This book would be fine as a first book on Franklin, because the author starts from not knowing much about him, and touches meaningfully on every fundamental facet of Franklin that I can think of. He goes on to cover his topic very well. Most Franklin fans are not particularly interested in what happened to …
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A couple in Philadelphia discovered an 18th-Century privy under their new building near the river. The content and links from this Hidden City Philadephia story reveals some terrific pottery finds, and introduces a pair of very sweet people. Thanks to the Boghouse podcast.
So sorry to discover today’s posting at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania that they have laid of ten staff members, representing a 30% reduction in workforce. I have encountered some precious materials there, entirely unique in Franklin’s legacy, and wish everyone involved well in their current difficulties.