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Ben Franklin

Temple's Diary

A Tale of Benjamin Franklin's Family
In the Days Leading up to The American Revolution

by Claude-Anne Lopez

Meet the Benjamin Franklin that only his relatives knew: his stubborn son, his frivolous daughter-in-law, his warm-hearted daughter, his prickly sister — all of them through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy suddenly transplanted from London to Philadelphia.


Reproduced by courtesy of the Yale Art Gallery
Portrait of William Temple Franklin by John Trumbull. Oil on panel, 1790-91.


In loving memory of Deane Murray Sherman.

Launched November 2005