Franklin , Benjamin, 1650-1727

Franklin , Benjamin, 1650-1727



  • Existence: 1650 - 1727


Benjamin Franklin was born on March 20, 1650 in Northamptonshire, England. He was the brother of Josiah Franklin and uncle of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). Franklin was a silk dyer in London and emigrated to Boston in 1715. He died on March 17, 1727 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Benjamin Franklin letter

Mss 711162
Identifier: Mss 711162
Date(s): 1711-02-12
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Benjamin Franklin of Princess Street, London to Mary Franklin Fisher of Wellingborough sending thanks for medicinal herbs and receipt, considers wmigrating to New England, refers to his brother Thomas, daughter Hannah (1689-1710) and sister Hannah Morris (1654-1716). Letter directed to Richard Fisher. Tyoes transcript included.