Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin Circa 1819-1963

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Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin, Circa 1819-1963

Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin Circa 1819-1963

These selected papers include correspondence concerning Franklin, Franklin's descendants, and Franklin's papers, extracts from Philadelphia newspapers on Franklin, papers used in Sparks' biography, miscellaneous entries in his diary (1830-1854) relating to his search for Franklin manuscripts, and his preparation of an edition of Franklin's writings. Correspondents include Henry Stevens, Jr.; Henry Stevens, Sr.; Benjamin Vaughan; Petty Vaughan; James Mease; H. D. Gilpin; J. Francis Fisher; Franklin Bache; and others.

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Reed, William B. (William Bradford), 1806-1876

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American writer, editor and publisher. From the description of Letter : to [James Thomas] Fields, 1870 Dec. 10. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122625073 Lawyer and diplomat. From the description of Papers [microform], 1857-1860. (Oberlin College Library). WorldCat record id: 35721445 From the description of Papers of William B. Reed, 1857-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452370 ...

Mease, James, 1771-1846

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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...

Vaughan, Petty, 1788-1854

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Jared Sparks was a clergyman, editor, historian, and president of Harvard College; he became an American Philosophical Society member in 1837. From the guide to the Jared Sparks selected papers, 1819-1863 Franklin Bache S. D. Bradford William Duane Peter S. Du Ponceau J. Francis Fisher George Gibbs Henry D. Gilpin Edward D. Ingraham James Mease William B. Reed Henry Stevens, Sr. Henry Stevens, Jr. Benjamin Vaughan Petty Vaughan William Vaughan There are also extracts from Sparks's jo...

Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860

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President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. From the description of Henry Gilpin papers, 1853-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81461324 Henry Dilworth Gilpin was born and raised in England, emigrated to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania, and proceeded to practice law, author numerous publications, and serve as editor for the Atlantic souvenir. He went on to become director of the Bank of the United States, and ultimately Attorney Gene...

Gibbs, George, 1776-1833

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Gibbs was a noted minerologist; his mineral collection is now at Yale University. He married Laura Wolcott, the daughter of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. From the description of George Gibbs account books, 1813-1838. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 496138449 George Gibbs (1776-1833) was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on January 7, 1776, the son of Mary Channing and George Gibbs, Jr. (1755-1803), a wealthy merchant. While a young man traveling a...

Stevens, Henry, 1819-1886

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Henry Stevens was born on August, 24, 1819, in Barnet, Vermont. He attended Middlebury College for a year, but graduated from Yale College in 1843 with the degree of B.A. Upon graduating, he attended Harvard Law School for a year. In 1840, he worked as a clerk in Washington, D.C. for the the treasury department of the United States Senate. He also worked for the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress and was an early advocate for the use of photography as a means of supplementing bi...

Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865

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Duane, son of William Duane (1760-1835), worked at the Aurora general advertiser in Philadelphia, practiced law (from 1815) and later served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1833). He was removed from office for refusing to withdraw government deposits from United States Bank before a meeting of Congress. -- Thomas Elder was a prominent lawyer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Elder esq., 7 September 1831. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat r...

Stevens, Henry, 1791-1867

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Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835

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Physician, lawyer, author, diplomat, merchant, and agriculturalist, of Hallowell, Me.; b. in England. From the description of Benjamin Vaughan medical remedies, ca. 1805. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213863015 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan compilation of bills of mortality for Hallowell, Maine, 1807-1834. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213487537 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan autograph letter s...

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...

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844

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Du Ponceau was a Philadelphia lawyer who arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., from France in 1777, achieved early prominence as an aide to von Steuben, and as secretary to Robert Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Congress in 1781. Du Ponceau was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1785 where his familiarity with both American and European law brought him an important practice. His intellectual interests included both history and linguistics and he published extensively in both fields. He ...

Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864

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Nephew of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Francis Markoe Jun. Esq., 1841 Feb. 20 and 1848 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134379 U.S. physician and chemist. From the description of Franklin Bache letter, 1823, Nov. 29, [Philadelphia], to Dr. Reni La Roche. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34835424 Franklin Bache was a Philadelphia physician, professor of chemistry, and author. From...

Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866

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Jared Sparks (1789-1866) was the President of Harvard University from February 1, 1849 to February 10, 1853. He was also a Unitarian minister, editor, and historian. Jared Sparks was born to Joseph Sparks and Elinor (Orcut) Sparks on May 10, 1789 in Willington, Connecticut. Sparks was one of nine children and came from a family of modest means. When he turned six years old, Sparks went to live with an aunt and uncle in Camden, New York, to help relieve the family of a mout...

Fisher, J. Francis.

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Ingraham, Edward D. (Edward Duncan), 1793-1854

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Philadelphia lawyer and bibliophile. From the description of ALS : to James Abercrombie, 1836 July 13. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617112 Jared Sparks was a clergyman, editor, historian, and president of Harvard College; he became an American Philosophical Society member in 1837. From the guide to the Jared Sparks selected papers, 1819-1863 Franklin Bache S. D. Bradford William Duane Peter S. Du Ponceau J. Francis Fisher George Gibbs ...

Bradford, Samuel Dexter

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Jared Sparks was a clergyman, editor, historian, and president of Harvard College; he became an American Philosophical Society member in 1837. From the guide to the Jared Sparks selected papers, 1819-1863 Franklin Bache S. D. Bradford William Duane Peter S. Du Ponceau J. Francis Fisher George Gibbs Henry D. Gilpin Edward D. Ingraham James Mease William B. Reed Henry Stevens, Sr. Henry Stevens, Jr. Benjamin Vaughan Petty Vaughan William Vaughan There are also extracts from Sparks's jo...

Vaughan, William, 1752-1850

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Charles Babbage was a mathematician and inventor. From the guide to the Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871, (American Philosophical Society) ...