Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Franks Family Papers
Originally from England, the Franks family were colonial merchants who settled in New York City in the 1700s. This collection documents parts of their life through correspondence, legal documents, and financial records. The correspondence is primarily written by Abigail Franks in New York to her son, Naphtali, in England. Also included in the collection are the notes and correspondence of Dr. Leo Hershkowitz, who co-edited a book on the letters of the family entitled the Lee Max Friedman Collection of American Jewish Colonial Correspondence: Letters of the Franks Family (1733-1748), written with Isadore S. Meyer in 1968.
Solomon Raphael peddler's license
Contains Raphael's Pennsylvania peddler's license, 1787-1788, signed by Benjamin Franklin, president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania.