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Given by Thomas Eddy, Jr., Class of 1926 and Donald S. Eddy, Class of 1937, and their father, Thomas H. Eddy, (nephews and brother respectively of George Simpson Eddy) in 1947. The Eddy Collection of Frankliniana comprises approximately 3000 volumes, and about 20 boxes of manuscript material, such as photostats of Franklin letters, Eddy's research notes, and the like. (The books have been distributed by sort among the various collections of the Library, including general stacks, general rare book collections, etc.) For the non-book materials, see the George Simpson Eddy collection of Benjamin Franklin, 1684-1947 [(MSS) C0330] in the Manuscripts Division; a finding aid is available. See also: Princeton University Library. A Finding List of the George Simpson Eddy Collection on Benjamin Franklin. Preliminary uncorrected draft. (Princeton: The Library, 1955). [Finding aid in the Munger (Kane) Room].

 

Eddy made a checklist of the books making up part of his Franklin Collection. The checklist is in a legal size black spring binder with the spine labeled "EDDY." Exact title of the checklist is: Catalogue of Books in George Simpson Eddy's Library of Frankliniana and latest version of George Simpson Eddy's Catalogue of Dr. Franklin's Library. Call number: (EXOV) Z8313 .E339.