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Status: Proposed
Type: Real
Size: Medium (101 - 500)

Rev. Joseph Belcher

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1723-12
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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 21 and 29 November and 5 December 1723, p. 2
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston Gazette, 25 May 1724, p. 2
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 40
Library notes
Advertisement text (same on 21 and 29 November and 5 December): "A COLLECTION OF CHOICE BOOKS, being the Library of the late Reverend & Learned Mr. Joseph Belcher (excepting a few already Sold) will in a little time be exposed to Sale by AUCTION, by Samuel Gerrish Bookseller in Boston. The Catalogue will be Printed with all convenient speed."
Advertisement text (25 May 1724): "The greatest part of the Library of the Reverend and Learned Mr. Joseph Belcher, late of Dedham deceas'd; with another large Collection of BOOKS, consisting of Excellent Expositions on the Holy Scriptures, with other Books of Divinity, Philosophy, Law, Mathematicks, History, Voyages, &c. A great number of Sermons on Public Occasions, by celebrated Writers, collected & Bound together, &c. To be Sold by Samuel Gerrish, at his Shop near the Brick Meeting-House in Corn-hill Boston, at reasonable prizes. ..."
One book known to be from Belcher's library, Magirus' Physiologae Peripatetiae, Libri Sex, is at the Boston Athenaeum.
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Date of birth
1669-05-14
Date of death
1723-04-27
Gender
male
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