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A reply to the animadversions on the treatise of prophesie : autograph manuscript

Item Information

Title:
A reply to the animadversions on the treatise of prophesie : autograph manuscript
Creator:
Lechford, Thomas, approximately 1590-1644?
Former owner:
Upham, William P. (William Phineas), 1836-1905
Date:
February 20, 1639
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Colonial and Revolutionary Boston (Collection of Distinction)
Subjects:
Antichrist--Prophecies--Early works to 1800
Puritans--Doctrines--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 item (12, [2] p.) : paper ; 21 x 16 cm, bound to 29 x 24 cm.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Place of origin:
Boston, Massachusetts
Notes (acquisition):
Acquired Jun 2, 1901, from William P. Upham (pencil note at head of p. [1]).
Notes:
An autograph manuscript (unsigned) in the hand of Thomas Lechford containing a defense of his earlier tract, "Of prophesie."
Title from caption on p. [1].
Place of production from p. 12; date appears as "20. 2. 1639" on the same page.
Thomas Lechford (approximately 1590-1644) emigrated to New England, where he stayed between June 1638 and August 1641. The first practising attorney in New England, Lechford was disbarred for "embracery" in 1639. He subsequently supported himself by working as a scrivener. Lechford stirred religious controversy through the circulation, in manuscript, of his ideas regarding error in various aspects of Puritan doctrine.
Notes (object):
Prior to conservation in 2018: leaves tipped in to a 19th-century album halfbound in maroon pebbled goatskin and marbled papers. An undated BPL gift bookplate is present on the front pastedown. Leaves currently foldered individually and housed together with previous album binding.
Language:
English
Identifier:
MS-f-F-1-14_001 - MS-f-F-1-14_014
Call #:
RARE BKS MS f 1.14
Barcode:
39999085871729