Benjamin Franklin

He played a major role in drawing up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and was indispensable in negotiating French support for the American Revolution.

About Collecting Benjamin Franklin Signed Documents


Benjamin Franklin was the elder statesman of the Revolution and Constitutional Convention period. He was 70 when he signed the Declaration of Independence, where Thomas Jefferson was half his age. Franklin was in public service and prominent positions for most of his adult life. His letters and other documents appear during his term as Postmaster and through the end of his life. Franklin's letters are political, diplomatic, and scientific.