- Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)
Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)
portions of 2 boxes
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: portions of 2 boxes
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
A prominent figure in the founding of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was,
among other things, an author & printer, politician, and diplomat. Each of
these roles is represented in this series dating from 1740-1789. His
correspondence includes transactions from his printing business (including a 1740
printing from his press); official documents signed as President of the Executive
Council of Pennsylvania; letters concerning funding and supplies for the American
government and army; and letters from his service as a diplomat in Europe
negotiating the terms of the new American nation.
Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790); 1740-1789; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.