Peter Collinson transcripts, 1721-1768


Date: 1721-1768 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet


Circa 160 transcripts prepared for publication in Alan Armstrong, ed. Selected correspondence.

Background note

Peter Collinson (1694 – 1768) was an English merchant and botanist.

Collection Information

Physical description

Circa 160 items.


Presented by Alan Armstrong.

Early American History Note

The Peter Collinson Collection contains copies of correspondence directed primarily to Collinson's North American contacts, especially those based in Pennsylvania. His correspondents include members of the Penn family and Benjamin Franklin. The letters discuss current affairs, politics, and scientific matters.

Indexing Terms


  • General Correspondence
  • Scientific Correspondence
  • Transcripts.


  • Colonial Politics
  • Natural history