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Samuel Cooper Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Massachusetts scholar and Congregational minister Samuel Cooper (1725-1783). Includes sermons by Cooper and his father William Cooper (1694-1743), dating from 1718-1783 (strongest for the period 1740-1759) and correspondence, covering international politics in relation to the American colonies (1769-1783), French officers in North America (1778-1783), and the Cooper family affairs.
Background
Samuel Cooper (1724-1784), scholar and Congregational minister, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Following in the footsteps of his father, William Cooper, he was educated for the ministry and was graduated from Harvard in 1743. In the same year, before his ordination took place, he was called to be assistant pastor of the Brattle Street Church in Boston. Four years later he became sole incumbent and remained in the same pastorate to the end of his life.
Extent
271 pieces in 3 boxes and 1 folder
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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