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Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728



  • Existence: 1663 - 1728


Cotton Mather was a New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer. He left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention, though he is most frequently remembered today for his involvement in the Salem witch trials.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cotton Mather letter

Identifier: Mss 712670
Mss 712670
Date(s): 1712-12-20
Scope and Contents

Letter from Cotton Mather of Boston, sending a copy of a book to a Mr. Gamlin, the son-in-law of his correspondent who is in a "languishing" condition.

Cotton Mather list of marriages

Identifier: Mss 709230
Mss 709230
Date(s): 1710-03
Scope and Contents

Cotton Mather's list of marriages, signed and endorsed for Mr. Prout.

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