Cotton Mather papers
Sermons, letters and petitions by the clergyman Cotton Mather.
- 1682-1722 and undated
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent.16 linear feet (1 volume)
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.
Biographical / Historical
Cotton Mather (Harvard A.B. 1678, M.A. 1681) was an American Puritan clergyman and writer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from various sources; see individual items.
Recatalogued from MS Am 187 and MS Am 187.5.
- Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Cotton Mather papers, 1682-1722: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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