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

Ebenezer Devotion

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Library Information
Library date
1771
Location
Library size (titles)
~300
Library size (volumes)
329
Sources
Kevin J. Hayes, "Portraits of the Mind: Ebenezer Devotion and Ezra Stiles." The New England Quarterly 70:4 (December 1997), pp. 616-630
Probate inventory; published in Robert F. Trent, "New London County Joined Chairs: Legacy of a Provincial Elite." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 50 (Fall 1985), pp. 193-194
Newspaper advertisement for return of books: The New-London Gazette, 27 September 1771, p. 3; 11 October 1771, p. 4
Library notes
Advertisement text: "This is to desire all Persons who have in their Custody any of the BOOKS belonging to the Library of the late Rev'd Ebenezer Devotion, of Windham, that they would be kind enough to return them to me the Subscriber, as soon as they conveniently can.
EBEN. DEVOTION, Executor. Windham, 23d Sept. 1771."
Also note Devotion's portrait, painted with his library (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
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Total book value
£39/2/6
Total inventory value
£2076/2/11
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Entity Information
Date of birth
1714-05-08
Date of death
1771-07-16
Gender
male
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