Browsing by Name

List of Correspondents

During his long life, Franklin corresponded with thousands of people. You can select a name and read Franklin's correspondence to and from that person.

(Documents in Volumes 33–36 are temporarily missing from the list.)

Brief Biographies

Even a professional historian would have trouble identifying all of the people on this list. A special feature of our website is a series of brief biographies, written specially for this website by historians at the Yale office of the Franklin papers.

Biographies are temporarily missing for some persons who have only one letter. Many of these will appear in the near future.