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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 Franklin’s 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.
“Tabula Antidotarii“ of Armengaud Blaise and its Hebrew Translation: Transactions, APS (vol. 90, part 6)
Confucian Feminist: Memoirs of Zeng Baosun (1893-1978) (Transaction 92-1)
Shortest and Most Convenient Route (Transaction 94-5)
Journey on the Forbidden Path: Chronicles of a Diplomatic Mission to the Allegheny Country, March-September, 1760
On My Honour: Guides and Scouts in Interwar Britain: Transactions, APS (vol. 92, part 2)
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