Jonathan Williams selected papers, 1771-1813


Date: 1771-1813 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers related to Benjamin Franklin and the American Philosophical Society, and include correspondence among Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, Jonathan Williams, Sr., and Jonathan Williams, Jr. Also included is Williams' journal of a trip through England with Benjamin Franklin, Jan Ingenhousz, and John Canton (1771), memoranda and essays by Williams on trade, meteorology, and sugar refining, and notes and drawings.

Background note

Jonathan Williams was a merchant and army officer, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1787.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Received from Indiana University Library, 1961.

Location of originals:

Originals in Indiana University Library.

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

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Philosophical Society


  • Essays.
  • Journals (notebooks).
  • Memoranda.
  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • England -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.

Personal Name(s)

  • Canton, John, 1718-1772
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Franklin, William, 1731-1813
  • Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799
  • Williams, Jonathan
  • Williams, Jonathan


  • Commerce.
  • Meteorology.
  • Sugar -- Manufacture and refining.