GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleCommonplace book of John Hancock
ShelfmarkMS Am 121
Creation Dateca. 1687 - 1687
RepositoryHoughton Library
Contents NoteAutograph, unsigned commonplace book of John Hancock (1671-1752) containing notes for sermons and excerpts from essays and the Bible.
Material FeaturesBound in contemporary American calf. 225 leaves.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Greene, Simonmanuscript owner - Hancock, John manuscript owner - Lewis, Winslowmanuscript owner - Snelling, Nathaniel
ProvenanceThe printed booklabel of Hancock, dated 1687, is pasted onto the inside front cover of the volume. In addition, 'Property of Nathan G. Snelling from his friend AD 1824' has been written in red ink on the inside front cover of the volume.
AcquisitionThe gift of Winslow Lewis, M. D. of Boston (Class of 1819). Donated on 12 May 1862.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteThis manuscript 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; Theodore R. Delwiche, 'The Schoolboy's Quill: Joseph Belcher and Latin Learning at Harvard College, c. 1700', History of Universities, 33.1 (2020), 69-104 (p. 98).
Sermons Contained
Sermon Reports ContainedSermon reports --
Attached URLs:
URLNotes copy of Houghton Library, Harvard, MS Am 121.
GEMMS record createdApril 07, 2021
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 21, 2021