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A catalogue of books which I r[eceiv]ed by the great bounty of Madam Usher, 5 Decemb[er] 1676 : autograph manuscript

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Title:
A catalogue of books which I r[eceiv]ed by the great bounty of Madam Usher, 5 Decemb[er] 1676 : autograph manuscript
Title (alt.):
Catalogue of books which I received by the great bounty of Madam Usher
Creator:
Mather, Increase, 1639-1723
Former owner:
Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758
Owner:
Old South Church (Boston, Mass.)
Date:
December 5, 1676
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Thomas Prince Collection and Library of the Old South Church
Subjects:
Mather, Increase, 1639-1723--Library--Early works to 1800
Hoar, Leonard, 1630?-1675--Library--Early works to 1800
Usher, Bridget, 1642-1723--Library--Early works to 1800
Private libraries--New England--Catalogs--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 34 x 20 cm.
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Notes (ownership):
Formerly owned by Thomas Prince. Deposited at the Boston Public Library by the Old South Church in 1866.
Notes (date):
Date appears as "5 Decemb 1676"
Notes:
A handwritten list of books from the personal library of Leonard Hoar (d. 1675), offered to Increase Mather by Bridget Usher to replace those books lost when the Mather house burned down in November, 1676. Written in Mather's own hand, the list contains approximately 100 entries.
Title from caption at bottom of page.
Published, with accompanying description, in: Tuttle, Julius Herbert. The libraries of the Mathers. Worcester [Mass.]: Davis Press, 1910.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016210-06_01_016211
Call #:
RARE BKS MS Am.1502 v.2 no.29
Barcode:
39999085425237