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Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers, 1766-1789

Creator:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Subject:
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques  Search this
Franklin, William Temple  Search this
Houdon, Jean Antoine  Search this
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Syng, Philip  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10950
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214728
AAA_collcode_franbenj
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214728

Online stamp exhibit [computer file]: use of the 1-cent Franklin series 1902 / Stephanie Steidley

Title:
Use of the 1-cent Franklin series 1902
Use of the one-cent franklin series 1902
1-Cent Franklin Stamp Exhibit
Author:
Steidley, Stephanie  Search this
Steidley, K. David  Search this
Anphilex '96 (1996 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 On postage stamps  Search this
Type:
Computer files
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
1998-
20th century
Topic:
Postage stamps--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.F83
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614557

Benjamin Franklin and his circle; a catalogue of an exhibition at the Metropolitan museum of art,New York, from May 11 through September 13, 1936

Title:
Franklin and his circle
Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Downs, Joseph  Search this
Davidson, Marshall B  Search this
Peters, Agnes D. (Agnes Drummond) 1907-  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 Portraits  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 154, [1] p., 1 l. illus. (incl. ports., facsims.) 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1936
1936]
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
History  Search this
Iconography  Search this
Call number:
N7628.F83 N5
N7628.F83N5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113872

Photographs of United States National Museum collections

Creator:
United States National Museum  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881  Search this
Names:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1845-1912  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Artist:
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Prints (color halftone)
2 Prints (halftone)
1 Print (photogravure)
7 Negatives (nitrate)
13 Mounted prints (albumen)
40 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Mounted prints
Place:
Easter Island -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Images of various artifacts and specimens in the United States National Museum's collections, including George Washington's uniform and camp chest; the Franklin Press; Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian, supervising the installation of the Easter Island stone figures; zoological, ornithological, entomological, and botanical specimens; exhibits relating to animals and Native Americans; the Daguerre Monument sculpted by J. Scott Hartley; and a model of the National Zoological Park modeled under Langley.
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States National Museum building (later renamed Arts and Industries) opened to the public in 1881. It held displays of anthropology, art, geology, history, and natural history, while a few of the exhibits (birds, invertebrates and art) remained in the original Smithsonian "Castle." In 1911, the Smithsonian opened a new building (now the National Museum of Natural History Building), which held anthropology, art and natural history collections.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-41
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Items depicted in this collection held in the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History collections.
Additional photographs of US National Museum collections held in the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Anthropological Archives (Photo Lot 4).
Restrictions:
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Insects  Search this
Birds  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-41, Photographs of United States National Museum collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-41
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-41

Albert Rosenthal papers

Creator:
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Names:
Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828  Search this
Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, 1872-1936  Search this
Peters, Harry Twyford, 1881-1948.  Search this
Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1918  Search this
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1940
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, printed material, and photographs relating to Rosenthal's work, primarily as a portrait painter and collector of American art and artists' papers. Some material pertains to Rosenthal's father, the engraver Max Rosenthal.
Included are: biographical notes and articles by and about Rosenthal and his father, Max; writings by Albert about his father; and reproductions of Albert's work.
Rosenthal's research material on early American art consists of articles on artists, notes about portrait painters, typescript copies of letters of or about early American artists, among them Rembrandt Peale, G.P.A. Healy, and John Rampage, several original letters, including 5 from John Quincy Adams Ward to various people, and one from Ben Silliman to Asher B. Durand, and an engraved copy of a letter from Ben Franklin to Mr. Strahan, July 5, 1775.
Other material includes files on Rosenthal's portraits of French officers who served in the American Revolution; Gilbert Stuart's (George) Washington portraits, 1922-1923; the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia (includes correspondence with Jules Mastbaum, the founder of the museum, and others, 1925-1932); Jean Antoine Houdon's busts of Washington and Lafayette, 1925-1932; Harry T. Peters' book "America on Stone", 1931; and on "Rosen-Thal," Albert's home that was originally the Huffinagle mansion in Buck's County, Pa.
There is voluminous business and other correspondence, 1860-1940, relating to Max, Louis, and Albert Rosenthal's work and to Albert's portraits of Supreme Court Justices. Among the diverse group of correspondents are: Samuel Putnam Avery, William Hunt Diederich, Charles Henry Hart, Sakakichi Hartmann, Oliver Wendell Holmes, A. Mitchell Palmer, Alfred Stieglitz, William Howard Taft, and J. Alden Weir.
Photographs are of Rosenthal's work and of unidentified portraits possibly by Rosenthal; reproductions of European paintings, miniatures, sculptures; and miscellaneous portraits by various artists.
Unmicrofilmed material (0.4 feet) consists of miscellaneous photographs and reproductions.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Rosenthal (1863-1939) was a portrait painter, printmaker, writer, and collector in Philadelphia, Pa. Rosenthal was a student of his father, engraver Max Rosenthal, and later published a book about him. He is also known for his portraits of Supreme Court Justices, and his collection of American drawings, which he donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1927.
Provenance:
Donated by Albert Duveen, 1959. Duveen collected American artists' and art related papers with the intention of forming an American artists reference facility. He purchased at least some of Rosenthal's papers and much correspondence from the Albert Rosenthal Estate, and subsequently gave them to AAA upon its formation.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Etchers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- United States  Search this
Judges -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rosealbp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosealbp

Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers

Creator:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Names:
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques, 1725-1792  Search this
Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823  Search this
Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828  Search this
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796  Search this
Syng, Philip, 1703-1789  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1766-1789
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.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.franbenj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franbenj

Stearns-Ames collection

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Names:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ames, James Tyler, 1810-1883  Search this
Ames, Nathan Peabody, 1803-1847  Search this
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1838-1894]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, castings record, financial materials, photographs and printed materials relating primarily to the work of the Bronze Division of the Ames Manufacturing Company.
Professional and personal correspondence, chiefly of James Tyler Ames, with sculptors, architects, government officials, and colleagues, including his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames, Henry Kirke Brown, Randolph Rogers, and Thomas Ustick Walter. A castings record (16 p.) contains expenses and final prices of bronze castings, a printed list of "Bronze Works Executed by the Ames Manufacturing Company," and photographs of completed work. There are also an expense account for the Lincoln National Monument artillery and cavalry groups, lists of expenses relating to "Bronze Castings for Washington and his Horse," the (Benjamin) "Franklin Statue," and other works. Photographs are of works cast by the Ames Company and of unidentified works, of Ames' artisans, of a room in James Ames' house with framed medallions of Washington and Franklin on the wall, and of a head of Washington and a head of his horse in Thomas Ball's studio; reports by the architect of the Capitol extension, and the U.S. Art Commission (1860); Ames Company promotional items; a printed narrative of the incidents connected with the statue of Washington in Union Square by Henry Kirke Brown; and clippings relating to various statues.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, was founded in 1835 by James Tyler Ames and his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames. The company manufactured small tools, cotton machinery, swords, cannons, and did casting of bells. It began manufacturing large bronze statuary circa 1850.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Malcolm Stearns, Jr., who purchased them from Parke Bernet, New York, in the 1960s. There are numerous notations on the backs of letters and photographs. It is not known who added this information.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Bronze founding -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Memorials -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.amesmanu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amesmanu

American Philosophical Society selected records

Creator:
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Artists' and Amateurs' Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
Society of Artists of the United States  Search this
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858  Search this
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903  Search this
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Vaughan, John, 1756-1841  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels (3 partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1784-1954
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American Philosophical Society selected records contain art related letters; committee reports; registrar's and curators' records; pamphlets; and exhibition catalogs from the archives of the American Philosophical Society. Many of the letters are to the Society's secretary and librarian John Vaughan; a few are to the Society's presidents Thomas Jefferson and Peter S. Du Ponceau, and officials John K. Kane and J. Peter Lesley. Among the correspondents are Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin West, Charles Willson Peale, Jacob Perkins, Philip Tidyman, Charles B. Lawrence, John Trumbull, Thomas Sully, Joseph Delaplaine, Robert Patterson, John Quincy Adams, Titian Ramsay Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Victor G. Audubon, and Robert Fulton.

Also included are copies of the registrar's cards for portraits and busts owned by the Society, arranged alphabetically by sitter; "Preliminary Notes, Biographical Sketches, and Memoranda chronologically arranged, for insertion in the Curator's Catalog of Portraits, Busts, and Bas-Reliefs in the Collection of the American Philosophical Society. Illustrated by photographs taken from the originals by Mrs. Julius A. Sachese, member APS"; circa 25 exhibition catalogs and pamphlets (1811-1840) for exhibitions of the Society of Artists of the United States, Columbian Society of Artists, Artists' Fund Society, Artists' and Amateurs' Association, and for works by Thomas Sully, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Joseph Delaplaine, and others; and newspaper clippings (1917) about the controversy surrounding portraits by Albert Rosenthal hung in Independence Hall (reel P36, frames 372-401).
Biographical / Historical:
The American Philosophical Society (founded 1743) is a scholarly organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society "promotes useful knowledge" through research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
Related Materials:
The American Philosophical Society holds the American Philosophical Society archives, 1743-1984.
Provenance:
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art, 1955. The letters are mainly American Philosophical Society records, but many were pulled from ASP's Misc. Mss. and various other collections, and microfilmed in no apparent order. Descriptive cards microfilmed with each letter indicate location of originals.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portraits -- Private collections -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Learned institutions and societies
Identifier:
AAA.amerphil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amerphil

Letter to Benjamin Franklin

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Names:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on 1 fr. microfilm))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1780]
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.pealchaw
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealchaw

Folder 49 Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790). Article by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell on "Pioneers of Science in America," 1907.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
See more items in:
Biographical File
Biographical File / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7320-refidd1e3627

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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[Plaque.] 10164 photonegative

Topic:
Declaration of Independence
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Hewes, Joseph  Search this
Hopkinson, Francis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Morris, Robert
Ross, George
Rush, Benjamin
Wilson, James
Local Numbers:
RSN 18837
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.72 [220A].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
A-1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cemeteries  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18768-18867
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15254

Relics of Benjamin Franklin estate of Ellen Duane Davis, deceased

Title:
Relics of Benjamin Franklin and family papers, estate of Ellen Duane Davis, deceased
Author:
Stan. V. Henkels (Firm)  Search this
Davis, Ellen Duane  Search this
Henkels, S. V (Stanislaus Vincent),) 1854-1926  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 Correspondence  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 Archives  Search this
Physical description:
42 pages, [9] leaves of plates illustrations, portraits 26 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Sources
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1924
Topic:
Letters  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E302.6.F8 S736 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012819

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Author:
Pine, Frank Woodworth 1869-  Search this
Physical description:
iii, vii-xx, 346 pages illustrations, portrait 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
1916
Topic:
Inventors  Search this
Printers  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Statesmen  Search this
Autobiography as Topic--men authors  Search this
Benjamin Franklin  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276351

Franklin & his friends [computer file] : portraying the man of science in eighteenth-century America

Title:
Franklin and his friends
Author:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Type:
Computer files
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
18th century
Topic:
Scientists--History  Search this
Call number:
Q143.F8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614959

Essays by Benjamin Franklin transactions of the American Philosophical Society 1786 collected and edited by the American Philosophical Society

Author:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Editor:
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Physical description:
99 pages illustrations, maps, portrait 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
18th century
Topic:
Statesmen  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Inventions--History  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
British Library not licensed to copy 0. Uk
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116838

Lettres de mr. Alexandre Volta ... sur l'air inflammable des marais auxquelles on a ajouté trois lettres de même auteur tirées du journal de Milan traduites de l'italien

Title:
L'air inflammable des marais
Author:
Volta, Alessandro 1745-1827  Search this
Author:
Campi, Carlo Giuseppe  Search this
Castelli, Francesco marchese  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804  Search this
Engraver:
Weis fl. 1778  Search this
Physical description:
[6], 191, [1] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates illustrations 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1778
Topic:
Gases--Analysis  Search this
Methane  Search this
Phlogiston  Search this
Call number:
QD121 .V9314 1778
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_945640

Some account of the Pennsylvania Hospital from its first rise, to the beginning of the fifth month, called May, 1754

Author:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Author:
Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Former owner:
Library of Congress DSI  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) History  Search this
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
145 [id est 146] pages 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Bookplates (Provenance)
Fillet tools (Binding)
Half bindings (Binding)
History
Lettering pieces (Binding)
Library copies (Provenance)
Sprinkled edges (Binding)
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1817
Topic:
Hospitals--History  Search this
Hospitals  Search this
Call number:
RA982.P5 P43 1817
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_946402

Maxims on the preservation of health, and the prevention of diseases selected from the best authorites [sic] ; with The way to wealth from Dr. Franklin

Author:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 Way to wealth  Search this
Lee's Patent and Family Medicine Store  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1816
Topic:
Health  Search this
Hygiene  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Call number:
RA775 .M46 1816
RA775.M46 1816
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_289499

Letters

Author:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Rittenhouse, David 1732-1796  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 items
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1780
1780-1786
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 539 A
MSS 000539 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_169916

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