Contents and Arrangement

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to John Franklin, 1752 December 8

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence and documents, both original and copies, of Benjamin Franklin and his son William Franklin. Correspondents include Francis Childs, Robert Cochran, Humphrey Marshall, and William Robertson. There is a fragment of a letter by Franklin to his children, dated 14 May 1771, from Passy (France). In addition, there is a preliminary sketch in pencil of Franklin made by Justus Chevillet for his 1778 portrait engraving, as well as three invoices addressed to Joseph Wharton from Franklin & Hall printers covering work done from 1748 to 1765. A document (1771) signed by William Franklin appoints William Paterson as solicitor and counselor at law for the Province of New Jersey.

Collection History



Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to John Franklin; Benjamin Franklin Collection, C1059, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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