The Announcement in Philly.com is a nice introduction to The Benjamin Franklin Papers collection at the Library of Congress. Nice timing on the announcement, on April 17, 2018, the 228th anniversary of Dr. Franklin’s death. Announcement on Fine Books & Collections Here is coverage by Smithsonian Magazine.
John Kelly of the Washington Post features Squirrel Week each year, and he’s all over Mungo. At the end of his most recent addition he clarifies where Mungo actually died: But it turns out that when Mungo died, Twyford House was being renovated. The Shipleys were living at a place called Northwood House, 14 miles …
A nice mention of the home of the Franklinia tree in John Bartram’s Home, though the formal name is not spelled exactly correctly. See Missouri Botanical Garden’s entry.
The library at Franklin, Massachusetts has an intimate connection with Dr. Franklin, and is re-housing their collection of books he donated. They were displayed in a standalone, closed bookcase from 1904 till now (2018), when they are going to a more accessible presentation, according to this news report on the renovation. Congratulations! In 1778, the westerly …
Here in the Washington, DC area, we have a new Franklinian spot: congratulations! Check out the City Paper Review.
Announced at the U.S. Capitol on February 13, The Quill Project is a research platform on the Constitutional Convention.
An excellent application by James Coppel of M.I.T. applying Franklin’s reading approach to software code: I would clarify to make a note of the general “drift” of the code, and later, from that synopsis, start filling in the details. The Benjamin Franklin Method of Reading Programming Books Thanks, Ben!
A friend in Oregon started sending pictures of the fabulous WOODEN statue of Dr. Franklin in front of the newly-renovated Benjamin Franklin High School. It’s a very handsome thing, and I hope to post his pictures here shortly.
A perfectly lovely domain name, and, as far as I can see, a one-page website: congratulations and thanks! thirteenvirtues.com/
We’ve lost a grand fellow, Ralph Archbold of Philadelphia. I have it on good authority that he’s having a beer with Dr. Franklin right around now. There’s a nice article at http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/Philly-Benjamin-Franklin-impersonator-Ralph-Archbold-dies.html and a a nice set of pictures with the article at http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/ap/national/article_d646f87a-18cb-569b-b0ce-53e5122114db.html