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Halton, Thomas [calligrapher]
Author
W. & T. Darton [author]
Title
Adventures of Franklin
Description
Writing blank of 1808 entitled Adventures of Franklin; Young Franklin accompanied by his father goes out to make a choice of trade; Bound apprentice to his brother the printer; Employed to distribute the news paper for his brother; He leaves his brother at Boston and lands in the night near Philadelphia after a dangerous voyage; He enters Philadelphia for the first time & passes by the house of Mr Reed the father of his future wife; Becomes president for the Province of Pensilvania; His experiment on electricity with a kite; Opens a shop in Philadelphia as a printer & conveys home the paper he purchases at the warehouses in a wheelbarrow; He enters a Quakers Meeting house in Philadelphia; He is sent ambassador to Paris where he signs articles of peace in conjunction with France between Gt. Britain & America; Adventures of Franklin
Date 5 April 1808
date QS:P571,+1808-04-05T00:00:00Z/11
Dimensions single sheet; 465 x 365 mm; paper
Accession number
Educational folder 5 (21a)
place of creation London (England): W. & T. Darton
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Notes Allegro identifier: 20031201/12:19:52$jl .
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