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Benjamin Franklin Portrait Collection

Identifier: MS 027


This collection contains several engraved portraits of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) who donated 200 pounds and the use of his name to the establishment of a PA-German College in Lancaster PA in 1787. Franklin College later merged with Marshall College to form the modern Franklin and Marshall College.


  • Creation: c.1782-c.1850.


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..


.10 Linear feet (7 items)

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Collection: Organized into folders.

Ownership and Custodial History

The collection was donated to the College by Paul N. Schaeffer (F & M 1905) in June 1959.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Paul N. Schaeffer. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1959..

Related Archival Materials

Records of Franklin and Marshall College (Photo files): Custodian--Archives and Special Collections, Franklin and Marshall College: Address--Lancaster, PA., Country--USA..

Processing Information

Processing completed c.1992.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States