 1699; and Envoy to Savoy, 1703-1706, where he gained the adhesion of the Duke to the Grand Alliance against France. He was apppointed Ambassador to The Hague and Brussels in 1710, but declined...

Supreme executive council, Pennsylvania

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Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787

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French statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Versailles, to an unidentified recipient, 1777 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583336 French foreign minister. From the description of Letter, 1779 Feb. 13, Versailles, to John Adams. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 173971950 Title: Comte British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x00...

Philadelphia. Merchants

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Clapham, William

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Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768

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John Bartram was the first native American botanist and made many journeys through the southern frontier, collecting seeds and bulbs for transplanting. From the guide to the John Bartram correspondence, 1735-1775, 1735-1775, (American Philosophical Society) Peter Collinson was a London merchant and naturalist. From the description of Letters, [ca. 1740]-1770. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489517 From the description of ...

Carlile, John

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Lavers, Robert

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Epithet: Captain 91st Regiment British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x00028e ...

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794

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Greene, Catherine Ray

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U. S. Board of War

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Pennsylvania Hospital

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Koyle, Michael

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Wright, John

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Jonathan, William, 1750-1815

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Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent, 1743-1794

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French chemist and government administrator, considered the founder of modern chemistry. From the description of Géographie minéralogique de la France / [par] Lavoisier et Guettard, 177-? (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123487897 From the description of Géographie minéralogique de la France / [par] Lavoisier et Guettard, 177-? (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938887 En 1775, Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1743-1794) fut nommé régisseur des poudr...

Sober, Sarah

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Smout, Edward

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Coates, William.

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Epithet: junior, of Dublin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000174.0x0000b1 Epithet: of West Brighton British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x0000fb ...

Junto

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Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

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Caspar Wistar taught chemistry at the College of Philadelphia from 1789 to 1792. This College, with the University of the State of Pennsylvania, would become the University of Pennsylvania in 1791. From the description of Lectures : on chemistry, 1790. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122621060 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, 1817 July 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803

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Hartley, David, ca. 1730-1817

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Pennsylvania. Committee of Safety

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Franklin and Hall

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Strahan, William, 1715-1785

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Epithet: Secretary to Sir P Meadows British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x000155 William Strahan was a London printer and publisher, member of Parliament, and friend of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Journals and accounts, 1751-1777. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122589409 From the guide to the William Strahan journals and accounts, 1751-1777, ...

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792

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Diplomat, Continental Congressman, and staunch opponent of the Constitution. From the description of ALS, 1787 October 16 : [s.l.], to Charles Lee, Richmond, Virginia. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13708313 Arthur Lee was a physician, lawyer, and diplomat. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768. From the description of Account of the robbery of the papers of Arthur Lee, American agent at Berlin, 26 June 1777, 1777 J...