Benjamin Franklin's Account Books
Location: Microfilm E 302.6 F8 F8 1977
The microfilm collection of Benjamin Franklin's Account Books
is an exact reproduction of Mr. Franklin's "1) domestic and personal
accounts; 2) business accounts, primarily but not exclusively, of Franklin; 3)
the accounts of the Philadelphia Post Office during and after Franklin's tenure
as Philadelphia postmaster; and 4) Franklin's public accounts when he served as
colonial agent in London and when he, along with John Adams and Silas Deane,
represented the new nation at the court of Louis XVI." (Guide to Microfilm
Edition of Benjamin Franklin's Account Books).
How to search the collection:
1. Look through the Guide to Microfilm Edition of Benjamin Franklin's
Account Books (Microfilm E 302.6 F8 F8 1977 Guide) to determine what you
would like to look at in the collection. It contains a Roll Contents (reel list)
of each book that is on each reel. There is also an annotated bibliography
for each book on each of the reels. Both list things in the order that
they appear on the reels. There is no subject, title, author or keyword
access for this collection.
2. Write down the Roll number and item number for the item you want to read.
3. Carefully reel through the microfilm until you find the item you
want. Each item is preceded by a small card which says which number and
what it is.
Guide to Microfilm Edition of Benjamin Franklin's Account Books.
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 1977. (Microfilm E 302.6 F8 F8
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Time Period: 18th Century
Subject keywords: U. S. History
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