Commonplace book, October 29, 1728-January 15, 1735 Digital
Scope and Contents
Winthrop’s “extracts” suggest the breadth of his intellectual interests. He copied extracts of works by authors including Plutarch, John Eachard, Basil Kennett, Alexander Pope (including his translation of Homer’s Iliad), Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome), Sir Richard Steele, Tanaquil Faber, John Clarke, William Symson, William Dampier, Richard Mead, M. (Paul) Rapin de Thoyras, Henry Clarke Wright, Ebenezer Pemberton, John Flavel, Robert Pool Finch, Simon Patrick, Richard Knolles, Theophilus Dorrington, Cotton Mather, David Jones' A Compleat History of Europe, John Ray, Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, Tobias Swinden, Joseph Addison, Ezekiel Hopkins, Thomas Burnett, and William Whiston.
- October 29, 1728-January 15, 1735
Extent.03 cubic feet (1 volumes)
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