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Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728

 

Dates

  • 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

Mss 712670
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 712670
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

Mss 709230
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 709230
Scope and Contents Cotton Mather's list of marriages, signed and endorsed for Mr. Prout.