Benjamin Franklin Papers

To Benjamin Franklin from Peter Collinson, 23 March 1762

From Peter Collinson

AL: American Philosophical Society

March 23: 1762

P. Collinsons Love and Respects to His Friend Franklin. Has sent some books and Catalogues for Library Company7 and a piece for J. Bartram8 to his Care.

Ball Account Delivered 13: 16: 5
No. 33 and 34 Modern History9 13: -
No. 27: 28: 29: 30 ball 14: 9: 5
4 plates inserts 2: 6 10 -
£14: 19: 5

Endorsed: P Collinson: Acct Lib. Compa

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7For many years Collinson had been the purchasing agent for Lib. Co. Phila.

8John Bartram, the eminent botanist, see above, II, 378 n. It is not clear what Collinson sent him.

9For An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time to the Present and its complicated publication history, see above, III, 146 n.

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