Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Collinson, 28 June 1763

From Peter Collinson

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Lond June 28. 1763

I received my Dear Friends Obligeing Letter8 with another Inclosed to our Friend Hamilton9 which I forwarded to Him. Doubt not but will proof Satisfactory. This Serves to convey Advice of a Box of Books for Thy Self, Lib: Com. and J. Bartram perticulars as under.1 From His Affectionate Friend

P Collinson

The Box is Directed for Thee and comes by the Carolina Capt. Friend. Hope to Inclose the Capts. Receipt. I have made Thee Debtor for the whole as I keep no Account with the Lib: Comy.

Lib: Com
{ No. 37 and 38 of Mod History 6.6 –: 13:
Edwards VII Vol Birds and binding 2: 5:
and many Catalogues –: –:
for YourSelf History Florida I thought this might be Entertaining to you 6:
Box 1:
3: 5.
primage &c 4
3: 9:

N:B. Mr Edwards has left off publishing. If the Lib: Com. have a Mind to Compleat their Sett, if any is wanting Lett them Send in Time. He has published seven Volumes of Birds and animals &c.

I wrote much to the Above purpose by Last Packet. I have seen nothing of your proprietor for a long while.

Addressed: To / Benn: Franklin Esqr / in / Philadelphia

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

8Either BF’s letter of Dec. 7, 1762 (above, pp. 165–6) or one of a later date, not found.

9Charles Hamilton; see above, p. 151 n. BF’s letter to him was probably about the erection of lightning rods; see ibid.

1The remainder of this letter is essentially repeated from Collinson’s letter to BF of June 8, 1763 (above, p. 275); see it for the appropriate notes.

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