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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters between Benjamin Franklin and William Smith on Education
|Benjamin Franklin to William Smith about the quality of education at the College and Academy of Philadelphia
|19 April 1753
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)
|Thanks Smith for a copy of his A General Idea of the College of Mirania. Assures him of the quality of the education of Smith's pupils, Col. Martin's sons, at the College and Academy of Philadelphia. Mentions in particular teachers "Mr. Allison" (formerly of Edinburgh and Glasgow) and Theophilus Grew and gives him some particulars of the libraries and his financing of the Academy.
|Education Library Finance
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Smith, William (1727-1803)
|Education; Arts & Literature
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from Benjamin Franklin to William Smith regarding Smith's new book on education Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Smith with information on courses offered by John Wales Eppes