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MS Am 2389

Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Cotton Mather papers, 1682-1722: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Lobby VI.5.35
Call No.: MS Am 2389
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.
Title: Cotton Mather papers,
Date(s): 1682-1722 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.16 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Sermons, letters and petitions by the clergyman Cotton Mather.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources; see individual items.
Recatalogued from MS Am 187 and MS Am 187.5.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Cotton Mather Papers, 1682-1722 (MS Am 2389). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass., holds the originals of two photostatic reproductions in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Cotton Mather (Harvard A.B. 1678, M.A. 1681) was an American Puritan clergyman and writer.

Scope and Contents

Contains autograph manuscripts and photostatic reproductions of a book list, sermons, excerpts from his diary, and letters to Thomas Prince of Boston (1687-1758), the Congregational minister Peter Thatcher of Boston (d. 1739), and the Congregational minister Joseph Webb (1666-1732) concerning the Hollis professorship of Divinity at Harvard College. Also contains petitions on behalf of Harvard College to the Governor and General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay, and to the Lieutenant-Governor and Council of Massachusetts Bay.

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