George Fox letterbook, 1786-1797


Date: 1786-1797 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 176 p.


These letters are mainly business correspondence with his friend William Temple Franklin or are about Franklin's lands and investments in the United States.

Background note

George Fox was a Philadelphia physician and man of affairs.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 176 p.


Transferred from the American Philosophical Society Archives and accessioned, 12/25/1948 (86715).

Early American History Note

This letter book contains the correspondence of George Fox, a prominent Philadelphian and associate of William Temple Franklin, for the years 1786-1797. Fox corresponded with William Temple Franklin extensively and discussed financial and political matters. Lands owned by Franklin and Fox in western Pennsylvania were frequently discussed, as were other investments and speculations. For much of this period, Franklin was in Europe and Fox served as Franklin's business representative in Pennsylvania.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Higgins, Jesse.


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Legal Records
  • Letterbooks.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Commerce.

Personal Name(s)

  • Barclay, Robert
  • Constable, William, 1721-1791
  • Cooper, William, 1776-1848
  • Fox, George, 1759-1828
  • Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823
  • Hand, Edward, 1744-1802
  • Hartley, Thomas, 1708-1784
  • Jones, N. Cantwell
  • Kelly, John, 1763-1848
  • Millegan, Robert
  • Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816
  • Pearce, Matthew
  • Read, George, 1733-1798
  • Schenk, Cornelius
  • Williamson, John


  • Land and Speculation
  • Real property -- Pennsylvania.