Traveling chess set, ca. 1786
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"The Princess and the Patriot: Ekaterina Dashkova, Benjamin Franklin, and the Age of Enlightenment," American Philosophical Society, 2/17/06 - 12/31/06.
Presented to APS by Frances Margaret Bradford. Bradford was a descendant of Mary (Polly) Stevenson Hewson. Franklin may have given Hewson this set when she visited him in France, shortly before she emigrated to the United States in 1786. Terms of Use Credits