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Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 574 works in 759 publications in 1 language and 21,503 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Portraits  Records and correspondence  History  Periodicals  Sources  Manuscripts  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Classifications: E302.6.F7, B
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The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1886 and 1964 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Printer and publisher, author and educator, scientist and inventor, statesman and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was the very embodiment of the American self-made man. In 1771, at the age of 65, he sat down to write his autobiography, "having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity." The result is a classic of American literature." "On the eve of the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, the university he founded has selected the Autobiography for the Penn Reading Project. Each year for the past fifteen years, the University of Pennsylvania has chosen a single work that the entire incoming class, and a large segment of the faculty and staff, read and discuss together. For this occasion the University of Pennsylvania Press is publishing this special edition of Franklin's Autobiography, including a new preface by University president Amy Gutmann and an introduction by distinguished scholar Peter Conn. The volume also includes four short essays by noted Penn professors as well as a chronology of Franklin's life and the text of Franklin's Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, a document resulting in the establishment of an institution of higher education that ultimately became the University of Pennsylvania." "No area of human endeavor escaped Franklin's keen attentions. His ideas and values, as Amy Gutmann notes, have shaped the modern University of Pennsylvania profoundly, "more profoundly than have the founders of any other major university of college in the United States." Franklin believed that he had been born too soon. Readers will recognize that his spirit lives on at Penn today."--BOOK JACKET
Mr. Franklin : a selection from his personal letters by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The annual register, or, A view of the history, politics, and literature for the year ( )
in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The many-sided Franklin by Paul Leicester Ford ( Book )
1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin consisting of his Life, written by himself. Together with Essays, humorous, moral, and literary. Chiefly in the manner of the Spectator by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
30 editions published between 1793 and 1839 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of popular pieces published together with a re-translation of the autobiography from the French translation of Gibelin and Steuber's continuation. Originally intended for issue in 1791; first publication was delayed until 1793
Memoirs by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
List of the Benjamin Franklin papers in the Library of Congress by Worthington Chauncey Ford ( Book )
2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The religion of nature delineated (1724) by William Wollaston ( Book )
4 editions published between 1724 and 1726 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This treatise on natural religion examines the following questions: (i) is there really any such thing as natural religion, properly and truly so called? (ii) if there is, what is it? and (iii) how may a man qualify himself, so as to be able to judge, for himself, of the other religions professed in the world; to settle his own opinions in disputable matters; and then to enjoy tranquility of mind, neither disturbing others, nor being disturbed at what passes among them? In addition, the nature of moral good and evil is a theme that is advanced throughout the papers appearing in this book"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Benjamin Franklin in Scotland and Ireland, 1759 and 1771 by J. Bennett Nolan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Benjamin Franklin : the military career of a philosopher by J. Bennett Nolan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"My dear girl" : the correspondence of Benjamin Franklin with Polly Stevenson, Georgiana and Catherine Shipley by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dissertation on liberty and necessity, pleasure and pain by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1733 and 1930 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin consisting of his life written by himself : together with Essays, humorous, moral & literary, chiefly in the manner of the Spectator : in two volumes by Benjamin Franklin ( )
5 editions published between 1793 and 1799 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Educational views of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital by Johns Hopkins Hospital ( )
in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin Franklin of Paris, 1776-1785 by Willis Steell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Dr. Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1794 and 1858 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren ( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprehensive biography of Benjamin Franklin incorporating his letters, manuscripts, journals, and published works
The life of Benjamin Franklin with many choice anecdotes and admirable sayings of this great man, never before published by any of his biographers by M. L Weems ( Book )
5 editions published between 1820 and 1835 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Franklin Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress. Benjamin Franklin Collection
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