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COLLECTION Identifier: HUG 1203.5

Papers of William Bentley

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley (fragment), 1783 Digital

Scope and Contents One folio-sized leaf containing a one-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley briefly mentioning certain library acquisitions and including a transcription of a description of English Parliamentarian John Bourchier (1595-1660) from the Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow. The top of the leaf is torn and text is missing.

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1783 January 27 Digital

Scope and Contents Two octavo-sized leaves containing a one-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley containing cryptic gossip regarding an upcoming election of Winthrop and the claim of a "certain clergyman."

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1783 October 23 Digital

Scope and Contents One octavo-sized leaf containing a one-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley referencing "business" that Winthrop entered his "written protest" of, and the upcoming ordination of Timothy Hilliard as the new minister of Cambridge, Mass.

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1783 November 20 Digital

Scope and Contents Two octavo-sized leaves containing a two-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley discussing the "trials of the Regicides" during the reign of King Charles II.

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1783 December 1 Digital

Scope and Contents Two leaves containing a four-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley providing a biographical description of English judge John Bradshaw (1602-1659).

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1784 February 8 Digital

Scope and Contents Two folio-sized leaves containing a two-and-a-half-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley with a lengthy discussion on a recent comet and related calculations.

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1784 February 16 Digital

Scope and Contents Two folio-sized leaves containing a three-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley regarding comet calculations and a short criticism of the sermons of Samuel Cooper (1725-1783).

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1784 March 13 Digital

Scope and Contents Two folio-sized leaves containing a two-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley briefly mentioning book purchases and discussing Joseph Priestley's Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit.

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1784 March 22 Digital

Scope and Contents Two octavo-sized leaves containing a three-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley discussing the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions.

Letter from James Winthrop to William Bentley, 1784 April 6 Digital

Scope and Contents Two folio-sized leaves containing a two-page handwritten letter from Winthrop to Bentley discussing Joseph Priestley's Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit, and possible references to astronomical phenomena in mythological stories. Winthrop briefly mentions a 1769 Harvard student poem attributed to his classmate Jonathan Williams Austin (1751-1779; Harvard AB1769).