List of Indian sermons preached by Josiah Cotton, 1709-1710
While processing the papers of Reverend Joseph B. Felt of Salem, Massachusetts, I came across an interesting document. It is a tattered handwritten sheet of paper, repaired with tape, entitled “Indian sermons preached from October 28, 1709 to September 28, 1710.” You can read a list of places and dates and a brief text. It is signed by Josiah Cotton.
We have now been open at our new temporary location for a little over one month, and the Reading Room has had a number of visitors from around the country and around the world. As a new member of the reference staff I am excited to have the opportunity to learn about the Phillips Library collections both through our researchers and the other staff members. After much discussion with the reference staff it was decided that an exhibit would be a nice addition to our new space.
Printed on the back of the envelope: The destruction of the Snake of South Carolina, Nullification and Secession. and all her progeny, by the National Bird.
The Phillips Library was the recipient of a grant from the National Historic Publication and Records Commission (NHPRC), which provided the opportunity to process more than 85 manuscript collections of historic significance. One of these collections is MM 8, Civil War Patriotic Envelope Collection, which houses more than 9,400 examples of envelopes created to promote the political and social causes of the war, depicting both Union and Confederate perspectives.