The Mather Papers. Boston: Massachusetts. Historical Society, 1970. Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.
MIC FLM Z 6616 M37X M36 19 reels. 35 mm.
Cotton Mather, the son of Increase Mather, was an influential Puritan clergyman, scholar, and writer from Boston. An ultra-conservative in religious matters, he spent his life trying to maintain the strict Puritan style. He, like most of his contemporaries, believed in witchcraft, and at least in the beginning, supported the Salem witch trials. He was also one of the most progressive scientists of his time, and was one of the first to be vaccinated for smallpox. Many of his more than 450 books are on scientific subjects.
This set reproduces the papers from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society, and includes his diary, notes for his sermons, letters, and unpublished writings.
Reels 1-2: Diaries.
Reels 3-4: Notes of sermons.
Reels 5-9: Writings and letters.
Reels 10-13: Biblia Americana.
Reel 14: The Angel of Bethesda.
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FLM Mather Microfilm . Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1970.
A brief checklist of items reproduced.
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