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Papers, 1743-1786.

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence and various other papers of Franklin's, most originally from the Cadwallader Colden Papers (1743-1786). Topics include the formation of the American Philosophical Society; scientific subjects such as circulation of the blood in animals, effect of rotation of the earth upon speed of sailing vessels, law of gravitation, and electrical experiments; minutes of the Albany Congress, 1754; a draft of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Cadwallader Colden; Cadwallader Colden
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin
OCLC Number: 58664267
Description: 46 items

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Correspondence and various other papers of Franklin's, most originally from the Cadwallader Colden Papers (1743-1786). Topics include the formation of the American Philosophical Society; scientific subjects such as circulation of the blood in animals, effect of rotation of the earth upon speed of sailing vessels, law of gravitation, and electrical experiments; minutes of the Albany Congress, 1754; a draft of his plan for uniting the Colonies; a military appointment certificate; an order to pay; and other political and military matters. One letter is in French.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Place\/earth_planet<\/a>> # Earth (Planet)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Earth (Planet)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Place\/united_states<\/a>> # United States<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United States<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Topic\/animals<\/a>> # Animals<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Animals<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Topic\/blood_circulation<\/a>> # Blood--Circulation<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Blood--Circulation<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Topic\/electricity<\/a>> # Electricity<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Electricity<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Topic\/gravitation<\/a>> # Gravitation<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Gravitation<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Topic\/politics_and_government<\/a>> # Politics and government<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Politics and government<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19797855#Topic\/sailing<\/a>> # Sailing<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sailing<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"nyu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1409014<\/a>> # Albany Congress<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Meeting<\/a>, schema:Event<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Albany Congress<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Albany Congress.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1860481<\/a>> # Earth (Planet)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Earth (Planet)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1919741<\/a>> # Politics and government<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Politics and government<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/814586<\/a>> # Armed Forces<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Armed Forces<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/834555<\/a>> # Blood--Circulation<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85014931<\/a>> ; # Blood--Circulation<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Blood--Circulation<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/906253<\/a>> # Electricity<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Electricity<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/147168599<\/a>> # American Philosophical Society.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"American Philosophical Society.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/56609913<\/a>> # Benjamin Franklin<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1706<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1790<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Franklin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Benjamin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Benjamin Franklin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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