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Benjamin Franklin and Women

An Insight into Franklin’s Female Relationships whilst here in London. Given by Lady Reid, one of Britain’s foremost Franklin Scholars.


Throughout his life, Benjamin Franklin forged extremely close and long-lasting relationships with many of his female friends. In London, his landlady’s daughter Polly Stevenson (later Hewson) became a second daughter to Franklin, and a sounding-board for many of his intellectual ideas. Long letters exchanged by the pair show a mutual interest in scientific discovery, and a life-long friendship saw Polly join Franklin’s own daughter, Sally, at his deathbed. Sometimes flirtatious, frequently witty, and always engaging, Franklin’s letters to his female friends provide a comprehensive picture of the many facets of this fascinating man.

(£5 standard, £3 concession. To book, call 020 7839 2006)

Talk takes place at:
Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
London
WC2N 5NF
(nearest tube Charing Cross)

tel: 0207 839 2006
email: info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

web: www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org


Speaker(s):

Lady Reid | talks

 

Date and Time:

24 September 2008 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Benjamin Franklin House
The Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven Street
London
WC2N 5NF
+44 (0)207 839 2006


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Tickets:

£5 Standard, £3 Concession

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