Franklin

Family expences [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Publication:
[Passy], 1783-1784.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
59 leaves : paper ; 314 x 195 mm. bound to 319 x 208 mm.
Status/Location:
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Subjects:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Home economics -- Accounting.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Account books.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
French.
Summary:
Account book for expenses for Benjamin Franklin's household at Passy, France from January 1783 through 16 March 1784. Comprises detailed accounts of purchases, mostly for food; with receipts for funds from Franklin for these expenses, signed Finck.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from upper cover.
Foliation: Paper, 59; [1-59]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script by two hands, with one listing purchases, the second signed receipts.
Binding: Contemporary parchment. Splitting at upper cover, first quire partly detached.
Origin: Written in Passy, France, January 1783 through 16 March 1784. "Recu de M. Franklin la somme ... a Passy le 7 Fev. 1783. finck" (f. 3r).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 641
OCLC:
155983712