Saving history for future generations.
Click each name to find a list of resources available at HSP.
-Taught English as a second language
-Studied, wrote and published about Italian Folk Art
-Founded the Italian Folk Art Federation of America to preserve and foster interest in Italian Folk Art.
-Founded the American Philosophical Society with Benjamin Franklin
-Collected seeds and plant specimens, establishing a trans-Atlantic hub of plant exploration through his exchanges with London merchant Peter Collinson
-Gathered the most varied collection of North American plants in the world
-In 1765, was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III
- Author of “Annals of Philadelphia” first published in 1830, the first major history of the city of Philadelphia
-Gathered reminiscences of the elderly and put together the book, though without much fact-checking