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.
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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