Correspondence, 1947-1955, with libraries, historical societies, and descendants about Samuel Vaughan (1720-1802) and his sons Benjamin Vaughan, Charles Vaughan, and John Vaughan. The collection includes photostats, microfilm, and slides. Sarah P. Stetson collected material with the intention of writing a full-length biography.
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Samuel Vaughan was an English merchant in the West Indian trade who was a friend of Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution. He moved to Philadelphia in 1783 and was vice-president of the American Philosophical Society. He returned to England where he died. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .