Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851
About this Collection
- Cotton, Ward , 1770-1843
- government publicationAccount books.Deeds-United States-19th century.Harvard graduates' papers.Prayers-United States-19th century.Sermons-Massachusetts-18th century.Sermons-Massachusetts-19th century.Wills-Massachusetts-19th century.
- Collection Title
- Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851
- 1 linear foot (3 boxes)
- Houghton Library, Harvard University
Includes Cotton's autograph manuscript sermons, prayers, expense and income book, and comments on classmates from Harvard Class of 1793. Includes printed pamphlets from his library, collected news clippings, a cabinet photograph of the William Crow House in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and wills relating to his extended family (Thomas Jackson (b 1729) and Lydia Jackson (1768-1849), both of Plymouth).|Also with this collection is a printed mortgage deed with manuscript additions from 1818-1845 for the Boylston Homestead once belonging to Ward Cotton. This deed includes signatures of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his wife, Lydian Jackson Emerson, among many others.
- Materials are in English.
Ward Cotton (1770-1843) was a 1793 AB graduate of Harvard College and a minister at Boylston, Massachusetts at the First Congregational Church.