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bMS 742

Epes, Sargent, 1721-1779. Letter, 1765: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 742
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Epes, Sargent, 1721-1779
Title: Epes, Sargent, 1721-1779. Letter, 1765.
Date(s): 1765
Date(s): 1745
Date(s): 1748
Date(s): 1751
Date(s): 1765
Quantity: 1 collection (1 letter)
Abstract: This is a letter from Epes Sargent to his son Epes Jr., written in 1765.

Acquisition Information:

This collection was donated by Henrietta Sargent of Boston to Tufts College in 1864.

Processing Information:

Processed by Fran O'Donnell, 2014.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Epes Sargent, (1721-1779), was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts to Epes and Esther McCarty Sargent. He was a ship owner, and at one time he owned ten vessels which were employed in the fisheries and foreign commerce. He married Catherine Osborn Sargent in 1745, and they had two sons, Epes Jr., and John. Epes Jr. was born in Gloucester in 1748, and John was born in 1751.

Scope and Contents

This autograph, signed letter, dated 1765, is addressed to the writer's son, Epes Sargent Jr. It talks about the afterlife, and expresses the father's affection for his son. A transcription of the letter is included.

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