The Many-Sided Franklin

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INDEX
Abolition society, 322
Academy, French, Franklin's mistake at meeting of the, 122
Adams, Miss Abigail, quoted, 292, 294, 297, 307, 413, 502
-----, John, quoted, 59, 83, 85, 88, 303, 373, 503; anecdotes of Franklin related by, 45, 242; characterizes Franklinlin's knowledge of French, 122; jealous of Franklin, 453, 459-461; life with Franklin at Passy, 490-492, 501
----- Mrs. John, description of Mme. Helvetius by, 293
-----,Matthew, allows Franklin use of library, 93
"American Magazine," 236
American Philosophical Society, formation of, 355
André, Major John, theft of Franklin's books by, 126
Andrews, Rev. Jedidiah, alarm of, at influence of Hemphill, 142
Armonica, 329
Arnold, Matthew, failure of, to appreciate Franklin's Job, 251
Association Battery, 338, 471
Austria, Emperor of, 496
Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 501; Franklin's affection for, 35; education of, 36, 118: Franklin establishes as printer, 36, 219; enmity of, toward Washington, 37
-----,Richard, marriage of, to Sarah Franklin, 32; Franklin's aid to, 33
------, Sarah Franklin, 275, 306, 508; birth of, 29; character of, 30, 34, 273; marriage of, 32, 273; exertions of, during Revolution, 34; resemblance of, to Franklin, 34
Balloon, Franklin's interest in, 78
Bancroft, Edward, 70
Banks, Sir Joseph, 382, 387
Bard, John, 70
Bartram, John, 387; subscription for, 353
Baskerville, John, type-maker, 210
Baynes, John, quoted as to Franklin's French, 122
Bible, the, inspiration of, 149; Franklin's revision of passages from, 249-252
Bond, Phineas, 70
-----,Thomas, 70; conceives the idea of establishing a hospital in Philadelphia, 72
Boston, Franklin's bequest to, 87, 348
Boston "Chronicle," Franklin's fictitious supplement to, 247
Boston "Gasette," James Franklin employed to print, 179
Boufflers, Mme. de, 122
Boulainvilliers, Mlle. de, 303
Braddock, General, Franklin's aid and advice to, 339
Bradford, Andrew, Franklin supersedes as public printer, 194; Franklin writes for, 226; Franklin's gibes at, 230
Bray, Dr., Franklin one of the "Associates" of, 111
Breintnal, Joseph, secretary of Library Company, 100
Brillon, M., 76, 297, 301, 304, 307, 502
Brillon, Mme., teaches Franklin French, 123; Franklin's intimacy with, 297-303, 304,307, 335, 500
Brownell, George, school of, 87
Burnet, Governor William, Franklin courteously noticed by, 94
"Busy Body," letters of, 226
Cadwalader, Thomas, 70
Cagliostro, Count Alessandro di, 76
Carroll, John, Franklin's recognition of kindness of, 61, 162
Chatham, Lord, 71, 434, 450, 479
Chess, Franklin's fondness for, 120, 152, 299, 452, 497, 499, 500; "Morals of," 255

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations ix
  • I - Family Relations 1
  • II - Physique: Theories and Appetites 41
  • III - Education 86
  • IV - Religion 131
  • V - Printer and Publisher 177
  • VI - Writer and Journalist 220
  • VII - Relations with the Fair Sex 263
  • VIII - Jack of All Trades 308
  • X - The Humorist 388
  • XI - Politician and Diplomatist 418
  • XII - Social Life 467
  • Index 511
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