Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan, 14 April 1745

To William Strahan

ALS: Rosenbach Foundation

Philada. April 14. 1745


The above is a Copy of mine per Capt. Martyn. I have only to desire you to add the following Books. 6 French Testaments. 12 Boyer’s Grammars, 12 Cord[ier]. Colloqu[es]. French. 3 Cambray’s Fables. 3 Telemaque, 2 Travels of Cyrus, French. 2 Boyer’s Dictionaries 8vo. 1 New German and Eng. Dictionary and Grammar by Professor A. of Leipsig.5 Yours &c.

B Franklin

Addressed: To  Mr William Strahan  Printer  In Wine Office Court Fleetstreet  London  per Capt. Mesnard

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

5The identifiable works in this list were probably the following: Abel Boyer, The Compleat French-Master, for Ladies and Gentlemen (14th edit., London, 1744); Mathurin Cordier, Nouvelle Traduction des Colloques (Paris, 1672); Archbishop of Cambrai [Fénélon], Dialogues des morts anciens et modernes avec quelques fables (2d edit., Paris, 1725); Fénélon, Les Aventures de Télémaque, fils d’Ulysse (London, 1734 and other edits.); Andrew Michael Ramsay (Chevalier Ramsay), Les Voyages de Cyrus (Paris, 1727; London, 1730); Abel Boyer, The Royal Dictionary Abridged (6th edit., London, 1738); Theodor Arnold, Neues teutsch-englisches Worterbuch (Leipzig, 1739).

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