Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1663-02-23
Death 1728-02-24
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Mather was an American Puritan clergyman and writer.

Mather attended Harvard (A.B. 1678, M.A. 1681) and served as minister at the Second Church in Boston from 1685 until his death. His advice was sought during the Salem witch trials. During his lifetime Mather wrote more than 450 books.

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Subjects:

  • Puritans--Correspondence
  • Governors--New York (State)
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Sermons, American--18th century
  • African Americans
  • Smallpox--Vaccination
  • Psalters--18th century
  • Marriage--History--18th century
  • Psalters--Massachusetts--18th century
  • Earthquakes--History--18th century
  • Sermons--Puritan authors--18th century
  • Marriage records--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • Puritans--Archives
  • Witchcraft--History--Sources
  • Religious thought
  • Registers of birth, etc
  • Religious literature--Puritan authors
  • Correspondence
  • Quakers
  • Newspapers--Ownership
  • witchcraft
  • Transportation--New York (State)--New York
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Earthquakes--History--16th century
  • Congregational churches--Clergy
  • Trials (Witchcraft)--History--Sources
  • Clergy--Correspondence
  • Sermons, American
  • Manuscripts
  • Congregational churches--Clergy--Correspondence
  • Witchcraft--New England
  • African Americans--Marriage--History--18th century
  • African Americans--Marriage--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Occupations:

  • Clergy
  • Executives

Places:

  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Peru, South America (as recorded)
  • Pisa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Mexico, Central America (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Salem (as recorded)
  • Lynn (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Ceylon, Asia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Salem (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • America, North America (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Salem (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Chile, South America (as recorded)
  • Long Island (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Salem (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Marseilles, France (as recorded)
  • Pyrmont, Germany (as recorded)
  • New England (as recorded)
  • Maryland, N. America (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Madeira, Portugal (as recorded)
  • New England (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Salem (as recorded)