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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.

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)

  • 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
  • Oneida Indians
  • Onondaga Indians
  • Penobscot Indians
  • Physics -- History.
  • Seneca Indians
  • Southwest Indians
  • Tuscarora Indians
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783


Detailed Inventory
Papers
  Request Series
Eliot, John, 1604-1690.
Agreement with John Prudden to keep a school in Roxborough;
Feb. 25, 166813x8Request File

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"Request File

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]7-1/2x12-1/2Request File

Westminster, D. 2p. Copy.

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

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

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, 16787-1/2x6Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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;
1682/3-169212-1/2x8Request File

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;
1683-169412x7-3/4Request File

[]. 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"Request File

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, 1695/66x5-3/4Request File

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, 169812x7-3/4Request File

[]. 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, 169812-1/2x8Request File

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, 170012x7-3/4Request File

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

General physical description: 12x7-3/4

Vaughan, John.
Will;
Sept. 7, 170013x8Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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) Request Item

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

Access digital object:
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
Request File

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
Request File

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
Request File

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
Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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., 171710x8Request File

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, 171710x8Request File

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, 171710x8Request File

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, 171810x8Request File

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, 171810x8Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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, 172110x8Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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,
1725-172612-1/2x8Request File

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 Request File

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;
1726-172911x8-1/2Request File

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, 172710x8Request File

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, 172711x8-1/2Request File

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, 172710x8Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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, 173311x8-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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, 17349-1/4x7-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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.
Letter to John Frederick Gronovius, Leyden;
Nov. 20, 173411-3/4x8Request File

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"Request File

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;
1734-17356-1/4x4Request File

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"Request File

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, 17358x12-3/4Request File

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"Request File

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] Request File

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, 173510-1/2x7Request File

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, 1735/612-3/4x8Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

[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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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, 17388-1/2x7Request File

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"Request File

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]12x8Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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
Request File

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
Request File

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
Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Request Item

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, 174312-1/4x8Request File

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"Request File

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 Request Item

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 Cadwalader Colden,
April 29, 17448 1/2" x 11"Request File

----, 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 Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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"Request File

[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"Request File

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, 17459-1/4x6Request File

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, 17459-1/4x7-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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 Request Item

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, 174512-3/4x8Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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, 174612-1/4x7-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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 Request File

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
Request File

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, 174714-1/2x9-1/4Request File

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, 17489-1/4x7-1/2Request File

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] Request File

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 Request File

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
Request File

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, Phila;
Sept. 2, 17489" x 7 1/4"Request File

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), 1705-1782.
Letter to ----;
Sept. 8, 17489x7-1/4Request File

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.
Letter to Cadwalader Evans;
Nov. 13, 17487 3/4" x 12 3/4"Request File

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
Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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, 175112-1/2x7-1/2Request File

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, 175213x8Request File

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), 1705-1782.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 5, 17529x7-1/4Request File

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, 17647-1/2x9Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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;
Aug. 24, 175312-1/2x8Request File

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 Request File

(?) 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"Request File

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"

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

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

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

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

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"Request File

A.D.S. 1p.

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

McAdam, Annis.
Indenture to John Bowne;
Aug. 17, 175412-1/2x8Request File

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

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

----, 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.
Bill of printing advertisements to procure arms for the forces intended for Crown Point;
May 13, 17558" x 3 3/4"Request File

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
Request File

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, 1716-1799.
Report to the University of Abo concerning his visit to America;
July 1, 1755 See OS
Request File

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, 175510-1/4x8Request File

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 Request File

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, 5-1/2x8-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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 Request Item

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.

Access digital object:
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, 175612-1/2x7-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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, -1761.
Letter to Miss Betsey Hubbart, Boston;
April 24, 17569" x 7 1/2"Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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;
17588x6½Request File

[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 Request File

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, 17584x7-1/2Request File

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,Phila.;
June 21, 175812" x 7 1/2"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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, 17587-1/2x6Request File

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, 17585-3/4x7Request File

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

General physical description: 5-3/4x7

Franklin, James.
Receipt to Capt. David Moore for payment of American magazine for 1758;
Feb. 28, 17593 1/4" x 3 1/2"Request File

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 Request File

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

Croghan, George, d. 1782.
A List of Indian nations,
[1759]13x8Request File

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

General physical description: 13x8

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

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"Request File

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"Request File

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;
Oct. 23, 17626 1/4" x 7 3/4"Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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, 176412-1/4x7-3/4Request File

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, 176411-1/2x7Request File

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, 176411-3/4x8Request File

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 Capt. [Thomas] Barnesley [sic], Fort Loudon;
Sept. 3, 1764 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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?]9-1/4x7-1/2Request File

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
Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request Item

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 Request File

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, 176512x7-1/2Request File

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, 176513x8-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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, 1722-1787.
Letter to Gentlemen [Pennsylvania assembly ?];
Nov. 9, 17659 1/2" x 14 3/4"Request File

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, 176612-3/4x8-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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.
Will;
April 2, 176615 1/2" x 9 3/4"Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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; Phila.,
June 27, 1767 Request File

Phila., 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, 176812-1/2x7-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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"

Iroquois Indians.
Deed to William Trent and others;
Nov. 3, 176810-1/2x8Request File

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, 176811-1/2x7-1/4Request File

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 Request File

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, 176914-3/4x9-1/4Request File

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, 176913x8Request File

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, 176910-1/2x8-1/4Request File

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; [after].
April 26, 1769 Request File

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 Request File

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, 177411x8-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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
Request File

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"Request File

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, 177113x8Request File

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, 177112-1/2x8Request File

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, 17718x6-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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

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

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

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"Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"

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

A.D.S. 1p.

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

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

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, 17729x7-1/4Request File

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

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

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, 17733-1/2x7-3/4Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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;
1773-180013x8-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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.
Letter to [John] Ro[d]gers, New York;
Sept. 3, 177412x7-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Dear Bro.[Edward Shippen];
May 6, 17757 1/2" x 6 1/4"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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"

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Declaration of independence;
June, 177614x8-1/2Request File

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

General physical description: 14x8-1/2

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800.
Letter to ----;
Feb.15, 17769x7Request File

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 Gen. Lee.
Feb. 15 and 17, 177613" x 8"Request File

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"Request File

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, 177625x26-1/2Request File

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 Request File

Phila., 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"Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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

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

United States. Continental Congress.
Declaration of independence;
July 4, 1776 See Extra OS
Request File

Photograph of original document with signatures. 1p.

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

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, 17767-1/4x6Request File

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, 17769-1/4x7-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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, 17767-1/2x6-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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 Capt. Thomas Robinson, Fort George;
Nov. 5, 17767-1/2x6Request File

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, 17768x6-1/4Request File

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
Request File

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?13x8-1/2Request File

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, 177712-1/4x8Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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]24-1/2x17-3/4Request File

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;
177712-3/4x8Request File

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

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

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

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"Request File

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 Request File

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, 17789-1/4x7-1/4Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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.
Letter to John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich;
Nov. 24, 1778 Request File

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

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

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 Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File

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.

Garanger, Lewis.
Summary of the memorial relative to the establishment & instruction of a corps of bombardiers;
1778 - 177913 1/2" x 8 1/4"Request File

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"

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

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 Request File

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"Request File

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.
Description of memoir on medical electricity;
March 7, 1779 Request File

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

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

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, 177913x8Request File

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

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"Request File

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 Request File

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

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

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"Request File

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 Request File

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, 17809x7-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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, 1723-1790.
Letter to [Adamo Fabroni];
Feb. 4, 17809x7-1/4Request File

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, 178011x8-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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, 17807-1/2x8Request File

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"Request File

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, 17806-1/2x7-1/2Request File

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 Request File

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 Request File
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
Pass issued to John Anderson;
Sept. 22, 178010" x 7"Request File

Head Quarters, Robinsons, Facsimile of A.D.S. 1p.

General physical description: 10" x 7"

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Letter to [Henry Laurens];
Sept., 178013-1/2x8-1/4Request File

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, 178013-3/4x8-1/2Request File

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, 17804x8-3/4Request File

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"Request File

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, 17808x6-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

Photostats of D. 12p. (from original in Harrisburg.)

Biddle, James, 1731-1797.
Letter to Daniel Clymer, Caernarvon;
Jan.1, 17818" x 6 1/2"Request File

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, 178111x8-1/2Request File

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"Request File

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, 17819-1/2x7-3/4Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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 Johannes Ingenhouse, 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"Request File

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"Request File

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, 17819x7-1/2Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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.
Ezra Stiles to [David] Rittenhouse,
November 16, 17816 1/4" x 8"Request File

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 & Shee.
Letter to Jonathan Williams;
Jan. 8, 17828" x 13"Request File

Phila., L.S. 3p. and add., end. Relative to materials and other commodities bought by Williams for Bache & 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 ? Request File

]. 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 Request File

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. Duponceau during the Revolution;
April 2, 17828" x 11 3/4"Request File

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
Request File
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Receipt to William Henry, treasurer of Lancaster County;
April, 17823-1/4x8-1/4Request File

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"Request File

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 Request File

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"Request File

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"Request File

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 Memorandum for Mrs. Swann; June 22, 1954, regular correspondence file.

General physical description: 32" x 24"

Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Letter to [Benjamin Harrison];
Sept. 24, 178212-1/2x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S.: J.Madison, Jr., Jos.Jones, A.Lee, Theo. Bland. 2p. Peace negotiations; mentions Franklin and Jay. Film 54-61 Frame 208

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Letter to Sam[uel] White, Nantes;
Oct. 27, [1782]9-3/4x7-1/4Request File

Angers, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Business of insurance. Wants copies of all papers which go out of the house.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/4

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Letter to ----;
Nov. 4, 17829" x 7 1/4"Request File

Paris, A.L.S. 2p. Peace treaty; Newfoundland fisheries.

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

Warrant.
Nov. 12, 1782 Request File

1p. Concerning a land survey. Signed by John Dickinson and John Luckens.

Miscellaneous notes on optices
1782 Request File
Watson, Elkanah, 1758-1842.
Interview with Dr. Priestley on canals;
[1782]9-1/4x7-1/4Request File

D. 2p.,end. Extracted from his Journal. Printed: Life and times of Elkanah Watson. Refers to B.Franklin. FILM54-67 FRAME 45

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

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
Letter to Dr. [Edward] Bancroft;
Nov. 17, 17827 1/2" x 9"Request File

Ghent, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Asks that he procure from Dr. Franklin, Mr. Jay, and M. Beaumarchais certificates which will counteract libelous accounts about him which are appearing in the English press. FILM54-61 FRAME209

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

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 23, 17828" x 13"Request File

Phila., L.S. 2p. and end. Encloses copy of Mr. Oswald's commission to negotiate peace. Printed: Wharton 6, 161.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Tressan, comte de (Louis Elisabeth), 1705-1782.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 25, 17829x7-1/2Request File

Paris, A.L.S. 10p. In French. Original language and cradle of the human race. Court de Gebelin. Electricity.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
Letter to [Benjamin Rush];
178213-1/2x8-1/4Request File

L. 1p. Extracted by J.Vaughan. (see: J.Vaughan. book; 1783, p.6.) Concerning phlogiston and priestley. Concerning Wedgwood and the invention of a pyrometer.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8-1/4

Burd, Edward.
Letter to Daniel Clymer
Feb. 2, 1783 Request File

1p. and add., end. Business. Concerning E. Shippen

Groth, Mary.
Letter to John Reynell, Phila.;
Feb. 8, 17839" x 7 1/4"Request File

Exon, A.L.S. 3p. and add., end. Family news. Transcribes her letter of Dec. 5, 1782.

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

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Letter to David Rittenhouse;
Feb. 16, 17838 1/2" x 13"Request File

Newburgh, Typed L. 1p. Printed in Fitzpatrick, v.26,p.136. Presented by W.B. Montague,June 1924. Removed to David Rittenhouse Papers.

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

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Letter to Messrs Ridley & Pringle, Baltimore;
March 5, 17839-1/4x7-1/4Request File

Nantes, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Concerning tobacco sales and shipments.

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

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813.
Letter to President [John] Dickinson;
March 24, 17837 3/4" x 11 3/4"Request File

Phila., L.S. 1p. Encloses an abstract of the preliminary articles for a general peace, signed Jan. 20,1783.

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

Masonic Lodge..
Certificate for Edward Bancroft
March 26, 1783 Request File

Certificate for E. Bancroft to visit Lodges in U.S. Xerox of D. 1p.

Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish, Lord, 1774-1839 .
Letter to David Hartley
April 2, 1783 Request File

1p. and add., end. Xerox of A.L.S. Concerning his appointment to sign the peace treaty with the United States.

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to [Richard Bache];
April 11, 1783 Request File

Cambridge, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Neglect of correspondence between their families; has not heard from her brother for three past years. News of family and friends. From original in New York public library, Emmet collection. Printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom, pp.218-219.

Milne, Colin, 1743 or 4-1815.
Letter to "Sir"
April 19, 1783 Request File

Deptford, A.L.S. 3p., end. Discussion of financial matters which "have occasioned so serious a rupture betwixt us".

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. Sarah Bache;
May 18, 1783 Request File

Boston, Photostat of c. of L. 1p. 2 c. Family news; praise of her brother [B. Franklin]. From copy in Yale university library. Printed: Roelker's Franklin-Greene Correspondence, p. 121; Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom,p.223. FILM54-65 FRAME 86

George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Commission appointing David Hartley to conclude treaty of Paris.
May 14, 1783 Request File

1 p., end. 23-3/4 x 16. Commission appointing David Hartley plenipotentiary with full powers to conclude treaty of Paris of 1783.

Gardiner, John, 1737-1793.
Letter to Silvester Gardiner;
May 30, 1783 Request File

Phila., Enlargement of photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. and note. From photostat in possession of Mrs. Frances Vaughan Finletter, March 1951. FILM 537 FRAME

Wrin(?).
Letter to [Giuseppe] de [sic] Ceracchi;
June 1, 178311x8-1/2Request File

Neuwaldegg, Typed L. 1p. Copy. Forwards him letter from Franklin concerning his desire to move to America. Printed: G.I.Montanari: Della vita e delle opere di...Ceracchi...;pp.31-32. FILM54-65 FRAME 179

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Bancroft, Edward, 1744-1821 .
Oath that he designed an invention for the refining of sugar;
July 25, 1783 Request File

D.S. Witnessed: John Wilmot. 1p.

Brooke, Rachel.
Inventory of goods and chattels of Dr. Richard Brooke's estate;
Aug. 12, 1783 Request File

Photo.of D.and printed D.S. 4p.and end. From original in Hall of Records, Maryland

Montgomery, Dorcas.
Letter to Sarah Bache
July 26, 1783 Request File

A.L.S. with initials. 3p. and add. photostat. On same sheet: Aug. 20, 1785

Broussonet, Pierre Marie Auguste, 1761-1807.
Letter to Monsieur L'Heritier, Paris;
Aug. 13, 1783 Request File

In French. Describes plants, including daphnes, found on trips in Pyrenees. Says De la Perouse would like to correspond with L'Heritier.

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Letter to Elbridge Gerry;
Aug. 15, 17839" x 7 1/4"Request File

Paris, L.S. 4p. The definitive treaty. Mentions the commissioners; criticizes Dr. Franklin. Possibility of his resignation being accepted. FILM54-64 FRAME 203

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

Groth, Mary.
Letter to John Reynell, Phila;
Sept. 2, 178314 1/2" x 9 1/4"Request File

Exon (?), A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Family affairs; comments of Thomas F. Sanders, and a young man by the name of Reynell who plans to go to Philadelphia.

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

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to the Speaker of Assembly;
Sept. 26, 178313 1/2" x 8 1/4"Request File

Phila., A.L.S. (?) 3p. and end. The state of the treasury. Not Found: 1/5/2011

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

Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.
Letter to Edward Bancroft
Oct. 1, 1783 Request File

Xerox of D.S. 2p., end. His letter of 28th laid before Congress. Jay's high recommendation. Looks forward to seeing Bancroft in Princeton.

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
Letter to Hannah [Thomson];
Oct. 17, 178312 3/4" x 7 3/4"Request File

A.L.S. 3p. and add. Dissension in Congress. Residence of the government. The peace treaty. Asks that she pay attention to Mrs. Washington.

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

Account of travel expenses
Oct. 20 - Nov. 26 Request File

Received monies for several men, among whom is Abel James.

Provenance: Provenance unknown. Belonged to APS prior to 1930.

Saussure, Horace Bénédict de, 1740-1799.
Letter to [Henry Temple, Second] Viscount Palmerston, London;
Nov. 3, 1783 Request File

Geneva, A.L.S. 3p.and add. In French. Concerning Argand, hygrometry, Montgolfier and his invention.

Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
Letter to Jo[h]n Jay;
Dec. 1, 1783 Request File

Ghent, Photo.of A.L.S. 3p. (from original in Columbia University). Wants him and Dr. Franklin to help clear his name. Copy presented by Columbia University; June 1964. FILM54-65 FRAME242

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Letter to Dr. [Cotton] Tufts [Paris, ca.1783].
[1783]7 1/4" x 9 1/2"Request File

A.L. 3p. and end. Is unhappy about his present situation, but is consoled by the fact that he has rendered a "most important... service to my Country...which I...believe no other Man in the World would have done."

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

Passavant, Peter Friedrich.
Claim against John Rheiner of Philadelphia;
Jan., 1784-178614-3/4x9-3/4Request File

D. 6p. Notarized. In German.

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

Castries, Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, marquis de, 1727-1800.
Letter to M. de Crèvecoeur, New York;
Feb.8, 178412 1/2" x 8"Request File

Versailles, L.S. 1p. In French. Relative to the crew and passage of the packet boat, Courrier de l'Europe. Printed: APS Library Bulletin,1957,509

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

Luc, J. A. de (Jean André), 1727-1817.
Letter to [Christianus Carolus Henricus] van der Aa, Haarlem;
Feb. 13, 17848-3/4x8Request File

London, Photo.of A.L.S. 4p.and add. In French. (from original in Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem.) Comments on the new program of the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen and hopes it will be scientific.

General physical description: 8-3/4x8

Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
Letter to Lewis Morris;
Feb. [16], 178413 1/4" x 8 1/4"Request File

Borden Town, A.Dr. of L. 3p. and end. Science; need for a philosophical society in New York; inactivity of the American philosophical society. Dislike of Penna. Mentions Dr. Franklin. FILM54-63 FRAME 46

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

Jones, Judge John.
A topographical description of the cypress swamps on Indian River in the state of Delaware;
March 15, 178412x7-1/2Request File

Xerox of D. 14p.and end. (from original in possession of the New-York Historical Society; 1969.)

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

Shippen, William, 1736?-1808.
Letter to William Cullen;
April 27, 1784 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. His teaching at the University. Introduces a recent graduate, James Lyons. Original in Royal. col. of physicians, Edinburgh,Cullen mss., Letters,1779-1788. Printed: Medical record,1925.

Extracts of the laws for the regulation of pilots in the states of Maryland and New York
[April. 1784] Request File

Sometime after April, 1784

Luc, J. A. de (Jean André), 1727-1817.
Letter to [Christianus Carolus Henrico] Van der Aa, Ha[a]rlem;
May 18, 17849-3/4x7-1/2Request File

London, Photo.of A.L.S. 4p.and add. In French. (from original in Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem.) Thanks for medal from Hollandsche...Wetenschappen. Subjects for prize essays, and comments on theories of electricity of Volta and Crawford on heat.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.
Letter to Mr.John Adams;
June 16, 17849 3/4" x 7 3/4"Request File

Phila., Copy of L. 5 leaves American politics; mentions Dr. Franklin, [William Temple] F[rankli]n, Thomas Jefferson. FILM54-64 FRAME 144

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

Wilcocks, John.
John Wilcocks' accounts,
June 26, 17848" x 9"Request File

----, 1 p. and endorsements. D.

General physical description: 8" x 9"

Antill, Edward, 1742-1789.
Letter to John Pierce, Philadelphia;
July 17, 178412x7-1/4Request File

New York, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.and.,end. (from original in the New Jersey Historical Society.) Explains how and why he borrowed money to move troops to help Washington, and quotes letter of Richard Peters as authority. Presented by W.J. Bell; Feb.26,1964.

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to W[illia]m Capon, London;
Sept. 7, 17849x7Request File

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Does not at present plan any voyage of discovery.

General physical description: 9x7

Luc, J. A. de (Jean André), 1727-1817.
Letter to [Christianus C. H. Van der Aa, Ha[a]rlem;
Sept. 8, 178411-3/4x8-1/4Request File

Windsor, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. In French. (from original in Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem.) Thanks for medal from the society. Comments on electrical conductors.

General physical description: 11-3/4x8-1/4

Pennsylvania. Commissioners of Indian purchase.
Document pertaining to purchase of balance of Indian lands in Pennsylvania for $1,000;
Oct. 23, 17848" x 8 1/4"Request File

D.S: Saml. J. Atlee, Wm. Maclay, Fras. Johnston. 1p. and end. Printed with slight variations: Pa. Archives, Ser.1,v.11,507

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

Page, John, 1744-1808.
Letter to St. George Tucker;
Nov. 17, 1784 Request File

Photo.of A.L.S. 5p.and add.,end. (from original in Tucker-Coleman MSS in William and Mary.) Concerning astronomy.

Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to Welcome Arnold;
Nov. 26, 17849 1/2" x 7 1/2"Request File

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Finances. Mentions Mr. William Greene.

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

Philadelphia. City tavern.
[Statement by Trustees consenting to the sale of the tavern];
Dec.14, 17849 1/2" x 7"Request File

Philadelphia, D.S: Geo. Clymer [and 6 others] 1p.

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

Ship St. Anne.
Ship St. Anne in account with John Wilcocks,
December 21, 1784 - January 20, 17868 1/2" x 12 1/8"Request File

----, 1 p. and endorsement. D.

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

Philadelphia. City tavern. Proprietors.
To Edward Shippen and the other gentlemen,
ca. Dec., 178412 1/2" x 8"Request File

trustees...of the City tavern. D.S: J.M. Nesbitt [and 26 others] Petition for sale of the tavern and lot. ---- Another copy with 14 different signatures.

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

United States. Congress.
Resolution;
January 20, 178513" x 8 1/4"Request File

D.S: Cha. Thomson, secy. 1p. and end. In re Dutch loans; mentions B. Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

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

Hewson, M.S. (Mary Stevenson).
Letter to [Barbara Hewson], Hexham, England;
Jan. 25, 178511x8-1/2Request File

Passy, Typed L. 3p. Copy. Describes life in Passy, visiting Franklin. Concerning B.F.Bache and W.T. Franklin. Presented by Mrs. Hendrick Booraem; Sept. 1961 Film 54-65 Frame 217

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Johnstone, John. St. Malo.
Letter to [J. C. Lettsom];
February 7, 1785 Request File

Worcester, A.L.S. 2p., end. Comments on Lettsom's remarks on J. Fothergill's illness. Mentions the Medical Society of London.

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Letter to M. de St. James;
Feb. 27, 17858" x 12 1/4"Request File

Passy, A.L.S. 2p. In French.

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

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Letter to Matthew Carey;
March 15, 17858" x 12 3/4"Request File

Mount Vernon, Facsimile of A.L.S. 1p. Relates to the delivery of his newspaper [Pennsylvania evening herald]. For dup. see in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania...no.47.

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

Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
Letter to ----;
April 12, 17859-1/2x7-3/4Request File

New York, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.,end. Politics. Refers to Rittenhouse, Madison, Smith, Jefferson, etc. Friendly letter From original in Central Library, Salford, Eng.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Smith, James Edward, Sir, 1759-1828.
Letter to [Charles Louis] L'Héritier [de Brutelle];
April 16, 17859x7-1/2Request File

Chelsea, A.L.S. 4p.,add.,end. In French. Thanks for his work on botany. Refers to several specific plants. Concerning duplicates is the Linnean herbarium.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.
Letter to John Adams;
April 25, 17859 3/4" x 7 3/4"Request File

Marblehead, Copy of L. 5 leaves American politics. Mentions Franklin, Jefferson. FILM 54-64 FRAME 143

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

Smith, Thomas.
Letter to Mr. [Samuel ?] Coates, Phila.;
May 7, 17859 1/4" x 7 1/4"Request File

Carlisle, A.L.S. 2p. and add. and end. Financial matters. Mentions Mr. Lukens.

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

Duffield, Samuel, 1732-1814.
Account against the estate of Benjamin Betterton;
June 3, 1785 - April 9, 178617x6-3/4See OS
Request File

D. 3p.and end. Refers to conferences with Dr. Glenworth and Dr. Kuhn.while treating Betterton for various disorders.

General physical description: 17x6-3/4

Elbert, Samuel, 1740-1788.
Letter to Maj. Gen. [Lachlan] McIntosh;
June 8, 17857 1/4" x 9"Request File

Savannah, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Meeting between the Creek Indians and the Commissioners to ascertain boundary line between Georgia and the Indians.

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

Shippen, William, 1736?-1808.
Letter to Joseph Shippen;
July 25, 17858 1/4" x 6 3/4"Request File

Germantown, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Relative to an exchange of land.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 6 3/4"

Michell, John, 1724?-1793.
Letter to [Sir Charles Blagden];
July 27, 17857 1/2" x 9"Request File

Thornhill, A.L.S. 16p. Comments on various scientific matters. Mentions Mr. Herschel, Sir Joseph Banks, Dr. Franklin, Dr. Priestley and others; proposed abridgement of Philosophical transactions of the Royal society. FILM54-61 FRAME210

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

Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829.
Letter to S.[i.e. John] Dickenson(sic), Wilmington;
Aug. 6, 1785 Request File

Edinburgh, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. and enc. 1p. Recommendation of [Walter] Minto for the faculty of [Dickinson] College. Encloses recommendation of Walter Minto from Joseph Slop, professor of astronomy at the University of Pisa; Dec.15,1783. From original in the Dickinson Papers, Library company of Philadelphia; Presented by Dr. Whitfield J. Bell,Dec.1954.

Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to [Mrs. Sarah Franklin Bache];
Aug. 20, 1785 Request File

Warwick, Photostat of c.of L. 1p. On same sheet with letter from D.Montgomery to S.Bache; July 26,1783. Concerning B.Franklin's return to America. From copy in Yale university library. Film 54-65 Frame 87

Flagg, Josiah, 1763-1816.
Letter to Mrs. Jane Mecom;
Aug. 23, 1785 Request File

Lancaster, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Mentions Dr. Franklin's departure from France. From original in New England historic genealogical society.

Rapport fait a la Societe Royale [des Sciences], par M. Brun et M. Vigarau
Sept. 1, 1785 Request File

Regarding "le trigone" (a smooth triangular area on the inner surface of the bladder).

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815.
Geographical notes [surveys] of the waters of the Little Beaver Creek and of the Big Beaver Creek;
Oct. 1, 17857-1/2x4-1/2Request File

A.D.S. 40p.of which 13 contain writing. This was originally bound with Pamphlet vol. 341,(no.40).

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815.
Little and Big Beaver Creeks
October 1, 1785 12.0 p. Maps, 12.1 x 19.1 cm Request Item

Barton, while practicing surveying, kept a notebook labelled "No. 3. Geographycal Notes October 1st 1785. Waters of Little Beaver Creek. No. 4. Waters of Big Beaver." There are twelve pages of sketches of maps of the drainage of these creeks in this volume.

Shippen, William, 1736?-1808.
Letter to [Joseph Shippen];
Oct. 26, 17859 1/2" x 8"Request File

Germantown, A.L.S. 4p. Further discussion on the exchange of land.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 8"

St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
Liste des echantillons de bois de 1'Amerique envoyés par Mr. St. Jean de Crevecoeur en [a Mr. Le Duc de la Rochefoucault].
17859" x 7"Request File

Ms.D. [29 leaves]. MICROFILM FRAME NO. 791

General physical description: 9" x 7"

Pennsylvania.
Legal case with James Mease, against defrauding the state;
178513-1/2x8-1/4Request File

[ca.?]. D. 39p.and end. ----Notes of the case. 10p. Profiteering during the Revolution.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8-1/4

Nancarrow, John.
Letter to [Richard Phillips];
Feb. 6, 1786 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Condolences on the death of his father. The steam engine; probable significance in America. From original in the Friends' Reference Library, London.

Vaughan, Samuel, Jr., 1762-1827.
Letter to Nicolaus von Jacquin;
Feb. 27, [1786]11x8-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, Photo.of typed L. 1p. Extract. (from copy in koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, call no.: 78 F 8.) Sends lists of fossils and seeds. Botany.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Savery, William, 1721 or 2-1787.
Extract of the will;
Feb. 28, 17866-1/4x8-1/4Request File

D. 1p.

General physical description: 6-1/4x8-1/4

Flagg, Josiah, 1763-1816.
Letter to Miss Jane Mecom;
March 14, 1786 Request File

Petersburg, Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add. Description of surrounding country and people. Celebration of Gen. Washington's birth on February 11.

Bulkeley, John, and son.
Account of insurance on the American ship St. Anne and cargo to Lisbon,
March 22, 17867 1/2" x 8 3/4"Request File

Lisbon, 2 pp. and endorsement. Copy of D.S.: John Bulkeley & Son. Drawn in accordance with letter from John Wilcocks, Philadelphia, January 16, 1786.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 8 3/4"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
April 1, 17868" x 13"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Mutilated.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Ledyard, John, 1751-1789.
Letter to his mother, Mrs. Abigail Moore;
April 8, 17867 1/2" x 9"Request File

Paris, April 8, 1786 A.L.S. 3P. and add. Enclosed originally in a letter from Benj. M. Hollinshead to John Vaughan, Jan. 10, 1838, which see.

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

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Affidavit in re certificate owned by Dickinson college;
April 17, 17867 1/4" x 6 1/2"Request File

Printed form filled in in ms. S. 1p.

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

Natural history society of Edinburgh.
Certificate issued to Caspar Wistar, as president of the Society;
May 4, 178615" x 19 1/4"Request File

Edinburgh, Ms.D.S: Joannes walker, et al. 1p. Parchment. Seal in separate box. Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach, June 1952.

General physical description: 15" x 19 1/4"

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. Sarah Bache;
May 29, 1786 Request File

Boston, Photostat of c. of L. 2p. On same sheet is letter from Mrs. Mecom to S. Bache, Sept. 6, 1790. 2 c. Had news of family from Mr. Vaughan; mentions Dr. Franklin. From copy in yale university library. printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom, pp.271-272. FILM54-65 FRAME 120

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Receipt to Sam. Meredith;
May 29, 17868" x 6 3/4"Request File

A.D.S. 1p. and end. For taxes paid on lands in Northampton county. Not Found: 1/6/2011

General physical description: 8" x 6 3/4"

Minto, Walter, 1753-1796.
Letter to the Earl of Buchan;
June 1, 1786 Request File

Greenock, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Preparations for trip [to America]; carries letters of introduction to Franklin and Dr. Ewing. From original in Univ. of Edinburgh, Laing mss. Printed: APS Library Bulletin for 950,p.286. FILM54-65 FRAME950

Jones, Walter, 1745-1815.
Letter to [William Cullen ?];
June 5, 1786 Request File

Photostat of A.L.S. 6p. Gives an account of some of Dr. Cullen's other pupils. His practice. Original in Roy. college of physicians. Edinburgh,Cullen mss., Letters, 1774-1790.

Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Letter to [Sir Charles] Blagden, London;
June 12, 1786 Request File

Sets forth the corrections made in an experiement.

Morgan, John, 1735-1789.
Letter to W[illia]m Cullen;
June 14, 1786 Request File

Phila, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and add. Introduces Benjamin [Smith] Barton. Dr. Franklin fills the chair of president of Pennsylvania. Mentions Sir Alex.Dick. Original in Roy. college of physicians, Edinburgh,Cullennss.,Correspondence,13. FILM54-65 FRAME101

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to William Cullen;
June 17, 1786 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Introduces Benjamin [Smith] Barton, nephew of David Rittenhouse, who wishes to matriculate at the University of Edinburgh. Original at Roy college of physicians of Edinburgh, Wm. Cullen mss., Correspondence, xiii.

Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818.
Letter to Dr. [William] Cullen;
July 19, 1786 Request File

London, Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add. Requests an introduction to Dr. Blagden. Medical news from England. Mentions Dr. Priestley. Original in Roy. col. of physicians, Edinburgh, Cullen mss. - Letters to Dr. Cullen, L779-1788.

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Josiah Flagg;
July 21, 1786 Request File

Boston, Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add. Mentions his uncle's [Benjamin Franklin] new mode of spelling. From original in New England historic genealogical society. FILM54-65 FRAME 102

Tucker, Thomas Tudor, 1745-1828.
Letter to Doctor William Cullen
July 22, 1786 Request File

Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Introduces Thomas Marshall. From Original in Roy. col. of physicians, Edinburgh.

Nicholson, John, 1757-1800.
Letter to Samuel Coats;
Aug. 12, 17869" x 7 1/2"Request File

General's office, A.L.S. 1p. and add.. end. Requests that a bond of Baynton, Wharton and Morgan be delivered to him.

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

Minto, Walter, 1753-1796.
Letter to the Earl of Buchan;
Sept. 11, 1786 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. and add Arrival in America; mentions Dr. Franklin and Dr. Rush. Offers for positions. Inquires about their [life of] Lord Napier. From original in Univ. of Edinburgh, Laing mss. Printed: APS Library Bulletin for 1950, p.287. FILM54-65 FRAME 104

Webster, Noah, 1758-1834.
Letter to James Watson;
Sept. 14, 178610x7-3/4Request File

Boston, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Lack of success in Boston. Will see Franklin in the Autumn. Bemoans the lack of honor in the American people. FILM54-67 FRAME 70

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
Letter to Sam. Vaughan;
Oct. 14, 17868" x 10"Request File

London, Extract from L. 1p. Charles Dilly's piracy of Franklin's articles in A.P.S. Transactions. Sends donation for A.P.S. building fund; and promises to send acknowledgement of his election to Dr. Franklin. FILM54-57 FRAME62

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
Letter to Alexander Thomson, Pencader Hundred, [Del.];
Nov. 18, 178612-3/4x8Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Gives him deed to plantation and praises rural life. Forwards money for taxes. Would like to hear from him and asks news of his family.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

Philadelphia. City tavern.
Minutes of meeting of former proprietors
Nov. 20, 178611" x 8"Request File

D.S: John Nixon and 3 others. In re disposition of money derived from the sale of the tavern.

General physical description: 11" x 8"

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
Letter to M[athew] Carey;
Dec. 11, 17866" x 6 1/2"Request File

Publication of certain papers.

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

Beattie, James, 1735-1803.
Letter to Benjamin Rush;
Dec. 12, 1786 Request File

Aderdeen, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. From original in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Acknowledges his election to membership in the APS.

Mint of the United States.
Samuel Vaughan, Jr. to the Commissioners of the Treasury,
December 29, 17867 1/2" x 8 7/8"Request File

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Offers his services as officer in the mint. On same sheet as letter from Vaughan to Comm. of Treasury; Dec. 29, 1786. FILM54-61 FRAME211

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

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Samuel Vaughan, Jr. to the Commissioners of the Treasury,
December 29, 17867 1/2" x 8 7/8"Request File

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Offers his Services as officer in the mint. On same leaf with letter from Vaughan to Com of Treasury; Dec. 29, 1786 FILM54-61 FRAME 211

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

FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811.
Letter to the Commissioners for the county of Berks;
Dec. 30, 17868" x 6"Request File

Phila., A.L.S. 1p. and add. Requires an accounting of all the money assessed upon Berks county for 1785.

General physical description: 8" x 6"

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Rob(er)t Morris to the Commissioners of the Treasury,
Dec., 17867 1/2" x 8 7/8"Request File

---, n. d. but ca. 1 p. L. Copy. Recommending Samuel Vaughan, Jr. to the attention of the Commissioners of the Treasury. Enclosed in Samuel Vaughan, Jr. to Com. of Treasury, Dec. 29, 1786. On same leaf as Vaughan's letter mentioned above. Film 54-61 Frame211

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

Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818.
Inscription to Thos. Randolph.
[1786] Request File

A.D.S. 1p. On reverse of t.p. of Wistar's Edinburgh dissertation "De animo demisso."

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Indenture between John and Mary Dickinson and David Bloyd for 20 acres of land in Germantown;
Jan. 1, 1787 Request File

Wilmington, Del., D.S. 3p. and end. Seals. Notarized, Jan. 29, 1787. Recorded,Phila., Sept. 1, 1800.

Fitch, John, 1743-1798.
Indenture between Fitch and the stock company formed to finance the building of the steamboat.
February 9, 178727 1/2" x 33"See Extra OS
Request File

D. Containing signatures of shareholders. 1p. and end. Parchment. Deposited by Benjamin Say; cf. Minutes, March 16, 1832.

General physical description: 27 1/2" x 33"

Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820.
Letter to Charles Biddle;
March 2, 17877 1/2" x 9"Request File

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Relative to the northern boundary of Pennsylvania. Meeting with the Indians at the head of the Tyoga river. Presented by Edward Biddle.

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

Congregational Church (Charleston, S.C.).
Letter to Revd. Mr. Morse, Georgia;
April 9, 17878-1/2x7Request File

Charleston, S.C., Photo.of L.S.: Josiah Smith, David Ramsay and D. De saussure. 2p.and add.,end. (from original in Diederich Collection, 139 Ax 1, University of Amsterdam Library.) Asks him to come and preach.

General physical description: 8-1/2x7

Churchman, John , 1753-1805.
Letter to Joseph Banks
April 10, 1787 Request File

A.L.S. 3p. add. end. With note of Nov. 6, 1788. Presents a paperto Royal Soc. on variation of the compass & magnetism. Refers to Capt. Cook.

Michell, John, 1724?-1793.
Letter to Dr. [Charles] Blagden;
April 23, 17878" x 12 1/2"Request File

Thornhill, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Comments on Mr. Herschel's paper on small pencils. With this is a note, probably by Dr. Blagden, about Michell's and Herscel's theories on small pencils.- 2p.

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

Ship St. Anne.
Sale of sundry merchandize received by the ship St. Anne,
April 27, 1787 - April 10, 178810 3/8" x 15 5/8"Request File

Robert Rice master from Cadiz, on account of the owners of said ship, ----, 2 pp. and endorsement. D.

General physical description: 10 3/8" x 15 5/8"

Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Letter to [Sir Charles Blagden ?];
May 18, 17878 1/4" x 13"Request File

Slough near Windsor, A.L.S. 4p. Discusses Mr. Michell's comments on his [Herschel's] paper on small pencils.

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

Otto, Louis-Guillaume, comte de Mosloy, 1754-1817.
Letter to A[rthur] Lee;
May 22, 17879x7-1/4Request File

New York, L.S. 2p.and end. In French. Will try to get another portrait of Louis XVI for him, since the one he was given is damaged.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Rheiner, John.
Letter to Peter Friedrich Passavant, Frankfurt-am-Main;
June 12, 17879-1/4x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. In German.

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

Michell, John, 1724?-1793.
Letter to Dr. [Charles] Blagden;
July 3, 178710" x 16"Request File

Thornhill, A.L.S. 4p., add. Scientific comments on the toadstone. oversize

General physical description: 10" x 16"

Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834.
Letter to M. de Fourgeroux;
July 4, 17878 1/2" x 6 1/2"Request File

Versailles, A(?)L.S. 3p. with enc. - 36 leaves 12 1/2 x 8" and 4 leaves 9" x 7 1/2" In French. Encloses translation of a paper on maritime observations by Dr. Franklin which appeared in the Memoirs of the Society of Philadelphia, for the use of the members of the Academy [encloses also table of contents of Vol. 2 of the APS Transactions, 1786] FILM54-66 FRAME6

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

Mulgrave, Constantine John Phipps, Baron, 1744-1792.
Letter to ----;
Aug. 29, 178710-1/2x8-1/4Request File

A.L.S. 2p. and.end. Asks his aid to procure an ensigny for a friend's son.

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

American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Letter to the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem, Haerlem [sic];
Sept. 25, 178711x8-1/2Request File

Cambridge, Mass., A.L.S.: Joseph Willard, Vice President. 1p. (from original in the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem.) Forwards publications of the society.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Letter to [William] Withering;
October 14, 1787 Request File

A.L. in 3rd P. 1p., end. Expresses thanks to Withering "for his Obliging present of the new Edition of his Botanical Arrangements".

Minto, Walter, 1753-1796.
Letter to the Earl of Buchan;
Oct. 28, 1787 Request File

New York, Photostat of A.L.S. 4p., add. Errors in their life of Napier. Has been elected professor of mathematics at the New Jersey college. Mentions the American philosophical society; the new constitution; Oneida Indians. From original in Univ. of Edinburgh, Laing mss. N.Y., Printed: APS Library Bulletin for 1950, p.287-8. A portion of the letter is reproduced in Fig.3,p.288.

McKell, Patrick.
Letter to [David Stuart Erskine, 11th] Earl of Buchan;
Oct. 31, 17879x7-1/4Request File

Albany, N.Y., A.L.S. 3p.and end. Concerning a plant in the U.S. which might be woven. Large tusk found in the Susquehanna and the APS has a tooth from the same spot.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Donath, Joseph, 1750?-1829.
Journal of bee-keeping at Spring-mill;
1787-17888-1/2x6-1/2Request File

D. 16 leaves, of which 3 are blank.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-1/2

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
La nature a fait les hommes libres et égaux;
[1787?] Request File

Photostat of A.D. 3p. In French. (from original in Library of Congress) Presented by Dr. Chinard; Feb. 1959.

Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Letter to Dr. Blagden;
17879x7-1/4Request File

[A.L.S.] 2p.,end.and add. Concerning an astronomical publication and difficulties with the printer. Volcanoes.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808.
Letter to Jos[iah] Harmar, Fort Harmar;
Jan. 13, 1788 Request File

Photostat of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (from original in the Harmar papers, vol. 7, William L. Clements Library). Concerning the Indians. Refers to the vocabularies they are collecting of the Delawares.

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Receipt for Samuel Meredith;
Jan. 19, 17888" x 4 1/4"Request File

A.D.S. 1p. and end. For taxes paid on land in Smithfield township, Northampton county. Not Found:1/6/2011

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

Camper, Petrus, 1722-1789.
Letter to [C.F. Michaelis?];
Feb. 6, 178810-1/2x6-1/2Request File

The Hague, Photo.of A.L. 2p. Draft. (from original in Petrus Camper Papers, K.Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Geneeskunst, on deposit in Univ. of Amsterdam Library). Concerning fossil bones from Morgan. Comments of Jefferson's work. Refers to APS. Experiments on air. Not Found: 1/6/2011

General physical description: 10-1/2x6-1/2

Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Letter to Gen[era]l Washington;
Feb. 15, [1788]11x8-1/2Request File

New York, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p. (from original in Diederich Collection, 139 Si, University of Amsterdam Library.) Reports on ratification of the constitution from Boston and New Hampshire.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Passavant, Johann David, 1787-1861.
Account with Johannes Rheiner of Philadelphia;
Feb. 20, 178818-1/2x14-3/4Request File

Frankfurt-am-Main, A.D.S. 1p. In German. Seal.

General physical description: 18-1/2x14-3/4

Passavant, Johann David, 1787-1861.
Power of attorney to Ross & Vaughan to collect money from John Rheiner which is owed the estate of Peter Friedrich Passavant;
Feb. 22, 178814x8-1/4Request File

D.S. 4p.,notarized. Seals. In German

General physical description: 14x8-1/4

Michell, John, 1724?-1793.
Letter to Dr. [Charles] Blagden;
March 10, 17889 1/2" x 15"Request File

Thornhill, A.L.S. 11p. and add., end. Seal. Scientific, principally about siliceous earth.

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

Vaughan, Samuel, Jr., 1762-1827.
Letter to [Jean] Hermann, Strasbourg;
March 20, 17889-3/4x8Request File

Flamstead, Jamaica, A.L.S. 6p.and add.with enc.of APS broadside. Mineralogy. Jamaica is volcanic: was visited by Sloan. Concerning APS; Withering; Wedgwood and clays used by him. Refers to Royal Society Transactions and other learned societies and publications.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
Letter to Dr. James McHenry,Baltimore;
April 19, 178812 1/2" x 8"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Precarious condition of the federal government; fears for the safety of the country unless the new constitution is adopted. The foreign and domestic debt. Federalist Papers.

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

Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794.
Letter to the Earl of Buchan;
May 24, 1788 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 5p. and end. Printed: APS Proceedings, v.94, From original in Historical society of Pennsylvania.

Senebier, Jean, 1742-1809.
Letter to M. Fougeroux de Bondaroy, Paris;
May 28, 17889 1/2" x 7"Request File

Geneva, A.L.S. 3p. and add. In French. Work on vegetable physiology for the Encyclopedia.

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

Paradise, Lucy.
Letter to Mrs. [Sarah] Bache;
July 1, 1788 Request File

Paris, Photostat of c. of L. 1p. zc Visits Mme. Helvetius whose whole conversation is about Dr. Franklin. From copy in Yale university library. FILM 54-65 FRAME 115

Brown, William, 1752-1792.
Letter to William Cullen;
July 19, 1788 Request File

Alexandria, Va., Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Introduces John Peake. American politics. Original in Roy. col. of physicians, Edinburgh, Cullen mss., Correspondence, 15.

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
Letter to [James Rumsey];
August 2, 178813-1/4x8-1/4Request File

London, A.L.S. 4p. and end. Comparison of types of steam engines. Desires Rumsey to become affiliated with Boulton and Watt.

General physical description: 13-1/4x8-1/4

Darwin, Robert Waring, 1766-1848 .
Letter to John Coakley Lettsom
August 4, 1788 Request File

A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Thanks for making him a member of the [London Medical Society?].

Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin?];
Aug. 21, 1788 Request File

Philadelphia, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p. From original in the M.Carey letterbook, Historical Society of Penna. Hopes he will write a testimonial of a publication which Carey is publishing. FILM54-65 FRAME249

Letter to Dr. [J. C.] Lef[t]som;
Sept. 30, 1788 Request File

A.L.S. 1p. Will try to give Thornton information on Sierra Leona. Seeds. Refers to Sir Philip Gibbs.

Manning, James.
Power of attorney from James Manning to Samuel Miles,
October 10, 17888 1/8" x 8 1/4"Request File

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.D.S. Accords Miles power to act as his proxy in affairs of the Rumseian Society.

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

Passavant, Johann David, 1787-1861.
Letter to Ross & Vaughan, Philadelphia;
17889-1/4x7-1/2Request File

Frankfurt-am-Main, L.S. 3p. In French. Concerning the account between John Rheiner and Peter Friedrich Passavant.

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

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815.
An essay towards a natural history of the North American Indians;
[1788] Request File

being an attempt to describe, and to investigate the causes of some of varieties in figure, in complexion, &c. among mankind. Photostat of D. 16 leaves. From original in Royal medical society of Edinburgh, Dissertations, 23, 1788-89.

Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
Precis of memoir on lightening rods.
[1788] Request File

History, theory and practice of setting up lightening rodss. Mentions Gray, Franklin, Dalibard. Summary of memoir published in Paris Academy of Sciences, 1790/1797

Price, Richard, 1723-1791.
Letter to [Ld. Lansdowne];
Jan.21, 17897 1/4" x 9"Request File

Hackney, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Health of Lady Lansdowne. English politics. Mentions Mr. [Benjamin ?] Vaughan.

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

St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
Letter to Samuel Breck, Jr.;
Jan. 24, 17899x7-1/2Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. Concerning correspondence and box of books.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Bernoulli, Jean, 1744-1807.
Letter to [David Stuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan];
Feb. 20, 17899x7-1/4Request File

Berlin, A.L.S. 4p. In French. Thanks for publication: wants his works on astronomy and mathematics. Owns many manuscript letters and wishes to edit them, as he has done some already in Germany.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
James R[umsey] to William Bingham,
February 29, 17897 3/16" x 9 1/8"Request File

London, 7 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. (Signature torn.) Encloses copy of his patent and drawings of inventions for which the patent was obtained.

General physical description: 7 3/16" x 9 1/8"

Fox, Edward.
Edward Fox to David Rittenhouse,
March 9, 17893 1/4" x 8"Request File

(Philadelphia), 1 p. A.N.S. Request to attend examination of candidates for degrees in medicine. Not Found: 1/6/2011

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

Clay, Joseph.
Letter to George Turner,
March 24, 17897 1/8" x 9 1/4"Request File

Savannah, 3 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Delay of Georgia legislature in considering Mr. Rumsey's undertakings.

General physical description: 7 1/8" x 9 1/4"

Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
Letter to Jean Fabroni, Florence;
April 2, April 3, 17899x7Request File

Paris, A.L.S. 3p.and add. In French. Concerning chemistry and geology. Refers to Pelletier, Fontana, La Métherie, Monge, Lavoisier, and Berthollet.

General physical description: 9x7

McCulley, George.
Geo[rge] McCulley and other to ----,
April 14, 17897 1/2" x 12 1/4"Request File

New Madrid, 4 pp. Com.S.: Geo[rge] McCulley and seven others. Report upon the establishment of the town of New Madrid.

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

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
Letter to Sally [Bache];
May 1, 1789 Request File

New York, Photostat of c. of L. 1p. 2c, Inauguration of the president. Respects to his father [B. Franklin]. From copy in Yale university library. FILM 54-65 FRAME 117

Barry, Amelia Evans.
Letter to Mrs. [Sarah] Bache;
May 18, 1789 Request File

Leghorn, Photostat of c. of L. 1p. zc. Renews their acquaintance from afar. Mentions the dear Doctor [Franklin]. From copy in Yale university library. FILM54-65 FRAME118

Dunbar, William, 1749-1810.
Letter to Lewis Alston, Old Tunica;
May 25, 1789 Request File

Baton Rouge, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Will come and survey the cypress swamps when the water goes down.

Few, Joseph.
Jos[eph] Few to the Rumseian Society,
June 9, 17897 3/4" x 9 1/4"Request File

[Philadelphia?], 1 p. and endorsement. A.D.S. Proposal for constructing water wheel on principles of Dr. Barker's mill.

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

Lynch & Stoughton.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
June 15, 17897 1/4" x 9"Request File

New York, L.S. 1p. and add.

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

Price, Richard, 1723-1791.
Letter to Count de Mirabeau;
July 2, 4, 17897 1/4" x 9"Request File

Hackney, A.L. in 3d P. 3p. and add. Introduces his nephew, Mr. Morgan.Recalls Mirabeau's translation of his pamphlet on the American revolution. French revolution. Separation of church and state.

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

FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811.
Letter to Benj[amin] Rush;
Aug. 28(?), 17897 1/2" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. The business of establishing a seat of government to be considered; politics.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 10"

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
Letter to Sally [Bache];
Sept. 18, 1789 Request File

New York, Photostat of c. of L. 1p. C. From copy in Yale university library. FILM 54-family FRAME 5

Miller, Samuel.
Letter to William Cullen;
Oct. 6, 1789 Request File

South Carolina St. Stephen's parish, Santas river, Photostat of A.L.S. 4p., add. His medical practice since coming to South Carolina. Original in Roy. col. of physicians of Edinburgh, Cullen mss., Letters to Dr. Cullen, 1774-1790.

Méchain, Pierre, 1744-1804.
Letter to ----;
Nov. 15, 17898" x 6"Request File

A.L.S. 3p. In French. Transit of Mercury; astronomy.

General physical description: 8" x 6"

Greene, Catherine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to Anthony Wayne
Nov. 15, 1789 Request File

Photo. of A.L.S. 3p. and add. , end. Friendly letter; reproaches him for not writing. From original in Historical Society of Penna.

Renaudet, Dr. ----.
Dr. ---- Renaudet to [George] Turner,
December 31, 178913" x 16 3/8"Request File

MSL-4 Chevenage, 1 p. and endorsement. Com. Extract of a journal of the weather at Chevenage in Glocester, England, for the year 1789. Presented to A.P.S., December 16, 1791. See Pro., XXII., pt. 3, 201.

General physical description: 13" x 16 3/8"

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815.
[Dissertation on albinos;]
1789 Request File

ca. Photostat of D. 16 leaves. From original in Royal medical society of Edinburgh, Dissertations, 22.

Gloster, Thomas.
Meteorological Diary for the year 1789,
17897 1/2" x 12"Request File

Warrenton, North Carolina... D. 14 Leaves. Presented by Mathew Carey, Aug. 17, 1804.

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

Hüpsch-Lontzen, , Johann Wilhelm Wilhelm Carl Adolph von Honvlez-Ardenn, Freiherr von, 1730?-1805.
List of items for examination;
[1789?] Request File

D. 6p. Partly in French. List refers to animal, bird and fish specimens, and Indian and Negro artifacts.

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
James Rumsey to Levi Hollingsworth,
January 6, 17907 3/8" x 9 1/16"Request File

London, 1 p. and address. A.L.S. Returns thanks for letter of credit, which will enable him to pay his debts and proceed with his work.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/16"

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
James Rumsey to the Rumseian Society,
January 6, 17907 3/8" x 8 3/4"Request File

London, 3 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Relative to the appointment of an agent in behalf of the Society in England.

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

Hart and Rochester.
Hart and Rochester to Joseph Few,
January 16, 17906 3/4" x 8 1/8"Request File

Hagers Town, 1 p., address and endorsement. L. Relative to cost of erecting steam engine.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 1/8"

Rediger, William.
W(illia)m Rediger to Samuel Vaughan,
January 21, 17906 1/2" x 7 3/4"Request File

University, (Philadelphia?), 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. With regard to the settlement of a debt.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Barnes, Joseph.
Letter to Jos[eph] Few,
January 28, 17906 5/8" x 7 3/8"Request File

Philadelphia, 1 p. and address. A.L.S. Relative to the expenses of constructing a steam engine.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 7 3/8"

Lewis, John.
John Lewis to Levy [sic] Hollingsworth,
February 8, 17906 3/8" x 7 5/8"Request File

Fredericksburg, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Inquires as to cost of steam engine to operate "a mill on Mr. Rumsey's plan."

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 5/8"

Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824.
Levi Hollingsworth to John Lewis,
February 18, 17906 5/8" x 8 1/4"Request File

Philadelphia, 2pp., address and endorsement. Answers inquiry regarding cost of steam engine to operate a mill on Mr. Rumsey's plan.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8 1/4"

Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824.
L[evi] H[ollingsworth] to William Montgomery,
Feb. 20, 17907 5/8" x 12 5/8"Request File

Philadelphia, 2 pp. and address. L. Initialled. Copy. Complains of Mr. Montgomery's petition to confine Mr. Rumsey to his own improvement of Dr. Barker's mill.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 12 5/8"

Rumseian Society.
Corresponding Committee of the Rumseian Society to William Montgomery,
February 27, 17906 5/8" x 8 1/8"Request File

Philadelphia, 6pp. Dr.L. With regard to Mr. Montgomery's petition to confine Mr. Rumsey to his own improvement of Dr. Barker's mill.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8 1/8"

Harmer, Josiah, 1753-1813.
Letter to Daniel Clymer,Reading;
March 1, 179013" x 8 1/4"Request File

Fort Washington, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Escapades of one Craig; no disturbances from the yellow brethren. Introduces the bearer, Lt. Kingsbury.

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

Rumseian Society.
[Rumseian Society] to James Rumsey,
March 2, 17906 5/8" x 8 1/8"Request File

Philadelphia, 3pp. Dr.L. Urges necessity of patents to cover improvements in steam engine, boat mechanism, and mills.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8 1/8"

Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to Harry Ward;
March 5, 17908 1/2" x 11"Request File

Warwick, [ca. ]. Typed D. 5p. c.c. Mentions Master Franklin. Family history; Block Island. From a copy in the possession of Mrs. W.W. Comfort, Feb. 1939

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

Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824.
Levi Hollingsworth to Peter Blight,
March 23, 17905 3/8" x 8 1/4"Request File

Dr., Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. D. Bill for L353.3.3 for money paid to James Rumsey.

General physical description: 5 3/8" x 8 1/4"

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
Letter to Mrs. [Jane] Mecom;
April 19, 1790 Request File

Philadelphia, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Announces death of Dr. Franklin. From original in New England historic genealogical society. Printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom,p.341. Not Found: 1/6/2011

FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811.
Letter to Benj[amin] Rush;
April 22, 17907 1/2" x 8 3/4"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Death of Dr. Franklin; members of the House to wear mourning for one month as a mark of veneration to his memory. Politics. FILM54-61 FRAME212

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 8 3/4"

Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
Letter to Gen. Harry Ward;
March 5, 17 [90 ?]8 1/2" x 11"Request File

Warwick, Typed L. 5p. Information about Ray family. Mentions Dr. Franklin. From a copy in possession of Mrs.W.W. comfort, Feb.1939. FILM54-65 FRAME 119

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

Kirwan, Richard, 1733-1812.
Letter to Thomas Perceval (sic), Manchester;
May 4, 1790 Request File

Dublin, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Recommends Laurence Crell (sic) as a member of the Society of Manchester.

Lux, George, 1754-1797.
Letter to Mrs. Letitia Lennox;
May 25, 17907 3/4" x 10"Request File

Chatsworth, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Friendly chatter. Condoles with her on loss of Dr. Franklin; "had no idea of his being so opulent." FILM54-61 FRAME 213

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
James Rumsey to Levi Hollingsworth,
June 1, 17907 3/8" x 8 7/8"Request File

Deal, 4 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Dr. Bancroft to be appointed agent of the Rumseian Society in Europe.

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

Oliver, A. (Andrew), 1731-1799.
Letter to [William] Bentley, Salem;
June 16, 179010x7Request File

Salem, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sends him a book on comets in the Russian language which he received some thirty years before from Dr. Franklin. FILM54-61 FRAME214

General physical description: 10x7

Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816.
Letter to Ruellan and co.;
June 25, 17907 1/4" x 8 3/4"Request File

London, L.S. 2p. Financial, speculation in wheat.

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

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
[James Rumsey] to Levi Hollingsworth,
June 30, 17907 3/8" x 9 1/8"Request File

London, 4 pp., address and endorsement. L. Unsigned. Deception practiced by Mr. Wynkoop. Congressional law respecting patent rights.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/8"

Hughes, Edward, Sir, ca. 1720-1794.
Letter to William Pitt
July 8, 1790 Request File

Photo. of A.L.S. 1p. Forwards letter by Robert Polk concerning his nephew whose ill health in India prevented his well-earned promotion.

University of Pennsylvania.
Diploma issued to William T. Meredith;
July 17, 179014" x 24 1/2"Request File

D. filled in and S: Benj. Rush, Casparus Wistar, Benjamin Smith Barton et al 1p. Seal Parchment.

General physical description: 14" x 24 1/2"

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
James Rumsey to Levi Hollingsworth,
August 20, 17907 3/8" x 8 7/8"Request File

London, 4 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Experiments upon steam navigation and piston mills.

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

Hall, Josias Carvil, 1746-1814.
J. C. Hall to Levi Hollingsworth,
September 4, 17[90?]7 1/2" x 12 1/4"Request File

Baltimore, 1 p. and address. A.L.S. Requests information as to advisability of adding Rumsey's improvements to his mill.

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

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. Sarah Bache;
Sept. 6, 1790 Request File

Boston, Photostat of c. of L. 2p. On same sheet with letter from Mrs. Mecom to S. Bache, May 29, 1786. zc. Family news. Praise of her brother [B. Franklin]. From copy in Yale university library. FILM54-65 FRAME 120

Barnes, Joseph.
Letter to Levi Hollingsworth,
September 20, 17906 3/4" x 8 1/8"Request File

C. Hess's Mill, 2 pp. A.L.S. With regard to erection of C. Hess's mill.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 1/8"

Barnes, Joseph.
Letter to Levi Hollingsworth,
October 3, 17906 3/4" x 8 1/8"Request File

RS C. Hess's Mill, 3 pp. and address. A.L.S. Mistakes made in erection of mill belonging to Israel Morris. Correction of same.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 1/8"

Lynch & Stoughton.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Oct. 12, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, L.S. 2p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Hill, Peter.
Peter Hill to Levi Hollingsworth,
October 15, 17908 1/8" x 13 1/8"Request File

----, 1 p. and address. A.L.S. Requests that Joseph Barnes be sent to assist in assembling his millworks.

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

Binckley, David.
David Binckley and others To all whom this may concern,
October 22, 17908 1/4" x 13 1/8"Request File

Lancaster County, 1 p. and endorsement. D.S. Certificate relative to the successful experiment with Christian Hess's mill.

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

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Oct. 26, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Nov. 6, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add??

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Nov. 10, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S 1p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Hill, Peter.
Jno. Roberts, Peter Hill, and others [to whom it may concern],
November 20, 17907 7/8" x 13 1/8"Request File

Delaware County, 1 p. and endorsement. D.S. Certificate relative to the successful experiment with Peter Hill's mill.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 13 1/8"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Nov. 22, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
November 23, 17908" x 10"Request File

A.L.S. 2p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Nov. 29, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Nov. 30, 17908" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Moylan, Jasper.
Letter to Dominick [Lynch];
Nov. 30, 17907 3/4" x 9 1/2"Request File

Philadelphia, A.Dr. of L. 1p.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Mrs. [Sarah] Bache;
Dec. 2, 1790 Request File

Boston, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and add. Desires the address of her brother's [B. Franklin] executors, and a copy of his will. Comments on Benjamin [F. Bache]'s paper [Aurora]. Original in Historical society of Pennsylvania.

Terry, Dom., & Co..
Letter to Thomas FitzSimons [Fitzsimmons], Philadelphia;
Dec. 11, 17909x7-1/2Request File

Cadiz, L. 2p.and add.,end. American imports are needed in Spain.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Rumseian Society.
Rumsyian [sic] Society to Alexander Milne,
17908 1/4" x 10 3/8"Request File

Dr., ----, 1 p. and endorsement. D. Account for £65.8.4, covering period from March 23 to September 16, 1790.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10 3/8"

Concerning a rebellion (?) in Carlisle
Sept. 21 [1790?] Request File

6p.

Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819.
Miers Fisher and others to the Rumseian Society,
1790?8 1/4" x 13 1/8"Request File

[Philadelphia, ]. 2 pp. and endorsement. D.S. Report of committee against appointing an agent in England. Willing that James Rumsey be sole proprietor of British patent privileges.

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

Montgomery, William.
W[illia]m Montgomery to Levy [sic] Hollingsworth,
1790?8" x 13 1/4"Request File

[Northumberland County, ----,]. 3 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Respecting his application to Congress relative to supposed improvements on Dr. Barker's mill.

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

Sansom, Joseph, 1765 or 6-1826.
Letter to R[obert] Patterson;
[1790?]5x8Request File

[Monday] morning A.L. in 3rd.P. 1p., end. Inquiring as to the average summer heat of Pennsylvania. On same sheet is memo by John Vaughan; [1790?].

General physical description: 5x8

Buisson,.
Letter to [Louis Guillaume Le] Veillard, Passy;
Jan. 26, 179110x7Request File

Paris, A.L.S. 1p.and add. In French. Concerning the publication of Franklin's autobiography. Film 54-66 Frame 210

General physical description: 10x7

Morris, Benjamin, 1757-1808.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Jan. 29, 17917 1/2" x 9"Request File

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

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

Lynch, Dominick, 1754-1825.
Letter to Jasper Moylan;
Feb. 10, 17918" x 10"Request File

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Williams,Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Claim against Morris & Woodward;
Feb. 24, 179112-3/4x16Request File

D.S. 1p.and end. Countersigned: Matt[hew] Clarkson. Mutilated. Claim for 11,410 livres tournois.

General physical description: 12-3/4x16

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to General [Philip John] Schuyler;
Feb. 26, 17918" x 6 1/2"Request File

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. and end. Measuring the length of pendulums.

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

Aikin, John, 1747-1822.
Letter to Arthur Aikin, New College, Hackney;
April 14, 17919" x 7 1/2"Request File

Yarmouth, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Seal Comments on Dr. Cooper's attack on Dr.Priestley. Asks for certain information about Mr. Howard. Mentions Dr. Kippis, Mrs. Barbauld, Dr. Price, Soame Jenyns, and others.

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

Ewing, John, 1732-1802.
Recommendation on reading Howell's map of Pennsylvania;
May 5, 17918x7Request File

D.S.: John Ewing and Dav[i]d Rittenhouse. 1p.

General physical description: 8x7

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Conveyance of Mrs. Mecom's consent to sell acct. of the Bank of N.A.;
June 23, 1791 Request File

Boston, Photostat of D.S. 1p. and end. Relative to the transfer of shares in the Bank of North America to the Bank of the United States, from which her legacy from B. Franklin was paid. Original in Historical society of Pennsylvania. Not Found: 1/10/2011

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
James Rumsey to Levi Hollingsworth,
July 25 and 26, 17918 1/8" x 13"Request File

London, 8 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Two letters in one, detailing the difficulties---mostly financial---met by Mr. Rumsey in England.

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

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Henry Hill;
Aug. 6, 1791 Request File

Boston, Photostat of L.S. 2p. and add. Relative to the legacies left by her brother to herself and relatives. Original in Historical society of Pennsylvania. Printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom pp.346-347. Not Found: 1/10/2011

Knox, William.
Letter to Samuel Hodgdon;
Sept. 1, 17917 3/4" x 9 1/4"Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. Carpenters company are very urgent to have the old buildings about the hall removed; reported that the National bank will be at Carpenters hall.

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

Macaulay, Aulay, 1758-1819.
Letter to [George Washington];
Sept. 6, 1791 Request File

Claybrook, England, Photo.of A.L.S. 3p. (from original in the Washington Papers, L.C.) Concerning a near relation of Franklin, now on relief. Ask for help for him. For reply, see Writings of G.Washington,vol.31, 417 fn.

Knox, William.
Letter to Samuel Hodgdon;
Sept. 8, 17917 3/4" x 9 1/4"Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. The Carpenters company are now engaged in erecting a new brick building.

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

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to [Ralph] Izard;
Dec. 21, 17918 3/4" x 7 1/2"Request File

A.L.S. 2p. and end. Uniformity in the currency, weights and measures of the U.S.

General physical description: 8 3/4" x 7 1/2"

Barnes, Joseph, & Co..
Letter to Alexander Milne,
1791-17938" x 13"Request File

Dr.,----, 1 p. and endorsement. D. Alexander Milne's general account against the Rumseian Society from May, 1791 to May, 1793, inc.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Card showing birth and death dates of Mrs. Ann Coleman
[1791] Request File

From glass negative, since destroyed, formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford.

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Rough calculations of . . .
[1791-1793] Request File

8 pp. i.s.p. D. Presented to the American Philosophical Society by Mrs. Henry S. Lowber, March 26, 1898.

Ramsay, David, 1749-1815.
Letter to Noble W. Jones, Savannah;
Jan. 2, 17928-1/2x7Request File

Charleston, S.C., Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (from original in Diederich Collection, 139 Ax 2, University of Amsterdam Library.) Indroduces Dr. Handy, "a graduate of the College of Philad[elphi]a."

General physical description: 8-1/2x7

Hinton, W. .
Letter to Mssrs. Parker, London
Jan. 5, 1792 Request File

A.L.S. 2p. end. add. Discusses instruments for making artificial Spa water; asks directions for producing Chalybeate waters. Mentions Mr. Whish, Mr. Vincent, Magellan, Priestley.

Bingham, William, 1752-1804.
Letter to ----;
March 7, 17929x7-1/4Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Recommends Ceracchi who is taking up a collection for a proposed monument of the Revolution.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Minutes of a meeting, Museum;
March 8, 179213x8Request File

D. 1p., end.

General physical description: 13x8

Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Resolution approving [Charles Willson] peale's memorial to the legislature of Pennsylvania,
March 8, 17928" x 13"Request File

Museum, [Philadelphia], 1p. D. Resolution approving the solicitation of public aid and patronage.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Letter to Capt. Charles Williamson, Baltimore;
March 14, 17929-1/2x7Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Indians in Philadelphia and peace with them seems assured (Iroquois and Western tribes.) News of 2 of his sons.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7

Reichel, Charles Gotthold, 1751-1825.
Letter to [Matthew Carey];
April 11, 17927-3/4x6-1/4Request File

Nazareth, Pa., A.L.S. 2p.and end. Forwards meteorological observations. For observations, see: 551.5:M56, no. IX.

General physical description: 7-3/4x6-1/4

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to ----;
May 6, 17928-3/4x7-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 1p. Concerning the "Robbing the outfall of the River Witham of a Part of the Flood Water it has always. . . received."

General physical description: 8-3/4x7-1/2

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Henry Hill;
Aug. 2, 1792 Request File

Boston, Photostat of L.S. 2p. and add. Relative to an annuity [from Benjamin Franklin ?]. Original in Library company of Philadelphia. Printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom, pp.347-348. Not Found 1/10/2011

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Henry Hill, Philadelphia;
Aug. 24, 17928 3/4" x 7 1/4"Request File

Boston, L.S. 3p., add., end. The handling of her affairs since the death of her brother [B.Franklin]. FILM54-61 FRAME215

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

Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
Letter to John Stone, Paris;
Sept. (?) 13, 17929 3/4" x 7 3/4"Request File

Clapton, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Violences against the Duc de la Rochefoucauld. Priestley's citizenship; French polities.

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

Kinloch, Francis,1755-1826..
Letter to J[eremiah] Wadsworth, Hartford, Conn.;
Sept. 25, 1792 Request File

[Newport,]. Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add.end. Needs horses and asks for help in acquiring them. Presented by Felix Gilbert, Nov. 1970.

Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824.
Brigadier general [Rufus] Putnam's speech to the chiefs of the Wabash and Illinois tribes after the treaty,
September 29, 17926 5/8" x 8 3/8"Request File

Port Vincent, 2 pp. and endorsement. D.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8 3/8"

Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831.
Certification relative to the cargo of the Brig Virginia;
Oct. 30, 17928" x 13"Request File

Philadelphia, A(?)D.S. 1p. and end.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Letter to "Sir";
Nov. 8, 1792 Request File

Soho Square, A.L.S. 1p., end. Because "I have never had it in my power to Pay to history the Regard it deserves or indeed to Read it for any other purpose than that of amusement, it is impossible for me therefore to enter Critically into the merits of your design or to recommend it to others..."

Hamilton, Abigail Francis, 1744 or 5-1798.
Letter to [Sarah Bache ?];
Nov. 25, 1792 Request File

Phila., Photostat of c. of L. 1p. Philadelphia assemblies; social chat. From copy in Yale university library. FILM54-Family FRAME 6

Gardiner, John, 1737-1793.
Will,
1792 Request File

Enlargement of photostat of dr. of D. 4p. From photostat in possession of Mrs. Frances Vaughan Finletter, March 1951. FILM 537 FRAME

Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Letter to Mr. Gerning
Jan. 6, 1793 Request File

A.L.S. 1p. add. end. Info about a book. Inform Prof. Schmidt that Newtonian telescope is ready.

Lewis, Mordecai, 1748-1799.
Bill of exchange for £68.10, payable at sixty days sight to Miers Fisher,
January 12, 17935" x 8"Request File

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: Mordecai Lewis. Endorsement signed by Miers Fisher.

General physical description: 5" x 8"

Baring and Company.
Baring and Company to Captain Ayres Stockley,
March 9, 17938" x 9 7/8"Request File

London, 1 p. and address. L.Signes: Baring & Co. Regarding the Sakle or a cargo of Wheat to the British government.

General physical description: 8" x 9 7/8"

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to Mr. Windham;
April 20, 17939x7-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 2p. Draft. Concerning authority of the Board of Longitude.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Pennsylvania. Governor (1790-1799 : Mifflin).
Deeds to Martha Dill, Joseph Gray, Anna McHenry, Jacob Peeler, Daniel Peeler, and Jacob Rine, for lands;
April 22, 179313-1/4x8Request File

Broadsides, printed and filled in in ms.S: Thomas Mifflin and "for Daniel Brodhead" by John Barron. 6 items. Printed by F. Bailey. Presented by Peter D.Bricker; Oct. 5, 1962.

General physical description: 13-1/4x8

Bartram, Archibald, 1774?-1808.
Letter to Moses and Elizabeth Bartram;
May 15, 17938-1/2x7-1/2Request File

Trenton, Xerox of A.L.S. 2p. Describes his stage trip to Bristol. Copy courtesy of Mrs. Forbes; 4/15/69.

General physical description: 8-1/2x7-1/2

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
Letter to Henry Hill;
July 24, 1793 Request File

Boston, Photostat of L.S. 2p. and add. Thanks him for information about Mr. and Mrs. Bache. Original in Historical society of Pennsylvania. Printed:Van Doren,Franklin-Mecom, pp.347-348.

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to Julia [Rush];
Aug. 22, 1793 Request File

Typed Carbon. 2p. Enclosed with letter from L.H. Butterfield to G. W. Corner, Oct. 6, 1946. Concerns Rush's visit to the African Church in Philadelphia.

Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
Letter to Jon[atha]n Williams;
Aug. 23, 17937 1/4" x 9"Request File

London, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Acknowledges his Memoir. Resents bigotry in England; plans to emigrate to America.

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

Adair, James Makittrick, 1728-1802.
Letter to Benjamin Rush,Philadelphia;
Sept. 9, 1793 Request File

New York, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Encloses letter from Hosack. Forwards publication for the University Library.

Bartram, Moses, 1732-1808.
Letter to Isaac Bartram;
Oct. 3, 17939-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, Xerox of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Describes effects of yellow fever. Copy courtesy of Mrs. Forbes; 4/15/69.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Bartram, Archibald, 1774?-1808.
Letter to [Moses Bartram];
Oct. 5, 17938-1/4x6-3/4Request File

Trenton, A.L.S. 2p. Suggests that he flee Philadelphia, even though he might carry yellow fever with him. Xerox copy courtesy Mrs. Forbes, 4/15/69. Original presented 5/30/1979.

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-3/4

Say, Benjamin, 1755-1813.
Receipted bill to Tho[ma]s Savery for "extraordinary Attendance and Consultations with Doct[o]r Griffits";
Dec. 5, 17934-1/2x7-1/4Request File

D.S. 1p.and end.

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

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Letter to T[eodosia] B. Burr;
Jan. 8, 17949" x 7 1/4"Request File

A.L.S. 2p. and end. Advice on writing. Mentions Dr. R[ush].

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

Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816.
Note to Henry Hill;
Feb. 6, 17943" x 7 1/2"Request File

N. in 3d P. 1p. and end. Desires an extract of Dr. Franklin's will, and the time of his death. FILM54-60 FRAME208

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

South Carolina. Democratic Society of Pinckney District..
Letter to the Corresponding Committee of the Democratic Society of Philadelphia;
Feb. 22, 179412-1/2x8Request File

L.S. by Joseph Palmer and 2 others. 1p. and add.,end. Wishes to begin correspondence on subjects of mutual interest. Presented by Morris Duane; Dec. 1964

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Percival, Thomas Bassnet, 1767-1798 .
Letter to [Thomas] Percival
March 22, 1794 Request File

A.L.S. 3p. add. Observations of St. P. & on family.

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to Ch[arles] Long, [baron Farnborough];
April 7, 17948x6-1/2Request File

A. L. 1p. Asks that drawings of plants be freed by the Treasury. Gives source of drawings

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

MacDonald, John.
Letter to Sir Joseph Banks;
May 1, 1794 Request File

Fort Marlbro', A.L.S. 3p.,end. Concerning the camphor tree. Forwards blossoms of it. News of the war.

Talleyrand-Perigord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838.
Oath of allegiance to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
May 19, 17948 1/2" x 11"Request File

[Philadelphia], 1 p. Photostatic copy of D.S.: Ch[arles] Mau[rice] de Talleyrand-Perigord, Matth[ew] Clarkson. Sworn before Matthew Clarkson, mayor of Philadelphia.

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

Pryor, Norton.
Deed to Jacob Weiss;
May 29, 179413-1/2x8-1/4Request File

Printed D.S.: Norton Pryor, Tho[ma]s Pryor and Benjamin Loxley, Jr. Also, deed from Jacob Weiss to Joseph Higbee; April 10, 1798: and, deed from Joseph Higbee to Philip Nicklin and Robert Eaglesfield Griffith; June 30, 1798. 3p.and end. Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank. Presented by W.J. Bell, Jr., Dec. 30, 1966.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8-1/4

Lathrop, John.
Letter to [ ];
June 10, 1794 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 3p. Relative to legacy left to Mrs. [Jane] Mecom by Dr. Franklin. Original in Library company of Philadelphia. Not Found: 1/10/2011

Muhlenberg, Gotthilf Henrich Ernst, 1753-1815.
Letter to [Sir James] Ed[ward] Smith
June 12, 1794 Request File

Photocopy of A.L.S. 1p. Inquires about 2 boxes of dried plants, sent to London Dec. 1793. Sends 3rd parcel, of lichens. Troubles in Germany have broken up correspondence; hopes Smith will coreespond. Can get mail through Frederick Aug. Muhlenberg.

Bache, Theophylact, 1735-1807.
Letter to William Bache
June 15, 1794 Request File

A.L.S. 2p. add.

Russell, Patrick, 1727-1805.
Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, [bart];
June 30, 17949-3/4x8Request File

A.L.S. 1p. Concerning Bank's memoir for the court of directors: refers to his own memoirs.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

France. Comité de salut public de la convention national..
Extrait du registre des arretes du comite nationale
[June (?) 1794] Request File

1 photograph. Resolution to help Vaughan secure passage to Switzerland in view of his forced flight from England.

Short, William, 1759-1849.
Letter to MR. Munroe (sic) or M. Morris, Paris;
Aug. 26, 1794 Request File

A.L.S. 2p. and add. Pea for assistance to the impresioned widowed Duchess de La Rochfoucauld.

Guenneteau,.
Receipt to Dutilh andWachsmuth;
Aug. 27, 17946-3/4x8-3/4Request File

Philadelphia, D. 2p. Not Found: Aug. 5, 1977

General physical description: 6-3/4x8-3/4

Abstract of goods wares and merchandize exported from the U.S.
Oct. 1, 1794 - Sept. 30, 1795 Request File

8 leaves. Abstract of goods wares and merchandize exported from the United States from the 1st day of October, 1794 to the 30th of September, 1795.

Golowkin, Wilhelmine (de Mosheim), comtesse.
Letter to Citoyen [James] Monroe;
Oct. 4, 17947x8-3/4Request File

Rolle, A.L.S.: Mosheim, Veuve Golofkin. 2p.and add. In French. Asks for news of the Marquise de Lafayette. Mentions Franklin's exercises in French. Film 54-61 Frame 216

General physical description: 7x8-3/4

Tilghman, William, 1756-1827.
Dockett to October court,
17948 3/4" x 7"Request File

Ms.D. 42 leaves

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

Bartram, John, 1699-1777.
Receipt to Jonathan Williams;
Nov. 10, 17942 1/2" x 6 1/2"Request File

Kingsess. D.S. 1p. and end. For roots of American trees, shrubs, etc. bought by Mrs. Williams. Presented by James Lewis Hook, April 1955.

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

Kenny, James.
Letter to Humphry Marshall
Nov. 24, 1794 Request File

Xerox of A.L.S. 1p. (from original in Chester CounterHistorical Society) Variations of the needles of the compass. Refers to APS.

Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831.
Bond that brandy was imported in the ship Good Friends.
Dec. 4, 1794 Request File

D.S. 1p. and end. Presented by Sister Benina Consolata, Chestnut Hill College, Penna.

Bache, William, 1773-1818.
Letter to Richard Bache
Dec. 14, 1794 Request File

A.L.S. 2p. add.

Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.
Letter to [Thomas] Garnett, Harrogate;
Dec. 14, 17, 17949-1/4x7-1/4Request File

Derby, A.L.S. 4p.,add. His deductions from barometric and thermometric observations. His theory of winds.

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

Cutbush, Edward, 1772-1843.
Letter to William Bache, London;
Dec. 20, 179410-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Congratulates him on studying at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Describes Whiskey Insurrection. Describes Western Pennsylvania. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Eyerly, Jacob.
Journal of a survey of Moravian lands in the Erie triangle;
179411x8-1/2 and 13x8-1/4Request File

tr.and ed. by P.A.W. Wallace; Typed D. and photostats. 30p. typed and 5p. photostats. (from original in Moravian Archives.) Survey of 2 tracts granted the Moravians by Penna. to help them settle and Christianize Indians. Journal reflects the unsettled Indian-American relations of 1794. P.A.W.Wallace, ed. in The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine; vol.45,no.1,5-23.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2 and 13x8-1/4

Trudeau, Jean-Baptiste, 1748-1827.
Journal. . .;
1794-1796 Request File

Photo. 6 leaves. In French. (from original in possession of Séminaire de Québec.) These pages do not show up well on the microfilm of the entire journal. See: Film 1036 for journal.

Hunter, George, 1755-1824.
Notes collected by George Hunter, chemist, concerning some of his ancestors;
January 1, 1795 - [April 16, 1803]7 3/4" x 9 1/4"Request File

for the information of his decendents; Philadelphia, D. 4p.

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

Page, John, 1744-1808.
Letter to St. George Tucker, Williamsburg;
Jan. 6, 1795 Request File

Philadelphia, Photo.of A.L.S.with initials. 4p.and add.,end. (from original in William and Mary College.) Concerning his telegraph and comments of APS members, Peale, Vaughan. Comments on his other achievements. On politicians. Refers to Rittenhouse.

Page, John, 1744-1808.
Letter to St. G[eorge] Tucker;
Jan. 20, 1795 Request File

Philadelphia, Photo.of A.L.S.with initials. 3p.and end. (from original in Tucker-Coleman MSS in William and Mary.) Concerning his telegraph and the disposal of it for public good. Refers to Peale's museum.

North American Land Company.
Certificate, no. 507, issued to Bird, Savage & Bird of London, for three shares of stock;
March 16, 179510" x 12"Request File

Printed D.S. James Marshall, secretary; Robt Morris, President. 1p.

General physical description: 10" x 12"

La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de, 1747-1827 .
Letter to [Jeremy Bentham];
March 30, 1795 Request File

Phila., A.L.S. 4p., end. In French. Comments on the state of the Philadelphia prison system. Mentions Vaughan.

Claiborne, Richard.
Letter to John Nicholson;
April 6, [1795]8-1/4x6-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning the steam engine being erected by [Robert?] Patterson. Presented by Edwin Wolf,II, June 1962.

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-1/2

North American Land Company.
Stock certificate issued to James Carey;
April 17, 179512 1/2" x 9 1/2"Request File

Phila., Printed D. filled in ms.,S.: James Marshall, secretary; Robt. Morris, president. 1p.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
Letter to Messrs. Cadell & Davies;
April 29, 17957 1/2" x 9"Request File

Bath, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Sends 50 copies of work entitled " Intellectual physicks." Instructions for distributing.

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

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Dav[i]d Rittenhouse to the Treasurer of the Mint,
May 6, 17956 3/4" x 8 1/4"Request File

Mint of the U.S., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. A.D.S. Order to pay $26,810.45.5 to Samuel Vincent, agent for the Bank of Maryland. Presented to the A.P.S. by Mrs. William Stansfield, April 3, 1932. Removed to David Rittenhouse Papers.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 1/4"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Order to the treasurer of the mint of the U.S. to pay Samuel Vincent;
May 6, 17956-3/4x8-1/4Request File

A.D.S. 1p.and end. Presented by Mrs. William Stansfield, April 3, 1932. Removed to David Rittenhouse Papers.

General physical description: 6-3/4x8-1/4

Poundstone, Richard.
Certificate concerning the revenue from a still owned by Richard Poundstone,
June 1, 17956 3/8" x 7 1/2"Request File

Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1 p. and endorsements. D.S.

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 1/2"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Dav[i]d Rittenhouse to the Treasurer of the Mint,
June 8, 17956 1/2" x 8"Request File

Mint of the U. S., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. A.D.S. Order to pay $11,963.50 to John Vaughan. Presented to the A.P.S. by Mrs. William Stansfield, April 3, 1932. Removed to David Rittenhouse Papers.

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

Blair, John.
"Check" for $200 to John Barnes.
Aug. 12, 1795 Request File

D.S. 1p. Document written by Samuel Meredith, Treasurer of the U.S. Eigned by Blair. Endorsed by Barnes upon receipt. Sum charged to Blairs's salary for the quarter ending June 30.

Nisbet, Charles.
Letter to the Earl of Buchan, Carlisle, PA.
Aug. 13, 1795 Request File

Holograph copy of A.L.S. 6p. On state of American politics, economy, higher education, law profession, negro unrest. Mention Mr. Miller, Priestley, Rush, Witherspoon, Smith, Rowan, Jay and General Gunn.

FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811.
Thomas Fitzsimons and James Yard,
August 25, 17958" x 9 7/8"Request File

merchants of Philadelphia, in account current with Robert Ritchie of Paramaribo, 4 pp. and endorsement. D.S.: Robert Ritchie.

General physical description: 8" x 9 7/8"

Pennsylvania. Commonwealth.
Patent issued to Isaac Wharton et al., for tract of land in Northumberland county, known as Mulberry Grove, formerly owned by James Wilson;
Oct. 29, 179520 1/2" x 11"Request File

D.S.: Tho. Mifflin, as governor. 1p. and end. Parchment Seal.

General physical description: 20 1/2" x 11"

Knowles, Charles Henry, Sir, 1754-1831 .
Letter to Tiberius Cavallo, London;
Nov. 7, 1795 Request File

A.L.S. 2p., add. and: J. Robison to T. Cavallo; [Nov. 1795], 6p. Introduces J. Robison, professor of natural philosophy and, according to Knowles'father, "one of the first Mathematicians in Europe." Mentions P. Paoli. On same sheet as Nov., 1795.

Letter to Tiberius Cavallo
Nov., 1795 Request File

A.L. 6p. (Included with: [Sir] Cha[rle]s Henry Knowles to Tiberious Cavallo; November 7, 1795.) Explains his poor health and its affects on his mind. Seeks Cavallo's critical mind in evaluating his ideas. Describes his experiments with electricity and magnetism. Mentions Hooke and Newton.

Philadelphia. Citizens.
Petition to [George Washington] concerning rebels of Whiskey Insurrection;
[1795?] Request File

Photo. of D.S. by 65 ladies. 3p. Presented through Mr. Fleming from Alfred J. Liebmann; 6/8/54. Printed in part: Manuscripts,Spring, 1954: Liebmann. "Experts...",p.180.

Littlepage, Lewis, 1762-1802.
Memoire politique et particulier;
1795 Request File

Photostat of D. 16p. (from v.355 of Archives of Kingdom of Poland). Printed: APS Proc., v.101,no.3., pp.255-269. Presented by Curtis Carroll Davis.

Harris, Caleb.
Letter to Harriet [Mrs. Thomas B. Percival]
Feb. 5, 1796 Request File

A.L.S. 4p. News of family and friends.

Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish, Lord, 1774-1839.
Letter to Sir Joseph Banks;
February 12, 1796 Request File

Whitehall, Facsimile of A.L.S. 1p. Has forwarded Banks' letter of the 3rd and catalogue of curiosities and natural productions to the king. Mentions Menzies; refers to the British Museum and Kew royal gardens.

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
Letter to James McHenry;
March 10, 17969 3/4" x 8"Request File

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. Relative to accounts of Israel Chapin while Indian agent for the Six Nations.

General physical description: 9 3/4" x 8"

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815.
Letter to John G. E. Heckewelder;
Feb. 22, 1796 Request File

Xerox of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Asks questions concerning antiquities of the Indian: is mica verated? What is the color of the Indian at birth, etc. From original in U. of Pa Library.

Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811.
Letter to Dr. Charles Hutton, Woolwich Common;
June 16, 17969-1/4x7-1/2Request File

Greenwich, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Life of Condorcet. Thinks English mathematics is not recognized in Paris. comments on various mathematicians.

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

Jacobs, Israel, 1726-1796.
[Inventory of sale held] at the late dwelling house of Israel Jacobs in Providence township, Montgomery country, deceased;
Dec. 21, 179616" x 6 1/2"Request File

by John Jacobs, executor; D. 8 leaves Presented by Seymour Adelman, Dec. 1952.

General physical description: 16" x 6 1/2"

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Commission of Samuel Bradford to be marshall of Mass. district;
Dec. 22, 1796 Request File

D.S.: G. Washington, PResident and Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State. Certified: John Lowell. 1p. 11x15. Received from the Estate of I. Minus Hays: Feb. 20, 1967.

France. Laws, statutes, etc.
Extracts of laws of 6 florial,
[1796]8-3/4x7Request File

an 4 and 28 ventose, an 4; [1796]. D. 2p. In French.

General physical description: 8-3/4x7

List of votes given at a general election for electors of president and vice-president of the U.S.
1796 Request File

D. 2p.

Thompson, Benjamin, -- Count Rumford, -- 1753-1814..
Letter to Baron de Kalb;
January 9, 1797 Request File

Munich, A.L.S. 8p. In French.

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Letter to John Morris;
Feb. 5, 17978" x 13"Request File

Hills, A.L.S. 2p. Educational advice; chemical experiments.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814.
Letter to ----;
Feb. 1, 17979" x 7 1/4"Request File

Munich, A.L.S. 4p., end. In French. His portrait. Prizes established by him accepted by the Royal Society of London and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of America.

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

Reimarus, Johann Albert Heinrich, 1729-1814.
Letter to [Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire];
April 28, 17979x7-1/4Request File

Hamburg, A.L.S. 10p. In French. Concerning various aspects of natural history.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831.
Letter to the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania;
June 27, 1797 Request File

Philadelphia, Xerox of L.S. 1p.and end. Insures vessel and goods (the brig, Sally). Presented by Penna.Masons; June 29, 1971.

Letter to Mich[ae]l Joy;
July 16, 1797 Request Item

Boston, A.L.S. 2p. Mentions his attempt "to find the exact spot where Gosnold landed in 1602." Comments on Gosnold's travels in the New England area.

Humphreys, Joshua, 1751-1838.
Letterbook, with letters to Tench Francis, Thomas Truxton, etc.pertaining to ships for the navy;
Aug.-Nov., 1797 Request File

Photo.of A.L.S. 7p. (from glass negatives formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford.) Presented by Miss Bradford; Oct.1961.

Tilghman, William, 1756-1827.
General jury trials,
Sept., 179712 1/2" x 7 3/4"Request File

Ms.D. 6p.

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

McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
Letter to Rufus King;
Dec. 4, 179710 1/4" x 8"Request File

Phila., A.Dr. of L. 2p. and end. Relative to medals given to the Indians.

General physical description: 10 1/4" x 8"

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Letter to Jo[h]n Nicholson;
Dec. 4, 17977-3/4x4-3/4Request File

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Relates of attempts to collect from him. Presented by Morris Duane; 12/30/69.

General physical description: 7-3/4x4-3/4

Cadwallader, John.
Letter to James Hamilton, Carlisle;
Dec. 13, 179712 3/4" x 7 1/2"Request File

Huntingdon, Printed L. filled in in ms. and S.; also A.N.S. 2p. and add., end. Mutilated. Promotional literature for the town of Birmingham recently laid out on the Juniata river.

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

Kramsch, Samuel, 1756-1824.
Index florae Nazarethanae spontaneae,collecta in annis 1787 & 1788 a Saml. Kramsch. Supplemento addito anno 1797 a Christ[ia]n Dencke.
[1797]7 7/8" x 9 3/4"Request File

t.p., 6pp. Com. (In Latin.) Lists 311 species.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9 3/4"

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Letter to [Gianbattista Scandella];
Jan. 24, 1798 Request File

Richmond, Va., Photo.of A.L. 2p. Incomplete. (from original in Library of Congress.) Friendly letter. Concerning the Federal City. Presented by Antonio Pace; April 1963.

Sergeant, John, 1747-1824.
Letter to Jedediah Morse;
Jan. 30, 17986 1/2" x 8"Request File

Stockbridge, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Report on the Indians.

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

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Letter to Dr. [Gianbattista] Scandella, Philadelphia;
Feb. 22, 1798 Request File

Richmond, va., Photo.of A.L.S. 4p.,add.,end. (from original in Avery Library, Columbia University) House for Volney in Philadelphia. Wishes to move to Philadelphia and design school for Quakers. Designs for houses. Slavery in Virginia. Presented by Dr. Pace; April 1963.

Pennsylvania. Laws, statutes, etc..
An act for vesting in the American philosophical society the property [of the Silk company]...fifteenth day of April... one thousand seven hundred & eighty two.
April 20, 179810" x 16"Request File

D. 2p. and end. True copy, certified Seal. See Pennsylvania statutes, v.10, 1904, p.474. Not Found: 2/10/2011

General physical description: 10" x 16"

Pott, William.
William Pott to John Witman,
April 24, 17985 1/8" x 8"Request File

Rockland, 1 p. and address. A.L.S. (In Dutch).

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

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Letter to J[Gian] B[attista] Scandelle, Philadelphia;
April 30, [1798]10x8Request File

A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning Priestley and his writings, with comments on Volney's answer. Refers to Washington and Bishop Madison and Priestley. Refers to peter Porcupine and quotes a bon mot. Refers to Jefferson. Comments on Maclure.

General physical description: 10x8

Poulson, Zachariah, 1761-1844.
Deed from Zachariah and Susannah Poulson to William Levis, for property on Chestnut street between 2nd and 3d streets;
May 2, 179820 3/4" x 25 1/2"Request File

Phila., Parchment D. S. Seals 1p. and end. ca. Presented by Seymour Adelman,Dec.1951.

General physical description: 20 3/4" x 25 1/2"

Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Letter to [J. F.] Blumenbach;
May 17, 1798 Request File

I"Soho Square, A.L.S. 3p., add. Expresses thanks for ""all the things you have been so good as to Send to me."" Refers to Seybert, Edwards, Park and Rennell."

Jones, Samuel, 1734-1819.
Samuel Jones,
June 1, 17985 7/8" x 8"Request File

comptroller of the state of New York, to ----, Albany, 1p. D.S.: Samuel Jones, Comptroller. Notice concerning $549.37.5 arrears of quit rents due on 30,000 acres of land granted to Thomas Wharton and others.

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

Hill, Henry, 1737-1828.
Letter to Mrs. [Sarah] Bache;
July 23, 1798 Request File

Phila., Photostat of c. of L. 1p. From copy in Yale university library. FILM54-Family FRAME 7

Pierce, John.
Journals,
[July, 1798, 1801]11" x 8 1/2"Request File

Typed D. 2 pieces Transcribed from the originals in the possession of Society of Friends Record office, 3d & Arch Streets, by George Snyderman, 1956.

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

Withering, William, 1741-1799.
Letter to Geo[rge] Robinson, London;
Oct. 14, 179811x8-1/2Request File

Edgbaston, Typed L. 2p. Copy. Xerox copy. Expenses for publication of botany. Will forward microscopes. On same sheet with letter from Withering to Rathbone, Feb. 16, 1781.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835.
Account of journey to the Seneca nation;
1798-17998x5-1/2Request File

A.D. lvol.consisting of 181p. Printed (from entirely different source and copy): ed.by A.F.C.Wallace.Penna. History,Penna.Hist.Ass'n. vol.19,nos.2 and 3. Not Found: 1/13/2011

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Smith, Lambert.
Letter to George Fox;
Jan. 24, 17998" x 9 3/4"Request File

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Solicits Fox's vote for Richard Gittings as director in the office of discount and deposit of U.S. Bank. FILM54-57 FRAME 124

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Cadwallader, John.
Letter to James Hamilton, Carlisle;
Feb.1, 17999" x 7 1/2"Request File

Huntingdon, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Sale of lots in Birmingham; distributed handbills, copy enclosed, to encourage settlers.

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

Williams, Samuel, 1743-1817.
Letter to Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, Mass.;
Feb. 5, 179910-1/2x6-1/4Request File

Rutland, Vt., Photo.of A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (from original in Diederich Collection, 139 Dh, University of Amsterdam Library.) Thomas' farm is vacant. His history of Vermont could be reprinted.

General physical description: 10-1/2x6-1/4

McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
Letter to John Harris;
Feb. 15, 179910x7-3/4Request File

War Department, L.S.: James McHenry and Samuel Hodgdon. 1p. and end. Authorizes U.S. flag for Cherokee nation.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to Benjamin Vaughan
March 8, 1799 Request File

Photo. of A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning his publications. Medicine. From original in possession of Mrs. Frances Valughan Finletter.

Craik, William.
Letter to James Lingan, M. Waring and John Mason, George Town, Md.;
March 15, 17999 1/2" x 8"Request File

Phila., A.L.S. 9p. and add. end. Removal of the capital to Washington; utilization of George Town for federal offices.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 8"

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to [Christian Hendrik] Persoon;
April 8, 179911-3/4x8-1/4Request File

London, Photo.of A.L.S. 3p.and add. enc.by Dryander. (from original in Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden.) Concerning post of botanist at Capetown and the lack of pay there. Botany and fungi. Refers to Blumenbach.

General physical description: 11-3/4x8-1/4

Francis, Anne.
Letter to Mrs. R[ichard, i.e. Sarah] Bache;
May 16, 1799 Request File

Phila., Photostat of c. of L. 2p. From copy in Yale university library. FILM 54-family FRAME 8

Louverture, Toussaint.
Letter to Henry Christophe;
June 29, 1799 Request File

A.L.S. 1p., add. and end. In French. Enclosed originally in: Gideon H. Hollister to Hamilton Fish; April 5, 1869. Presented by the Estate of Warwick Potter; 4/26/73

Dunbar, William, 1749-1810.
Power of attorney to John Steele to administer estate of James Campbell in the Mississippi territory;
July 15, 17997 3/4" x 12 3/4"Request File

A.D.S: William Dunbar, Judge of Probate. 1p. Seal

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

La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de, 1747-1827.
Letter to ----;
October 10, 17998 1/4" x 10"Request File

A.L.S. 1p. "Duplicate" Relates to the sale of his Travels through N.A., 75 copies of which are being sent to [America ?].

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 10"

Philadelphia. Court.
Jury list for second period,
Dec. 9, Nov. 8, 1799 Request File

Printed D. filled in in ms. 1p. and end. by Wm. Tilghman (?).

Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Letter to Ja[me]s Anderson;
Dec. 13, 1799 Request File

Mount Vernon, Facsimile of A.L.S. 1p. From original in Dreer collection in the Historical society of Pennsylvania; on same sheet is provenance of letter. Presented by Abigail D. Dreer, May 28, 1900.

Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de, 1732-1807 .
Letter to Citoyen Vaume, docteur en medicine...
Dec. 27, 1799 Request File

In French, Includes engraving of Lalande. Congratulates Vaume on his imporant book.

Woodrow, Susannah S..
Petition to [John Adams,] president of the U.S.,
[1799]12-3/4x7-3/4Request File

from sundry female inhabitants of Philadelphia, asking that prisoners of Fries rebellion be released; [ca.1799]. D.S.by Susannah S. Woodrow and 71 others. 4p. Presented by A.J.Liebmann; 6/17/54.

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

Playfair, John, 1748-1819.
Letter to Dr. Marcet;
Jan. 1, 1800 Request File

Edinburgh, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Enclosure for Mr. Pictet of Geneva. Congratulations his marriage.

Gaither, Henry, 1751-1811.
Letter to T. Davis, Fort Wilkinson;
Jan. 24, 1800 Request File

A.L.S. 4p. Discusses the work of Colonel Hawkins among the Creek Indians and the capture of William Bowles and his escape to Florida. Gift of Minnesota Historical Society, 10/29/1990

Greene, Ray.
Letter to Wm. Allen;
March 20, 1800 Request File

Phila., Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. The application for his son's William Henry, appointment as midshipman in the U.S. Navy is under consideration. From original in possession of the Henry E. Huntington library.

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Letter to the [U.S.] Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, Navy & Attorney General;
April 23, 18008 1/4" x 9 3/4"Request File

Philadelphia, L.S. 4p., end. Proposal in re government printer and an official gazette. Printed: Adam's Life and works, v.9,50.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Letter to John Maitland;
April 2, 1800 Request File

A.L. 1p.and add.and end. Concerning buffaloes.

Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820.
Letter to [William Sotheby];
April 5, 1800 Request File

A.L.S. 2p. Concerning his poetry.

Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811.
Letter to [James] McHenry
April 28, 18008 1/2" x 10 1/4"Request File

[ca.]. A(?)L. 2p. and add., end. Opinion on president's proposal for an official printer and gazette. FILM 403 FRAME 182

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10 1/4"

M'Henry, James, 1785-1845.
Letter to Sam[ue]l chase;
April 28, 18007 3/4" x 9 3/4"Request File

A.Dr. of L.S. 3p. and end. Asks his opinion about the president's proposal in re official printer and gazette. FILM 403 FRAME 183

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

Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
Letter to George Wescott, Philadelphia;
May 1, 1800 Request File

Land Office. A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Concerning land office business.

The young lady's address to piety
Sept. 3, 1800 Request Item

A.D. 1p. Poem in ryming couplets. Found with: B:H244i.2 Harrison, Johseph. The iron worker and king Solomon. Phila., 1869.

Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814.
Letter to [Thomas?] Webster, London;
Sept. 8, 18008x6-1/2Request File

Morpeth, A.L.S. 2p.and add. If he wants the post as assistant in natural philosophy at the Royal Institution, recommends contacting Dr. Garnett, for recommendation.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

U.S. Collector of revenue.
Vouchers for duties paid, in Pennsylvania, on carriages;
1800 Request File

Printed Ds. filled in in ms. 23 items and label. Various sizes.

Commission to Samuel Bradford to be marshall of Mass. district;
December 22, 1800 Request File

D.S. John Adams, President and J. Marshal, Secretary of State. Certified: John Lowell. 1p. See oversize box.

Elmslie, John.
Abstract of a meteorological register kept at the Cape of Good Hope...
1800-18058" x 10"Request File

D. 20 leaves.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Accounts of Charles Thomas and William Pritchard for stone used on bridge;
18018x13-1/2Request File

D. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 8x13-1/2

Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814.
Letter to [Sir William] Herschel, Windsor;
Jan. 12, 18019x7-1/4Request File

Royal Institution, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Asks for reprints from the royal society publications on calorific rays.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to C[hristian] H[endrik] Persoon;
Feb. 8, 18019x7-1/2Request File

London, Photo.of A.L.S. 3p.and add. (from original in Universiteitsbibliotheek, Leiden.) Would like for him to become botanist for Kew at the Cape of Good Hope, and collect specimens.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Pennsylvania.
Account of Geo[rge] Logan, Prestly Carr Lane and John Hunn(?) to deal with the Delaware legislature concerning the canal;
Feb. 26, 180112x8-1/4Request File

Lancaster. D.S.: Jas. Trimble, Dep.Secy.and Jno. Donaldson, compt.gen. 1p.

General physical description: 12x8-1/4

Graeff, Jacob.
Receipts for stamped paper;
Feb. 27-June 15, 1801 Request File

D.S. 9 leaves. Various sizes.

Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Letter to ---;
May 7, 1801 Request File

Slough; A.L.S. 1p. Adds to his paper concerning solar rays on plants before publication in Philosophical Transactions, and needs his meterological observations.

Hall, John. Estate of.
Account with Benjamin Rush, Jan.30-April 27,1801;
July 14, 180115 1/2" x 13"Request File

Ms.D. 1p. and end.

General physical description: 15 1/2" x 13"

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Letter to David Lewis and Charles Thomas;
Aug. 11, 18015-3/4x8-3/4Request File

A.L.S. 1p. Concerning stone for bridge over the Schuylkill.

General physical description: 5-3/4x8-3/4

Pierce, John.
Journal
Aug. - Sept., 1801 Request File
Seaton, William.
W(illia)m Seaton to Peter Muhlenberg,
November 14, 18016 3/8" x 7 7/8"Request File

Muddy Creek, Greene County, 1p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Mr. Seaton will forward records and books to Mr. Muhlenberg.

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 7/8"

Institut de France. Académie des sciences morales et politiques..
Etat de distribtion des droits ... moi Frimaire an dix ...
Nov. (?), 1801 Request File

1 sheet, 2 pcs.

Lefèvre, Jean-Jacques, 1779-1858.
Course of lecture on physics
Dec. (?), [1801] Request File

24p.

Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831.
Letter to Rev. Dr. Beach;
Dec. 16, 18019x8Request File

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. Enc.wanting. Asks that he submit the enclosed paper to the trustees of Columbia college.

General physical description: 9x8

Watt, James, 1769-1848.
Letter to Thomas [Peters] Smith;
Dec. 30, 180113x8, 10x8Request File

Soho, A.L.S. 4p.,add.and 1 leaf docketed by J.Vaughan. Lists minerals forwarded. Friendly letter. When found in 1959, this item was mounted in scrapbook kept by J.Vaughan. For other material in scrapbook,see: T.P.Smith. List of minerals...;JUne-Nov.1800 [1801].

General physical description: 13x8, 10x8

Tonnellier,.
List of minerals sent to Thomas P. Smith, to which is added a list sent by Gillet-Laumont;
[1801]9x7Request File

D.S. 8p.and 2 mounting leaves, docketed in hand of J.Vaughan. In French. When found in 1959, this item was mounted in scrapbook kept by J.Vaughan. For other material in scrapbook, see: T.P.Smith. List of minerals...;June-Nov. 1800 [1801].

General physical description: 9x7

Bryan, Guy.
Letter to Timothy Matlack;
Jan. 24, 180212x7Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Sends good brown cloth to Mr. Matlack. Opinion of legislature regarding the charter for "our Improving Company."

General physical description: 12x7

Herschel, William, Sir, 1738-1822.
Letter to ---
Jan. 30, 1802 Request File

Slough; A.L.S. 2p. "Rediscovery of Mr. Piazzi's planet." Astronomy. Refers to Royal Society.

Smith, Thomas P. (Thomas Peters), 1777 or 8-1802.
List of minerals sent to J[ames] Watt, jr;
April 22, 18029-1/2x7-1/4Request File

2 florial An X A.D. 4p.,end.by J.Vaughan. For sheet on which this was mounted, see: J.Watt to Smith; Dec.30,1801. When found in 1959, this item was in scrapbook kept by J.Vaughan. For other material in scrapbook, see: T.P.Smith. List of minerals...;June-Nov.1800 [1801]

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

Letters to --
May 15, June 1, 1802 Request File

22p and end. Copies. Describes the people, morals, etc. of the United States. Translated from: L'Amerique du Nord; ou, le Correspondant des Etats-Unis.

Dick, Elisha Cullen, 1762-1825.
Letter to David Hosack, New York;
May 22, 1802 Request File

Asks for advice on use of "oxygen air" in treating diseases, esp. in case of dyspepsia caused by excessive use of laudanum. Comments on pneumatic medicine.

Dunbar, William, 1749-1810.
W[illia]m Dunbar to C. Ross,
June 12, 18027 3/4" x 9 1/2"Request File

Natchez, 1 p. and endorsement. L. Unsigned. Copy. Extract only. Information regarding vaccination to be communicated to Mr. [John?] Vaughan.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2"

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to "My dear Lord";
July 25, 18029-3/4x7-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 1p. Draft. His sheep cost too much. On same sheet with letter from ---- to Sir Joseph Banks; July 25, 1802.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to [My dear Lord];
July 29, 18029-3/4x7-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 1p. Draft. Concerning purchase of sheep. On same sheet as letter from ---- to Sir Joseph Banks; July 25, 1802.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
Letter to [M. Perigaux, banckers;]
July 30, 18029-1/2x7-3/4Request File

Paris, Northumberland, A.L. 4p. Inc. Financial transactions: mentions his father, Joseph Priestley, and John Wilkinson.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Ferrer, José Joaquin de, ca. 1764-1818.
List of dictionaries and grammars of the Mexican languages, presented to the APS;
July?, [1802]4x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 1p. In Spanish. See letter from Ferrer to J. Vaughan; July 15, 1802.

General physical description: 4x6-1/2

Watt, James, 1736-1819.
Letter to William Withering, Birmingham;
Aug. 22, [1802]9-1/4x7-3/4Request File

Heathfield, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Lists itinerary for trip, for Gregory's health. Refers to his study on Franklin's health. Friendly letter. FILM54-67 FRAME152

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-3/4

Lacépède, Bernard Germain Étienne de La Ville sur Illon, comte de, 1756-1825 .
Letter to Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Aug. 28, 1802 Request File

A.L.S. 1p. and add. In French. Praises him. Arrangement of fish in museum impmplete due to illness of his wife.

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Letter to Andrew Ellicott, Lancaster, Penna.;
Nov. 2, 180210x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Compares him with Franklin and Rittenhouse. His work with Pennsylvania Hospital. Comments on yellow fever. Friendly letter. FILM54-67 FRAME153

General physical description: 10x8

Leacock, Martha Ogilby.
Bond for inventorying the estate of John Leacock;
Nov. 23, 180213x8-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, Photo.of printed D.filled in in ms.S.: Martha Leacock and 3 others. Witnessed. 1p.and end. Presented by Mrs. Frances H. Sousser; 3/4/54.

General physical description: 13x8-1/2

Ogilby, Joseph.
Inventory of the estate of John Leacock;
Dec. 2, 18028-1/2x13Request File

Photo.of D.S.: Charles Whitebread and Joseph Ogilby. 2p. Presented by Mrs. Frances H. Sousser; 3/4/54.

General physical description: 8-1/2x13

Longman & Co..
Letter to ----;
[1802] Request File

Photostat of L. 1p. Copy (from letter in Historical society of Penna.) Desire certain items for a new edition of Franklin's works. Refers to the APS. Extracted from "Port folio, from the end of vol ii". FILM54-65 FRAME180

Gray, Edward Whitaker, 1748-1806 .
Letter to [William Henry];
January 28, 1803 Request File

British Museum, A.L.S. 2p., end. Concerning the printing of Henry's paper on the absorption of gases. Gray's comments on crystallized potash for medicinal purposes and how it compares with alkaline water. Mentions Bulmer.

Hutton, Charles, 1737-1823.
Letter to W[illia]m Wallace, Great Marlow, Bucks.;
March 5, 1803 Request File

A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Wishes reviews sent to journals of his Recreations. Will spend years working on abridgement of the Philosophical Transactions. Refers to Woodhouse.

Wingate, Joshua, 1773-1846.
Letter to Israel Whelen;
March 14, 18038" x 10"Request File

War department, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Relative to the purchase of supplies for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Presented by Mr. Seymour Adelman, December 1945. Reproduced & printed: Frontiers, Vol.11,no.5,p.137. Reproduced: APS Library Bulletin for 1945, p.40.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Royal Dublin Society.
Extract from minutes
March 31, 18038" x 10"Request File

of T.D. 1p. Relative to a letter from the American philosophical society suggesting an exchange of publications. Presented by the Society, Feb. 1949.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840.
Letter to Philip Tidyman,
April 10, 18038" x 9 3/4"Request File

Goettingen, 3 pp. A.L.S. Returns thanks for American coins, live female opossum, and print of fossil elephant bones sent to him. FILM403 FRAME 104

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Humboldt, Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1767-1835.
William von Humboldt to W[illiam] Smith,
April 11, 18037 7/8" x 10"Request File

Rome, 3 pp. and endorsement. Copy of L. (In French.) Relative to the languages of America. FILM403 FRAME 120

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 10"

Jefferson, Thomas, pres. U. S., 1743-1826.
Letter to the Earl of Buchan;
July 10, 1803 Request File

Washington, Photostat of copy of L. 2p. (Enclosed with note from the Earl of Buchan to Dugald Stewart; Dec. 21, 1803) From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh. FILM 199 FRAME 314

Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820.
And(re)w Ellicott to Robert Patterson,
July 14, 18038" x 10"Request File

Lancaster , 2 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. With regard to work of commission (to survey Pennsylvania boundary?). Other scientific matters.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

Caldwell, James B..
Letter to "My dear Mother";
Sept. 3, 1803 Request File

Photo.of A.L.S. 1p. (from glass negative formerly in possession of Miss France M. Bradford.) Hopes for a good voyage. Farewell letter. Presented by Miss Bradford; Oct.1961.

Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814.
Letter to "le Premier Consul [Napoleon]";
Sept. 15, 18039-1/4x7-1/4Request File

Mannheim, L.S.with initial. 6p.and end. In French. In hand of a secretary. Concerning experiments in thermodynamics.

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

Table I: Logarithms of numbers, from 1 to 10800;
Nov. 18, 1803 Request File

[Presented] 4p. and end.: "Robt. Patterson Esqr. Philosophic Society Philadelphia printed sheet from J. Garnette."

Bartram, Archibald, 1774?-1808.
Letter to Ann Collins, New York;
Nov. 24, 180310-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, Xerox of A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. Concerning the yellow fever epidemic. Copy courtesy of Mrs. Forbes; 4/15/69.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829.
Letter to Dugald Stewart;
Dec. 21, 1803 Request File

S. Castle street, Photostat of A.N.S. 1p. and enc. - 2p. Encloses copy of letter from president Jefferson [Jefferson to Buchan, July 10, 1803]. From original in Laing collection, University of Edinburgh.

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Sketch of Richmond and Norfolk canals.
Dec., 180315" x 9"Request File

D. 2p. Contains explanatory notes [which appear to be in hand of John Vaughan]. FILM 403 FRAME 2-4

General physical description: 15" x 9"

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Richmond and Norfolk Canals
December, 1803 2.0 p. Maps, 19.1 x 22.9 cm Request Item

Annotated: "Sketch of canals executed or proposed near Norfolk - the latter by B. H. Latrobe."

Alternate formats available: These maps have been reproduced and described in Darwin H. Stapleton, ed., The engineering drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe (New Haven: Yale University Press: 1980).

B. A..
Plan for fire insurance;
Jan. 2, 180413x8Request File

Philadelphia, D. 2p. , end.

General physical description: 13x8

Philadelphia. Select and Common Councils.
Resolution passed at a meeting of the joint committees of the corporations of the city of Philadelphia,
Jan. 16, 18048" x 13"Request File

the district of Southwark, and the incorporated part of the township of Northern Liberties, relative to the inspection and measurement of wood. Philadelphia, D.S.: Paul Coxe; attest, Peter S. DuPonceau secretary. 1p. and end. Not Found: 1/13/2011

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Muhlenberg, Gotthilf Henrich Ernst, 1753-1815.
Letter to John Brickel, Savanna;
March 1, 1804 Request File

Lancaster; A.L.S. 1p. add. Introduces Aloysius Enslen, who "was sent from Europe to collect Minerals Seeds and other curiousities in America." News of Rafinesque, B.S. Barton, James Mease, William Hamilton.

Davis, William.
Account with Martha Leacock, on John Leacock's estate;
March 16, 18048-1/2x12-1/2Request File

Photo.of D.S. 2p. Presented by Mrs. Frances H. Sausser; 3/4/54.

General physical description: 8-1/2x12-1/2

Minutes of a conversation at Prof. Dalzells;
April 25, 1804 Request Item

Notes on observations of Robert Liston about Napoleon, Washington, Jefferson and Priestly.

Delambre, J. B. J., (Jean Baptiste Joseph), 1749-1822.
Letter to [Sir Joseph] Banks, London
April 26, 1804 Request File

26 Floreal XII; A.L.S. 3p. and add. Concerning passports for Englishmen in France. Forwards diplomas and membership medals to Banks, Maskelyne, Herschell, Cavendish, Blagden, Simmons, Mendoza. Exchanges between Institu and Royal Society.

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Rembrandt Peale to ----,
May 1, 18047 1/2" x 9"Request File

Philadelphia, 4 pp. Com. Copy. Concerning bones of a skeleton.

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

Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
Letter to Rev. Thomas Maurice, British Museum;
June 1, 1804 Request File

Hinde St. [Manchester]; A.L.S. 3p. add. Discusses hi botanical exhibit of 1804. Mentions Darwin, Greville and Lambert.

Marquis, Louise Caterhine Josephine.
Power of attorney to Louis Marie Duval;
June 16, 1804 Request File

St. Lucia; A.D.S. 6p. In French. Concerns estate of "Widow" Duval. With a 4 page English translation by Peter S. DuPonceau.

Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Letter to [John Vaughan];
July 7, 1804 Request File

Saturday; A.L.S. 1p. Enc. of 16p. Encloses description of his travels. For translation, see Humboldt. Abstract of Am. travels, same date: B:J35Le, no. 43(sent to Jefferson)

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815.
Letter to Charles Stewart;
July 23, 1804 Request File

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

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to Dr. [Caleb Hiller ?] Parry, Batch;
Aug. 6, 18049" x 7 1/2"Request File

Soho Square, A.L.S. 2p. and add. Auction of sheep.

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

Stewart, Charles, 1778-1869.
Letter to David Caldwell;
Aug. 9, 1804 Request File

Siren, off Tripoli, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p. (from glass negative formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford.) Death of his brother,James Caldwell. Presented by Miss Bradford; Oct.1961.

Hunter, George, 1755-1824.
Receipt to Josiah Taylor for boat and equipment for the expedition, to be delivered to William Dunbar;
Aug. 31, 18047 3/4" x 12 1/2"Request File

New Orleans, A.N.S 2p. Equipment listed on the reverse.

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

Dixon, John.
Note to Robert John Thornton, Hinde St., Manchester;
Sept. 18, 1804 Request File

A.N.S. 1p. add. Enclosed on the same sheet is a poem by Thornton.

Letter to Mr. Wingrave, Bookseller;
Sept. 22, 1804 Request File

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Orders the Saint James's Evening Chronicle sent to the country to him, as he will be out of town.

Noehden, H. A..
H. A. Noehden to [Philip Tidyman],
October 9, 18047 1/4" x 9"Request File

Gõttingen, 4 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. Returns thanks for collection of seeds and two books. Condition of Gõttingen. Affairs in Europe.

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

Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831.
Sam[uel] L. Mitchell to Tho[ma]s T. Hewson,
January 15, 18057 7/8" x 13"Request File

Georgetown, 1 p. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of "Essay on the improvement of Agriculture and the useful arts." There being no agricultural society in Washington, is sending the same to New York for consideration.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 13"

Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829.
Letter to [Charles] Lowell;
Feb. 12, 18059x7-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 2p. Letter of encouragement to an American who is to study in the British Isles. Refers to Franklin, Samuel Adams and Washington as his friends. FILM54-67 FRAME 137

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
Letter to Thomas Maurice;
Feb. 26, 1805 Request File

Hinde St., Manchester; A.L.S. 4p. Supporting Maurice against criticism of his recently published history. Mentions Aiken, Hume, Robertson and Trelawney.

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to ---;
March 11, 18059x7-1/4Request File

Soho Square, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Received book and instruments. Cannot help Arkwright.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Troughton, Edward.
Edw[ard] Troughton,
April 30, 18056 1/2" x 8 1/4"Request File

optician and mathematical instrument maker, to Alex[ande]r Baring, London, 1 p. and endorsement. D. Bill for £166 for astronomical instruments.

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

Philadelphia. Inspectors of the prison.
Deed poll to Richard Merrick for vacant lot no.20;
May 24, 180515" x 21 3/4"Request File

Printed D. filled in in ms.S: Matw. Lawlor, Mayor et al. 1p. and end. Seals. Parchment.

General physical description: 15" x 21 3/4"

Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Letter to Robert Patterson;
July 2, 18059 3/4 x 7 3/4"Request File

L.S. 1p. and end. Encloses commission as Director of the Mint upon the recommendation of the President of the U.S. FILM 199 FRAME 408 Not Found: 2/10/2011

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

Dearborn, Benjamin.
Letter to [P.S.] DuPonceau
Aug. 12, 1805  Request File

A.L.S. 1p. add.

Pennsylvania. Supreme Court.
Concerning the case of the City of Philadelphia vs. the Company for erecting a permanent bridge over the Schuylkill;
Sept., 180512-3/4x7-3/4Request File

term, D.S.: R.Peters. 1p.and end.

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

Brown, Robert, 1773-1858.
Letter to Sir Joseph Banks, bart.;
Oct. 13, 180513x8Request File

Liverpool, Typed copy of facsimile. 1p. Shipment of botanical specimens. Presented by the Suva City Library, Suva, Fiji, Jan. 1965.

General physical description: 13x8

Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864.
Letter to [Martin] V[an] Marum, Haarlem;
Oct. 20, 180510x8Request File

Philadelphia, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p. (from original in Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen.) Thanks for notice of election to membership in the Batavian Society of Sciences. Forwards his publications to the Society.

General physical description: 10x8

Broussonet, Pierre Marie Auguste, 1761-1807.
Letter to Professor Mertens
Dec. 13, 1805 Request File
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Letter to [Martin] Van Marum, Ha[a]rlem;
Dec. 25, 180510x8Request File

Quincy, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p. (from original in Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem.) Thanks for his diploma of membership in the Society. Cites the Locust as the tree which grows best in sandy soil in the U.S.

General physical description: 10x8

Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814.
Letter to the king of Bavaria;
Jan. 8, 18069x7-1/2Request File

Paris, A.L.S. 4p. In French. Is delighted that the kingdom is so strong.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

United States. Dept. of State.
Patent issued to Cephas Thompson for a delineating machine, for copying charts, landscapes, paintings, profiles, &c...
Feb. 5, 180611 1/2" x 14"Request File

Washington, Printed parchment D. filled in in ms. S: Th. Jefferson, President; James Madison, Secretary of State; John Breckinridge, Att. Gen. 2p. and end. Seal. Attached to the second page is the official receipt. End. reads: Received 29th May 1839 and recorded anew in this office, Henry L. Ellsworth, Commissioner of Patents. Along with the document is a typed certification of its provenance. FILM 199 FRAME 281

General physical description: 11 1/2" x 14"

Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
Letter to Daniel Clymer
Feb. 17, 1806 Request File
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