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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.

Claude-Anne Lopez was one of the world's leading authoities on Benjamin Franklin. This work of fiction draws upon her vast knowledge to bring history alive. Enjoy!


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