Benjamin Franklin Papers

Peter Collinson to Capel Hanbury, 16 September 1760

Peter Collinson to Capel Hanbury1

ALS: American Philosophical Society

Sep: 16: 1760

I recommend to my Dear Friend Capple Hanbury my Worthy Ingenious Friends the Bearers Mr. Franklin and his Son—pray Oblige them with a Sight of all your Curious Operations In Iron and Tinn.

I need not say more your Hospitality I know and your Good Ladys to whom I Devote my Friends—and am yours Affectionatly

P Collinson

Addressed: To / Capel Hanbury Esqr / at / Pont Pool

1Capel Hanbury (1707–1765) of Pontypool, Monmouthshire; M.P., 1741–65; member of a family one branch of which developed and operated important ironworks in Monmouthshire and South Wales and another branch, moving to London, became leaders in the colonial tobacco trade (e.g., John Hanbury, above, VIII 249 n). The family ironworks were notable for their production of tin plate and rolled sheet iron. Namier and Brooke, House of Commons, II, 576–7; Arthur Raistrick, Quakers in Science and Industry (N.Y., 1950), pp. 146–8.

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