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Mather, Samuel, 1706-1785



  • Existence: 1706 - 1785


Samuel Mather was a clergyman and the son of Cotton Mather. He graduated from Harvard College in 1723 and became a reverend. Mather began preaching at Castle William, the fortress in Boston, where he remained chaplain until 1732. In 1732 Mather moved to the Second Church in Boston. Mather was a scholarly minister and avid book collector; his library was one of the greatest in New England.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Rev. Dr. John McFarlan letter

Identifier: Mss 784468
Mss 784468
Date(s): 1784-08-18

In English.

Samuel Mather sermon

Identifier: Mss 776114.1
Mss 776114.1
Date(s): 1776-01-14
Scope and Contents

Sermon by Samuel Mather on Jeremiah XXV:6.

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