Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from John Greenwood, [1764–1775]

From John Greenwood9

Printed card with MS insertions: Historical Society of Pennsylvania


Mr. Greenwood,

Takes the Liberty to inform Dr. Franklin and friends that he has Three very large and Capital Pictures just arrived, and to be seen at an empty House, almost opposite the Cocoa Tree, Pall Mall, from Ten in the Morning till Three o’Clock.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

9On John Greenwood, Boston-born painter and art dealer, who moved from Amsterdam to London in 1764, see above, IX, 357 n.

1Greenwood might have sent this card at any time during BF’s second mission to England; the “Capital Pictures” to which it refers have not been identified.

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