Henry Stevens selected papers, 1878-1882, relating to Benjamin Franklin


Date: 1878-1882 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 50 photostats


These selected papers include letters and documents concerning the papers of Benjamin Franklin. A portion of these papers came to be owned by Stevens, but were eventually purchased by the U.S. government and are now at the Library of Congress. These materials were used by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. in his article, "Henry Stevens, his Uncle Samuel, and the Franklin Papers," Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 72 (Oct. 1957-Dec. 1960): 143-211.

Background note

Henry Stevens was a bookman.

Collection Information

Physical description

50 photostats


Presented by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., and accessioned, 1959.

Location of originals:

Originals in Library of Congress.

Indexing Terms

Personal Name(s)

  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Stevens, Henry (1819-1886)