Drake, Samuel Gardner, 1798-1875Alternative names
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
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 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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|Booksellers and bookselling|
|Indians of North America--First contact with Europeans|
|Indians of North America--New England|
|Massachusetts Bay Company|
|Indians of North America--Government relations--sources|
|Booksellers and bookselling--Massachusetts--Boston|
|Indians of North America--Social life and customs|
|Indians of North America--Agriculture|
|King Philip's War, 1675-1676|
|Indians of North America--Massachusetts|
|Voyages and travels--17th century|
|Indians of North America--Wars--History--Sources|
|Indians of North America--Religion|
|Indians of North America|