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Jane Franklin Mecom (1712–1794) was the youngest sister of Benjamin Franklin. Their letters and her life are preserved in Carl van Doren's The Letters of Benjamin Franklin and Jane Mecom (Princeton University Press, 1950) and in his Jane Mecom, or, The Favorite Sister of Benjamin Franklin: Her Life here first narrated from their entire surviving Correspondence (Viking Press: NY, 1950).


  • Benjamin Franklin and Catherine Ray Greene: Their Correspondence 1755 - 1790 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1949. W. G. Roelker, editor.)
  • "Jane Franklin Mecom: A Boston Woman in Revolutionary Times" by Jeremy A. Stern. Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal - Vol. 4, Number 1, Spring 2006, pp. 147-191. link to abstract

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