Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.franbenj
Creators:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dates:
1766-1789
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
partial microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel P37 (fr. 506-543) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the American Philosophical Society
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society, 1955.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques, 1725-1792 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syng, Philip, 1703-1789 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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