The Resource Pamphlet collection

Pamphlet collection

Label
Pamphlet collection, 1646-1918
Title
Pamphlet collection
Inclusive dates
1646-1918
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains pamphlets owned by various individuals and collected by Mary Fifield King or donated directly to the Library. Among the owners of more than one pamphlet are: Cotton Tufts, Dr. Noah Fifield, Hannah Cranch Bond Fifield, William Cranch Bond Fifield, and Richard Cranch. Of particular interest in the collection are the political and anti-slavery pamphlets. The Fifields' involvement in temperance, women's rights, and anti-slavery efforts is well-represented; and the Boston Female Anti-slavery Society and Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society efforts are present.There are numerous sermons, many Fourth of July orations and others for the dedication of Civil War monuments which also are of a political nature. and funeral orations for notables in the anti-slavery effort. Authors who appear more than once include: Rev. Jacob Norton, Rev. Joseph Bent, Jr., Rev. Jonas Perkins, the Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina, Edmund Quincy, and Rev. Theodore Parker. Some but not all of the anti-slavery tracts published in 1855 by the American Anti-Slavery Society also are present in the collection. There are several American Revolution and early national period pamphlets which may have belonged to Cotton Tufts. The Richard Cranch pamphlets found in the bound volume include ones authored by and given him by his nephew John Quincy Adams. Also in that volume are orations at the time of George Washington's death. The titles of authors of all pamphlets in the volume are noted in the container list. A few pamphlets relate to local government in the late nineteenth century: a Water Department investigation and an effort to have the State purchase the Boston-Albany Railroad. Some of the pamphlets may be rare. The archivist has not found via online searching another repository having the original Edes and Gill 1752 printing God's Voice Crying to the Inhabitants of Weymouth& It is in extremely poor condition and cannot be handled until it is conserved; the collection, however, contains the 1811 printing of the pamphlet which can and should be used instead
Cataloging source
OCD
Language note
Materials in English
Label
Pamphlet collection
Instantiates
Note
Materials in this collection are located in the Local History Collection at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass
Control code
ocn960458207
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid with container list available in the library.
Extent
11 drop front boxes (4 linear ft.)
Governing access note
Open for researchers but some are too fragile to use at present
Immediate source of acquisition
Mary Fifield King, Mrs. Elliot C. Pierce (Mary E. Pierce), Mrs. Charles M. Taylor (Alice Taylor), Mrs. John Lewis, Bessie B.F. Hunt, Edmund S. Hunt. Some pamphlets are stamped "Fifield Memorial First Parish Dorchester". Mary Fifield King was an active family historian/curator for both Tufts Library and First Parish Church, Dorchester
Organization method
The collection is arranged in chronological order except for the last box. The container list provides the title, author, date, publisher and place of publication, as well as the owner's name, if known, and in comments the number of pages and inscriptions in the pamphlets. In the last box of the collection there are two groups of pamphlets and one bound volume of pamphlets
System control number
(OCoLC)960458207
Label
Pamphlet collection
Note
Materials in this collection are located in the Local History Collection at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass
Control code
ocn960458207
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid with container list available in the library.
Extent
11 drop front boxes (4 linear ft.)
Governing access note
Open for researchers but some are too fragile to use at present
Immediate source of acquisition
Mary Fifield King, Mrs. Elliot C. Pierce (Mary E. Pierce), Mrs. Charles M. Taylor (Alice Taylor), Mrs. John Lewis, Bessie B.F. Hunt, Edmund S. Hunt. Some pamphlets are stamped "Fifield Memorial First Parish Dorchester". Mary Fifield King was an active family historian/curator for both Tufts Library and First Parish Church, Dorchester
Organization method
The collection is arranged in chronological order except for the last box. The container list provides the title, author, date, publisher and place of publication, as well as the owner's name, if known, and in comments the number of pages and inscriptions in the pamphlets. In the last box of the collection there are two groups of pamphlets and one bound volume of pamphlets
System control number
(OCoLC)960458207

Library Locations

    • Weymouth Tufts Library Borrow it
      46 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA, 02188, US
      42.2153756 -70.9652885
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