The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

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B. FRANKLIN, L.L.D. F.R.S.76

Jane Mecom in a letter to Franklin of May 1786 called this "Your Profile Done more to your Likenes than any I have heartofore seen." It had appeared as the frontispiece to Benjamin Vaughan's collection of Franklin Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces ( London, 1779). Vaughan in a letter of June 17, 1779, told Franklin that the engraving had been "taken from the larger medallion, of which you sent a miniature copy to Miss G. S."--that is, Georgiana Shipley. This appears to have been a medallion by Jean Jacques Caffieri made in France, but frequently reproduced by Wedgwood in England. A Wedgwood medallion much like it is reproduced as No. 48 in Benjamin Franklin and His Circle ( New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936).

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO JANE MECOM, JUNE 19, 176377

From the original in the American Philosophical Society.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO JANE MECOM, JANUARY 1, 178692

From the original in the American Philosophical Society.

JANE MECOM TO DEBORAH FRANKLIN, APRIL 6,176593

From the original in the American Philosophical Society.

JANE MECOM TO BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, NOVEMBER 21, 1788316

From the original in the American Philosophical Society.

"FORM OF TABLE K OF DENMARK"317

These words appear as the endorsement of the "Sketch of the Table and Company" which Franklin sent to Jane Mecom in October 1768. The sketch has hitherto been published only in a redrawing by Margaret Van Doren for Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin's Autobiographical Writings ( New York, 1945), p. 182.

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