A reply to the animadversions on the treatise of prophesie : autograph manuscript
- A reply to the animadversions on the treatise of prophesie : autograph manuscript
- Lechford, Thomas, approximately 1590-1644?
- Former owner:
- Upham, William P. (William Phineas), 1836-1905
February 20, 1639
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Colonial and Revolutionary Boston (Collection of Distinction)
Antichrist--Prophecies--Early works to 1800
Puritans--Doctrines--Early works to 1800
- 1 item (12,  p.) : paper ; 21 x 16 cm, bound to 29 x 24 cm.
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- Place of origin:
- Notes (acquisition):
Acquired Jun 2, 1901, from William P. Upham (pencil note at head of p. ).
An autograph manuscript (unsigned) in the hand of Thomas Lechford containing a defense of his earlier tract, "Of prophesie."
Title from caption on p. .
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.
MS-f-F-1-14_001 - MS-f-F-1-14_014
- Call #:
RARE BKS MS f 1.14