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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1671

Thomas Shepard papers

Papers of American pastor Thomas Shepard.


  • 1633-1643

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Item (1) is restricted. The rest of this collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of Shepard's autobiography, sermons, and other papers including the New Testament and Psalms in shorthand. There is a negative photostat of the text of Shepard's autobiography as well as a copy of the edition prepared by Nehemiah Adams and published in 1832.

Biographical / Historical

Shepard was a Congregational minister. He was pastor of the First Church and Parish in Cambridge, Mass. (1636-1649).

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-94. Deposited by the Shepard Historical Society care of Mrs George W. Howe; received: 1961.
Shepard, Thomas, 1605-1649. Thomas Shepard papers, 1633-1643: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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