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MS Am 1310.1

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Benjamin Franklin letters to Sir Joseph Banks, 1783: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1310.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Title: Benjamin Franklin letters to Sir Joseph Banks,
Date(s): 1783.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of Benjamin Franklin to Sir Joseph Banks concerning ballooning.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

42M-452. Gift in memory of Prof. and Mrs. A. Lawrence Rotch; received: 1942.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Benjamin Franklin Letters to Sir Joseph Banks, 1783 (MS Am 1310.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Franklin was an American writer, philosopher, inventor, amateur scientist, and diplomat.

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters written by Benjamin Franklin to Sir Joseph Banks, giving accounts of various experiments in ballooning, as well as a Franklin autograph copy of a French pamphlet on Montgolfier's balloon.

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