William Temple Franklin appointment books: diaries, 1785-1803


Date: 1785-1803 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 116 p.


These are transcripts of original documents and letters from various libraries. There is extensive annotation by Claude-Anne Lopez.

Background note

William Temple Franklin was Benjamin Franklin's grandson and secretary.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 116 p.


Presented by Claude-Anne Lopez and accessioned, 1983 (1983 439ns).

General note

For the original 1785 diary, see PAAV87-A57.

Early American History Note

This collection of William Temple Franklin material contains copies, often typescript, of Benjamin Franklin's grandson, who also served as his secretary in France. Some but not all of the originals are housed in the APS already. These documents contain annotations of Claude-Anne Lopes, the former editor of the Benjamin Franklin Papers.

Indexing Terms


  • Appointment books.
  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Diaries
  • Diaries.

Geographic Name(s)

  • France -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Personal Name(s)

  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823
  • Lopez, Claude Anne


  • American Revolution
  • Diplomatic History