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Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers, 1766-1789

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Politician, Inventor

Collection Information

Size: 1 Item partial microfilm reel

Summary: Letters to Benjamin Franklin from artists or about art related subjects, including busts, engravings, and portraits of Franklin. Among the correspondents are: Jacob W. Duche, William Temple Franklin, Jean Antonine Houdon, John Jay, Samuel Jennings, Thomas Potts, David Rittenhouse, Philip Syng, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Patience Wright. Also included are letters to William Temple Franklin from Jean Jacques Caffieri, Jean Antonine Houdon, and Joseph Wright.


Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society, 1955.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the American Philosophical Society