I want to start collecting interesting resources on the preface to the final Poor Richard’s Almanack, also known as The Way to Wealth. From The Papers. The Way to Wealth around the World: Benjamin Franklin and the Globalization of American Capitalism, by Sophus Reinert (2015) Way to Wealth Scholarship posting. The Pine Tree overview with …
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The Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Museum reports having “a 1765 Chippendale tea table donated by a descendant of Benjamin Franklin … currently on exhibit” — perhaps shown in this album from the Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Exhibition — in this story.
Three sets of the Printing Week Library of Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes have appeared in auctions recently. This is a sweet set of small books on Franklin, “Privately Printed in New York.” I also see some of these volumes listed on Amazon. I have all 29 of these volumes in my library. Oak Knoll Press publishes …
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My eye was caught by this statement in this news article today: Dun & Bradstreet dates back to 1841 when Lewis Tappan – the great grand nephew of Benjamin Franklin – set-up a business to provide credit information across the US via a network of reporters, just five years after the first commercial telegraphs were …
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The stained glass window inside my library window is a tribute to Franklin’s armonica. Posted on Instagram.
The Washington Post has an interesting take on Franklin’s Apology for Printers.
The National Constitution Center has an excellent overview to coverage of the kite experiment: “The Great Debate About Benjamin Franklin’s Kite.” Thanks to Thomas Kidd for this image, citation and an accompanying article.