Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers, 1766-1789
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Franklin, William Temple
Houdon, Jean Antoine
Wright, Patience Lovell
Place of publication, production, or execution:
1 partial microfilm reel
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers, 1766-1789. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel P37 (fr. 506-543) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the American Philosophical Society
Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society, 1955.
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001