Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 616 (S.7.10)
Date of Creation: Between 1647 and 1652
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: This MS. has no title. It begins: "According to your desire heere is a breife topographicall description of the Seuerall Townes in new England with the names of our magistrats and Ministers". 4to.
The MS. consists of three leaves, written in a small, print-like hand. From internal evidence it must have been written about the year 1650. It contains an account of the Puritan settlements and their Pastors and Magistrates. Well-known names such as "Master Elot", "Mather", and others occur.
Physical Description: In bound volume
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: Samuel A. Green contributed a communication to the Massachusetts Historical Society on 9th January, 1902, with which the text of this MS. was printed; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 443
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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