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Franklin's Father Josiah: Life of a Colonial Boston Tallow Chandler, 1657-1745: Transactions, APS (vol. 90, part 3)
Josiah Franklin, a tallow chandler and soapmaker, remains a marginal figure in most biographies of his well-known son, Benjamin Franklin, due largely to a lack of written documentation. Biographers of Franklin included him mainly from a genealogical viewpoint, and few of them gave him further attention. Here, Huang has reconstructed Josiah Franklinís life based on fragmented yet valuable manuscripts in several archival sites in the Boston area, such as his bills, letters, subscriptions, participation in petitions, and court warrants for his legal disputes. She has also drawn info. from newspapers, diaries, business accounts, inventories, deeds, and probate records which were useful to assess his trade and financial circumstances. Illus.
My Life in Germany Before and after January 30, 1933: A Guide to a Manuscript Collection at Houghton Library
Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia (Transaction 92-5)
The Library of Benjamin Franklin (Memoir 257)
America's Curious Botanist: A Tercentennial Reappraisal of John Bartram (1699-1777) (Memoir 249)
Paradoxes of Free Will (Transaction 92-6)
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