[Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748.]

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English non conformist theologian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to his brother (Enoch?), 1731 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661040

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Daniel Gerdes, 1745/6 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661048

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to his brother Enoch, 1731 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661031

Minister and hymn writer.

From the description of Notebook, 1699-1709 (inclusive) 1699-1700 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122338003

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000007

Isaac Watts, hymn writer and author of devotional poetry and prose, was born in Southampton in 1674. He was educated at Southampton Grammar School until he chose to attend the non-conformist academy of Stoke Newington from 1690 to 1694. Watts was almost a Unitarian in his religious outlook. In 1699 he became an assistant pastor of an independent chapel in London, where he became pastor in 1702. He retired in 1712 due to poor health. He received an honorary D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1728. Isaac Watts died at Stoke Newington in 1748.

Watts is best known for his hymn writing. Some famous hymns include "O God our help in ages past," and "When I survey the wondrous cross." He is also known for writing "Divine Songs for Children." Outside the realm hymns and poetry, Watts' prose work reflected his liberal social and religious views by critiquing the civil establishment of a national church.

From the description of Isaac Watts collection, 1735, 1748. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145405887

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creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : London, to Daniel Gerdes, 1745/6 Jan. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foxcroft, Thomas, 1697-1769. Correspondence, 1726-1758. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Say, Samuel, 1676-1743. Say papers, ca. 1750-1821. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Duncombe, William, 1690-1769. Letter, 1735, Apr. 11, [London], to [Isaac Watts?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn A collection of hymns from Dr. Watts; Doddridge and others. Being a suppliment to a larger collection; Westharptree, 1771-1787. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Joseph Parker letters and manuscripts relating to Isaac Watts, circa 1700-1750. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gibbons, William. Commonplace book, 1799-1800. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Franklin-Bache Papers, 1707-1799 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Clark, John Flavel. Sermons, 1699-1868. Rutgers University
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letters signed (4) : to Bishop Edm. Gibson, 1738-1742. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920. [Dies ist der Tag / words by Isaac Watts ; music by Charles T. Griffes]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Notes on an educational method by Philip Doddridge, 1708-1821 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn Frank Baker collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism, 1536-1996 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719. [Commonplace book]. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Austen, Thomas, Rev.,. Occasional meditations : compiled from various authors as they accidentally came to hand / by me T. Austen of Rochester, April 15th, 1770 : manuscript, 1770-1782. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lintot, Bernard. [Poetical miscellany] University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Carter, Elizabeth, 1717-1806. [Poetical miscellany] University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Hatton, John Liptrot, 1809-1886. Jesus shall reign where'er the sun : Duke Street / [words by] Isaac Watts, 1719 ; [music by] John Hatton, 1793 ; descant by J[eanne] B[oyd]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Luvenia A. George Collection, 1905-2003, bulk 1935-1998 Indiana University, Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc
referencedIn Vol. LXVIII (ff. 370). 25 Mar. 1870-11 Mar. 1895, n.d.Paymaster George Peter Martin, RN; Paymaster-in-Chief 1879: Letters to Sir W. F. Martin: 1864-1888.includes:f. 2 Sir William Eden, 4th Baronet of Maryland and 6th Baronet of West Auckland: Letter ... British Library
creatorOf Castiglione, Charles. Autograph letter signed : to Isaac Watts, 1783 Nov. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Cotton Mather papers, 1636-1724. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Say, Samuel, 1676-1743. Say papers, ca. 1750-1821. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Letter, 1728 November 7, London, Eng., to [Mary Sewall, Boston, Mass.]. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
creatorOf Quick, Jeffrey, 1956-. Three songs for Bain : for medium voice and piano, in memoriam J.D. Bain Murray / by Jeffrey Quick. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Binns, Thomas. [Commonplace book]; Liverpool, 1789. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Turton, John, fl. 1759. A book of hymns and spiritual songs : compos'd for the comfort of God's children by Mr. Edwards, Mr. Westly's, Mr. Dracupp, Mr. Hamonds, Mr. Watts, etc. with several others / written by John Turton, Aug. 2, 1759. Bridwell Library
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Fuller, William. Autograph letter signed : to Isaac Watts, 1740 Sept. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. The Psalms of David. Imitated in ye language of the New Testament and applyed to the Christian state & worship, 1729. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Stevens, Thomas. [Commonplace book], 1779-1781. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Francke, Gotthilf August, 1696-1769. Gotthilf August Francke letters to Isaac Watts, 1737. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Isaac Watts collection, 1735, 1748. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
referencedIn Commonplace book, circa 1748-1761. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Notebook, 1699-1709 (inclusive) 1699-1700 (bulk). Rutgers University
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Holograph letter from Isaac Watts, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Slates, Philip M., 1924-1966. Joy to the world / [words by] Isaac Watts ; [music by] Philip Slates. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. To ye church of Christ assembled in Mark Lane : autograph statement signed, 1702 Feb. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts, Enoch, fl. 1697-1700,. Letter book of Enoch Watts, 1697-1700. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. [Seven poems], [early 18th century]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hamby, Nathaniel. A collection of poems mostly moral divine and instructive selected from a much larger performance in three folio's, now reduced into a portable size. Written out at leisure hours with an eye only to the amusement and innocent diversion of the transcriber; Wymondham, Norfolk, 1729. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Marston, Samuel. Daybook. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Gerdis, Daniel. Autograph letter signed : to Isaac Watts, 1745 Aug. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
referencedIn [Commonplace book], [ca. 1836-1840]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Papers, 1701-1788. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed I. Watts to Mr. Duncomb May 23, 1735. Wellesley College
referencedIn Jacob Druckman collection of noncommercial sound recordings [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Wattiana, [1849]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gibson, Edmund, 1669-1748. Autograph manuscript and portions in the hand of a secretary, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. A short view of the immorality and profaneness of the English stage, by Jer. Collier, epitomized; with other notes on literature : autograph manuscript, ca. 1698. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Byles, Mather, 1707-1788. Letterbook of Mather Byles, 1727-1784. New England Historic Genealogical Society, NEHGS
referencedIn English-language manuscript verse in the Houghton Library: First-line index, ca. 1000-ca. 1820. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph translations from Horace, Ovid, Seneca, Virgil, Martial, etc. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed I. Watts to: "Madam." June 15, 1738. Wellesley College
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : probably addressed to Thomas Bradbury, 1724-5 Feb. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn University of Leicester Manuscript Collection, 12th century -19th century The University of Leicester
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : probably to William Duncombe, 1735-6 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : probably addressed to John Asty, 1728 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Castiglione, Charles. Autograph letter signed : to Isaac Watts, 1738 Nov. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Flatman, Thomas, 1637-1688. Collection of hymns [manuscript], ca. 1790. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : to his brother Enoch, 1731 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : to Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, 1738 June 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Poetry album, c1841-c1846 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn Correspondence, 1726-1758. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Paternoster, Simon, of Hacheston. Common place book of Mr Simon Paternoster of Hacheston in Suffolk, 1748-1749. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lee, Francis. Autograph letter signed : to Isaac Watts, 1738 June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Duncombe, E., Mrs. Letter, 1734, Dec. 20, London, to Isaac Watts. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. [Letter, 24 January 1725, to 'Revd Sir']. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Woodward, Joseph G. (Joseph Gurley),. Woodward collection, 1728-1776. Florence Griswold Museum
creatorOf Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. O how amiable [music] / R. Vaughan Williams. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed, 1733-4 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. [Notebook], [after 1702]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letter signed : to his brother (Enoch?), 1731 Dec. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Joy to the world / J.F. Handel ; arr. Robert Russell Bennett. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Commonplace book, circa 1760. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Coates, Florence Earle, 1850-1927. Letter 1907, January 7, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Florence Earle Coates. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Hannaford, Roger,. Manuscript Music Book : hymns, ca.1849. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Rippon, John, 1751-1836. A selection of hymns from the best authors including a great number of originals intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's psalms & hymns, 1800. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Autograph letters (10), of which only 2 have signatures : to Philip Doddridge, 1732 May 20 to 1743 Feb. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 person
associatedWith Asty, John, person
associatedWith Austen, Thomas, Rev., person
associatedWith Baker, Frank, 1910-1999 person
associatedWith Binns, Thomas. person
associatedWith Bradbury, Thomas, person
correspondedWith Byles, Mather, 1707-1788. person
associatedWith Castiglione, Charles. person
associatedWith Coates, Florence Earle, 1850-1927. person
associatedWith Collier, Jeremy, 1650-1726. person
associatedWith Created by John MacKay Shaw person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Doddridge, Philip, 1702-1751, person
associatedWith Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996 person
associatedWith Duncombe, E., Mrs. person
associatedWith Duncombe, William, person
associatedWith Duncombe, William, 1690-1769. person
associatedWith Foxcroft, Thomas, 1697-1769. person
associatedWith Francke, Gotthilf August, 1696-1769. person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
associatedWith Fuller, William. person
associatedWith George, Luvenia A., 1930- person
associatedWith Gerdes, Daniel, person
associatedWith Gerdis, Daniel. person
associatedWith Gibbons, William. person
associatedWith Gibson, Edmund, 1669-1748, person
associatedWith Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, 1884-1920. person
associatedWith Hamby, Nathaniel. person
associatedWith Hannaford, Roger, person
associatedWith Hatton, John Liptrot, 1809-1886. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Lee, Francis. person
associatedWith Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 person
associatedWith Manuscript Collection (The Burke Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Marston, Samuel. person
associatedWith Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. person
associatedWith Paternoster, Simon, of Hacheston. person
associatedWith Possibly: Doddridge, Philip, 1702-1751 person
associatedWith Possibly: Hedgeland, Reginald Follett Codrington, fl 1841-1846 person
associatedWith Quick, Jeffrey, 1956- person
associatedWith Rippon, John, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Say, Samuel, 1676-1743. person
correspondedWith Sewall, Mary Gibbs person
associatedWith Slates, Philip M., 1924-1966. person
associatedWith Somerset, Frances Seymour, Duchess of, 1699-1754. person
associatedWith Stevens, Thomas. person
associatedWith Turton, John, fl. 1759. person
associatedWith Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. person
correspondedWith Watts, Enoch, fl. 1697-1700, person
associatedWith William III, King of England, 1650-1702. person
correspondedWith Woodward, Joseph G. (Joseph Gurley), person
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Namur (Belgium)
England
Cyprus, Asia Minor
New York (State)--New York
Devonport, Devon
Great Britain
Great Britain
Subject
English literature--18th century
Letters--18th century
Obituaries
Consolation
English poetry--18th century
Psalms (Music)
Music--18th century
Occasional verse, English
Doxology
Sympathy
Hymns, English--18th century--History and criticism--Sources
Portraits, British 19th century
Manuscripts--English
Children--Death
Faith
Sacred vocal music
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Lyricists
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Birth 1674-07-17

Death 1748-11-25

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