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Franklin Dennison Collection

Identifier: MG-322
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.


  • 1866 - 1992
  • Majority of material found within 1866-1934


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

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.

Related Materials

Aaron Dennison Collection, 1849-2009. Library & Research Center, National Watch & Clock Museum, NAWCC. (MG 321)


Franklin Dennison
Kate Van Riper; Archivist. Biographical Sketch by Morgan Flood (June 2016)
Fall 2017
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512