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Collection Reference Number GLC01723
From Archive Folder Letters between Benjamin Franklin and William Smith on Education 
Title Benjamin Franklin to William Smith regarding Smith's new book on education
Date 3 May 1753
Author Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Recipient Smith, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He has read Smith's "A General Idea of the College of Mirania," and compared his notes on the book with those of Richard Peters. He is enthusiastic about the book. In 1756 Smith headed the reorganization of the Franklin's College and Academy of Philadelphia into the College of Philadelphia.
Subjects Education  Reform  Literature and Language Arts  
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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