Item Details

Papers of the Mather Family [manuscript] 1683-1784.

Baxter, Joseph; Foxcroft, Thomas; Hubbard, John; Mather, Cotton; Mather, Increase; Mather, Richard; Mather, Samuel; Platner, Samuel B; Ziegenbalg, Bartholomaeus
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
Manuscript portion of India Christiana : in Latin
Variant Title
Mather family papers
Finding Aid Note
Inventory available including a list by slipcase numbers.
Summary guide to entire McGregor Autograph Collection with individual descriptions of Mather items available.
Summary
The papers contain correspondence, sermons, autobiographical material, portraits, and other papers of Richard Mather, Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, and Samuel Mather.
The collection includes notebooks on the sermons of the Mathers: a notebook, 1663-1664, kept by John Minott of Dorchester, Mass., contains notes on the sermons of Richard Mather and others; a notebook, 1682, kept by Edward Bromfield contains notes on sermons chiefly of John Cotton; and a notebook, 1690-1693, kept by Joseph Baxter of Medfield, Mass., has notes on either Increase or Cotton Mather's sermons.
Papers of Increase Mather include sermons, 1698; a sermon, 1718 October 29, preached at the ordination of T. Walter; a copy of his will, 1719 June; and an essay "Concerning apparitions" with his marginal notes.
Papers of Cotton Mather contain letters, 1688-1722, to the Rev. James Brown of Glasgow, the Rev. Benjamin Colman, the Rev. John Cotton, Governor William Drummer, Thomas Foxcroft, Thomas Hinkley, the Rev. John Stirling of Glasgow, Benjamin Wadsworth, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, and two unidentified recipients. His papers also contain sermons, 1702 and n.d.; his diary, 1712; a list of mariages, 1704; sermon notes, on "Christ is a King," 1704; his biography "Paterna," a poem "The pidgeon py", written on the last page of John Hubbards's "Monumental gratitude attempted (New London, Conn., 1727)"; and a facsimile of a memorandum concerning a possessed woman.
The letter to Ziegenbalg also inclues a portion of the manuscript of "India Christiana" with a translation by Dr. Samuel B. Platner.
Topics in Cotton Mather's correspondence include Increase Mather's 1688 journey to England to persuade King James II to restore the Massachusetts charter and the political machinations against him by royal officials; the effect of the Glorious Revolution in Scotland; "Public Occurences" and its printer Benjamin Harris; the 1727 earthquake; and rumor and slander about his relationship with an unnamed woman.
Papers of Richard Mather include "Answer of the elders of the several churches in New England to two and thirty questions, 1638-39; funeral sermons, 1648, for Mrs. Toogood and Goodwife Wilkins; ordination sermon, 1659 April 11; and a facsimile of a letter of dismission from the Church of Dorchester, Mass., 1660 February 24.
Papers of Samuel Mather include sermons, 1775-1784; a letter, 1776 September 18, to John Hancock commenting on the Boston blockade and the Declaration of Independence; and a facsimile copy, [n.d.], of a 1701 Harvard College Testimonial.
The papers also contain Thomas Foxcroft's "Essay to explain some articles in The Platform for the reducing unto practice The third way of communion in the manner Stated by the Synod, 1662...." with correction and marginalia by the author and a letter Benjamin Colman to Foxcroft, 1735 November 17, returning the essay and making suggestions.
There are also portraits of the Mathers and of Samuel Mather of Whitney, Mass., and some 20th century miscellaneous clippings concerning the Mathers.
Description
65 items.
Cite as
Mather Family Papers, 1683-1784, in the Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #38-632, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library Autograph Collection.
Reproduction Notes
Cotton Mather letter to Thomas Hinkley is a facsimile.
Richard Mather letter of dismission is a facsimile.
Other Forms
Portions of the collection also available on microfilm as Manuscript Division Reels #M2103 (answer of the elders); #M1316 (Cotton Mather diary for 1712) and #M1319 (Bromfield notebook)
Biographical Note
Family of Massachusetts Congregational ministers.
Cited in
Cotton Mather diary, 1712 Manierre, William R., "Diary of Cotton Mather for the year 1712," 1964.
Technical Details

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    a| The papers contain correspondence, sermons, autobiographical material, portraits, and other papers of Richard Mather, Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, and Samuel Mather.
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    a| The collection includes notebooks on the sermons of the Mathers: a notebook, 1663-1664, kept by John Minott of Dorchester, Mass., contains notes on the sermons of Richard Mather and others; a notebook, 1682, kept by Edward Bromfield contains notes on sermons chiefly of John Cotton; and a notebook, 1690-1693, kept by Joseph Baxter of Medfield, Mass., has notes on either Increase or Cotton Mather's sermons.
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    a| Papers of Increase Mather include sermons, 1698; a sermon, 1718 October 29, preached at the ordination of T. Walter; a copy of his will, 1719 June; and an essay "Concerning apparitions" with his marginal notes.
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    a| Papers of Cotton Mather contain letters, 1688-1722, to the Rev. James Brown of Glasgow, the Rev. Benjamin Colman, the Rev. John Cotton, Governor William Drummer, Thomas Foxcroft, Thomas Hinkley, the Rev. John Stirling of Glasgow, Benjamin Wadsworth, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, and two unidentified recipients. His papers also contain sermons, 1702 and n.d.; his diary, 1712; a list of mariages, 1704; sermon notes, on "Christ is a King," 1704; his biography "Paterna," a poem "The pidgeon py", written on the last page of John Hubbards's "Monumental gratitude attempted (New London, Conn., 1727)"; and a facsimile of a memorandum concerning a possessed woman.
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    a| The letter to Ziegenbalg also inclues a portion of the manuscript of "India Christiana" with a translation by Dr. Samuel B. Platner.
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    a| Topics in Cotton Mather's correspondence include Increase Mather's 1688 journey to England to persuade King James II to restore the Massachusetts charter and the political machinations against him by royal officials; the effect of the Glorious Revolution in Scotland; "Public Occurences" and its printer Benjamin Harris; the 1727 earthquake; and rumor and slander about his relationship with an unnamed woman.
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    a| Papers of Richard Mather include "Answer of the elders of the several churches in New England to two and thirty questions, 1638-39; funeral sermons, 1648, for Mrs. Toogood and Goodwife Wilkins; ordination sermon, 1659 April 11; and a facsimile of a letter of dismission from the Church of Dorchester, Mass., 1660 February 24.
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    a| Papers of Samuel Mather include sermons, 1775-1784; a letter, 1776 September 18, to John Hancock commenting on the Boston blockade and the Declaration of Independence; and a facsimile copy, [n.d.], of a 1701 Harvard College Testimonial.
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    a| The papers also contain Thomas Foxcroft's "Essay to explain some articles in The Platform for the reducing unto practice The third way of communion in the manner Stated by the Synod, 1662...." with correction and marginalia by the author and a letter Benjamin Colman to Foxcroft, 1735 November 17, returning the essay and making suggestions.
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    a| There are also portraits of the Mathers and of Samuel Mather of Whitney, Mass., and some 20th century miscellaneous clippings concerning the Mathers.
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    a| Mather Family Papers, 1683-1784, in the Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #38-632, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Portions of the collection also available on microfilm as Manuscript Division Reels #M2103 (answer of the elders); #M1316 (Cotton Mather diary for 1712) and #M1319 (Bromfield notebook)
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    3| Cotton Mather letter to Thomas Hinkley a| is a facsimile.
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    3| Richard Mather letter of dismission a| is a facsimile.
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    a| Family of Massachusetts Congregational ministers.
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    3| Manuscript portion of India Christiana : a| in Latin.
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    a| Inventory available including a list by slipcase numbers.
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    a| Summary guide to entire McGregor Autograph Collection with individual descriptions of Mather items available.
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    a| Colman, Benjamin, d| 1673-1747, e| correspondent.
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    a| Cotton, John, d| 1658-1710, e| recipient.
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    a| Dummer, William, d| 1677-1761 e| recipient.
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    a| Foxcroft, Thomas, d| 1697-1769. t| Essay to explain some articles in the platform for the reducing unto practice, the third way of communion.
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    a| Hancock, John, d| 1737-1793 e| recipient.
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    a| Hubbard, John, d| 1703-1773. t| Monumental gratitude attempted.
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    a| Mather, Increase, d| 1639-1723.
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    a| Mather, Samuel, d| 1706-1785.
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    a| Ziegenbalg, Bartholomaeus, d| 1683-1719 e| recipient.
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    a| Ziegenbalg, Bartholomaeus, d| 1683-1719 t| India Christiana.
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