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The Ingenious Dr Franklin: Selected Scientific Letters of Benjamin Franklin

Nature volume 130, pages 451453 (24 September 1932) | Download Citation

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CENTENARIES are fashionable nowadays, and certainly the bicentenary of the Philadelphia Library is a day to be marked with a white stone. Franklin's restless and versatile mind was ever occupied with schemes for human betterment, and one of the most beneficial of his many beneficent deeds is perpetuated in the inscription telling us that “the Philadelphia Youth [then chiefly artificers] … in MDCCXXXI … cheerfully, at the instance of Benjamin Franklin, one of their number, instituted the Philadelphia library”.

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