Mss.B.F85.misc - Miscellaneous Benjamin Franklin Collections

Franklin, Benjamin to unknown, 1783 January 15 [Note on the case of his nephew, Jonathan Williams, respecting the Brig Trio.]
Franklin, Benjamin to unknown, 1783 January 15 [Note on the case of his nephew, Jonathan Williams, respecting the Brig Trio.]
Transcript of original document. Provenance: From original in the possession of the Marquees of Lansdowne.
Mss.B.F85.b - Benjamin Franklin - Jonathan Williams Collection (1763-1776)
Mss.B.F85.b - Benjamin Franklin - Jonathan Williams Collection (1763-1776)
Correspondence between Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Williams, Jr. and Sr. Related material is found in the Jonathan Williams Papers (B W6765). The items in this subcollection were merged into that collection in 2004, but merged back into B F85.b in 2018.
Mss.B.F85.br - Mme. Brillon Collection (1778-1788)
Mss.B.F85.br - Mme. Brillon Collection (1778-1788)
Background note: A neighbor of Benjamin Franklin's when he lived at Passy, the French harpsichordist and composer Anne Louise Brillon became an intimate friend. Franklin attended the salon run by Mme Brillon and corresponded with her regularly when they were apart. Her best known composition, "Marche des Insurgents," celebrated the American victory over the British at Saratoga in 1777. Correspondence written by Benjamin Franklin to his French confidante, Anne Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy.
Mss.B.F85.j - Benjamin Franklin - Richard Jackson Collection
Mss.B.F85.j - Benjamin Franklin - Richard Jackson Collection
Background note: A member of Parliament and colonial agent for Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, Richard Jackson met Benjamin Franklin through their mutual friend Peter Collinson. The two shared a number of interests, including scientific interests in agriculture and natural history and politics. Jackson worked with Franklin in opposing the Stamp Act. Letters from Benjamin Franklin to Richard Jackson, and two letters from Samuel Finley, a minister and central figure in the Great Awakening.
Post-master's bill; from the post-office at Philad. to the post-office at Boston
Post-master's bill; from the post-office at Philad. to the post-office at Boston
Probably a Franklin imprint. With this is an engraving of Dr. Franklin in fur cap. Removed from frame; Feb. 1963. 1745 June 13.
Promissory note
Promissory note
Photograph. For 816,000 livres, to be repaid with interest by the U.S. to his majesty's royal treasury by Jan. 1, 1788.
Promissory note to Ferdinand Grand
Promissory note to Ferdinand Grand
750,000 livres @5%/year, payable 1 January 1785.