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Franklin, William, 1731-1813
Political Correspondence

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Dates:
1757-1813
Abstract:  

The only son of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin served as Royal Governor of New Jersey during the critical years between 1762 and 1776. An ardent Loyalist, William split with his father over their political differences in the early days of the Revolution, and after enduring two years of imprisonment, became a leader in the Loyalist cause. He settled in London in 1782, where he worked as an agent for Loyalist claims. The William Franklin Papers are a miscellaneous assemblage of letters and documents, dealing largely with Franklin's years as Royal Governor of New Jersey. The majority of the letters are perfunctory, however they provide some information on Franklin's land holdings in New Jersey and the Ohio country. The collection includes two letters relating to Franklin's imprisonment in Connecticut during the Revolution, two affectionate letters to his sister Sarah, and one to his son William Temple Franklin.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F861
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Dates:
1642-1841
Abstract:  

The Calendar of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin prepared by Isaac Minis Hays for the bicentennial of Franklin's birth in 1906 provides access to the largest portion of the Franklin Papers at the APS. The items were originally bound into volumes in roughly chronological order, with letters to Franklin preceding those from Franklin and at the end of the collection, Franklin's letters owned by the University of Pennsylvania. Each manuscript is still identified by Hays' reference numbers, which include a roman numeral refering to the original volume followed by an arabic number to identify the folio. The electronic version of the finding aid replicates Hays' calendar, including the introductory material and item-level descriptions. It has been updated to reflect corrections in the metadata, corrections of personal names, dates, and description.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F85
Extent:
85.5 Linear feet
Subjects:  

Abolition, emancipation, freedom | Account books. | American Philosophical Society | American Revolution | Americans Abroad | Bache, Catherine Wistar, 1770-1820 | Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808 | Business Records and Accounts | Business and Skilled Trades | Diaries. | Diplomatic History | Diplomatic Material | Electricity -- Early works to 1800 | Family Correspondence | France -- Foreign relations -- United States | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774 | Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823 | Franklin, William, 1731-1813 | General Correspondence | Government Affairs | Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States | Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925 | Hodge, Sarah Bache, 1798-1849 | International Travel | Land and Speculation | Manuscript Essays | Marriage and Family Life | Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794 | Military History | Pen works | Pencil works | Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century | Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- 18th century | Pennsylvania History | Political Correspondence | Postal service -- United States | Printed Material | Printers -- Pennsylvania | Printing and Publishing | Scientific Correspondence | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Social Life and Custom | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform | United States -- Foreign relations -- France | United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain | United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca.1600-1775 | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | United States -- Politics and government -- Colonial period, ca.1600-1775 | United States -- Politics and government -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796 | Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815