Skip to content home : browse : advanced search : preferences : my favorites : about : help   
State Library of Pennsylvania Logo State Library of Pennsylvania:
Ben Franklin Collection

 
Browsing item(s) in
results 1-20 of 93 item(s)  page 1 of 5 : ( <<  1  2  3  4  5  >> ) :: previous : next
select all : clear all : add to favorites
 Image: Title: Subject: Description:

1. "A valuable collection of neat books well chosen" : the Pennsylvania Assembly Library. "A valuable collection of neat books well chosen" : the Pennsylvania Assembly Library. Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Library -- History -- 18th century.
Government libraries--Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Describes the history and contents of the General Assembly, Rare Books Collection at the State Library of Pennsylvania. The original colleciton was ordered from England by the clerk of Pennsylvania's General...

2. Account of the new invented Pennsylvanian fire-places: wherein their construction and manner of operation Account of the new invented Pennsylvanian fire-places: wherein their construction and manner of operation is particularly explained; their advantages above every other method of warming rooms demonstrated; and all objections that have been raised against the use of them, answered and obviated. With directions for putting them up, and for using them to the best advantage. And a copper-plate, in which the several parts of the machine are exactly laid down, from a scale of equal parts. Philadelphia : Printed and sold by B. Franklin, 1744. Fireplaces.
Stoves, Wood.
Dwellings -- Heating and ventilation.
Benjamin Franklin describes the recently-invented 7 plate wood stoves then in use. He first writes of various kinds of fireplaces and stoves in current use. Then he describes the construction and use of...

3. Account of the supremest court of judicature in Pennsylvania, viz., the court of the press. From: Memoirs Account of the supremest court of judicature in Pennsylvania, viz., the court of the press. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin... / written by himself to a late period, and continued to the time of his death, by his grandson, William Temple Franklin : comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin, and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. 3rd ed. London : H. Colburn, 1818. Libel and slander.
Newspapers -- Humor.
Newspapers -- Early works to 1800.
Benjamin Franklin writes a satirical description of the "supremest court" in Pennsylvania, explaining that only one citizen in 500 has the education or access to printing equipment to earn "the privilege...

4. Account of toads found enclosed in the solid of a stone quarry. From: Memoirs of the life and writings Account of toads found enclosed in the solid of a stone quarry. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... / written by himself to a late period; and continued to the time of his death by the grandson, William Temple Franklin; comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. Second edition. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818-1819. Toads -- Longevity. Benjamin Franklin records visiting a quarry near Paris and being told "that the workmen had found a living toad shut up in the stone." While the evidence already had been discarded, two of the toads were...

5. Act for the better ordering and regulating such as are willing and desirous to be united for military Act for the better ordering and regulating such as are willing and desirous to be united for military purposes in Pennsylvania. From: The complete works of Benjamin Franklin; including his private as well as his official and scientific correspondence, and numerous letters and documents now for the first time printed, with many others not included in any former collection, also, the unmutilated and correct version of his autobiography. Comp. and ed. by John Bigelow. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1887-88. Pennsylvania -- Militia -- History.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
This act was drawn up by Benjamin Franklin and passed by the Assembly of Pensylvania. It recognizes the pacifist convictions of the Quaker founders of Pennsylvania, and therefore establishes the militia...

6. Albany papers. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin... / written by himself to Albany papers. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin... / written by himself to a late period, and continued to the time of his death, by his grandson, William Temple Franklin : comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin, and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. 3rd ed. London : H. Colburn, 1818. Volume V. Albany Congress (1754 : Albany, N.Y.)
United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History --18th century.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- To 1789.
Indians of North America -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Benjamin Franklin's 'Albany Papers' came from a meeting of representatives from the colonies and the Iroquois tribes. The meeting was held in Albany, New York in 1754. Its goal was to gain solidarity among...

7. Aurora borealis : suppositions and conjectures towards forming an hypothesis for its explanation. From: Aurora borealis : suppositions and conjectures towards forming an hypothesis for its explanation. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... / written by himself to a late period; and continued to the time of his death by the grandson, William Temple Franklin; comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. Second edition. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818-1819. Auroras.
Atmospheric circulation.
Benjamin Franklin outlines an orderly progression of conjectures to explain the phenomenon of the northern lights. He begins with the fact of warmer air rising, moves to moisture circulating from the tropics...

8. Ben Franklin's other library : the Pennsylvania State Library. Ben Franklin's other library : the Pennsylvania State Library. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Libraries.
State Library of Pennsylvania -- History.
Libraries -- Pennsylvania -- History.
A history and description of the State Library of Pennsylvania at its 220th anniversary. Acknowledges the Benjamin Franklin's "participation was on a technical basis only, as that of a clerk who was requested...

9. Benjamin Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania; an address delivered at the Academy of Music in Benjamin Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania; an address delivered at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia at the request of Pennsylvania, April 17,1906 Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
University of Pennsylvania.
Hampton Carson, Pennsylvania attorney general, describes the personality and interests of Benjamin Franklin, touching especially on those characteristics that led Franklin to be involved with educational...

10. Benjamin Franklin as a free mason; compiled at the request of the right worshipful grand master of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin as a free mason; compiled at the request of the right worshipful grand master of Pennsylvania and read at the bi-centenary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin before the right worshipful grand lodge of Pennsylvania, free and accepted masons, March seventh, nineteen hundred and six, by Julius Friedrich Sachse. Philadelphia: s.n., 1906. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Freemasonry.
Freemasons -- Pennsylvania.
Freemasons -- Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
Sketch of Benjamin Franklin's career as a mason that was written for the celebration of Franklin's bicentennial. Includes facsimiles from original manuscript sources and lengthy quotations from published...

11. Chronology of Benjamin Franklin, founder of the American Philosophical Society Chronology of Benjamin Franklin, founder of the American Philosophical Society Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. A chronological listing of personal and public events in the life of Benjamin Franklin, including his publications, inventions, and diplomatic endeavours.

12. Conduct of the Paxton-men, impartially represented; the distresses of the frontiers, and the complaints Conduct of the Paxton-men, impartially represented; the distresses of the frontiers, and the complaints and sufferings of the people fully stated ... With some remarks upon the Narrative, of the Indian-massacre, lately publish'd. Interspers'd with several interesting anecdotes, relating to the military genius, and warlike principles of the people call'd Quakers: together-with proper reflection and advice upon the whole. In a letter from a gentleman in one of the back counties, to a friend in Philadelphia. ... Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. A narrative of the late massacres.
Paxton boys.
Conestoga Indians.
Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania.
Massacres.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Lancaster County (Pa.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Writing in response to the reports of and commentary on the recent masssacre of Native Americans in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania -- and especially to Benjamin Franklin's 'A Narrative of the Late Massacres'...

13. Correspondence from and to Benjamin Franklin relating to negotiations leading up to the Treaty of Paris, Correspondence from and to Benjamin Franklin relating to negotiations leading up to the Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolution. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin... / written by himself to a late period, and continued to the time of his death, by his grandson, William Temple Franklin : comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin, and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. 3rd ed. London : H. Colburn, 1818. United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Great Britain. -- Treaties, etc. -- United States, 1782 Nov. 30.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Correspondence.
Benjamin Franklin, serving as minister plenipotentiary in France, records here his letters and documents relating to overtures and negotiations for peace between the United States and Great Britain, to...

14. Description of a new stove for burning pitcoal, and consuming all its smoke. From: Memoirs of the life Description of a new stove for burning pitcoal, and consuming all its smoke. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... / written by himself to a late period; and continued to the time of his death by the grandson, William Temple Franklin; comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. Second edition. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818-1819. Stoves -- Design and construction.
Stoves, Coal.
Heating.
Dwellings -- Heating and ventilation.
Benjamin Franklin, writing at sea, gives a detailed description of improvements to a French coal-burning stove which are intended to render it virtually smokeless.

15. Description of the process to be observed in making large sheets of paper in the Chinese manner , with Description of the process to be observed in making large sheets of paper in the Chinese manner , with one smooth surface. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... / written by himself to a late period; and continued to the time of his death by the grandson, William Temple Franklin; comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. Second edition. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818-1819. Papermaking -- Europe.
Papermaking - China -- Early works to 1800.
Benjamin Franklin describes how large sheets of paper are made in Europe. He also describes papermaking in China by way of contrast. This description was "communicated by Dr. Franklin to the American Philosophical...

16. Drinker's dictionary. From: The complete works of Benjamin Franklin; including his private as well as Drinker's dictionary. From: The complete works of Benjamin Franklin; including his private as well as his official and scientific correspondence, and numerous letters and documents now for the first time printed, with many others not included in any former collection, also, the unmutilated and correct version of his autobiography. Comp. and ed. by John Bigelow. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1887-88. Alcoholism -- Miscellanea.
Alcoholics -- Miscellanea.
Benjamin Franklin gives an alphabetized list of euphemisms describing people in a state of drunkenness, including "He is addled," "He sees the Bears," "He's Pungey," "He makes Virginia Fence," and the...

17. Electricity experiments reported in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1751-1755. Electricity experiments reported in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1751-1755. Lightning -- Experiments -- History.
Electricity -- Experiments -- History.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Letters to the Royal Society dealing with Benjamin Franklin's experiments with lightning and electricity. These include "Account of Mr. Benjamin Franklin's treatise, intitled, Experiments and observations...

18. Experiments, observations, and facts relative to the utility of long pointed rods, for securing buildings Experiments, observations, and facts relative to the utility of long pointed rods, for securing buildings from damage by strokes of lightning. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... / written by himself to a late period; and continued to the time of his death by the grandson, William Temple Franklin; comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. Second edition. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818-1819. Lightning rods. Benjamin Franklin, in a "report read at the committee appointed to consider the erecting conductors to secure the magazines at Purfleet. Aug. 27, 1772," describes a series of six experiments designed to...

19. Extracts from sundry letters between Dr. Franklin, William Brownrigg, and the Rev. Mr, Farish, 1770-1773 Extracts from sundry letters between Dr. Franklin, William Brownrigg, and the Rev. Mr, Farish, 1770-1773 : on the stilling of waves by means of oil. From: Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... / written by himself to a late period; and continued to the time of his death by the grandson, William Temple Franklin; comprising the private correspondence and public negociations [sic] of Dr. Franklin and his select political, philosophical, and miscellaneous works, published from the original mss. Second edition. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818-1819. Oils and fats.
Water.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Correspondence.
Benjamin Franklin and others exchange information on the observed phenomenon that a small amount of oil will spread widely over the surface of water and calm the movement thereof. They speculate about...

20. Extracts from the autobiography and other writings of Benjamin Franklin suggested for use in the public Extracts from the autobiography and other writings of Benjamin Franklin suggested for use in the public schools of the city of Boston by the Joint Bi-Centennial Committee in connection with the observance of the 200th anniversary of Franklin's birth January 17, 1906. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Contains short, titled readings from Benjamin Franklin's writings.
select all : clear all : add to favorites
results 1-20 of 93 item(s)  page 1 of 5 : ( <<  1  2  3  4  5  >> ) :: previous : next
powered by CONTENTdm ® | contact us  Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository ^ to top ^