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Thomas Newton

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Library date
1721-10-17
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Unknown ("the greatest and best Collection of Law Books that ever was exposed to Sale in this Country")
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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 14 August, 18 September, 9 October 1721, p. 4
Newspaper notice: The Boston Gazette, 28 August 1721, p. 2
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston Gazette, 9 October 1721, p. 5
Newspaper advertisement announcing postponement of sale: The Boston News-Letter, 16 October 1721, p. 2
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 14, 21, 28 May 1722, p. 2
Library notes
Advertisement text (same on 14 August, 18 September, 9 October 1721): "To be Sold by Auction upon the Third Tuesday of October next, being the 17th Day of the said Month, A very curious and valuable Collection of Books, being the Library of the late Thomas Newton Esq, of Boston, Deceased, consisting of Divinity, History, but mostly of the Law (being the greatest and best Collection of Law Books that ever was exposed to Sale in this Country.) The Sale is to be at the House where his Widow now dwells in Queen-Street, Opposite to the Prison on Boston, and begins at Four a Clock in the afternoon, and so de Die in Diem till all are Sold. The Books may be seen Fourteen Days before the Sale, and Catalogues may be had gratis at said House."
Notice text (28 August 1721): "Whereas several Books of the late Mr. Newton's Library are missing, being lent in his Life time and not yet returned. This is to desire that all Persons having any such Books, will return them to his Widow at her house in Prison Lane, Boston. The late Mr. Newton's Library is to be Sold by Auction at the House abovesaid, on Tuesday the 17 of October next, where Printed Catalogues may be had Gratis."
Advertisement text (9 October 1721): "A Collection of Curious and Valuable Books, being the Library of the late Mr. Newton, are to be Sold by Auction, on Tuesday the 17th Instant, at the House of his Widow's in Queen-Street."
Postponement announcement text (16 October 1721): "By reason of the Small Pox, the Publick Sale of the Library of the late Thomas Newton of Boston, Esq, Deceased, that was to be on Tuesday next, is at present put off to a more convenient Season; and in the interim, any Gentleman may be accommodated with what Books they want till the Publick Sale."
Advertisement text (same on 14, 21, 28 May 1722, News-Letter): "To be Sold by Publick Vendue on Tuesday the 29th Instant at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Sun Tavern on Dock-square, a Valuable Collection of BOOKS, being the Library of Thomas Newton Esq, deceased; with sundry other Valuable Books added to them."
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Date of birth
1660-06-10
Date of death
1721-06-21
Gender
male
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