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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters between Benjamin Franklin and William Smith on Education
|Benjamin Franklin to William Smith regarding Smith's new book on education
|3 May 1753
|Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)
|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.
|Education Reform Literature and Language Arts
|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 about the quality of education at the College and Academy of Philadelphia Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Smith with information on courses offered by John Wales Eppes