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letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

Benjamin Franklin

letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

by Benjamin Franklin

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Published by Princeton University Press for the American Philosophical Society in Princeton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introduction by Carl Van Doren.
SeriesMemoirs of the American Philosophical Society -- 27
ContributionsMecom, Jane., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
The Physical Object
Pagination380p.
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18307013M

Mrs. Silence Dogood was the pen name used by Benjamin Franklin to get his work published in the New-England Courant, a newspaper founded and published by his brother James was after Benjamin Franklin was denied several times when he tried to publish letters under his own name in the 14 Mrs. Silence Dogood letters were first printed in Lepore’s words sent me searching for more information, and I found it buried in the stacks of my local public library. I uncovered an obscure tome: The Letters of Benjamin Franklin and Jane Mecom, by Carl van Doren. The book chronicles their entire surviving correspondence—98 letters in all, printed in full.

You marry Edward Mecom, a saddlemaker, when you’re Benjamin Franklin is one of your sixteen siblings. He calls you “my favorite” and sends you frequent letters. After your husband’s death, you support yourself by taking boarders into your home. Your house is popular with lawmakers who come to Boston when the Assembly is in session. National Book Award Finalist From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve.4/5(22).

  The house had belonged to Jane Franklin Mecom, the youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin. And she lived in an era in which women were kept low to make way for enlightened men. It is not the life of Benjamin Franklin, but rather that of his unremarkable sister Jane that is detailed in “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” by. Benjamin Franklin has books on Goodreads with ratings. Benjamin Franklin’s most popular book is The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams. The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom by. Benjamin Franklin, Jane Mecom, Carl Van Doren (editor).


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The letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom by Franklin, Benjamin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   “I Read as much as I Dare,” Jane Franklin once wrote to her older brother was the youngest daughter of the Franklin family, and Benjamin the youngest son.

Both were members of an undistinguished lineage of Francklynnes, then Francklins, and eventually Franklins, none of whom established themselves as much more than the name suggested — blacksmiths, tinkerers. Read this book on Questia.

The earliest but one and the latest but one of the surviving letters of Benjamin Franklin were to his sister Jane, to whom through sixty-three years he wrote more letters than he is known to have written to any other person. This book is about Jane Franklin Mecom, sister of Benjamin Franklin.

What do we know about Jane. Not all that much, really, but Lepore is able to suss out from the few surviving letters to or from Jane - as well as a few letters that mention her and general knowledge of the period - what the life of an intelligent but poorly educated colonial /5.

Book of Ages is the name of Lepore's extraordinary new book about Jane Franklin, but to call it simply a biography would be like calling Ben's experiments with electricity mere kite. The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom, (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society) [Benjamin Franklin, Jane Mecom, Carl Van Doren] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom, (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society)5/5(2). Jane corresponded with Franklin while he was abroad, keeping him informed of public opinion in America.

The last letter Benjamin Franklin wrote to America from France was to Jane Mecom. Since his resignation of his post as minister, he was the most celebrated private citizen in the world.

Germain, 12 Miles from Paris, J Dear. “Book of Ages is the name of Lepore’s extraordinary new book about Jane Franklin, but to call it simply a biography would be like calling Ben’s experiments with electricity mere kite end product is thrilling—an example of how a gifted scholar and writer can lift the obscure out of silence.

In so doing, Lepore enriches our Cited by: The delightful correspondence between Benjamin Franklin and his favorite sister, with an introduction and notes by Carl Van Doren. Franklin wrote more letters to Jane Mecom than he is known to have written to any other person, and as she emerges through these letters we understand the reasons for the esteem in which he held her.

Jane Mecom, Benjamin Franklin’s younger sister and closest confidante, died in Jill Lepore is writing a book to bring her back. The Harvard historian has spent years, off and on, researching the life of the little-known Mecom, who was the closest person to her iconic brother, exchanging letters with him for 63 years.

Get this from a library. The letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom. [Benjamin Franklin; Jane Mecom; Carl Van Doren] -- These are the surviving correspondence between Benjamin Franklin and his youngest sister Jane, to whom he wrote more letters than he is. The book description for "Letters of Benjamin Franklin and Jane Mecom" is currently unavailable.

Letters of Benjamin Franklin and Jane Mecom. [Princeton, N.J.]: Published for the American Philosophical Society by the Princeton University Press, (DLC) Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Jane Mecom; Benjamin Franklin; Jane Mecom: Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File.

Jane Franklin Mecom was Benjamin’s favorite sister; of 17 children he was the youngest son, she the youngest daughter. He, six years older than she, grew up. This is not the first biography of Mecom. Carl Van Doren published “Jane Mecom, or, The Favorite Sister of Benjamin Franklin” in Still, Ms.

Lepore grew so discouraged at the lack of. A New York Times and National Bestseller and Winner of the American History Book Prize "Ms.

Lepore’s lively, surprising and occasionally salacious history is far more than the story of a comic strip. The author, a professor of history at Harvard, places Wonder Woman squarely in the story of women’s rights in America—a cycle of rights won, lost and endlessly fought for again.

The book is based on decades of correspondence Ben and Jane shared. He wrote more letters to her than he wrote to anyone else. Ben Franklin also wrote his autobiography.

Jane wrote what she called her Book of Ages. Lepore says it serves as her life story. Jane Franklin died on Wednesday May 7, She was Jane Mecom could have found in the Book she knew best their best epitaph: they were "lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided." The story of Benjamin Franklin and Jane Mecom fills out and enlarges him, and it creates her as a figure that lives with breathing reality.

Jane Mecom was Benjamin Franklin’s sister. They were two among a group of seventeen siblings, an unfathomable number to we who live in the land of an average children per couple. Jane Franklin Page (A) and her father John (A); see Genealogy (I, li-lii); see also above, facing p.

for BF’s chart showing his and Jane Mecom’s relationship to these people. Uncle John Franklin seems to have been a good, genial, but rather hapless fellow who practiced the dyer’s trade in Banbury for most of his life, and died “Much lamented for he was a peace.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Jane Mecom The Favorite Sister Of.Jane Franklin Mecom (–) was the youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin.

She wrote to him all her life and many of their letters survive. She was never sent to school. She married a neighbor at age Her brother Benjamin sent her a spinning wheel as a wedding gift.The youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin. She outlived 11 of her 12 children.

Unlisted Children: Mary "Polly" Mecom (b. Feb. 28, in Boston, MA; d. Sep. 19, in Nantucket, MA)Memorial ID: View Source.