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Library Information

Library date
~1600-1785
"YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY" "YYYY-MM-DD BCE", "5th-6th c. BCE",
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Location
"Boston, Massachusetts, USA", "London, England", "The Plaza Hotel, New York, New York, USA", "Hogwarts", "Alpha Centauri", "Hell"
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Library Size (titles)
1859 added to date
Number of titles in the library. 1,459; ~50; 100-200; Unknown ("1 lot books")
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Library Size (volumes)
Number of volumes in the library. 1,459; ~50; 100-200
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Sources
Tuttle, Julius Herbert. The Libraries of the Mathers (1910)
Manuscript list; books purchased by Cotton Mather from Harvard College Library as duplicates (1682)
Manuscript catalog of Increase Mather's library (begun 1664) at the Boston Public Library; Digital Version (this *not* yet incorporated into the LT catalog)
Extant copies (American Antiquarian Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Houghton Library, Harvard; Yale University, &c., &c.)
Will (1765, approved 1784); Probate inventory (1675)
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Library Notes
This collection includes books owned by several generations of Mathers, beginning with Richard (1596-1669) and extending down at least three generations.

Data in the entity information below is given for Cotton Mather (1663-1728). For information on the others represented here, see the profile page.

Additional titles at AAS and other locations remain to be sussed out and added.
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Links
www.example.com, https://www.example.com/, www.example.com/some/url
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Provenance Marks
Family members each typically signed their name in the front leaves of the book. Increase Mather generally signed with his name and the date (i.e. "Crescentii Matheri Liber. Julii 24, 1682"). Other examples: ""Liber Richardi Mather: ex dono Dom. Eliot"; "Sam: Mather"; "M. Byles"
It is not uncommon to find examples from the Mather library signed by several generations
Bookplate design, common ownership marks, etc.
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Legacy Categories
Libraries of Early America; Artists; Signers of the Declaration of Independence; U.S. Presidents
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Total Book Value
$300; 52/10/2
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Total Inventory Value
$3000; 654/13/5
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Contributors
A LibraryThing member name.
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Entity Information

Date of Birth
1663-02-12
"YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY" "YYYY-MM-DD BCE", "5th-6th c. BCE",
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Date of Death
1728-02-13
"YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY" "YYYY-MM-DD BCE", "5th-6th c. BCE",
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Gender
male
"female," "male," "n/a" or enter as free text
Places of Residence
"Boston, Massachusetts, USA", "Paris, France", "Algeria"
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Education
"Mississippi State University (BS|Library Science)","Oxford University (Christ Church)", "University of California, Berkeley"
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Occupations
plumber or waiter or engineer
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Legacy Connections
Huxley, Julian (brother), Orwell, George (student), Huxley, Leonard (father)
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