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Call No.: MS Am 2641
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cotton, Ward, 1770-1843.
Title: Ward Cotton papers
Quantity: 1 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Sermons and other papers of Ward Cotton, clergyman of Boylston, Massachusetts.
Additional Ward Cotton materials are held by the Harvard University Archives. See also HOLLIS for additional materials held by the Houghton Library.
Ward Cotton (1770-1843) was a 1793 AB graduate of Harvard College and a minister at Boylston, Massachusetts at the First Congregational Church.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Ward Cotton sermons
- II. Other papers
Collection includes Ward Cotton's autograph manuscript sermons, prayers, expense and income book, and comments on classmates from Harvard Class of 1793. Also with printed pamphlets from his library (some signed), collected news clippings, a cabinet photograph of the William Crow House in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and wills relating to his extended family (Thomas Jackson (b.1729) and Lydia Jackson (1768-1849), both of Plymouth).There also is a printed mortgage deed with manuscript additions from 1818-1845, for the Boylston Massachusetts homestead that once belonged to Ward Cotton. This deed includes signatures of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his wife, Lydian Jackson Emerson, among many others.