Franklin Post Office Book, (Incoming Letters) Dataset
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|Title||Franklin Post Office Book, (Incoming Letters) Dataset|
|Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790|
|Abstract||These datasets are created from a volume of 372 pages that records receipt and dispatch of all mail in the Philadelphia Post Office between May 25, 1748 and July 23, 1752. Deliveries into the Post Office from out of town were listed, letter by letter, by the names of the addressees, weight and amount due, paid or free. Outgoing mail was simply listed by number of sheets and weight, not by individual letters. The data is presented here in two sets, one for incoming and one for outgoing. The records were kept during Benjamin Franklin's tenure as Postmaster of Philadelphia.|