The American Philosophical Society is a
scholarly society whose establishment was advocated
by Franklin. Its website hosts information about APS
meetings, grants and an extensive, historical library
The Bakken Library
The Bakken Museum website educates users on the
research and history of electricity and magnetism
in the life sciences. Sprinkled throughout the site
are strategic links about electricity. It's an Electrifying
Franklin: A Documentary History
This site is a highly detailed timeline of Franklins
life by scholar Leo Lemay.
American Resources/Poor Richards
This site, from Gettysburg College has quite
a few actual photos of original early American literature,
including Poor Richards Almanack.
A colorful and comprehensive collection of engaging
writings, reliable historical information, and entertaining
This website contains many primary documents
from early America, including the full text of Franklins
of Franklin, Inc.
An international membership society
which posts articles, upcoming events, and the latest
books related to scholarship on Franklin.
This site contains extensive information on Franklins
invention, the glass armonica, including sound files,
a history of the instrument, photos and related resources.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
Gophila.com is the official Web site for information about touring
Philadelphia and its countryside. The site has current event listings,
hotel packages, photographs, dozens of tours and itineraries, information
about attractions, restaurants and shops and many other resources for
traveling to Philadelphia. Of course, you'll also see lots of Benjamin
Franklin on gophila.com!
in the War of Independence
The CIA offers an in-depth
review of intelligence techniques and operations used
during the American Revolution.
Company of Philadelphia
A non-profit independent research library whose
collections document American culture from the colonial
period to the end of the nineteenth century.
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
The first and
only comprehensive record of Benjamin Franklins
writings. Started in 1954 by Yale University, the
project will eventually total 46 volumes. The team
of editors has currently compiled 36 volumes, covering
the first 76 years of Franklins life.
From a website run by ushistory.org, this particular
sub-page discusses the fire insurance company Franklin
helped found the Philadelphia Contributionship.
This site includes all the editions of Poor
Richards Almanack transcribed into straight
of the American Revolution
This site, from the University of Michigans
Clements Library, has comprehensive information about
spies during the American Revolution, including photos
of original spy letters.
Writings of Benjamin Franklin
This site is a very valuable resource for Franklins
writings. It covers 1722 to 1775 and includes all
of the Silence Dogood letters, the Busy Body letters,
a number of issues of the Pennsylvania Gazette,
the Albany Plan, numerous letters to friends &
family, and lots of essays and articles from newspapers
in U.S. and England.
The Franklin Institute
In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
Bailyn, Bernard (1974) The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson.
Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press.
Brame, Brandon and Warner, Deborah Jean (1999). Franklin
& His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in
Eighteenth-Century America. Philadelphia. University
of Pennsylvania Press.
Brands, H.W. (2000) The First American: The Life
and Times of Benjamin Franklin. New York. Doubleday.
Cohen, I Bernard (1990). Benjamin Franklin's Science.
Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press.
Fleming, Thomas, Editor. (1972). The Founding Fathers
Benjamin Franklin: A Biography in His Own Words. New
York. Newsweek, Inc.
Fortune, Brandon Brame with Warner, Deborah J. (1999).
Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of
Science in Eighteenth-Century America. Washington
DC. Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in association
with the University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.
Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin
Franklin. (Various Publishers).
Japiske, Carl, Editor. (1990). Fart Proudly: Writings
of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School. Columbus,
OH. Enthea Press.
Lemay, J.A. Leo, wrote notes and selected the contents.
(1987). Franklin Writings. New York. Literary Classics
of the United States, Inc.
Lemay, J.A. Leo., Editor. (1993). Reappraising Benjamin
Franklin: A Bicentennial Perspective. Cranbury, NJ.
Associated University Presses, Inc.
Lopez, Claude-Anne (1966). Mon Cher Papa: Franklin
and the Ladies of Paris. New Haven, CT. Yale University
Lopez, Claude-Anne (2000). My Life with Benjamin
Franklin. New Haven, CT. Yale University.
Lopez, Claude-Anne and Herbert, Eugenia W. (1975).
The Private Franklin: The Man and His Family. New
York. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Marks, DArlyn, Editor. (1973). The Most Amazing
American: Benjamin Franklin. Waukesha, WI. Country
Middlekauff , Robert. (1996). Benjamin Franklin &
His Enemies. Berkeley, CA. University of California
Miller, William C. (1974). Benjamin Franklins
Philadelphia Printing 1728-1766: A Descriptive Bibliography.
Philadelphia, PA. The American Philosophical Society.
Morgan, David T. (1996) The Devious Dr. Franklin:
Benjamin Franklins Years in London. Macon, GA.
Mercer University Press.
Morgan, Edmund S. (2002) Available September 2002.
Benjamin Franklin. New Haven, CT. Yale University
Sellers, Charles Coleman. (1962) Benjamin Franklin
in Portraiture. New Haven, CT. Yale University Press.
Skemp, Sheila (1994). Benjamin and William Franklin:
Father and Son, Patriot and Loyalist. New York. St.
Martins Press, Inc.
Skemp, Sheila (1990). William Franklin: Son of a
Patriot, Servant of a King. New York. Oxford University
Van Doren, Carl. (1938) Benjamin Franklin. New York.
The Viking Press.
Winegrad, Dilys P. (1990) The Intellectual World
of Benjamin Franklin: An American Encyclopaedist at
the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.
University of Pennsylvania Press.
Wright, Esmond. (1997). Franklin of Philadelphia.
Cambridge, MA. The Belknap Press of Harvard University
Fleming, Candace; Parker, Robert A., illustrator.
(1998) The Hatmakers Sign: A Story by Benjamin
Franklin. Orchard Books.
Giblin, James Cross; Dooling, Michael, illustrator.
(2000). The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin. New
York. Scholastic Press.
Gregson, Susan R. (2001). Benjamin Franklin. Mankato,
MN. Bridgestone Books.
Heiligman, Deborah. (1999). The Mysterious Ocean
Highway: Benjamin Franklin and the Gulf Stream. Turnstone
Lawson, Robert, Editor (1988) Ben and Me: A New and
Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by
His Good Mouse Amos. EconoClad Books
Roop, Peter and Connie. (2000). In Their Own Words:
Benjamin Franklin. New York. Scholastic Press.
Rustad, Martha E.H. (2002). Benjamin Franklin. Mankato,
MN. Pebble Books.