Papers, 1775-1817, bulk: 1804-1813.


Papers, 1775-1817, bulk: 1804-1813.

Correspondence and memoir of Hannah Adams, author and historian. The bulk of the collection consists of her corespondence with William S. Shaw, lawyer and librarian at the Boston Athenaeum; James Savage; historian and geographer Rev. Jedidiah Morse; and his associate Rev. Elijah Parish. Adams was involved in a long dispute with Morse over the competing publication of their histories of New England. Most of the letters relate to this dispute. Some are apparently contemporary handwritten copies. The memoir may be a draft of Adams' A Memoir of Miss Hannah Adams (1832).

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SNAC Resource ID: 6903910

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Parish, Elijah, 1762-1825 (person)

Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826 (person)

Congregational clergyman and geographer of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1783-1826. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770513 From the description of Account book, 1816-1820. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770209 Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a Congregational clergyman, was known as "the father of geography". His lectures on geography included Geography Made Easy (1784), the fir...

Shaw, William Smith, 1778-1826 (person)

Adams, Hannah, 1755-1831 (person)

Hannah Adams was and early American author and historian, known for her pioneering work in the field of comparative religion. Born in Massachusetts, she was home-schooled by her father, a Harvard tutor. She turned to writing as an outlet for her scholarly interests, and to help her family's financial concerns. A series of groundbreaking works on religion brought her fame and lasting success. She was the first writer to describe each religion from the point of view of its adherents, and was also ...

Savage, James, 1784-1873 (person)

James Savage received his A.B. from Harvard in 1803. From the description of [Student theme] , March 14, [1803]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77072623 ...