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MS Am 1644

Moore, Jonathan, 1739-1814. Jonathan Moore papers, 1794-1813: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1644
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Moore, Jonathan, 1739-1814.
Title: Jonathan Moore papers,
Date(s): 1794-1813.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Congregational minister and Harvard AB 1761, Jonathan Moore.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Jonathan Moore Papers, 1794-1813 (MS Am 1644). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Moore (1739-1814) was a minister at a number of parishes as well as the 4th minister of what is now the First Congregational Society of Marion, Massachusetts. In 1761 he received an AB from Harvard College and in 1767 he was elected by the Harvard Corporation as Library Keeper for a term of 3 years. In 1768 he married Susanna Parkman (died in 1772). In 1777 he married Anna "Nancy" Hammond (died 1801) and they had five children. In 1798 he ran for Congress but lost. [Source: Sibley's Harvard Graduates, Volume XV, pages 80-82].


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Scope and Contents

8 autograph manuscript items, including: a draft epitaph for himself; several short poems; a will with instructions to his executor; a letter of 1794; a receipt for rights in vessels; and a statement of the doctrine of the Congregational Church.

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