Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758

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Thomas Prince (1687-1758) was a graduate of Harvard College, a clergyman, scholar, historian, pastor of the Old South Church in Boston, Mass. from 1718 to 1758, and author of A Chronological History of New England, in the Form of Annals (1736).

From the description of Thomas Prince letters, 1721-1738. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 660848206

From the guide to the Thomas Prince letters, 1721-1738, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Thomas Prince (1687-1758) earned his Harvard AB 1707; he had a son, also named Thomas Prince (1722-1748), who earned his Harvard AB 1740. This commonplace book is assumed to have belonged to Thomas Prince, Sr., although it is undated and may have indeed belonged to Thomas Prince, Jr.

From the description of Commonplace book of Thomas Prince, ca. 1707. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064990

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creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. Thomas Prince letters, 1721-1738. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Burt, John, 1716-1775. Notes on sermons delivered at Boston's Old South Church, 1738-1740. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. Journal, 1709-1711. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Gill, Moses, 1734-1800. Papers, 1792-1800. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Abbot, Hull, 1702-1774. Notes on sermons delivered in Boston, 1743-1745. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, oversize, ca. 1829-1985 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Robie, Thomas, 1689-1729. Diary, 1710. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Willis, Jonathan, 1684-1749. Jonathan Willis diary, 1744-1747. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. An account of those of ye Society [who] are members in full communion ..., ca. 1708. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Old South Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1669-1986. Morris Brown College
referencedIn Prince family. Papers, 1724-1822. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Bromfield, Edward, 1648-1734. Edward Bromfield sermon notes, 1682-1803, bulk: 1682-1721. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Manuscript notes from and upon a copy of "America painted to the life" etc. by Fernando Gorges, London 1659, containing mss. notes of Rev. Thomas Prince, now in possession of Mr. Sumner Hollingsworth of Boston, and most generously lent by him to Ch. Eadwa New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Massachusetts sermons, 1670-1875. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Papers, 1682-1722 and undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Davis, John, 1761-1847. Papers, 1627-1846. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. Papers, 1661-1743. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Notes on the Old South Church and Old South Meeting House, ca. 1840-1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. List of marriages, 1743 April 25-1744 March 5, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. Prince's catalogues of New England books and tracts, ca. 1750-1815. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Sallick, Lucy Riley. Lucy Sallick papers 1677-2009 (bulk: 1830-1890). [manuscript] New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Thomas Prince letters, 1721-1738 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. Commonplace book of Thomas Prince, ca. 1707. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Prince, Nathan, 1698-1748. Index minorum : manuscript, before 1742. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Comer, John, fl. 1726-1731. Early documents relating to Newport and Rhode Island, 1649-1731. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Prince, Thomas, 1687-1758. Papers II, 1718-1748. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Foote, Henry Wilder, 1875-1964. Papers, 1775-1932. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 person
associatedWith Andros, Edmund, Sir, 1637-1714. person
associatedWith Bradstreet, Simon, 1603-1697. person
associatedWith Bromfield, Edward, 1648-1734. person
associatedWith Cooke, Elisha, 1637-1715. person
associatedWith Cotton family. family
associatedWith Cotton, John, 1640-1699. person
associatedWith Davis, John, 1761-1847. person
associatedWith Denny, Grace Cook, 1655-1741. person
associatedWith Dudley, Joseph, 1647-1720. person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Foote, Henry Wilder, 1875-1964. person
associatedWith Gill, Moses, 1734-1800. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Hinckley, Thomas, ca. 1618-1706. person
associatedWith Holmes, Abiel, 1763-1837. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Leisler, Jacob, d. 1691. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. Governor (1679-1686 : Bradstreet) corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. person
associatedWith Mather family. family
associatedWith Mather, Increase, 1639-1723. person
associatedWith Old South Church (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pratt, Charles E. (Charles Eadward), 1845-1898 person
associatedWith Prince, Abigail. person
associatedWith Prince family. family
associatedWith Prince, Nathan, 1698-1748. person
associatedWith Prince, Thomas, 1722-1748. person
associatedWith Randolph, Edward, 1632-1703. person
associatedWith Robie, Thomas, 1689-1729. person
associatedWith Sallick, Lucy Riley. person
associatedWith Sewall, Joseph, 1688-1769. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Territory and Dominion of New-England. President (1686-1689 : Andros) corporateBody
associatedWith Territory and Dominion of New-England. President (1686 : Dudley) corporateBody
associatedWith Third Church (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas and Elizabeth (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Willis, Jonathan, 1684-1749. person
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Territory and Dominion of New-England
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London (England)
United States
Great Britain
United States
Great Britain
Boston (Mass.)
New England
Boston (Mass.)
Ocean travel
Voyages and travels
Book collectors
Great Awakening
Funeral sermons
Congregational churches--Clergy
Greek language--Study and teaching
Religion--History--18th century
Registers of birth, etc
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Private libraries


Birth 1687-05-15

Death 1758-08-22


Greek, Ancient (to 1453)



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