Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851

About this Collection

Creator
Cotton, Ward , 1770-1843
Type
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
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990117496790203941
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Subjects
Cotton, Ward
Jackson, Lydia
Jackson, Thomas
First Congregational Church (Boylston, Mass.)
Boylston (Mass.)--Church history
Plymouth (Mass.)--Social life and customs

Content Notes

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.

Biographical Notes

Ward Cotton (1770-1843) was a 1793 AB graduate of Harvard College and a minister at Boylston, Massachusetts at the First Congregational Church.