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Collection Reference Number GLC01722
From Archive Folder Letters between Benjamin Franklin and William Smith on Education 
Title Benjamin Franklin to William Smith about the quality of education at the College and Academy of Philadelphia
Date 19 April 1753
Author Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Recipient Smith, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Education  Library  Finance  
People Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  Smith, William (1727-1803)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Education; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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