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Dennison, Franklin


Born in 1854 in the United States to Aaron Lufkin Dennison and Charlotte Ware Foster Dennison, Franklin was the youngest of five children. His father was a notable watchmaker and had helped found several companies, including the American/Swiss Waltham Watch Company, and later the English Dennison Watch Case Company, in which Franklin became a partner upon his father’s death in 1895. The company would outlive him as it outlived his father, ultimately lasting until 1967. Franklin was also well-known for his garden’s prize-winning roses. He died in England in April of 1934, leaving a widow, Ellen, two sons, and a daughter.

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Franklin Dennison Collection

Identifier: MG-322
Scope and Contents This collection includes records and materials of Franklin Dennison, such as personal and business correspondence. Additionally, there are a number of watch and clock schematics and drawings.