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Abstract

Though the Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection is composed of items that do not fall readily into any other existing collection, the two dominant intellectual areas represented in the collection are Early American History and History of Science.

Scope and content

The Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection is composed of items that do not fall readily into other collections. The two dominant intellectual areas represented in the collection are early American history and the history of science.

In the collection there are letters by, and material relating to, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, William and Thomas Penn, Horatio Gates, John Hancock, Pierre Eugene du Simitiere, William Pitt, the U. S. Continental Congress, Benedict Arnold, George Washington, General Lafayette, Albert Gallatin. Also of interest is James Logan’s “Questionnaire used basis of testimony in the Penn-Maryland boundary dispute,” and George III’s 1783 Commission to David Hartley to negotiate peace with the thirteen United States.

Additionally, the collection holds a variety of material about the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and non-importation resolutions. There is also such items as a petition to John Adams from “sundry female inhabitants of Philadelphia” asking for the release of prisoners from Fries Rebellion (1799); Jared Sparks correspondence concerning the publication of the Franklin Letters; and a facsimile of Lee’s General Order No. 9, surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia (April 10, 1865).

In the history of science, the collection holds letters by, and material relating to, many of the big names in science, especially natural philosophers of the 18th century but including scientists through into the 1930s. Among those represented are Johannes Fredericus Gronovious, John Bartram, Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, Pierre Eugène Du Simitière, William Herschel, William Dunbar, James Rumsey and the Rumsian Society, Sir Joseph Banks, Jean Baptiste de Lamarck, James Edward Smith, Charles L. Bonaparte, Sir David Brewster, William Buckland, George Cuvier, Michael Faraday, Louis Agassiz, Edward Hitchcock, Benjamin Silliman, Charles Wilkes, Elisha Kent Kane, John Tyndall, Francis Trevelyan Buckland, Thomas Edison, Lord Kelvin, Nikola Tesla, Max Born and Max Planck.

Also included is material related to the Bristol Institution; a letter asking Lord Kelvin permission to use "Kelvin" as measurement for electricity (May 3, 1892); a letter signed by Albert Einstein, from Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, asking for money to educate the public about the responsibility of atomic energy; Neils Bohr’s “Challenge to Civilization”; letters concerning the development of physics and atomic energy, answering questions from E. Chudzicki. Together this material highlights the emerging fields of geology, astronomy, physics, natural history, ornithology, botany, chemistry and genetics.

Native American Images note : Nearly 200 black and white silver gelatin photographs, negatives, slides, and photomechanical prints of Iroquois chiefs, signatures, scenes of the Isleta pueblo, Ojibwa portraits, Penobscot attire, and Baffinland Inuits. Copies of images from Catlin, Parsons, McKenney, Speck and Boas are found. Of note, pictographs of Iroquois signatures are represented by symbols of hatchets, deer, turtles, arrows, and pipes. Each name is identified with the date of the signing of various eighteenth century treaties. Referenced in Freeman’s Guide to manuscripts relating to the American Indian, number 1644.

Collection information

Processing information

Inventory not complete, material dated after 1978 is not uncataloged. For additional information on these items, see the in-house shelf list.

General physical description

25 linear feet.

Naval History Note

There are numerous items in this collection which may be of interest to students of naval history:

Barry, John, 1745-1803.
  1. United States, Continental Congress. Letter to John Barry. 1776 April 11. Relative to prize sloop Edward. 1 page.
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957.
  1. Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Letter to Mrs. Anna Lane Lingelbach. 1950 April 5. Appeal to help save people in Soviet concentration camps. 1 item.
Humphreys, Joshua, 1751-1838.
  1. Humphreys, Joshua. Letterbook, with letters to Tench Francis, Thomas Truxton, etc. pertaining to ships for the navy. 1797 August - 1797 November. Correspondence. 7 pages.
Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
  1. Jones, John Paul. Letter to General William Whipple. 1777 December 11. Reporting on trip of the Ranger, refers to U. S. commissioners. 3 pages.
  2. Jones, John Paul. Letter to Robert Morris. 1779 October 13. News of his activities including the battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis on September 23, mentions Dr. Franklin. 4 pages.
Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873.
  1. Maury, Matthew Fontaine. Letter to Naval School of Philadelphia. 1843 January 17. Thanking for information. 1 page.
  2. Fitzroy, Robert. Letter to W. Hepworth Dixon. 1860 November 29. Will review Matthew Fontaine Maury's work. 4 pages.
  3. Fitzroy, Robert. Letter to W. Hepworth Dixon. 1860 December 17. Concerning his review of Matthew Fontaine Maury. 3 pages.
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860.
  1. Paulding, James Kirke. Letter to John Vaughan. 1839 March 18. Enclosing new plan for keeping log book at sea, by Captain E. Beaufort of the British Admiralty. 1 page.
  2. Poinset, Joel R. Letter to John Vaughan. 1839 June 28. Encloses note from James Kirke Paulding. Hopes to visit Philadelphia by the end of July. Mr. Sully in Washington. 2 pages.
United States. Navy.
  1. Barton, William P. C. Letter to C. H. Stedman. 1842 January 1. Concerning J. Francis Tuckerman and his examination for the U.S. Navy. 2 pages.
  2. Barton, William P. C. Letter to Jacob Bigelow. 1842 January 7. Concerning J. Francis Tuckerman and his examination for the U.S. Navy. 2 pages.
  3. Barton, William P. C. Letter to J. Francis Tuckerman. 1842 January 7. Concerning his treatment by members of the board and how he [Barton] has answered them at the naval board. 3 pages.
  4. Hamilton, Harry D. Concerning the ships named Franklin. 1948 July 3. Concerning the ships named Franklin. 5 pages.
United States Naval Observatory.
  1. Abbe, Cleveland. Letter to H. F. Peters. 1890 January 7. Astronomy, and proposal to rotate superintendency of the U.S. Naval Observatory. 3 pages.
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877. United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842).
  1. Poinsett, Joel Roberts. Letter to Mahlon Dickerson. 1837 January 7. Wishes William Davis appointed to serve on the United States Exploring Expedition. 2 pages.
  2. Wilkes, Charles. Letter to Thomas Ap Catesby Jones. 1837 July 1. Concerning the Wilkes expedition (United States Exploring Expedition), use of India Rubber. 2 pages.
  3. Paulding, James Kirke. Letter to Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. 1838 July 3. Encloses letters from Mr. N. L. Lee, who is soliciting appointment as carpenter. 1 page.
  4. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to Robert M. Patterson. 1838 November 13. Life aboard the Peacock on the United States Exploring Expedition. 3 pages.
  5. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to to John K. Kane. 1840 April 5. Accounts of adventures with United States Exploring Expedition. Discovery of Antarctic Continent. 4 pages.
  6. Jay, John C. Letter to Benjamin Tappan. 1843 February 8. Applies to work on shells brought back by Wilkes Expedition (United States Exploring Expedition). 2 pages.
  7. Prime, Frederick. Letter to Joseph L. Tillinghast. 1843 February 11. Recommends Mr. Jay as conchologist to report on specimens returned to Wilkes. 2 pages.
  8. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to George Ord. 1843 March 14. Complains of the manner in which members of the late Exploring Expedition (the United States Exploring Expedition) were treated upon return. 2 pages.
  9. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to George Ord. 1844 November 26. Forwards newspaper containing Senator Tappan's Plan for the investment of the Smithsonian bequest. Related to the United States Exploring Expedition. 2 pages.
  10. Ord, George. Letter to Titian R. Peale. 1844 December 4. Hopes the American Philosophical Society will receive a copy of Captain Wilkes' book. 3 pages.
  11. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to George Ord. 1845 April 7. Introducing Mr. William Rich, botanist of the late United States Exploring Expedition. 1 page.
  12. Ord, George. Letter to Titian R. Peale. 1845 May 20. Concerning identity of a partridge. Charles Wilkes has promised the American Philosophical Society a copy of his work. 2 pages.
  13. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to George Ord. 1845 July 3. May present himself for appointment as superintendent of National Gallery if Captain Wilkes of the late United States Exploring Expedition resigns or is removed. 3 pages.
  14. Ord, George. Letter to Titian R. Peale. 1845 December 21. Has "not read a page" of Wilkes' Narrative. 4 pages.
  15. Dana, James Dwight. Letter to Charles Wilkes. 1848 October 3. Is working on the geological report and the marine crustacea. 1 page.
  16. Ord, George. Letter to Titian R. Peale. 1852 January 27. "I have been long persuaded there was a plot concocted to defraud you of the produce of your labors" in connection to the United States Exploring Expedition. 4 pages.
  17. Ord, George. Letter to Titian R. Peale. 1852 December 4. Injustice of treatment accorded to Mr. Peale in connection with his work on the United States Exploring Expedition. 3 pages.
  18. Wilkes, Charles. Letter to William Pitt Fessenden. 1857 February 20. Concerns the publication of the information collected during the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. 4 pages.
  19. Tennessee Historical Society. Letter to Charles Wilkes. 1857 September 2. Certificate of election to the Tennessee Historical Society. 1 page.
  20. New York (N.Y.), Common Council. Letter to Captain Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. 1861 November 25. Granting the freedom of the city to Captain Charles Wilkes for his service in the capture of Mason and Slidell. 1 page.
  21. New York (N.Y.), Common Council. Letter to Captain Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. 1861 November 25. Resolutions adopted upon the capture of Mason and Slidell. 2 pages.
  22. O'Connell, Maurice, Sir. Letter to Captain Charles Wilkes. Tuesday morning. He and lady O'Connell accept invitation. 1 page.

Early American History Note

J. Stephen Catlett wrote of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection that “there is no other way to describe these manuscript letters, essays, and other papers that are contained presently in 49 boxes.” Catlett then listed a random assortment of names of authors found in the collection. Each individual item was catalogued in the card catalogue, but his data has now been put online. Rather than try to replicate that data, this entry will focus on some of the main themes of the collection and some of the most notable documents.

Among the many singular items are a letter by John Locke (in French); a letter by Isaac Newton; a receipt of Josiah Franklin's; letters by William Pitt; a letter from Patience Lovell Wright, a sculptor turned spy for the Americans during the Revolution (although the letter predates Independence, it does show her support for the colonies); and notes by and letters to Crevecoeur.

There is also a heretofore unpublished essay on the reasons for and a detail of the Albany plan of union.

The collection also contains interesting odds and ends, such as the story of John Kinsey’s death and the strange circumstances surrounding it in which he had a detailed premonition of his demise the night before. Also of note is a letter from one of Deborah Franklin’s cousins that relates the birth of Deborah's son in 1768.

The collection also has a heavy focus on Pennsylvania and Philadelphia history, especially in the early period. There are some early and official documents, such as an original William Penn grant to Thomas Powell. Some of these documents are potentially research-rich, such as the alphabetical listing of all grants of land in the colony from 1682-1698 and a list of the lots in Philadelphia granted from 1682-1692 that also has a partial sketch of Mulberry and Sassafras Streets. There is also what may be one of the first drafts of Philadelphia’s charter and the finished official charters of Philadelphia and Chester. There is a fair amount on colonial politics, especially in the correspondence of James Logan.

In addition, there are many wills, various bonds, some inventories and surveys, and legal documents on the care of orphans.

There is also an interesting series of Benjamin Rush’s letters written in 1768 that touch on affairs of the heart and make mention of Rush’s support for the colonies in their struggles with the “Mother Country.”

The Revolutionary era documents include letters from William Strahan to David Hall that supplement the APS’s Hall and Strahan collections. The letters often touch on political matters, including Strahan’s belief that nonimportation was an ineffective means of protest. A significant number of other items touch on Revolution-era activities and circumstances.

For the post-War period, there is a fascinating narrative of a rebellion in Lewistown, Pennsylvania in 1790 that involved a judge. There is also a notebook by Jonathan Donath on beekeeping that is identical to the other one in the APS collection, although this one appears to be the original and includes a reference to George Washington and others visiting Donath's apiary during the Constitutional Convention. This period also has a number of letters from Thomas FitzSimmons, a prominent Philadelphia politician and one of the only Catholic signers of the Constitution.

There is also a remarkable petition from female residents of Philadelphia requesting those held in Philadelphia jails because of Fries Rebellion be released.

For the nineteenth century, the collection shifts toward material about science and about the Philadelphia elite.

Included in the scientific material are notes, letters, notebooks, and meteorological diaries. There are also a series of records relating to the transportation revolution, including notes from Loammi Baldwin and canal engineering, and numerous letters regarding steam boats and internal improvements.

The Vaughan family have a heavy presence in the collection, though almost all material from John was in 2010 removed to a separate collection. Miscellaneous Manuscripts also has a series of Matthew Carey correspondence.

One of the more noteworthy themes of the collection is of people writing about history and historical memory. There is a fascinating translation of letters from an unnamed Frenchman who describes the histories of various colonies and the American Revolution from his perspective. There are records of Lafayette’s visit to US in 1824-1825. The collection also has an large number of notes from Moredcai Jacobs in which he adds his own memory of events and places depicted in John Watson’s Annals of Philadelphia. Finally, there are many letters from Jared Sparks seeking letters and documents on Benjamin Franklin.

Indexing Terms

Genre(s)

  • Gelatin silver prints
  • General Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous
  • Negatives
  • Photomechanical prints
  • Scientific Correspondence
  • Slides.

Subject(s)

  • Anishinaabe
  • Arctic Indians
  • Beyond Early America
  • Cayuga Indians
  • Colonial Politics
  • Early National Politics
  • Eastern Woodlands Indians
  • History of science and technology.
  • Inuit--Canada
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Isleta Indians
  • Mohawk Indians
  • Natural History
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Ojibwa language
  • Ojibwe people
  • Oneida Indians
  • Onondaga Indians
  • Penobscot Indians
  • Physics -- History.
  • Seneca Indians
  • Southwest Indians
  • Tuscarora Indians
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783


Detailed Inventory
Papers
  
Eliot, John, 1604-1690.
Agreement with John Prudden to keep a school in Roxborough;
Feb. 25, 166813x8

Photo. (?) of D.S. by 7 persons. 1p.

General physical description: 13x8

Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.
Letter to Dr. [John] North;
April 21, 16777 1/4" x 11 3/4"

Cambridge, Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add. Presented by the Royal society of London, through Dr. Frank Aydelotte, Nov. 1945. See Nature, Aug 18,1945,p.193, for printed ed. of letter and an account of it.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 11 3/4"

Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685.
Patent to Virginia;
Oct. 10, [1677]7-1/2x12-1/2

Westminster, D. 2p. Copy.

General physical description: 7-1/2x12-1/2

Account book;
Dec., 1677., [1672]18x12-1/2

D. 2p. Incomplete. Presented by C.H.Hill; June 15.

General physical description: 18x12-1/2

Banks, John.
Letter to Sir John Moore;
Aug. 29, 16787-1/2x6

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning the election of an M.P. from Hull. On same sheet is draft of a letter, pertaining to the same election.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Indenture for 500 acres of land in the county of Chester granted to Thomas Powell;
March 22, 168126" x 23"

D.S. 1p. and end. ca. Parchment.

General physical description: 26" x 23"

Pennsylvania. Charters.
Charter granted by Charles II to William Penn;
March 4, 168223 1/2" x 17 1/2"

Photostat of D. Sec.1,2,4. From original in Archives of Pennsylvania. Facsimile in Pa. Archives, ser.2, v.7,pt.2. Printed: 345.12:P38h,81 and various other places.

General physical description: 23 1/2" x 17 1/2"

Pennsylvania. Surveyor general's office.
Alphabetical listing of warrants for lots in Philadelphia, on the west side of the city towards the Schuylkill, but includes lots at the center of the city;
1682/3-169212-1/2x8

D. 2p. Film 403 Frame 42

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Pennsylvania. Surveyor general's office.
List of warrants and returns of surveys of lots, lands, etc. received of Silas Crispin;
1683-169412x7-3/4

[]. D. 2p. Film 403 Frame 41

General physical description: 12x7-3/4

Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.
Letter to [Otto Mencke]
May 30, [1693]11 3/4" x 7 1/4"

A.Dr. of L. 1p. Pertains to copies of the Acta eruditorum sent in exchange for his [Principia]. With this is a photostat of printed description and translation of the letter by S.A. Ives. Printed:Turnbull, Corres., III, 270. MICROFILM FRAME NO.737

General physical description: 11 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Banks, John.
Letter to Sir John Moore;
Feb. 27, 1695/66x5-3/4

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Recommends a family for charity.

General physical description: 6x5-3/4

Pennsylvania. Surveyor general's office.
An account of certain books,
Oct. 27, 169812x7-3/4

[]. writings, etc. belonging to the Surveyor-General's Office, received from Thomas Jenner by Edward Penington; D. 40p. Film 403 Frame 40

General physical description: 12x7-3/4

Pennsylvania. Surveyor general's office.
Account of lots returned [Front, High, Walnut, Chestnut, Mulberry, 2nd Streets: 2nd and 4th Streets: etc.];
Oct. 27, 169812-1/2x8

D. 11p. Film 403 Frame 40

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Pennsylvania. Surveyor general's office.
Alphabetical listing of surveys,from Assistant Surveyors, in New Castle, Sussex and Kent Counties, and loss in Philadelphia;
June 19, 170012x7-3/4

(?), D. 6p. Film 403 Frame 41

General physical description: 12x7-3/4

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Will
Sept. 7, 170013x8

Philadelphia, D.S.by mark of John Vaughan. 1p. Witnessed: Sam. Richardson, Dav. Lloyd, and Elizabeth Phelps. Seal. Mutilated. (This John Vaughan was a Philadelphia carpenter).

General physical description: 13x8

Read, John.
Marriage bond - John Read and Sarah White;
Feb. (?) 23, 1701 

Photostat of printed D. filled in in ms. 1p. and end. From original in the Diocesan Registry, Lichfield, England. These are the parents of Deborah Read Franklin. FILM54-Family FRAME 1

Philadelphia. Charters.
Charter granted by William Penn;
Oct. 25, 170112" x 7 1/2"

Philadelphia, Copy of D. 11p. Contemporary copy; probably the one sent to William Penn with proposed charter of 1706 - cf. Wolf, E. The 1706 charter of Philadelphia, APS Library Bulletin,1952,pp.388-405.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/2"

Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges
1701 1.0 Item(s)

Abstract: William Penn's Charter of Privileges, creating a frame for Pennsylvania government.

This item has been digitized:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/text:2631

Penn, Letitia.
Deed for tract of land at Front and High Streets, Philadelphia, to John Smart;
Oct. 27, 170112" x 15"See OS

Ms.D.S. 1p. and end. Seals

General physical description: 12" x 15"

Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Charter of privileges to the province of Pennsylvania...Philadelphia,
Oct. 28, 170126 1/4" x 30 1/2", 25" x 29 1/2"See Extra OS

D.S. 2p. parchment seal. Acknowledgment signed: Jos. Growdon, speaker; Edwd. Shippen, Phineas Pemberton, Sam. Carpenter, Griffith Owen, Caleb Pusey, Tho. Story, propry and governrs council. Recorded...31st 8th mo. 1701 - signed: Tho. Story. Printed: Colonial records, v.2,pp.56-60. FEB.7,1812 Presented by Joseph Anthony; cf. Minutes, Jan. 17,1812. ---- ---- photographs (full size, and 8" x 10").

General physical description: 26 1/4" x 30 1/2", 25" x 29 1/2"

Pennsylvania. Charters.
[The charter to privileges granted by William Penn, to the inhabitants of Pensilvania and territories]
October 28, 170129" x 25"See Extra OS

D.S: Wm. Penn [and others] 2 pieces of parchment, approx. Seal. This is the original charter; it was presented by Joseph Anthony, cf. Minutes Jan. 17 and Feb. 7, 1812. Charters of the province of Pensilvania...Philadelphia, Franklin,1742,p.17. Also in Colonial records, v.2, 1852,p.56. Framed, hangs in Green room of the Hall of the Society. ---- Portion of copy of the Charter. 2p.

General physical description: 29" x 25"

Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Charter of the borough of Chester,
October 31, 170131 1/2" x 25 1/2" and 31 1/2" x 15"See Extra OS

Parchment D.S.: Wm. Penn. 2 sheets, Seal. End: Recorded in the Rolls Office at Philadelphia in Patent book A - Vol.2,page 138 to 141 - this 6th 9br 1701 By me Tho. Story... Printed: Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania,v.3,p. 264

General physical description: 31 1/2" x 25 1/2" and 31 1/2" x 15"

Franklin, Josiah, 1658-1745.
Bill to the town of Boston for candles delivered to the alms house;
Feb.26, Oct. 27, 17034" x 7"

allowed Nov. 8 (?), 1703. A.D.S. 1p. and end. FILM54-63 FRAME 47

General physical description: 4" x 7"

Philadelphia. Charters.
Proposed charter,
170632"x32", 32"x 23"

D. 2p. - Parchment. See Wolf, E. The 1706 charter of the city of Philadelphia, in Library Bulletin for 1952. pp.388-405. Not Found: 2/10/2011

General physical description: 32"x32", 32"x 23"

Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Governor (1704-1709 : Evans).
[Ordinance for establishing courts of judicature;]
February 22, 170623 1/2" x 30"

Parchment D.S: John Evans. 1p. Seal. End: Recorded in the Rolls Office at Philada in Patent Book A vol. 4 p the 16th 2d mo 1707. By me Tho. Story... Printed: Statutes at large of Pennsylvania, 1682-1801, v.2,1896,p.500. Not Found: 2/10/2011

General physical description: 23 1/2" x 30"

Franklin, Josiah, 1658-1745.
Receipt to Mdm. Shrimpton;
Feb. 14, 1707/84 1/2" x 2 1/2"

A.D.S. 1p. FILM54-family FRAME 2

General physical description: 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Pennsylvania. Commissioners of Property.
Order to Jacob Taylor to survey a certain tract of land for John Gumly;
May 7, 17127 1/2" x 12 1/4"

Phila., D.S: Edwd. Shippen, Richard Hill, Isaac Norris, James Logan 1p.and end. Seal. FILM 403 FRAME 45

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 1/4"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to the Governor [William Penn];
Feb. 26, 1712/1312 1/2" x 8"

Phila., 26th 12mo 1712/13 A.L.S. 4p. Management of government of Pennsylvania established of the Pennsylvania-Mary-land boundary. Printed: Pa. archives, s.2,v.7,31.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 8"

Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Commission to William Keith to be Lieutenant Governor of the province of Pennsylvania and counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware;
Nov. 29, 17167 1/2" x 12"

Copy of D. 4p., end. Contains also note S: R. Peters.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12"

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abraham Gronovius, Oxford;
Sept., 171710x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add. In Dutch. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abraham [Gronovius];
Jan. 30, 171710x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.and end. In Dutch. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of M,,nich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abraham Gronovius, London;
Dec. 16, 171710x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add. In Latin. (from original in Univerität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abraham Gronovius, London;
Jan. 21, 171810x8

Leiden, Photo.of A.L.S. 3p.,add. In Latin. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abrah[am] Gronovius, London;
Feb. 2, 171810x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.,add. In Dutch and Latin. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Law, John, 1671-1729.
Note, no. 334996, of John Law's bank for ten livres Tournois.
January 1, 17203 3/8" x 5 3/4"

Paris, 1 p. Pr.D. (In French.) Presented to American Philosophical Society by Peter S. DuPonceau.

General physical description: 3 3/8" x 5 3/4"

Law, John, 1671-1729.
Note, no. 930139, of John Law's bank for ten livres Tournois.
January 1, 17203 1/4" x 6"

Paris, 1 p. Pr.D. (In French.) Presented to American Philosophical Society by Peter S. DuPonceau.

General physical description: 3 1/4" x 6"

Law, John, 1671-1729.
Note, no. 1229313, of John Law's bank for ten livres Tournois.
January 1, 17203 3/8" x 5 7/8"

Paris, 1 p. Pr.D. (In French.) Presented to American Philosophical Society by Peter S. DuPonceau.

General physical description: 3 3/8" x 5 7/8"

Law, John, 1671-1729.
Note, no. 2789118, of John Law's bank for ten livres Tournois.
January 1, 17203 3/8" x 6"

Paris, 1 p. Pr.D. (In French.) Presented to American Philosophical Society by Peter S. DuPonceau.

General physical description: 3 3/8" x 6"

Dudley, Paul, 1675-1751.
Letter to [John Chamberlain ?];
Jan.9, 1720/217 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Sends [account of] his poison wood tree for Royal Society; mentions Dr. Mead's work on poisons. Cf. Roy. Soc. Phil. Trans,31,145, for printed account.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 5 3/4"

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to A[braham] Gronovius, Utrech;
April 6, 172110x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.and add. In Dutch. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Pennsylvania. Provincial Council.
Report made to the Council,
March 21, 17228" x 13"

of evidence taken at Conestogoe, by Col. John French & James Logan about the murder of an Indian. D. [2]18p. Printed: Colonial records of Pennsylvania, v.3,p.147.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to H. Gouldney;
Feb. 17, 1724/259 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Phila., 17th 12 mo, 1724[]. A.L.S. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 9 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772.
Witness as to authenticity of two letters,
1725-172612-1/2x8

pertaining to a copper mill and to a paper mill; 1725-1726. D.S.: Em.Swedenborg,et al. 1p. In Swedish.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Morgan, Joseph, 1671-ca. 1749.
Letter to Thomas Prince, Boston
Aug. 16, 1726 

Freehold, New Jersey, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.and add. (from original in the Mass. Hist. Society.) His ideas on a subject. Presented by W.J.Bell, Jr., 1955. Used in: Bell, APS. Proc., 1951,vol.95,254ff.

Denham, Thomas, d. 1728.
Ledger;
1726-172911x8-1/2

Typed D. 1p. (from original in Hist. Soc. of Penna [Am.9055].) Concerning loan to B.Franklin. FILM54-65 FRAME 230

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abr[aham] Gronovius, Leyden;
July 28, 172710x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add. In Dutch. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Parker, James, 1714-1770.
Indenture for apprenticeship with William Bradford;
Aug. 7, 172711x8-1/2

Xerox of D.S. 2p. (from original in possession of the New York Historical Society.) Presented by C.William Miller; Feb. 21,1969.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to Abr[aham] Gronovius, Leyden;
Aug. 22, 172710x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add. In Dutch. (from original in Universität Bibliothek, University of Munich.)

General physical description: 10x8

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Conrad Weiser.
[1727]12" x 7 1/2"

A.L.S. 1p. and end. Rebukes him for settling and attempting to sell Penn's land without authority.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/2"

Hamilton, Andrew, ca. 1676-1741.
Writ to the sheriffs of Philadelphia county concerning a debt against the estate of William Trent,
June 10, 172812 3/4" x 8"

Phila., D.S. 2p. and end.

General physical description: 12 3/4" x 8"

Hall, David, 1714-1772.
Indenture...to John Mos[s]man and Wil[l]iam Brown
April 16, 1729 

Edinburgh, D. 2p. Xerox copy. From original in Apprentice Rolls, City of Edinburgh, City chambers. Presented by. W.Spawn, 25. 1966.

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Marriage certificate of John Bartram and Ann Mendenhall
Dec. 7, 17298 1/2" x 11"

Typescript 2p. Presented by Francis D. West,1950

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Nicholas Scull;
Oct. 22, 17307 1/4" x 12"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Indians; land claims. FILM403 FRAME69

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 12"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Permit to George Renick to settle on lands near Susquehanna;
Jan.25, 1730/316" x 6 1/4"

Stenton, A.D.S. 1p. and end. FILM403 FRAME 70

General physical description: 6" x 6 1/4"

Evans, Peter.
Peter Evans, register of wills in the province of Pennsylvania,
July 8, 17328 1/4" x 12"

regarding the last will and testament of Moses Cox. Philadelphia, 2 pp. D. Unsigned. Copy.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 12"

Pennsylvania-Maryland commissioners.
[Papers relative to the boundary dispute] Newcastle,
Sept. 6, Nov. 24, 17339" x 14"

2 D.S. by the Commissioners. Attested: Phila., Oct. 20,1740. See Pa. Archives, S.2,v.16,pp.193-194, 216.

General physical description: 9" x 14"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to the Proprietor [Thomas Penn];
May 16, 17338 3/4" x 7"

Stenton, A.L.S. 4p. Controversy with Maryland over land titles. Printed: Pa. archives, s.2,v.7,140.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to T[homas] Penn;
June 7, 17337 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Stenton, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Indians. FILM 403 FRAME 71

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Whitemarsh, Thomas. Estate.
Inventory of goods and effects;
Nov. 1, 173311x8-1/2

Xerox of typed D. 3p. (from original in the possession of the Charleston, S.C., Court House.) Presented by C.William Miller; Feb. 21, 1969.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Compagnie des Indes.
Facture d'une caisee...
173414 1/4" x 9 1/2"

contenant les medicaments simples, mineraux et graines achettées à Canton pour le Jardin du Roy... janvier D.S: De la Tieteche Litoust (copy) 4 leaves At head of title: Comptoir de Canton.

General physical description: 14 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to Batche Thornhill, Bakewell, Derbyshire
July 3, 17349-1/4x7-1/4

Revesby, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning the payment of a debt.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/4

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Thomas Penn;
Oct. 5, 17348 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Stenton, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Seal. Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary. Printed: Pa. archives, s.2,v.7,170.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Johnston, Lewis, 1704-1773.
Letter to John Frederick Gronovius, Leyden;
Nov. 20, 173411-3/4x8

Photo.of A.L.S. 3p.and add. (from original in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 'sGravenhage.) Concerning forwarding plants he wants. Is busily at work. Friendly letter. Would like to ship fruits to him.

General physical description: 11-3/4x8

Hopkinson, Thomas, 1709-1751.
Letter to Sam[ue]l Cooper;
Dec. 27, 17348 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Phila., A.L.S. 1p. and add. Transcribes his account with him, and asks for payment.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Humphrey, David, 1689-1740.
Letters from the minister of Hampshire [D.Humphrey] to [William Williams] the bishop of London;
1734-17356-1/4x4

D. 16p. Concerning religion.

General physical description: 6-1/4x4

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Thomas Penn;
March 26, 17358 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Stenton, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Seal. Land disputes.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Hughes, Griffith, b. 1706 or 7.
Letter to [Benjamin] Eastburn;
April 25, 17358x12-3/4

Eastown, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Desires information about survey of land grant. On same sheet: B. Eastburn to G. Hughes, May 24, 1735

General physical description: 8x12-3/4

Franklin, John, 1690-1756.
Receipt to Henry Dering for £19.2.10;
May 21, 17357 1/2" x 3"

Boston, D.S. entry on a p. - (evidently a page from a receipt book kept by Dering) Note resemblance to writing of B. Franklin. FILM54-fam. FRAME 59

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 3"

Eastburn, Benjamin.
Letter to G[riffith] Hughes;
May 24, [1735] 

Draft of A.L.S. (on sheet with letter from Hughes to Eastburn; April 25, 1735.) Information about survey of land grant.

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Johann Alberto Fabricius;
Dec. 5, 173510-1/2x7

Photo.of A.L.S. 5p. In Latin. (from original in Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden.)

General physical description: 10-1/2x7

Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776.
Letter to James Alexander, New York
Jan. 7, 1735/612-3/4x8

A.L.S. 1p.and.,end. So cold the thermometers will not show the degree. Hypothesis for such coldness.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

Bankson, Swan. Estate of..
Account with Barbara Bankson,
June 22, Jan. 6, Jan. 14, 1735-174419" x 14 3/4"

Ms.D.S: with mark 1p. and end. Benjamin Franklin mentioned as one of the creditors. FILM54-66 FRAME 138

General physical description: 19" x 14 3/4"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Thomas Penn
Jan., 17368 3/4" x 7 1/4"

[ca.]. A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. In re Pennsylvania boundary. Printed: Pa. archives,s.2,v.7,193. FILM403 FRAME 72

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Conrad Weiser;
Jan. 22, 1736/3712" x 7 1/2"

Phila., A.L.S. 2p. Instructions to treat with the Six Nations.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/2"

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to the Proprietor [Thomas Penn];
Feb. 22, 1736/378 3/4" x 7"

Stenton, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary dispute.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7"

Pennsylvania. General Assembly..
Survey of the Library company's city lot
Jan. 18, 1737 

Photostat of D.S.: Benja[min] Eastburn, Survr. Genl. Positive and negative. 1p. Refers to B.Franklin as trustee. Presented by the Library company, July 19, 1958. FILM54-65 FRAME188

Leacock, John.
Deposition declining to act as executor to the will of Caleb Cash;
April 8, 17372 1/2" x 7 1/2"

A.D.S. 1p. Photostat copy, containing also will of Caleb Cash...Pres.by Mrs. Frances H. Souser, 3/4/54.

General physical description: 2 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Cash, Caleb.
Inventory of goods and dwelling house of Caleb Cash...
May 11, 17379 1/4" x 7 1/2"

D.S: Tho. Peters. George Sharswood, app. 1p. and end. End. may be in hand of Benjamin Franklin. Estate. FILM54-66 FRAME 102

General physical description: 9 1/4" x 7 1/2"

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Marriage bond, William Strahan and Margaret Penelope Elphinston
July 19, 173817 3/4" x 28"

London, D.S: William Hay, Margaret Pen: Elphinston, Will: Strahan 1p. and documentation Parchment, seals

General physical description: 17 3/4" x 28"

Pennsylvania. Provincial Council.
Minutes of a conference with Allummapis & others of the Delaware Indians,
October 3, 17388" x 13"

held at Philadelphia, from the ms. of James Logan. D. 4p. Printed: Colonial records of Pennsylvania,v.4,1851,p.307.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Mitchell, John, 1690?-1768.
Letter to Dr. Chas. Allstone [sic];
Oct. 4, 1738 

Urbanna, Virginia, Photostat of A.L.S. 7p. and add., end. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Abraham Gronovius;
Nov. 22, 17388-1/2x7

Photo.of A.L.S. 3p. In Latin. (from original in Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden.)

General physical description: 8-1/2x7

Bankson, Swen estate.
Bond for letters of administration;
May 26, 173912 3/4" x 8"

D.S: Daniel Bankson, Peter Bankson, Thos. Godfrey, Jn. Durborow. 1p. and end.

General physical description: 12 3/4" x 8"

Dillenius, Johann Jakob, 1687-1747.
Letter to [John] Bartram;
May 13, 174[2]12x8

Oxford, A.L.S. 1p. 1p.and add.,with note by Bartram about a Yucca. Botany. Concerning mosses. Refers to Peter Collinson.

General physical description: 12x8

Crow, William.
Letter to Dr. [Charles] Alstone [Sic];
FEb. 5, 1740 

Netherbyrnes (?) by Berwick, A.L.S. 3p. and add., end. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Benny, Elizabeth.
Will;
July 11, 174112 3/4"x 8"

D.S. with mark 1p. and end. Witnessed by Joseph Breintnall and others. Appoints Benjamin Franklin and her daughter Elizabeth as executors. FILM54-66 FRAME106

General physical description: 12 3/4"x 8"

Zinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von, 1700-1760.
Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin;
March 16, 1741-428 1/2" x 11"

Typescript. 1p. Supposedly a translation by Hanns G. Altner, of a letter printed in: Budingische sammlung... 1743, pp.860-862. (284.6:B83)

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

W. , J..
Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin;
March 22, 17428 1/2" x 11"

Typescript. 1p. Supposedly a translation by Hanns G. Altner, of a letter printed in : Büdingische sammlung... 1743, pp.862-863. (284.6:B83)

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to James Read
Sept. 29, 174215 1/4" x 9 1/4"See OS

London, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Book orders. Recommends Mr. William Hay. On same sheets are: Strahan to Read, Jan. 17,1742/3; P. Collinson to Read, FILM403 FRAME 36

General physical description: 15 1/4" x 9 1/4"

Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768.
Letter to James [Read];
Feb.3, 1742/3 See OS

London, A.L.S. On same sheet with letter from Wm. Strahan to Read; Sept. 29, 1742. Settlement of accounts with William Strahan. FILM 403 FRAME 36

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to James Read
Jan.17, 1742/3 See OS

London, A.L.S. 3p. On same sheet with letter from Strahan to Reed, Sept. 29,1742. Book orders. Recommends another printer David Hall. Mr. Whitefield preparing to return to America. FILM403 FRAME 36

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to James Read
Feb. 28, 1742/3 See OS

A.L.S. On same sheet with letter from Strahan to Read; Shipment of books; mentions Mr. Collinson. FILM403 FRAME 36

Philadelphia. Orphans court.
Order concerning the partition of property belonging to Samuel Carpenter, on same sheet as Oct. 7, 1743
March 29, 174312" x 7 1/2", 23 1/2" x 18"

deceased. D.S: Thos. Hopkinson 1p. Seal. Attached at this is a statement by Charles willing et al. concerning the partition of the property, Oct. 7,1743 - 8p. accompanied by a survey of the property - 1p.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/2", 23 1/2" x 18"

Scull, Nicholas, 1686?-1761?.
Statement concerning the division of property owned by the late Thomas Bristol, addressed to the Justices of the Orphans court of Phila.;
Aug. 16, 174312 1/2" x 7 3/4", 12 1/2" x 7 1/2"

D.S: Nicho. Scull, Samuel Rhoads, Jos. Fox et al. 1p. accompanied by survey of the property between Fourth and Front streets off Sassafras - 1p.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 7 3/4", 12 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Scull, Nicholas, 1686?-1761?.
Survey of lots at Sassafras and Fourth Streets, Philadelphia
1743 August 16 1 map, 19 x 31.8 cm

Scull made this survey by order of the Orphans Court, Philadelphia, dividing the "three Messuages or Tenements and Lots of Land once the property of Thomas Bristol Case, deceased." The division was made to settle the claims of Case's five children.

Smith, Robert, (carpenter).
Indenture to James English;
Oct. 5, 174312-1/4x8

D.S. Witnessed: Robert Lee and Willm. Bird. 1p.and end.and 1p.with receipt dated Feb.17,1744/5, signed James Ingels. Note by R.Smith asking John Ingels to receive the remainder of the debt.

General physical description: 12-1/4x8

Willing, Charles, 1710-1754 (?).
Statement concerning the division of property owned by Samuel Carpenter,deceased, addressed to the Justices of the Orphans court of Philadelphia; On same sheet as March 29, 1743
Oct. 7, 174312" x 7 1/2", 23 1/2" x 18"

D.S: Chas. Willing, Edward Shippen et al. 8p. accompanied by a survey of the property between Sixth and Seventh and High and Chestnut streets - 1p. (see with Phila. Orphans court. Order...property be longing to Samuel Carpenter...March 29,1743)

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/2", 23 1/2" x 18"

Survey of the property of Samuel Carpenter
1743 March 9 1 map, 45.7 x 61 cm

Survey of property on Chestnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets in Philadelphia. The lots are identified and the buildings are marked.

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
John Bartram to Cadwallader Colden
April 29, 17448 1/2" x 11"

----, 1 p. Typed copy of A.L.S. Extract from original in Hist. Soc. of Pennsylvania. Increase in membership of "Philosophick Society." Election of Dr. Colden. Sharp criticism of James Logan.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

Home, James.
Letter to ----;
July 26, 1744 

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Lower portion torn off. Mentions Mr. "Franklyn." FILM54-61 FRAME194

Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Letter to Josiah Martin;
July 28, 17447 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Stenton, A.L.S. 2p. and add. "not sent" Exchange of books. Mentions his tract of Cicero on old age published in the spring [by B. Franklin]. FILM54-61 FRAME195

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Virginia.
Miscellaneous records;
1744-1774 See OS

Photostats of D. 7 items. (from originals in Virginia State Library.) Concerning Indians. Concerning the dispute with Pennsylvania over lands around Pittsburgh.

Zinzendorf, Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von, 1700-1760.
Letter to [Christopher Sower] Saur;
17458 1/2" x 11"

[ca.] Typescript. 1p. Supposedly a translation,by Hanns G. Altner, of a letter printed in: Büdingische Sammlung... 1743; pp.858-859. (284.6:B83)

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to [James Read]
March 9, 174513" x 8 1/4"

London, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Book orders. Mentions Mr. Franklin and Mr. Hall. Congratulates him on his probable marriage. FILM 54-64 FRAME 205 FILM 403 FRAME 37

General physical description: 13" x 8 1/4"

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Letter to Cadwal[l]ader Colden
April 7, 17459-1/4x6

Photo.of A.L.S. 3p.and add.,franked: "Free B.Franklin." Concerning the APS. Botany. From original in Boston Public Library. FILM54-65 FRAME 243

General physical description: 9-1/4x6

Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus, 1686-1762.
Letter to [John Bartram];
April 14, 17459-1/4x7-1/2

Leyden, A.L.S. 4p. Incomplete. Concerning crabs. Refers to Collinson and the APS. Fishes in the U.S. Refers to Catesby and Colden.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Middleton, James. Estate.
Inventory of goods and chattells...of James Middleton, deceased;
June 13, 17459" x 7 1/2"

D.S: Ebenr. Kinnersley, Jacob Duché, app. 1p. and end.

General physical description: 9" x 7 1/2"

Harris, John, 1726-1791 .
Survey of land
July 17, 1745 1 map, 19 x 20.3 cm

Draught of 405 as. and allowance situate in Antrim Town[shi]p Lanc[aste]r County, formerly granted to Jeremiah and Joseph Harris (sons of Jn. Harris) by two Warrts. from y e [?] each dated y e 4th 7ber 1738, who not complying with the Conditions of the sd. Warrts. nor either of them the same became void. And by Wart of y e 3d 7ber 1742 the same Land was surveyed for y e sd. Jno. Harris And returned for his use into the Survy's Office the 17th July A.D. 1745.

Scull, Nicholas, 1686?-1761?.
Statement of value of land;
Aug. 8, 174512-3/4x8

D.S.: Nich[ola]s Scull and 12 others. 1p. Presented by Seymour Adelman.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

Morgan, Joseph, 1671-ca. 1749.
Letter to P[eter] Warren
Sept. 10, 1745 

Hopewell, New Jersey, Photo.of Â.L.S. 3p.and add. (from original in Mass. Hist. Society.) Printed: Bell, APS. Proc., 1951, vol. 95, 254ff. Presented by Dr. Bell; 1955.

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Letter to [J. F. Gronovius]
Nov. 16, 1745 

Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Acknowledges observations on curiosities sent him; asks that subsequent ones be in English rather than in Latin. From original in the Friends' Reference Library, London.

Humphrys, Jonathan.
Indenture to John Kinsey, Thomas Leech, John Watson, Thomas Chandler and John Wright;
Feb. 14, 174612-1/4x7-1/2

Printed D.filled in in ms.S.: Jona.Humphrys. Witnessed: C.Brockden and Arthur Forster. Sworn to James Read, attorney. 2p.and end.

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-1/2

Alexander, James, 1691-1756.
Letter to [Richard Nicholls];
March 29, 17466 1/4" x 7 3/4"

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Contains also a short note by Nicholls in reply. Use of the mails for sending maps which are to be annexed to the volume, then in press, about the bill in the Chancery of New Jersey against some people of Elizabethtown. Mentions Mr. Franklin. For further information about the volume in press, see Evans: no.6021. FILM 54-61 FRAME 196

General physical description: 6 1/4" x 7 3/4"

Redman, Thomas. Estate of..
Account;
March 16, Aug. 5, 1746/47, 174712 1/2" x 14 3/4"See OS

Ms.D. 1p. Dated on reverse: June 6, 1750. Mentions debt to Benjamin Franklin. FILM54-66 FRAME 137

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 14 3/4"

Meuris, Mathias. Estate..
Inventory of the estate of Mathias Meuris, Paper Maker;
Feb. 17, 1746/7 

17-11mo Photo.of D.S.: Willim Rittinghouse and J. Johnson. 1p. (from original in Phila. Archives.) Presented by C.William Miller; Oct. 1963.

Jones, Thomas.
Indenture between Thomas Jones, et al, and John Sturgis, for a tract of land in Merion;
March 16, 174716 3/4" x 36"See Extra OS

Phila., D.S. 1p. and end. ca. Seals Presented by Mrs. Stuart Farrar Smith, Aug. 1955.

General physical description: 16 3/4" x 36"

Diemer, John.
Letter to George Thomas, Philadelphia;
April 22, 174714-1/2x9-1/4

Halfmoon, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Asks that William Franklin be appointed to fill a vacant post in his corps. FILM54 Family FRAME 98

General physical description: 14-1/2x9-1/4

Klein, Jacob Theodor, 1685-1759.
Brevis historia naturalis...muris alpini;
Feb. 25, 1747, 17489-1/4x7-1/2

A.D. 4p.with notes by Peter Collinson. In Latin. Printed: Royal Society of London. Transactions, 1748, vol.45, 180-186.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Book of ages;
1747-[1819] 

Photostat of D. 10p. Contains also some notes by Josiah Flagg. From original in New England historic genealogical society. Printed: Van Domen's Franklin-Mecom, pp.100-101.

Smith, Robert, (carpenter).
Business papers pertaining to building for Princeton university;
May 31, 1747 - Dec. 9, 1756 

Photostats of D.S. 3p. (from original in possession of Princeton university.)

Philadelphia, Assembly.
List of subscribers for an assembly under the direction of John Inglis,
174813 1/2" x 21"See OS

Linford Lardner, John Wall & John Swift...[1st Philadelphia assembly,] Facsimile of D. 1p. Original in Historical society of Pennsylvania. (Filed with Print collection)

General physical description: 13 1/2" x 21"

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to James Read, Philadelphia
Sept. 2, 17489" x 7 1/4"

London, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Mutilated. Requests settlement of account. Sent copy of it to Mr. Franklin. FILM54-64 FRAME 206 FILM403 FRAME 38

General physical description: 9" x 7 1/4"

Tressan, Comte de, (Louis Elisabeth), 1705-1783.
Letter to ----;
Sept. 8, 17489x7-1/4

Boulogne, L.S. 4p. In French. Concerning the solar eclipse, as viewed from Scotland. Royal society and electricity.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Ross, John, 1714-1776.
Letter to Cadwallader Evans
Nov. 13, 17487 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Philadelphia, Copy of L. 3p. and end. Contains account of the accidental death of John Kinsey, jr.; mentions B. Franklin as living in Dr. Evan's home. FILM54-61 FRAME 197

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 3/4"

Koyle, Michael.
Will;
April 7, 174915 1/4" x 9 1/2"See OS

D.S. 1p. and cert. Att: Wm. Plumsted, Appoints Thomas Leech and Benjamin Franklin executors; mentions his son-in-law, John Read. FILM54-66 FRAME 103

General physical description: 15 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Shippen, Edward, ca. 1703-1781.
Letter to Edward Shippen, jr., London;
Sept. 16, 174912" x 7 1/4"

Philadelphia, Copy of letter in hand of Joseph Shippen, jr. 2p. Transcribed on same sheet with letter of Sept. 18,1749. Comments on his education in London, and the possibility of his being admitted to the Bar.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/4"

Shippen, Edward, ca. 1703-1781.
Letter to Edward Shippen, jr., London;
Sept. 18, 174912" x 7 1/4"

Phila., A.L.S. 2p., add. On same sheet is transcribed copy of his letter of Sept. 16,1749 - 2p. Thomas Lawrence and he have set up a business house. Prospects of trade with London merchants.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/4"

Beddome, Elizabeth.
Will;
Sept. 24, 174915" x 9 1/2"See OS

D.S. 3p. and end. Seal Att: Wm. Plumsted, Witnessed by Deborah Franklin, Lewis Evans and Emanuel Rouse. Appointed Evan Morgan Cooper, Ebenezer Kinnersley and Samuel Hazard as executors. FILM 54-fam FRAME 62

General physical description: 15" x 9 1/2"

Paris, Ferdinand John.
Letter to James Hamilton;
Dec. 2, 17499 1/2" x 7 1/4"

London, A(?) L.S. 1p. and end. Relative to the laws and charter of Pennsylvania.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4"

Whitefield, George, 1714-1770.
Letter to William Bradford;
Feb. 24, 1749/507 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Plymouth, A.L.S. 3p. and add.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Philadelphia. Court of common pleas.
Writ against Richard and John Renshaw for debt owing William Hodge...
1749?13" x 4"

eighth day of December in the twenty third year of our reign [George II ]. D.S: Tho[ma] Hopkinson. 1p. and end. Seal.

General physical description: 13" x 4"

Mullin, Katharine.
Will;
Sept. 15, 175015 1/4" x 9 3/4"See OS

D.S. with mark 1p. and cert. Att: Wm. Plumsted, Dec. 12,1750. Appoints Benjamin Franklin one of her executors. FILM54-66 FRAME 104

General physical description: 15 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Burd, James, ca. 1710-1783.
Indenture to Thomas Fayerweather;
March 30, 175112-1/2x7-1/2

Printed D.filled in in ms. Witnessed: Nicholas Cassell and John Parrock, Jr. 1p. Mutilated.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Leacock, Mary.
Bond to give complete inventory of the estate of John Leacock;
Dec. 4, 175213x8

Philadelphia, Photo.of D.S.: Mary Leacock, David Hall and John Doe. 1p.,witnessed. Presented by Mrs. Frances H. Sousser; 3/4/54.

General physical description: 13x8

Tressan, Comte de, (Louis Elisabeth), 1705-1783.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 5, 17529x7-1/4

Luneville, L.S. 8p. In French. Concerning the womb of a woman and the infection in her breast.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Franklin & Hall.
Account with Edward Shippen, Jr.,
March 6, April 10, Feb. 18, 1752-1761, 17647-1/2x9

D.S.: "For Franklin and Hall p[er] W[illia]m Sellers." 1p.and end. FILM54-67 FRAME 134

General physical description: 7-1/2x9

Garden, Alexander, 1730-1791.
Letter to Dr. [Charles] Alston;
Jan. 21, 1753 

So. Carolina, Photostat of A.L.S. 4p. and add., end., and enc. - 5p. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Letter to [Carolus Linnaeus]
March 20, 1753 

Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. From original in Linnean society. Mentions Dr. Franklin. Printed in part, with some differences: Darlington,371. FILM 54-65 FRAME 11

Garden, Alexander, 1730-1791.
Letter to Dr. Charles Alston;
April 24, 1753 

So. Carolina, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
Letter to Edward Shippen, Lancaster
August 24, 175312-1/2x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.and end. Wishes to know who the delinquent tax payers are. Business.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Letter to [Carolus Linnaeus]
Nov. 11, 1753 

(?) Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. From original in Linnean society. Printed in part, with some differences, Darlington, 371.

Philadelphia. Orphans court.
Deposition on behalf of Thomas Say, administrator of the estate of William Coates;
Dec. 17, 175312 1/4" x 7 3/4"

D.S: J.W. Price, clerk. 1p. Seal. Benjamin Franklin is listed as one of the justices of this Court. On the reverse is the auditors' statement of Say's accounts; Jan. 31,1754. D.S: Thos. Leech, Edmund Woolley, Phil Syng 1p. FILM54-66 FRAME 107

General physical description: 12 1/4" x 7 3/4"

Lining, John, 1708-1760.
Letter to [ ]; Cha[rle]stown,
Feb. 15, 1754 

S.C., Photostat of A.L.S. 8p. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Receipt to Robert Greenway for £100 for payment of his apprentice fee to Charles Willing;
July 8, 17547 1/2" x 3 1/4"

A.D.S. 1p.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 3 1/4"

McAdam, Annis.
Indenture to John Bowne;
Aug. 17, 175412-1/2x8

Lancaster, Printed D.filled in in ms.S.: Tho.Marshal. Witnessed: Adam Simon Kuhn and Sam[ue]l Boude. Mutilated.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Whitefield, George, 1714-1770.
Letter to William Bradford
17547 1/4" x 9 1/2"

New York, Monday near noon, A.L.S. 1p. and add.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806.
Memorandum of agreement between Edward Shippen and George Croughan,
175512 1/2" x 15"

----, 1 p. D. Unsigned. Regarding rent of a tract of land of 1,000 acres belonging to Edward Shippen, by George Croghan.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 15"

Franklin, James, 1732?-1762.
Bill of printing advertisements to procure arms for the forces intended for Crown Point
May 13, 17558" x 3 3/4"

A.D. 1p. and add., end. (Handwriting resembles that of Benjamin Franklin; may, in fact, have been written by him). FILM 54-66 FRAME 165

General physical description: 8" x 3 3/4"

Johnson, Samuel, 1686-1746.
Will;
May 20, 175515 1/4" x 9 1/2"See OS

D.S. 2p. Seal Att: Wm. Plumsted, June 2, 1755. Appoints Benjamin Franklin one of his executors. FILM 54-66 FRAME 105

General physical description: 15 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Kalm, Pehr, 1716-1779.
Report to the University of Abo concerning his visit to America
July 1, 1755 See OS

Abo, Photostat of A.D.S. 15p. (from original in Gratz collection, Historical society of Pennsylvania) Presented by Esther Larsen Doak, June 1958.

Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757.
Report on the memoir of Godeheu [de Riville] on luminescence;
July 16, 175510-1/4x8

Paris, A.D.S. 1p. In French. Memoir by Godeheu de Riville is printed in: Inst.de Fr. Mémoires de Math.& Phys. (506.44:In74m),v.3,269-276.

General physical description: 10-1/4x8

Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775.
Letter to [Robert Hunter Morris];
Sept. 19, 1755 

London, L.S. 4p. "Duplicate" Mentions Braddock's defeat and the trouble with Mr. Franklin. Printed: Pa. archives, v.2,419. FILM54-61 FRAME198

Pennsylvania (Colony). Council.
Minutes;
Nov. 8, 175512-1/2x8, 5-1/2x8-1/4

D. 4p. Fragments. concerning the Indians.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8, 5-1/2x8-1/4

Armstrong, John, 1717-1795.
Scheme of expedition to Kittanning [ca. 1755].
[1755]13" x 16" 12 1/2" x 7 1/2"

A.D.S. 1p. Accompanied by map

General physical description: 13" x 16" 12 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Armstrong, John .
Plan of Expedition to Kittanning
[1755] 1.0 Item(s) 2 pieces: 31.8 x 19.7 cm; 33.6 x 42.5 cm

Plan of attack, with map and written directions. Proposal for attack on Kittanning, an Indian town near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, by Armstrong, based upon a report by "John Baker Soldier at Fort Shierley, who last Winter made his escape from the Indians at the Kittanning." The attack was made in 1756; Kittanning was taken and burned.

This item has been digitized:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/text:2689

Montour, Andrew.
Extract from the account of the success of the embassy of Scarroogady and Montour of their embassy to the Delaware Indians;
April, 175612-1/2x7-1/2

D. 2p. Copy.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Franklin, John, 1690-1756.
the will of John Franklin of Boston,
January 22, 17568 1/2" x 13"

4 pp. Typewritten copy of D. FILM54-family FRAME 3

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 13"

Garden, Alexander, 1730-1791.
Letter to [C.Alston];
Feb. 18, 1756 

Cha[rle]stown, S.C., Photostat of A.L.S. 4p. Botany. Concerning negro slaves and their use of poisonous plants. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Hunter, William, d. 1761.
Letter to Miss Betsey Hubbart, Boston;
April 24, 17569" x 7 1/2"

Williamsburg, A(?) L.S. 2p. and add. (Note striking similarity of writing with that of Dr. Franklin) Death of Mr. [John] Franklin. His own ill health. B. Franklin has been with him about a month. FILM54-63 FRAME 101

General physical description: 9" x 7 1/2"

Colden, Jane, 1724-1766.
Letter to Charles Alston;
May 1, 1756 

New York, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Garden, Alexander, 1730-1791.
Letter to [C. Alston];
March 12, 1757 

Cha[rle]stown, S.C., Photostat of A.L. 3p. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Governor (1756-1759 : Denny).
Commission to David Jameson appointing him captain;
Dec. 9, 1757 

Philadelphia, Photo.of Printed D.filled in in ms.S. 1p. (from original which belonged to Robert B. Fisher) Presented by Robert B. Fisher; 1961. See Film 1052.

Beccaria, Giambatista, 1716-1781.
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin
17588x6½

[ca. ?] A.L. in 3d P. 1p. In Italian. Printed in English and Italian: Pace. Franklin and Italy, pp. 373-374; with date of [1757], in Labaree. Papers, vol.VII, p. 315. FILM 54-63 FRAME 92

General physical description: 8x6½

Sands, Edward.
Certification in re marriage of William Greene and Catharine Ray;
April 30, 1758 

Photostat of A.D.S. 1p. Contains also dates of birth of their children. Presented by W.G. Roelker,1948

Ward, John.
Letter to Tho[ma]s Hancock;
May 2, 17584x7-1/2

Fallmouth, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Wishes him to help pay for a fence which he built. Presented by Robert Cushman Murphy; Dec. 9, 1964.

General physical description: 4x7-1/2

Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760.
Letter to Richard Peters, Philadelphia
June 21, 175812" x 7 1/2"

Reading, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Wagons for Gen. Forbes; furnished in accordance with the directions of Col. Bouquet. Printed: C.Z.Weiser.Life of Conrad Weiser; pp.245-246.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/2"

Potts, Stephen, 1704/5-.
Inventory of the goods and chales (sic);
July 10, 175812 1/2" x 8"

D.S.: Thos. Shoemaker 1p.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 8"

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 .
Letter to Susannah Wright
July 20, 17586 1/2" x 8"

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Indian affairs.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8"

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 .
Letter to ----
Aug. 24, 17587-1/2x6

A.L.S. 3p.and end. Celebration of the fall of Louisburg. News of the war, and suppositions on its continuation. [Can this be to Susannah Wright?]

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Pultney, Richard, 1730-1801.
Letter to Mr. Nourse, Bookseller, London;
Nov. 14, 17585-3/4x7

Leister, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Orders volumes by Linnaeus, plus any book catalogues.

General physical description: 5-3/4x7

Franklin, James, 1732?-1762.
Receipt to Captain David Moore for payment of American magazine for 1758
Feb. 28, 17593 1/4" x 3 1/2"

A.D.S. slip of paper Marked resemblance of writing to that of B. Franklin. FILM54-63 FRAME 43

General physical description: 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"

Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803.
Directions for Mr. Allison (sic) et al.
May 5, 1759 

Phila., Photostat of A.D.S. 1p. and end. Relative to Mr. [John] Dickinson's affairs. From original in Virginia state library.

Croghan, George, 1720?-1782.
A List of Indian nations,
[1759]13x8

their place of abode and chief hunting grounds; D. 4p.

General physical description: 13x8

Alexander, William, 1726-1783.
Letter to [Lewis] Morris;
July 7, 17609x7-1/4

London, L.S. 2p.and end. Duplicate. Business. Concerning the Penn-Balti-more agreement to run the boundary line.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Maugridge, William.
Warrant issued to the constable of Colbrookdale to subpoena certain persons;
July 28, 176012 1/4" x 7 3/4"

A.D.S. 1p. "Seals" Presented by the Historical society of Berks County, through J. Bennett Nolan; April 1954.

General physical description: 12 1/4" x 7 3/4"

Sharpe, Horatio, 1718-1790.
Letter to Gov. [James] Hamilton;
June 13, 176112 1/2" x 8"

Marshy Hope Bridge, A(?) L.S. 1p. and end. Relative to the survey of the Mason-Dixon line. Printed: Cope, Thomas D. Running of a meridian line...(506.73:Am4p), v.100, no. 6, pp.561-2. FILM 403 FRAME 60

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 8"

Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
Letter to Sir W[illia]m Johnson
October 23, 17626 1/4" x 7 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Sends copy of Indian treaty at Lancaster. Schemeing of the Quakers.

General physical description: 6 1/4" x 7 3/4"

George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Brief for raising money for the College, Academy and Charity School of Philadelphia,
176310" x 8"

and the College of New York, upon petition of William Smith and James Jay [c.] Transcript of portion of D. 4 leaves From original in Church Commissioners' archive. Presented by Sir Cecil Carr, January 1954. Cf. Cheyney, History of the Univ. of Pennsylvania,1940, pp.60-67.

General physical description: 10" x 8"

Mason, Charles, 1728-1786.
Journal entry for running the Mason and Dixon's line
Nov.-Dec., 1763 

Photo.of D. 4p. From original in Hall of Records of State of Maryland, Annapolis.

Stukeley, William, 1687-1765.
Letter to Emanuel M----;
Jan. 21, 17635 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Queen Square, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Asking for a recommendation for D'Acosta as Clerk and housekeeper of the Royal society.

General physical description: 5 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768.
Letter to Duhamel du Monceau
March 6, 17638" x 6 1/4"

London, A.L.S. 4p., and. ---- French translation. 4p. Encloses copies of papers which he writes under a fictitious name. Study of peaches and nectarines. Cargo of seeds from John Bartram taken by the Spaniards.

General physical description: 8" x 6 1/4"

Fothergill, John, 1712-1780.
Letter to James Bogle French
Aug. 19, 176311" x 8 1/2"

Scarborough, Typed c. of L. 3p. From original in National library of Scotland, MS 583,no.712. Presented by Mrs. George W. Corner, June 1954.

General physical description: 11" x 8 1/2"

Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810.
Receipt to Richard Hockley for £100 on account for running the divisional line between Maryland and Pennsylvania;
Jan. 11, 17644 1/2" x 7"

Phila., A.D.S. 1p. ----Bloch film, frame 19.

General physical description: 4 1/2" x 7"

Penn, John, 1729-1795.
Letter to Emanuel Carpenter, Edward Shippen and Isaac Saunders
Feb. 4, 176412-1/4x7-3/4

Philadelphia, L.S. 1p. In hand of Joseph Shippen and end. (in pencil) by Joseph Galloway Shippen. Orders them to discover the perpetrators of the outrages on the Indians.

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-3/4

Penn, John, 1729-1795.
Letters to John Potts, Jonas Seely, and Samuel Potts
Feb. 4, 176411-1/2x7

Philadelphia, L.S. 1p.each with add.for Seely. In hand of Joseph Shippen. Concerning reports of armed bands assembling to kill Indians.

General physical description: 11-1/2x7

Bland, Theodorick.
Letter to Adriano Van Royen;
Feb. 20, 176411-3/4x8

London, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.and add. In Latin. (from original in Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden.)

General physical description: 11-3/4x8

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806.
Letter to Captain [Thomas] Barnesley [sic], Fort Loudon
Sept. 3, 1764 

New York, Photo.of L. 1p. Copy(?). (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Orders him to forward dispatches. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Barnsley, Thomas, d. 1771.
Letter to [Horatio Gates]
Sept. 9, 1764 

Fort Loudon, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p. (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Has forwarded express. presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb 1963.

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806.
Letter to Captain Barnesley [sic]
Sept. 15, 1764 

Ft. Loudon; New York, Photo.of L. 1p. Copy? (from original in W.L.Clements Library. Asks that he forward letters. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Montrésor, John, 1736-1799.
Letter to Col. James Montresor;
Oct. 3, 17647 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Carrying Place of Sandusky, A.L.S. 10p., end. Meeting at Niagara to make peace treaty with Indians.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Barnsley, Thomas, d. 1771.
Letter to [Horatio Gates]
Oct. 20, 1764 

Fort Loudon, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p. (from original in W.L. Clements Library.) Concerning attacks of Indians and his concern for convoys to Fort Pitt. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Barnsley, Thomas, d. 1771.
Letter to Colonel Robertson;
Oct. 30, 1764 

Fort Loudon, Photo.of L.S. 2p. (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Concerning provisions for the army. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Bartram, William, 1739-1823.
Letter to Isaac Bartram;
[1764?]9-1/4x7-1/2

Xerox of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Incomplete. Thoughts on life, immortality, and nature. Copy courtesy of Mrs. Forbes; 4/15/69.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Folger, Reuben.
Marriage certificate of Reuben and Mary [Rinkham Ramsdel] Folger;
Jan. 31, 176515 x 12See OS

D.S.: Reuben folger, Mary Folger, and various members of the Folger, Coleman and Coffin families. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 15 x 12

Morgan, John, 1735-1789.
Letter to Dr. Robert Whytt,president of the Royal college of physicians, Edinburgh;
Feb. 15, 1765 

London, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and add. and enc. - 1p. and add. Petition for admittance as a licentiate of the College. Original in Roy. col. of physicians, Edinburgh, Muniments.

Barnsley, Thomas, d. 1771.
Letter to [Horatio Gates]
March 11, 1765 

Carlisle, Photo.of L.S. 1p.and end. (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Wagon train of supplies for Fort Pitt was plundered. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806.
Letter to Captain [Thomas] Barnsley
March 16, 1765 

New York Photo.of copy of L. 2p. (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Goods plundered belonged to traders, including Croghan. Comments on them. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Letter to William Allason;
March 19, 1765 

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add., end. From original in Virginia state library.

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806.
Letter to Capt. Barnsley, Carlisle
April 6, 1765 

New York, Photo.of L. 1p. Copy. (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Questions seizure of goods of Crogan, et al, by country people. Gifts for Indians were included. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Barnsley, Thomas, d. 1771.
Letter to [Horatio Gates]
April 10, 1765 

Philadelphia, Photo. of A.L.S. 3p. (from original in W.L. Clements Library.) Concerning Croghans goods destroyed by the country people. Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Scull, John.
Survey of lands for Michael Snyder, J. M. Moyer, and Jacob Shallus
April 30, 1765 1 map, 21.6 x 34.3 cm

Annotated: "A.B. two Pieces surveyed to Snyder (who is now contented) in pursuance of his Warrent dated 30th April 1765 for 50.00. "C. Sur[veyed] to Moyer in pursuance of his Application No. 1318, dated 30 Jan[uar]y 1766, altho' not the very Spot mentioned in his Description;- "Note. Mr. Miller wrote me a Letter, in which he mentions the Opinion of Mr. Tilghman, concerning the above Lands & that the Secretary desir'd him to write(?) to me that it was his Opinion, which allows Moyer his g[ ]ns, & Snyder the Land in two Pieces adj[oinin]g his old [tenet?]. "D. surveyed for Jacob Shallus, in pursuance of his Application No. 2132, 4 Decr. 1766 for 50.00, being the Remainder of the Vacancy."

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Letter to William Allason;
Aug. 1, 1765 

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. From original in Virginia state library.

Blackburn, John, 1690-1786.
Letter to W[illia]m Logan, Philadelphia;
Sept. 24, 176512x7-1/2

Oxford, England, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Concerning American plants and animals in his gardens, and lists plants and seeds he is sending to Logan.

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

Aiskell, James.
Oath that Thomas and Richard Penn had transferred to him certain indentures;
Oct. 2, 176513x8-1/4

D.S. 1p.and witnessed by Jno.Benning. May contain the impressed stamps of the Stamp Act.

General physical description: 13x8-1/4

Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775.
Indenture between Thomas Penn and Richard Penn and Adam Hoops for grant of land in province of New Jersey at the mouth of Pequest on Delaware River;
Oct. 2, 176525" x 16 1/4"

D.S. 1p. and end. Parchment Seals. Not Found: 2/10/2011

General physical description: 25" x 16 1/4"

Philadelphia. Citizens.
Autographs as subscribed to the NonImportation resolutions;
Oct. 25, 176547-1/4x32-3/4See Extra OS

Facs. of D.S.: Thos. Dilling and ca.3 50 others. 1p.,end.: "for Isaac Hays,M.D. from a codescendant of one of the Signers" Printed 1846.

General physical description: 47-1/4x32-3/4

Jackson, Richard, ca. 1721-1787.
Letter to Gentlemen [Pennsylvania assembly]
Nov. 9, 17659 1/2" x 14 3/4"

Inner Temple, A.L.S. 2p. Determination of Dr. Franklin and himself to present the petitions for a change of government. FILM54-61 FRAME 199

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 14 3/4"

Fothergill, John, 1712-1780.
Letter to [James Pemberton]
Feb. 25, Feb. 27, 176612-3/4x8-1/4

London, L. 4p. Copy. Concerning the Stamp Act repeal and B. Franklin's part in it. Suggests moderation in colonies over its repeal. Presented by Morris Duane; Dec. 31, 1962. FILM 54-67 FRAME 104

General physical description: 12-3/4x8-1/4

Logan, William, 1718-1776.
Letter to Charles [Read IV];
Jan. 3, 17667 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Phila., A.L.S. with initials. 3p. On the last page is draft of letter to someone else about Charles Read. Reprimands him for his conduct.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Grace, Robert, 1709-1766.
Will;
April 2, 176615 1/2" x 9 3/4"

A(?)D.S. 2p. Attest: Benjamin Chew, Reg. Gen. Bequeaths £5 to Benjamin Franklin. FILM54-66 FRAME 7

General physical description: 15 1/2" x 9 3/4"

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806.
Letter to Captain [Thomas] Barnsley, Philadelphia
May 10, 1766 

New York, Photo.of copy of L. 1p. (from original in W.L.Clements Library.) Concerning the purchase of a commission Presented by Edward R. Barnsley; Feb. 1963.

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Letter to William Allason;
July 4, 1766 

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. From original in Virginia state library.

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Letter to William Allason;
July 7, 1766 

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add., end. From original in Virginia state library.

Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire..
Survey of Benjamin Franklin's house on the south side of High street between Third & Fourth street
Aug. 5, 1766 

Photostat of A.D.S: Gumning Bedford. 1p. Presented by the Contributionship, Nov. 1948. FILM54-65 FRAME 36

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792.
Letter to John Bartram
Aug. 9, 176615" x 9 1/4"

Charlestown, S.C., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Writes on behalf of his son, William Bartram, now living very frugally along the St. John river. Describes his straightened circumstances in detail. printed with some deletions, Darlington,438.

General physical description: 15" x 9 1/4"

Tilghman, James, 1716-1793.
Letter to ---- Anderson;
Sept. 10, 176612 3/4" x 8"

Phila., A.Dr. of L.S. 6p., end. Information about his family. American politics.

General physical description: 12 3/4" x 8"

Grace, Robert. Estate.
Inventory of the estate of Robert Grace;
Sept. 20, 176613" x 8"

D.S.: Simon Meredith, Jonathan Pugh 2p. Att: Wm. Moore, Jan. 21, 1767.

General physical description: 13" x 8"

Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, 1740-1799.
Letter to [Giovanni Battista Beccaria];
May 5, 17676 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Geneve, A.L.S. 4p. In French.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Shippen, William, 1736?-1808.
Letter to the president of the Royal college of physicians at Edinburgh
June 27, 1767 

Philadelphia, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and add. and enc. - 1p. Petition for admittance as a licentiate of the College. Original in Roy col. of physicians Edinburgh, Muniments.

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to Thomas [Bradford]
April 15, 176812-1/2x7-1/2

Edinburgh, A.L.S. 4p. ----copy, with copy of letter to Bradford, June 3, 1768, on same page. Printed: Butterfield,I,52.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to Thomas Bradford
June 3, 17688" x 10"

Edinburg, Copy of L. 3p. (On same sheets with letter to Bradford, April 15, 1768) Thought his last letter removed any obstacle relative to Bradford's suit of Miss F[isher]. Bradford's newspaper. Suggests that he start a circulating Library.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Deed to William Trent and others;
Nov. 3, 176810-1/2x8

Ft. Stanwyx, Typed copy of D.and copies of endorsements 7p. (from Archives of Independence Hall, Philadelphia.)

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Haydock, Hannah.
Letter to Samuel Emlen, Bristol;
Nov. 5, 176811-1/2x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. News of family and friends. "Cousin Debby Franklin was Delivered...of a fine Son." Presented by Frank S. Collins, earlier accession.

General physical description: 11-1/2x7-1/4

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Account of journey to Paris
1769 

Photostat of ms.D. [32p.] Mentions Dr. Franklin and John Bareu Dubourg (sic). A fairly complete version of the trip is found in Rush's Travels through life... cf. edition by G.W. Corner,p.66 ffg (APS Memoirs,v. 25) FILM54-65 FRAME 47

Scull, William, fl. 1765.
Bond to Thomas and Richard Penn for surveying the Indian tract acquired at Ft. Stanwix;
Feb. 9, 176914-3/4x9-1/4

D.S.: Wm. Scull and James Biddle. Witnessed. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 14-3/4x9-1/4

Penn, Thomas, 1726-1798.
Instructions to William Scull for aiding in the survey of the Indian land acquired at Ft. Stanwix;
Feb. 10, 176913x8

D.S.: W[illia]m Scull. 2p.and end. [copy for Scull?].

General physical description: 13x8

Barbeu Du Bourg, M., (Jacques), 1709-1779.
Letter to ----;
March 4, 176910-1/2x8-1/4

Typed L. 1p. Copy. Introduces Benjamin Rush, a friend of B.Franklin's. From original in Archives du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. FILM54-65 FRAME 225

General physical description: 10-1/2x8-1/4

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Letter to Charles Linné, Upsala
April 26, 1769 

Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add. Incomplete(?). Acknowledges membership in the Philosophical society at Stockholm. Transcribes his conjectures on certain phenomena and botanical observations. From original in the Linnean society

Trent, William, 1715-1787?.
Letter to George Croghan;
June 10, 1769 

London, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Mentions Dr. Franklin's project of heating the House of Commons. From the original in the Historical society of Pennsylvania; presented by the Society, March 1947. Printed to "William Trent calls on Benjamin Franklin," by W.E.Lingelbach, in Pennsylvania Magazine of History Biography,v.74,no.1,pp.43-50. FILM54-65 FRAME45

Philadelphia.
Assessment list, showing Benjamin Franklin's assessments;
1769, 177411x8-1/2

Typed D. 1p. Copy. From film in HSP of Penna. division of public records, Harrisburg. Presented by W.J. Bell, Jr.,July 1962. FILM 54-65 FRAME 228

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, 1740-1799.
Letter to [Giovanni Battista Beccaria];
Feb. 6, 17707 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Geneve, A.L.S. 4p. In French. Acknowledges his work on atmospheric electricity. Electrical experiments. Mentions "le celebre Franklin." FILM54-61 FRAME200

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Gerrard, Mark. Estate of..
Sales at vendue by order of Mr. Richard Bache...Phila.,
June 16, 177014 3/4" x 9"

D. 1p. and end.

General physical description: 14 3/4" x 9"

Shippen, William, 1712-1801.
Letter to Edward Shippen, Lancaster
Aug. 9, 17707 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Medication for Mrs. Shippen. G[eorge] W[hitefield] goes to Albany with Mr. Kirkland to preach Christ to the Indians.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Shippen, William, 1712-1801.
Letter to Edward Shippen, Lancaster
Sept. 24, 17708 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. and add. Plans to set out for the commencement [at Princeton ?]; mentions Dr. Smith, Rev. Mr. Peters, G. Whitefield, and Mrs. Witherspoon.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815.
Letter to Cha[rle]s Wilson Peale, Mariland;
Dec. 17, 17708" x 6 1/4"

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Relative to print of William Pitt.

General physical description: 8" x 6 1/4"

Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798.
Flora Americae septentrionalis;
17717 1/4" x 4 3/4"

London, Ms.D. 4 leaves. "Cette liste a eté faite pour remettre a M. de Mallesherbes qui doit la donnera a M. Francklin qui luy addressera" FILM 54-66 FRAME 133

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 4 3/4"

Hancock, John, 1737-1793.
Letter to Paul Farmer;
Jan.30, 17715 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Boston, L.S. 1p. Order to receive Mary Thompson and child into alms house. Presented by Dr. William E.Lingelbach, June 1952.

General physical description: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807.
Letter to Charles Thomson;
Jan. 29, 1771 See OS

Northampton, Photo.of A.L.S. 21p. (from original in the Edward Hand Papers,I,folio 2, in the Historical Society of Penna.) Concerning the deluge. Presented by W.J. Bell,Jr.; Sept.1964.

Bond, Phineas, 1749-1815.
Letter to Daniel Clymer;
Feb. 18, 177111" x 8 1/2"

Middle Temple T.C. of L. 2p. His life since coming to Middle Temple about two months ago. Presented by David Amram from original in his possession, May 1955.

General physical description: 11" x 8 1/2"

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to David Hume
March 1, 177113x8

London, Typed L. 4p. Copy. Ohio company business. His publications. Politics.

General physical description: 13x8

Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784.
Letter to Evert Bancker, Jr., New York;
March 27, 177112-1/2x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Thanks for pamphlet. Concerning his collection of writings. Concerning the APS Transactions. Film 38

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784.
Letter to Evert Bancker, Jr., New York;
March 31, 17718x6-1/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning the death of his friend, John Smith of Burlington. Film 38

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Hughes, Edward, Sir, ca. 1720-1794.
Letter to Joshua Sharpe;
April 28, 17719" x 7 1/4"

Sheerness, L.S. 1p. and add., end. Mr. Franklin's preparation to return to America; and proposed arrest. FILM54-61 FRAME201

General physical description: 9" x 7 1/4"

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Marriage certificate of John Bartram and Elizah Howell
May 9, 17718 1/2" x 11"

Typescript 2p. Presented by Francis D. West,1950; original at Historical society of Pennsylvania

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

Bond, Phineas, 1749-1815.
Letter to Daniel Clymer, Phila.;
Aug. 26, 17718" x 6 1/4"

Middle Temple, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Purchase of books.

General physical description: 8" x 6 1/4"

Clarkson, Matthew, 1733-1800.
Receipt to Anthony Wayne for surveying lands for Franklin, Hughes and Wayne in Nova Scotia;
Sept. 12, 17718x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 1p.and end. FILM54-67 FRAME 142

General physical description: 8x7-1/2

Bond, Phineas, 1749-1815.
Letter to Daniel Clymer, Phila.;
Oct. 2, 17719 1/2" x 7 1/4"

Middle Temple, A.L.S. 1p. and add. and end. Purchase of books.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 7 1/4"

Brooke, Richard, 1716-1783.
Will;
April 26, Oct. 4, 1771, 1775 

Photo.of D.S. 3p. (from original in Maryland Hall of Records.)

Scull, William, fl. 1765.
Letter to John Lukens;
Sept. 27, 17727 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Reading, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Relative to fees due him for making surveys.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Will
Jan. 17, 17728" x 13"

Typescript. 5 leaves Presented by Francis D. West,1950.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
Letter to David Hall, Philadelphia
April 1, 17729x7-1/4

London, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Forwards books and brass rule. Royal family marriage act. Trial of Clive and need to restrain the East India Company. Politics.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Scull, William, fl. 1765.
Returns made [for surveying]
June, 17722-1/2x8-1/4

A.D.S. 1p.

General physical description: 2-1/2x8-1/4

Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, 1740-1799.
Letter to [Giovanni Battista] Beccaria;
Oct. 9, 17726 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Turin, A.L.S. 1p. and add. In French.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794.
Receipt to Jonathan Sargeant for salary;
June 10, 17733-1/2x7-3/4

Princeton, A.D.S. 1p. and end. Presented by Morris Duane; 12/30/69.

General physical description: 3-1/2x7-3/4

Spragg, Isaac.
Will;
July 14, 177312" x 7 1/4"

Phila., D.S. 2p. Witnessed by: Robt. Aitken, Frd. Sumfield, Matth. Clarkson. Cert. Bequest to Francis Hopkinson, and his appointment as executor.

General physical description: 12" x 7 1/4"

Read, Charles, 1715-1774.
Letter to Thomas Fisher;
Dec. 16, 17737 1/4" x 9"

St. Croix, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Laments circumstances which have prevented his enjoying a life of ease.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Society of Friends. Philadelphia meeting.
Accounts of Treasurer Committee of Twelve with Benjamin Franklin;
1773-180013x8-1/2

Xerox of D. 2p. Presented by Willman Spawn; 1968. FILM 54-65 FRAME 250

General physical description: 13x8-1/2

Romans, Bernard, ca. 1720-ca. 1784.
Letter to Wm. and Thos. Bradford;
Feb. 28, 17747" x 8 3/4"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Desires to know if the drawings sent to Owen Biddle for the Transactions of the American society were received. His work [Concise natural history of east and west Florida] will soon be published. Orders for various books.

General physical description: 7" x 8 3/4"

Richards, John.
Bond to Samuel Richards for £184.14.6;
March 29, 177413" x7 3/4"

Printed D. filled in in ms. 2p. and end. [Philadelphia] Printed by Robert Bell for William Woodhouse.

General physical description: 13" x7 3/4"

Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786.
Letter to [John] Ro[d]gers, New York;
Sept. 3, 177412x7-1/2

London, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end.in unknown hand. Concerning the public events of England and the colonies.

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

Bache, Mary.
Letter to Rich[ar]d Bache;
Jan. 9, 17758" x 12 3/4"

Preston, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Politics; family news; mentions Dr. Franklin. FILM 54-61 FRAME 204

General physical description: 8" x 12 3/4"

Goddard, William, 1740-1817.
To the Friends of freedom in the city of New-York...New York
May 2, 17758 1/2" x 11"

Typescript of printed broadside 1p. Diatribe against John Foxcroft, as master of posts in North America. Presented by E. M. Riley, Sept.1951. Evans:14068

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 11"

Shippen, William, 1712-1801.
Letter to [Edward Shippen]
May 6, 17757 1/2" x 6 1/4"

A.L.S. 2p. Return of Dr. Franklin; news of Congress and the war. FILM54-64 FRAME209

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 6 1/4"

Rockingham, Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquis of, 1730-1782.
Letter to ----;
July 31, 17759 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Wentworth, A.L.S. 4p. Recent actions of Americans should awaken minds of British toward more conciliatory measures. Experience should teach His Majesty that scheme to conquer America is impracticable. MICROFILM FRAME NO.662

General physical description: 9 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811.
N(evil) Maskelyne to (John) Ewing
August 4, 17757 1/4" x 9"

Greenwich, 2 pp. address and endorsement. A.L.S. Letter from the Astronomer Royal regarding projected observatory to be erected at Philadelphia. Printed in A.P.S. Proceedings, IV, 98.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800.
Letter to ----;
Feb.15, 17769x7

A.L.S. 1p. Has, by order of Washington, paid for ordnance being transported to camp. Business.

General physical description: 9x7

United States. Continental Congress..
Resolutions addressed to General Lee
Feb. 15 and 17, 177613" x 8"

A.D.S: Cha. Thomson, secretary; John Hancock, president. 2p. and end. Mutilated Pertain to the Committee of Congress appointed to proceed to Canada - Dr. Franklin, S. Chase and C. Carroll of Carrolltown; and instructions to Printed: Journals of the Continental congress. FILM54-66 FRAME99

General physical description: 13" x 8"

Ward, Joseph, 1737-1812.
Letter to Mrs. Elizabeth Partridge;
Jan.6, 17768" x 6 1/2"

Camp At Roxbury, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Evacuation of Boston. Looks forward to a glorious peace.

General physical description: 8" x 6 1/2"

Philadelphia. City Tavern.
Agreement of subscribers on debts and proceeds of the tavern;
Feb. 9, 177625x26-1/2

D.S.: John Nixon and 52 others. 1p. Parchment. Seals.

General physical description: 25x26-1/2

United States. Continental Congress. Marine Committee..
Letter to John Barry
April 11, 1776 

Philadelphia, Photostat of L.S.: John Hancock, Robt. Morris, Richard Henry Lee, et al. 1p. and add. Relative to prize sloop Edward.

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. [Catharine] Greene;
June 1, 177613" x 8 1/4"

Phila., A.L.S. 2p. Return of her brother [B. Franklin]. Temple, son of Gov. Franklin, came with him. News of family and friends. FILM54-63 FRAME96

General physical description: 13" x 8 1/4"

Tilghman, James, 1716-1793.
Letter to Lady Juliana Penn;
June 10, 17768" x 13"

Phila., A.L.S. 2p. and add.,end. His and his son's services to the Proprieters. Prospect in America gloomy.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Clymer, George, 1739-1813.
Order to John Nixon & others to pay 150£ on order to Messrs. Worral & Alisson;
June 15, 17768 1/4" x 5"

D.S.: Geo. Clymer, James Biddle (?) Owen Biddle. 1p. and end. Presented by Seymour Adelman, 1947.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 5"

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Declaration of Independence
June, 177614x8-1/2

Facsimile of first draft. 4p.with notations by B.Franklin and J.Adams. Artotype, E. Bierstadt, N.Y.

General physical description: 14x8-1/2

United States. Continental Congress..
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 See Extra OS

Photograph of original document with signatures. 1p.

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to [Patrick Henry]
July 16, 17768 1/4" x 13"

Phila., A.L.S. 4p. The Declaration of independence and its implications. Loss of Canada. Comments on exclusion of clergy from [Virginia ?] legislature. Printed: APS Lib.Bull for 1951,p.251-2-in Butterfield,L.H Dr. Rush to Governor Henry… Film No. 529

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13"

Winthrop, John, 1714-1779.
Letter to ----;
July 22, 17767-1/4x6

Cambridge, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Xerox copy. Concerning the ranking of the APS with similar European societies. Concerning a supposed "Catalogue for the press."

General physical description: 7-1/4x6

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Letter to [Mrs. Sarah Wayne Robinson];
Aug. 12, 17769-1/4x7-1/4

Ticonderoga, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Would like a letter from her husband. Sends love to the family. Introduces the bearer, Mr. Antill.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/4

Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831.
Letter to Rt. Randall
Oct. 3, 17767 1/4" x 9"

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. and add. In French. Business transactions.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Letter to Abr[aha]m Robinson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 3, 17767-1/2x6-1/2

Tyconderoga, Photostat of A.L.S. 3p.and add. Congratulates him on the marriage of his sister. Describes the state of the army, eagerly awaiting battle.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/2

Pennsylvania. Council of Safety.
Commission issued to Henry Spes,
October 4, 177612 1/2" x 8 3/4"

appointing him second lieutenant of the boat, Washington...Philadelphia, Printed D. filled in in ms. S: Tho. Wharton, junr., president, Jacob S. Howell, secretary. 1p. and end. Seal.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 8 3/4"

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Letter to Captain Thomas Robinson, Fort George
Nov. 5, 17767-1/2x6

Ticonderoga, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p.and add. Sends news of the retreat of the British.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788.
Letter to Filippo Pirri, Rome
Nov. 8, 17768x6-1/4

Montbard, L.S. 6p.and add. In French. Defends his scientific theories agains those of Fortis, Spallanzani, Fontana, etc.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Smith, William, 1727-1803.
[Astronomical notes]
1766 With printed vol. Call Number: 524 M45t

Including astronomical observations, eclipse of the sun January 9, 1777; and eclipse of the sun June 24, 1778. 7p. Q. Manuscript. ( Mentions the American philosophical society. This manuscript document is in Mayer, J.T. Tabulae motuum solis et lunae...1770, c.1; Call Number: 524 M45t

Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793.
Diary;
Feb. 26-March 16, 1777?13x8-1/2

Typed D. 11p. For original, see: B:H97d.1

General physical description: 13x8-1/2

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Letter to Ab[raha]m Robinson;
April 1, 177712-1/4x8

Ticonderoga, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p.and add. Describes his "army" and hopes of victory.

General physical description: 12-1/4x8

Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
Letter to Dr. [John] Calder
July 17, 17776 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Calne, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Seal. His contributions to an encyclopaedia. Religious bill just passed by Parliament. Arrival of scientific apparatus.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to John Page;
Aug. 18, 17778 1/2" x 13"

Philadelphia, Typed L. 2p. and title. Astronomical matters. Presented by W. B. Montague, ca. June 1924. Not Found: 1/4/2011

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 13"

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
Letter to Gen. [William] Whipple;
Dec. 11, 1777 

Nantes, Photo.of A.L.S. 3p. (from glass negatives formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford.) Reports on trip of the Ranger. Refers to U.S. Commissioners. Presented by Miss Bradford; Oct.1961. FILM54-65 FRAME 223

Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Turks, 1773-1789.
Firman appointing an Imam to a mosque in Smyrna;
[1777]24-1/2x17-3/4

D.S. 1p.and end.and end. by J. Vaughan. In Turkish. English translation. Deposited by John P. Brown; Feb.19,1836 Cf.Minutes, p.681. Film 932

General physical description: 24-1/2x17-3/4

Dalrymple, John, Sir, 1726-1810.
Reflections upon the military preparations which are making at present in Scotland, for the war in America;
177712-3/4x8

[ca.?]. D. 4p. Copy.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to [Mrs. Jane Collas];
April, 1778 

Coventry, Photostat of copy of L. (inc.) 3p. From copy in New England historic genealogical society. Contains also copy of letter of May 16, 1778. Printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom, pp.174-176.

Ettwein, John, 1721-1802.
Letter to Henry Laurens;
March 10, 17786 1/2" x 8"

Bethlehem, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Relative to passport for two of the Brethren to go to Fort Pitt and the Delaware Nation.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8"

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. Jane Collas;
May 16, 1778 

Warwick, Photostat of copy of L. 4p. Mentions her brother [Dr. Franklin] and Mrs. [Catharine] Greene. From copy in New England historic genealogical society. On same sheet with letter of April 1778.

Ruault, Nicolas, 1742?-1828.
Letter to D'Hupay de Fureau, St. Catherine, Près La Tour;
June 8, 17789-1/4x7-1/4

Paris, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. In French. Will not write for him, but recommends Bonhomme Richard. Concerning Franklin. FILM54-67 FRAME49

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/4

Hewes, Deborah.
Receipt to [Caleb] Gibbs for all demands against George Washington for house, furniture, etc.;
June 18, 1778 

Valley Forge, Photo. of D.S. 1p. (from glass negative formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford.) Presented by Miss Bradford; Oct.1961.

United States. Continental Congress..
Resolution
Oct. 22, 17787 1/4" x 9 1/2"

D.S: Cha. Thomson, secretary 1p. Instructions to the Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of France [B.Franklin] and the commissioners to other Courts to cultivate harmony and good understanding between various officials. Printed: Journals of Continental congress. FILM54-66 FRAME98

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/2"

Blair, John, d. 1782.
Letter to John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich;
Nov. 24, 1778 

Horton, A.L.S. 1p. Indicates that he will give his "vote for Mr. Banks to be President of the Royal Society."

Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793.
Appointment letter, Louis XVI, King of France, for Marie Nicolas Defaltay to be Sous-Lieutenant of dragoons
Nov. 28, 1778 1.0 item. ; 9 1/4" x 13"

Louis XVI, King of France, appoints Cadet Marie Nicolas Defaltay to be Sous-Lieutenant of dragoons in the Dragons de Lanay. Countersigned by a secretary at Versailles.

General physical description: 9 1/4" x 13"

Other Descriptive Information: Purchased in 1952. Found in 2016 in a box of printed matter.


Genre(s): Appointments, Military

Logan, George, 1753-1821.
A case on gastritis as arising from dyspepsie.
[1778]8 1/2" x 14"

Photostat of A.D.S 7p. From original - Dissertations II (1778), Royal medical society of Edinburgh.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 14"

Logan, George, 1753-1821.
[Dissertation on the small pox;
1778 

Photostat of D. 5 leaves. From original in Royal medical society of Edinburgh, Dissertations, 11,1778.

United States. Oath of allegiance.
Oaths sworn by Nathaniel Green;
1778 

Benedict Arnold; William Alexander; Arthur St. Clair; Benjamin Lincoln, Marquis de Lafayette; George Washington; Charles Lee; William Maxwell; William Smallwood; Enoch Poor; James Mitchell Varnum; John Paterson Anthony Wayne; Baron De Kalb; Lachlan McIntosh; and Baron Steuben; 1778. Photo.of printed D.filled in in ms.S. Witnessed in large part by G.Washington. 18 items. Presented by Mrs. Sioussat from the papers of Dr. St. George L. Sioussat; April 1961.

United States. Oath of allegiance.
U.S. Oathes of allegiance
1778 

Benedict Arnold; William Alexander; Arthur St. Clair; Benjamin Lincoln, Marquis de Lafayette; George Washington; Charles Lee; William Maxwell; William Smallwood; Enoch Poor; James Mitchell Varnum; John Paterson Anthony Wayne; Baron De Kalb; Lachlan McIntosh; and Baron Steuben; 1778. Photo.of printed D.filled in in ms.S. Witnessed in large part by G.Washington. 18 items. Presented by Mrs. Sioussat from the papers of Dr. St. George L. Sioussat; April 1961.

Lightfoot, John, 1735-1788 .
Letter to Mr.Tofield;
Jan. 8, 1779 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. [Sarah] Bache;
Jan. 17, 1779 

Warwick, photostat of c. of L. 1p. 2 c. Is anxious for news of them. Hears from others about her brother [B. Franklin]. From copy in Yale university library. Printed:Van Doren Franklin-Mecom,p.187. FILM54-65 FRAME 69

Poole, William.
Will;
Feb. 6, 1779 

Photo.of D.S. 5p. From original in Public Archives Commission, Dover, Del.

United States. Continental Congress..
Resolutions
Feb. 25, 177912 3/4" x 8"

D.S: Cha. Thomson, secy. 2p. and end. For the raising of five companies of rangers to protect the frontiers of Pennsylvania from the savages.

General physical description: 12 3/4" x 8"

Bertholon, Pierre, 1741-1800.
Description of memoir on medical electricity;
March 7, 1779 

A.N.S. 1p. and note by La Tourrette. In French.

Garanger, Louis, b. ca. 1741.
Summary of the memorial relative to the establishment and instruction of a corps of bombardiers
[1779 March-May]13 1/2" x 8 1/4"

ca. A (?)D. 5p. Mentions Dr. Franklin and M. du Coudray. (May have been sent to Gen. Washington or Gen. Knox; cf. references in index to Garanger in Fitzpatrick) FILM 54-64 FRAME 201

General physical description: 13 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Greene, William, 1731-1809.
Letter to Major Gen. Greene;
April 26, 1779 

Providence, Photostat of c. of L. 1p. Relative to marching orders for Gen. Glover's troops. From original in possession of the Henry E. Huntington library.

Freehauff, Daniel.
Letter to Owen Biddle, Philadelphia;
June 30, 177913x8

Philadelphia, Xerox of ALS 1p. and add., end. Forwards observations on eclipse of the moon for him to show the APS if deemed worthy. Refers to Rittenhouse. Original in Owen Biddle Papers, Friends Hist. Library, Swarthmore College.

General physical description: 13x8

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Richard Bache
July 21, 1779 
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Pass issued to Mr. Burchsdorff, of the German convention troops
Aug. 25, 1779 

Photo. of A.D.S. 1p. (from original in possession of the Century Association, N.Y.)

Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789.
Letter to Tho[ma]s Mumford;
Aug. 28, 17799" x 7"

Highlands, A.L.S. 4p., end. and enc. Election of members of Congress; encloses a list of nominees. Objections to actions of present members, including the opposition to the recall of Arthur Lee.

General physical description: 9" x 7"

Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799.
Promissory note;
Sept. 4, 1779 

A.N.S. 1p. In French.

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
Letter to Robert Morris;
Oct. 13, 17797" x 9 1/4"

Amsterdam, Facsimile of A.L.S. 4p. News of his activities including the battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis on Sept. 23; mentions Dr. Franklin. FILM54-65 FRAME 71

General physical description: 7" x 9 1/4"

Madison, James, 1749-1812.
Letter to David Rittenhouse;
November, 17798" x 12 1/2"

William & Mary College, Virginia, A.Dr, of L.S. 4p. Transmits observations on the climate. Cause of aurora borealis; quotes Dr. Franklin on that and on body heat. Transmits barometrical observations by Mr. Jefferson. Note: Reverend James Madison of William and Mary College, not President James Madison, as identified by Dr. Thomas Shachtman, 9/20/2012. FILM 54-60 199 FRAME 429 13

General physical description: 8" x 12 1/2"

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Miscellaneous papers
1779-1780 

Photostats of D. 4 items. (made from photostats in possession of F.D.West.) Pertaining to Bartram's estate. Presented by F.D.West; 1955.

Kirwan, Richard, 1733-1812.
Letter to Adam[o] Fabroni, Florence;
Jan. 28, 17809x7-1/4

London, A.L.S. 1p.and add. In French. Scientific news of London. Refers to cement, Royal Society, Crell, Priestley, etc. On same sheet is letter from Magellan to Fabroni; Feb. 4, 1780.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Murray, John, 1742-1793.
Letter to J. Bell, Edinburgh;
Jan. 29, 17808 3/4" x 7 1/4"

London, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Book account Presented by Edgar R. McCorkle.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
Letter to [Adamo Fabroni]
Feb. 4, 17809x7-1/4

A.L.S. 2p. In French. Concerning chemistry and air. Refers to Fontana and Scopoli. His work on barometers. On same sheet as Kirwan to A.Fabroni; Jan. 28, 1780.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.
Letter to [Elbridge Gerry]
March 13, 178011x8-1/2

Braintree, Typed L. 1p Copy. Would like to know why John Jay's name was placed before that of John Adams on list of A.P.S. From original in Penna.State Library, Harrisburg. Photo.in H.S.P.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, 1740-1799.
Letter to [Giovanni Battista] Beccaria;
March 28, 17805 1/2" x 8"

Geneve, A.L.S. 1p. and add. In French. Seal. Introduces Mr. Trembley

General physical description: 5 1/2" x 8"

Bancroft, Edward, 1744-1821 .
Letter to Simeon Deane
April 7, 17808 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Passy, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Shipment of medicines and drugs.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Library Company of Philadelphia..
Minutes (extract) authorizing Josiah Hewes and Joseph Stanbury to obtain safe passage for books from New York
April 11, 17807-1/2x8

A.D.S.: Andrew Robeson, Secy. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 7-1/2x8

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.
Letter to Mrs. [Abigail] Adams;
April 17, 178011 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Phila., A.Dr. of L.S. with initials 4p. Comments on the press notice concerning Mr. Adams' election to the APS; difference in titles. Mentions Dr. Franklin. FILM54-64 FRAME 146

General physical description: 11 3/4" x 7 1/4"

France. Bureau général des Poudres & Salpétres à Marseille.
Receipt for gunpowder;
June 14, 17806-1/2x7-1/2

Printed D.filled in in ms. 1p. In French. Was this for the American revolutionary forces?

General physical description: 6-1/2x7-1/2

Milne, Colin, 1743 or 4-1815.
Letter to Dear Sir
July 4, 1780 

Deptford, A.L.S. 2p. Speaks of the "illiberal attack upon my Sermons...[by] an anonymous Assassin of my own profession..."

Letter to --
Sept. 20, 1780 
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
Pass issued to John Anderson;
Sept. 22, 178010" x 7"

Head Quarters, Robinsons, Facsimile of A.D.S. 1p.

General physical description: 10" x 7"

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Letter to [Henry Laurens];
Sept., 178013-1/2x8-1/4

L.in hand of J.Vaughan. 6p. Copy. (see J.Vaughan. Day book; 1783, pp.18ff.) Concerning Major André.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8-1/4

Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
Letter to Ab[raha]m Robinson;
Oct. 1, 178013-3/4x8-1/2

Photostat of A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning Arnold and his perfidy. War around West Point.

General physical description: 13-3/4x8-1/2

United States. Continental Loan Office.
Promissory note to William Webb;
Nov. 10, 17804x8-3/4

Printed D.S.: F.Hopkinson,Treasr.of Loans and countersigned by Tho.Smith. 1p.and end.Wm.Webb and John Still---(?).

General physical description: 4x8-3/4

Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801.
Letter to David Rittenhouse
Dec. 15, 17808 3/4" x 10"

Phila., A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Order to pay George Evans for the collation for the president. Not Found: 1/4/2011

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 10"

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
Letter to Jean Fabroni, Florence
Dec. 20, 17808x6-1/2

A.L.S. 3p.and add. In French. Current scientific events. Magnesium. Refers to John Fothergill, the Royal Society, James Watt, Joseph Priestley, Richard Kirwan and Benjamin Vaughan. Not Found: 1/4/2011

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

United States. Treasurer of Loans..
Loan office bill, issued to Isaac Coxe
Dec. 30, 17808" x 4"

Printed D. filled in, S: F. Hopkinson. Drawn on "Dr. Benjamin Franklin, or the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of North-America, at the Court of Versailles." 1p. and end. FILM 54-61 FRAME 205

General physical description: 8" x 4"

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to [Sarah Bache;
1780 

ca.]. Photostat of c. of L. 2p. incom. 2 c, Izard's accusations against Franklin. Family news. Mentions Mrs. Greene. From copy in Yale university library. printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom,pp.201-204. FILM54-65 FRAME 73

Library Company of Philadelphia..
[Loan slip in the form of a promissory note]
17802 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Printed D. filled in in ms. 1p. and end. Books borrowed by Benjamin Rush, May - Aug. 1780.

General physical description: 2 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Pennsylvania. Laws, statutes, etc..
Acts of the Pennsylvania legislature concerning the American philosophical society;
1780-1843 

Photostats of D. 12p. (from original in Harrisburg.)

Biddle, James, 1731-1797.
Letter to Daniel Clymer, Caernarvon;
Jan.1, 17818" x 6 1/2"

Reading, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Invitation to visit.

General physical description: 8" x 6 1/2"

Withering, William, 1741-1799.
Letter to Mr. Rathbone, Jr., Liverpool;
Feb. 16, 178111x8-1/2

Birmingham, Typed L. 2p. Copy. Xerox copy. Experiments on phlogiston and oxygen. Refers to fellow scientists and experiments. Refers to Joseph Priestley. On same sheet is letter from Withering to George Robinson; Oct. 14, 1798.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Letter to M. [Ferdinand] Grand;
April 30, 17818" x 11 1/2"

Madrid, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Seal. Contains French translation. Has drawn a bill of 487, 320 livres in favor of the Marquis de Yranda; has advised Dr. Franklin of this. FILM54-61 FRAME206

General physical description: 8" x 11 1/2"

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to ----
May 19, 17819-1/2x7-3/4

A.L.S. 1p. Letter-press copy. Business of the Board of Longitude.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
Letter to John Page
June 4, 17817 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. with initials. 2p. Arrival of French fleet at Martinique. Dr. Franklin and French court plotting against Mr. J. Adams. FILM54-61 FRAME207

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
Letter to Owen Biddle
June 29, 1781 

Xerox of A.L.in 3rd.P. 1p. From original in Owen Biddle papers, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. Asks him to present to the APS for Jan Ingenhousz, Experiments upon Vegetables, etc. Presented by W.J.Bell, Jr., Nov. 23, 1966.

Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.
Letter to [Elbridge Gerry]
July 20, 17818 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Braintree, A.L.S: Portia 3p. and end. Politics, anti-Franklin by inference. FILM54-64 FRAME 145

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7 1/4"

La Luzerne, Anne-César, Chevalier de, 1741-1791.
Letter to Chev. de Monteil;
Aug. 21, 17816 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Phila., L.S. 1p. In French. Congratulations on the capture of Pensacola.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.
Letter to [Sir Joseph Banks, bart.];
Sept. 29, 17819x7-1/2

Radbourne near Derby, A.L.S. 5p.and end. Concerning the correct English terms for descriptions in botany.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Order to David Rittenhouse to pay Du Simieire
Sept. 29, 1781 

From a card in the folder: "This document [...] is particularly important in denoting the desire of the House of Assembly to partially underwrite Du Simitiere's work on the civil and geographical history of the United States. (His application to the Second Continental Congress had been turned down, July 14, 1780.)

Provenance: Gift of Paul G. Shifton, in memory of Du Simitiere, who had served as a Curator of the American Philosophical Society, 1776-1781.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846.
B[enjamin] Waterhouse to [John] Adams
September 30, 17817 1/2" x 9"

Corunna, 3 pp. L. Copy. Personal letter, giving account of a quarrel on board ship.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Biddle, James, 1731-1797.
Letter to Daniel Clymer, Caernarvon;
Oct. 22, 17818 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Reading, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Opinion on a case. News of Gen. Washington.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Stiles, Ezra, 1727-1795.
Ezra Stiles to [David] Rittenhouse
November 16, 17816 1/4" x 8"

Yale College, [New Haven], 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Wishes to know whether there was an account from Europe of the discovery of planets revolving around fixed stars. Not Found: 1/4/2011

General physical description: 6 1/4" x 8"

Bache and Shee..
Letter to Jonathan Williams
January 8, 17828" x 13"

Philadelphia, L.S. 3p. and add., end. Relative to materials and other commodities bought by Williams for Bache and Shee. Encloses piece of chintz.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to Dr. [Ezra] Stiles [Warwick
Feb. 6, 1782 

]. Photostat of A.L.S.: Caty Greene. 1p. and add., end. 2 C. From original in Yale university library.

Greene, William, 1731-1809.
Letter to Dr. [Ezra] Stiles;
Feb. 6, 1782 

Warwick, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and end. EC, From original in Yale university library.

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Statement relative to the duties performed by Peter S. Du Ponceau during the Revolution
April 2, 17828" x 11 3/4"

Head Quarters at Newburgh, D.S. 1p. and end. Seal.

General physical description: 8" x 11 3/4"

Pennsylvania. Laws, statutes, etc..
An act ... The American Philosophical Society ... [silk company]
April 15, 1782 See oversize
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Receipt to William Henry, treasurer of Lancaster County;
April, 17823-1/4x8-1/4

D.S. 1p.,end. Tipped in, originally, in: D.Rittenhouse. An Oration delivered...before the APS. 1775. Presented by William Logan Fox; July 1, 1965.

General physical description: 3-1/4x8-1/4

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Letter to Mr. [Thomas] Bradford
May 7, 17827" x 11 1/2"

Newburgh, A.L.S. 1p. and end add., end. The negroes taken belong to Lund Washington; further communication about them should be addressed to him. Presented by the Fidelity-Philadelphia trust co., May 1947;.cf.. letter of May 19,1947.

General physical description: 7" x 11 1/2"

Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to Dr. [Ezra] Stiles;
June 13, 1782 

Warwick, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and add. From original in the library of Yale university.

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Letter to Mrs. [Richard] Stockton
July 22, 178211 3/4" x 8 1/2"

Phila., Facsimile of A.L.S. 2p. Printed:Fitzpatrick,v.24,437.

General physical description: 11 3/4" x 8 1/2"

George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Commission to Richard Oswald to negotiate peace with the thirteen United States;
August 7, 178232" x 24"

Parchment D. 1p. ca. Seal ---- Revised commission to Richard Oswald to negotiate peace with the thirteen United States: Sept. 21, 1782. Parchment D. 1p. ca. Seal. Printed: Wharton, Dip. Cor. of the Resolution, v.5,pp.613-5,748-50. For provenance see Parke-Bernet sale cat. May 15,1950,no.7. See also M