GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleSermon notes, 1686-1687
ShelfmarkMS Am 121.1
Creation Date1686 - 1687
RepositoryHoughton Library
Contents NoteNotes made by John Hancock (1671-1752) of sermons by Nathaniel Gookin (1656-1692). Other preachers include Mather and William Brattle.
Material Features149 leaves. Bound in limp vellum.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Hancock, John manuscript owner - Huntoon, E.manuscript owner - Thomas, Daniel
ProvenanceThe printed book label of John Hancock, dated 1687, has been pasted on the inside front cover of the volume. In addition, a handwritten note underneath the book label indicates that the book belonged to Daniel Thomas.
AcquisitionThe gift of Mrs E. J. B. Huntoon.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteThis manuscript is explored briefly in Michael P. Winship, Seers of God: Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996); Sarah Rivett, The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England (The University of North Carolina Press, 2011). It is cited in Winifred Herget, ‘Writing after the Ministers: The Significance of Sermon Notes’, in Studies in New England Puritanism, ed. by Winifred Herget (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Peter Lang, 1983), pp. 113-138.
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URLNotes copy of Houghton Library, MS Am 121.1.
GEMMS record createdMarch 04, 2021
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 21, 2021