Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875

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American antiquarian and historian.

From the description of Sameul Gardner Drake lettersh[manuscript], 1854-1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648020869

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Henry B. Dawson, 1858 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270516136

Antiquarian, book publisher, and historian; one of founders of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

From the description of Letter to W.W. Greenough 1845 December 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567100

Samuel Gardner Drake, antiquarian and author. Drake was born to Simeon and Love Muchmore (Tucke) Drake in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, on October 11, 1798. After teaching for several years in New Hampshire and New Jersey, Drake established a book auction business in 1828. Two years later, he opened the first antiquarian bookstore in the United States in Cornhill, Boston. Drake was a founding member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, serving as its first corresponding secretary from 1845 to 1856, and as its president in 1858. In November 1858, Drake journeyed to England to collect material for publication and remained in London for two years. His numerous published works reflect his interest in New England history and genealogy. He died in Boston on June 14, 1875.

From the description of Sir Francis Drake documents, 1858-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702178983

Samuel Gardner Drake (1798-1875) experimented with careers in education, law, and medicine before establishing himself as an antiquarian bookman and historian. For two years he was a book auctioneer and in 1830 he opened an antiquarian bookstore in Boston. He wrote many articles and books on Indians and New England history, and his large private library reflected these interests.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207131150

Samuel Gardner Drake (1798-1875) was an American historian, antiquarian, genealogist, and bookseller. He wrote about New England history, Indians and witchcraft.

From the guide to the Samuel Gardner Drake papers, ca. 1633-1857, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Author, of Massachusetts; born in New Hampshire.

From the description of Papers, 1822-1875. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960548

Epithet: of Boston, U S A

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000575.0x00015d

American author.

From the description of Draft and notes [manuscript], 1866 ca. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647861329

Antiquarian and historian.

Author of numerous works on Indian and colonial history; founder and officer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society; proprietor of a Boston antiquarian bookshop; and accumulator of an important private library relating mainly to the history of early America and the North American Indian. This library was sold at auction a year after Drake's 1875 death.

From the description of Letter : Boston, [Mass.], to C.W. Squires, 1873 Aug. 21. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36965758

Antiquarian and historian.

Author of numerous works on Indian and colonial history; founder and officer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society; proprietor of a Boston antiquarian bookshop; and accumulator of an important private library relating mainly to American and North American Indian history. This library was sold at auction a year after Drake's 1875 death.

From the description of Indian incidents, [between 1873 and 1875] / in the handwriting of the late Sam[ue]l G. Drake, Indian historian & antiquary ... (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36967042

Samuel Gardner Drake (1798-1875) was an American historian, antiquarian, genealogist, and bookseller.

He wrote about New England history, Indians and witchcraft.

From the description of Samuel Gardner Drake papers, ca. 1633-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122607782

Thomas Morton

Thomas Morton was born around 1575 in Devon, England. In the late 1590s, he studied law at Clifford's Inn in London. Although in his work he referred to himself as the son of a soldier, little else is known of his parentage. On November 6, 1621, he married Alice Miller, a widow. Morton made his first trip to North America in spring 1624, on the Unity . He and the other travelers landed at present-day Quincy, Massachusetts, and settled at Passonagessit. Morton eventually became leader of the colony, which he called Ma-re Mount (widely known as Merrymount). In 1627, he was forcibly sent back to England after offending the Plymouth colonists by selling firearms to Native Americans and erecting a maypole. He returned to the New World in 1629, but was again banished to England in 1630, this time by members of the Massachusetts Bay Company, whose charter included rights to the Merrymount's land. Upon his return to England, he challenged the authority of the Massachusetts Bay colonists, first by legal means, and then through publication of a book satirizing them, New English Canaan . The book's first printing was seized by agents of the Massachusetts Bay Colony before distribution, but a second publication in Amsterdam (1637), found a somewhat larger audience. In 1643, Morton made a final trip to North America, where he was again arrested, and made his way to Maine after his release. He reportedly died there in 1646 or 1647.

Samuel Gardner Drake

Samuel Gardner Drake was born October 11, 1798, to farmers Simeon Drake and Love Tucke. He grew up in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, and as a young man, taught school in New Hampshire and New Jersey. In 1828, after publishing a new edition of Benjamin Church's Entertaining History of King Philip's War, Drake moved to Boston and opened the "Antiquarian Book-Store," the first of its kind in the United States. In 1845, he co-founded the New England Historic Genealogical Society. A prolific collector, upon his death in 1876, he left a collection of 15,000 volumes and 30,000 pamphlets related to early American history.

From the guide to the Thomas Morton New English Canaan or New Canaan manuscript (copy by Samuel Gardner Drake), Morton, Thomas New English Canaan or New Canaan manuscript (copy by Samuel Gardner Drake), 1830, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Letter : Boston, [Mass.], to C.W. Squires, 1873 Aug. 21. Newberry Library
creatorOf Davenport, A. B. (Amzi Benedict), b. 1817. Letter, 1853 August 8, Brooklyn, New York, to Samuel G. Drake, Boston, Mass. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Draft and notes [manuscript], 1866 ca. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers of Professor Henry William Wilder Foote and Family, 1714-1959 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Indian incidents, [between 1873 and 1875] / in the handwriting of the late Sam[ue]l G. Drake, Indian historian & antiquary ... Newberry Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Sir Francis Drake's mariners : or an attempt to collect the names of those who sailed with him in his voyage round the world : manuscript, 1859. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Letter to W.W. Greenough 1845 December 19. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Boston Booksellers records, 1640-1860. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Morton, Thomas 1575-1646. Thomas Morton New English Canaan or New Canaan manuscript (copy by Samuel Gardner Drake) 1830. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875,. Trials for witchcraft in New-England : original manuscript records, including affidavits in the cases against Eunice Coles, 1656; John Godfrey, 1659, etc. and the complete court records in the case against Elizabeth Morse of Newbury, tried in Boston, 1679-1680, and comprising affidavits; order of arrest; summons for jurymen; court proceedings; bills for the jurymen's expenses and a petition from the husband / collected by Samuel G. Drake and forming the basis of his "Annals of witchcraft in New-England" : manuscript, 1656-1680. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Henry B. Dawson, 1858 Oct. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Daggett, John, 1805-1885. Letter to S. G. Drake. Attleborough, Eng. 1834 Feb. 10. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Papers of E. B. O'Callaghan, 1830-1879 (bulk 1845-1860). Library of Congress
referencedIn Farmer, John, 1789-1838. Letters to Samuel Gardner Drake and Francis Jackson, 1828 June-1831 Apr. State Library of Massachusetts
creatorOf Drake, Francis, Sir, ca. 1540?-1596. Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, Knt., around the world. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Gookin, Daniel, 1612-1687. An historical account of the doings and sufferings of the Christian Indians in N. England in the years 1675, 1676, 1677 / impartially drawn by one well acquainted with that affair and presented unto the Right Honorable the Corporation residing in London, appointed by the Kings most excellent Majesty for promoting the gospel among the Indians in America. Newberry Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Letter, 1824 March 30, Boston, to L.B. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Autograph collection. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Samuel Gardner Drake papers, ca. 1633-1857 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection, 1843-1917 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn John P. (John Prescott) Bigelow papers, 1805-1896 (inclusive) 1814-1863 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Papers. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Letters, 1836, 1850, 1872. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. William Smalley manuscript, 1792. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Thomas Morton New English Canaan or New Canaan manuscript (copy by Samuel Gardner Drake), Morton, Thomas New English Canaan or New Canaan manuscript (copy by Samuel Gardner Drake), 1830 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875,. Sir Francis Drake documents, 1858-1860. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Samuel Gardner Drake papers, ca. 1633-1857. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Jay, Arthur B. [West Brookfield historical papers : Indians] / [compiled by Archie B. Jay]. C/W Mars
referencedIn "CHRONICLES of the Indians of North America. From the earliest accounts of them to the present time. [By Samuel Gardner Drake], Boston, 1836." Autograph. Paper. Octavo., 1836 British Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Sameul Gardner Drake lettersh[manuscript], 1854-1871. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. The history of King Philip's War [manuscript copy], 1827. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. Letters. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Papers, 1833-1893. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Goodhue, Samuel. A genealogical account of the Goodhue family to 1833. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Index to Thomas Hutchinson's collection of papers, 14 Sept. 1852. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn E. B. O'Callaghan Papers, 1830-1876, (bulk 1845-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Letter, 1849 August 21, Boston [Mass.] to C.M. Endicott, Salem, Mass. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Drake, Samuel G. Scrapbook 1840. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Draper, Walter S. Collection of autograph letters and autographs, 1865-1890. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Haven, Samuel Foster, 1806-1881. Letter, 1862 Jan. 31, Worcester [Mass.] to Sam. G. Drake, [Boston?]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Bushnell, Charles Ira, 1821-1883. Letter, 1872 October 8, New York, to Samuel G. Drake. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875. Papers, 1822-1875. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 person
associatedWith Bigelow, John P. (John Prescott), 1797-1872 person
correspondedWith Bouton, Nathaniel, 1799-1878 person
associatedWith Bushnell, Charles Ira, 1821-1883. person
associatedWith Calef, Robert, 1648-1719 person
associatedWith Church, Benjamin, 1639-1718. person
associatedWith Church, Thomas, 1674-1746. person
associatedWith Coles, Eunice. person
associatedWith Daggett, John, 1805-1885. person
associatedWith Davenport, A. B. (Amzi Benedict), b. 1817. person
associatedWith Dawson, Henry B. (Henry Barton), 1821-1889, person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Doolittle, Benjamin, 1695-1749. person
associatedWith Drake family family
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associatedWith Drake, Francis S. (Francis Samuel), 1828-1885. person
associatedWith Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596. person
associatedWith Drake, Samuel Adams, 1833-1905. person
associatedWith Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. person
associatedWith Draper, Walter S. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
correspondedWith Endicott, Charles Moses, 1793-1863 person
correspondedWith Farmer, John, 1789-1838. person
associatedWith Godfrey, John, fl. 1659. person
associatedWith Goodhue, Samuel. person
associatedWith Gookin, Daniel, 1612-1687. person
associatedWith Greenough, William W. (William Whitwell), d. 1899. person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Haven, Samuel Foster, 1806-1881. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780. person
associatedWith Lewis, John A. person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891, person
associatedWith Morse, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Morse, William, fl. 1879. person
associatedWith Morton, Thomas 1575-1646. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith New England Historic Genealogical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, John, 1715-1778. person
associatedWith O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. person
associatedWith O'Callaghan, Stephen Alonzo, 1797-1880, person
associatedWith Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. person
associatedWith Peabody family. family
associatedWith Roberts, John G. person
associatedWith Schott, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904. person
associatedWith Smalley, William. person
correspondedWith Squires, Charles W. (Charles Winder), 1841-1900 person
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Birth 1798-10-11

Death 1875-06-14

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