Cotton, Ward, 1770-1843

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Ward Cotton (1770-1843), a minister in Boylston, Mass., was born on March 24, 1770 in Plymouth, Mass. He received an AB from Harvard in 1793 and an AM in 1796. Cotton was ordained on June 7, 1797 as minister of Boylston and served there until June 22, 1825. Cotton died on November 15, 1843.

From the description of "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, the proper study of mankind is man" : commencement essay, 1793. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 697961576

Ward Cotton (1770-1843) was a 1793 AB graduate of Harvard College and a minister at Boylston, Massachusetts at the First Congregational Church.

From the description of Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612842565

From the guide to the Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Cotton, Ward, 1770-1843. "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, the proper study of mankind is man" : commencement essay, 1793. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Stowers, Joseph. Commencement essays, 1793. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Cotton, Ward, 1770-1843. Ward Cotton papers, 1758-1851. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith A. S. Burbank person
associatedWith Brown, Charles person
associatedWith Emerson, Lidian Jackson, 1802-1892, person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882, person
associatedWith First Congregational Church (Boylston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard College corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard College (1636-1780). Class of 1793. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson family family
associatedWith Jackson, Lydia, 1768-1849. person
associatedWith Jackson, Thomas, 1729- person
associatedWith John Thomas Cotton person
associatedWith Lucy G Brown person
associatedWith Lydia Jackson, 1768-1849 person
associatedWith Ralph Waldo Emerson person
associatedWith Thomas Jackson, b. 1729 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Boylston (Mass.)
Harvard College (1636-1780)
Plymouth (Mass.)
Oratory--Students--18th century
Baccalaureate addresses--18th century
Education, higher


Birth 1770

Death 1843



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