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Dr. Elias Parkman

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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston News-Letter, 1 December 1757, p. 3; 8 and 15 December 1757, p. 2;
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 44
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Advertisement text: "TO BE SOLD on Thursday the 15th of December Instant, by PUBLIC VENDUE, A valuable Collection of BOOKS, Latin and English, at the late Dr. Parkman's House in North-Street, Boston, near Winnesimit-Ferry: Where a Catalogue may be seen. The Sale to begin at 3 o'Clock. Any Person possess'd of Books belonging to the Estate, are desired to return them before that Time."

The text for 15 December is edited to read "TO BE SOLD on This Day, being the ..."
Sibley's Harvard Graduates (10:223-224) describes Parkman's library as "small and composed largely of secular history," but with no citation
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