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A letter by Dr. Benjamin Rush, describing the consecration of the German college at Lancaster in June, 1787. Printed, with an introduction and notes, from a newly discovered manuscript, now in the Fackenthal library at Franklin and Marshall college.
(Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College, 1945)
Published transcription and commentary on a letter by Benjamin Rush describing the dedication ceremonies for Franklin College. The original letter by Rush is also available online through the F&M Founding Documents Collection.
Account of Franklin College in the Borough of Lancaster [List of paid subscribers]
Mr. Frederick Kuhl's (Treasurer) account of Franklin College in the Borough of Lancaster (list of paid subscribers). The document is one of only two original documents owned by the College mentioning Benjamin Franklin's ...
An Act to Incorporate and endow the German College and Charity School in the borough and county of Lancaster in this state [Franklin College Charter]
Printed text of the 1787 charter or act of the state legislature establishing Franklin College. The original record is in the state archives. This published version dates from 1912. The College Archives retains two ...
Order of procession and public worship to be observed in the dedication of Franklin College, in the borough and county of Lancaster = Ordnung welche in Absicht der Procession und öffentlichen Gottesdienstes bey der Einweihung der Franklinischen Deutschen Hohe Schule in der Stadt und Graffschaft Lancaster, zu beobachten.
(Philadelphia : Printed by Melchior Steiner, in Race-street, between Second- and Third-street, 1787., 1787)
This printed broadside in both English and German was the program used for the formal opening of Franklin College on June 6, 1787. While Franklin did not attend the dedication, he appears to have received copies of the ...
A list of scholars who have entered into the English school, Franklin College, 1787-1788.
List of the first students in the English school of Franklin College 1787-1788 opened on July 18, 1787. Among the students listed are those of the Jewish Gratz family and children of the Lancaster portrait artist Jacob Eichholtz.
Benjamin Rush letter to Mrs. Richard Stockton, June 19, 1787
Rush's letter to his mother-in-law is the best first-person account existing that describes the dedication ceremonies for Franklin College held on June 6, 1787.