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Poor Richard’s Almanack

Poor Richard's Almanack

Poor Richard's Almanack. (n.d.). Benjamin Franklin Historical Society.

Almanacs were produced in Britain long before they made their way to North America. The most important were published in New England by Nathaniel Ames of Dedham, Massachusetts, its publication lasted from 1726 to 1775. Benjamin Franklin’s brother, James, also published the Rhode-Island Almanack starting in 1728. The success of Poor Richard’s Almanack is due in part to Franklin’s ability to adapt bits and pieces of past calendars with his own skills and wit. To continue reading, follow the link above.