John Perkins papers, [ca. 1768-1779].


Date: Circa 1768-1779 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include letterbook copies of two letters to Benjamin Franklin, and a paper on colds that Perkins inscribed for Franklin, "A few thoughts on epidemic colds or catarrhal fevers" (1768).

Background note

John Perkins was a Boston physician, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1774.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Purchased from the American Antiquarian Society ($2.60) and accessioned, 1963 (1963 2386mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in American Antiquarian Society.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection

Personal Name(s)

  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Perkins, John, 1698-1781


  • Catarrh.
  • Cold (Disease)
  • Medicine.