William Temple Franklin diary, 1785


Date: 1785 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 122 p.


1785 diary containing notes written by William Temple Franklin. Written in the 1785 edition of Almanach des Rendez-Vous, printed in Paris.

Background note

William Temple Franklin served as Benjamin Franklin's secretary at the American Philosophical Society, 1786.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 122 p.


Presented by the Bache Collection of Franklin Papers.


This has been microfilmed; cf. Film 119.

Early American History Note

This item is part of the William Temple Franklin Collection. The Franklin Collection contains a range of correspondence, but this item is a diary William Temple Franklin kept in a French almanac for much of 1785 while serving in France.

Indexing Terms


  • Diaries
  • Diaries.
  • Diplomatic Material
  • Travel Narratives and Journals


  • American Revolution
  • Americans Abroad
  • Diplomatic History