Location: Microfilm BX 7260 C66 1978
Scope: Letters to and from Colman describing his pastoral duties at Brattle Street Church in Boston, his work among Native Americans (with the Society for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the Parts Adjacent, the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts), his responsibilities as a corporate officer of Harvard College, and his participation in the religious and political life of Massachusetts. Correspondents include Jonathan Belcher, Elisha Cooke, Jonathan Edwards, Cotton and Increase Mather, William Shirley, Samuel Shute, and Sir Robert Walpole. Subjects referred to include the Great Awakening, theological matters, church controversies in New England, George Whitefield, Isaac Watts, and schools in Boston.
How to search the collection: There is a printed guide (Catalog Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Benjamin Colman Papers, 1641-1763 - Microfilm BX 7260 C66 1978 Guide) listing the letters to and from Benjamin Colman during the years 1641-1763 with a brief description and subject heading for each.
Catalog Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Benjamin Colman Papers, 1641-1763 - Microfilm BX 7260 C66 1978 Guide
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|Colman, Benjamin, 1673-1747 -- Correspondence.|
|Church in Brattle Square (Boston, Mass.) -- History -- Sources.|
|Congregationalists -- New England -- Correspondence.|
|Presbyterian Church -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Clergy -- Correspondence.|
|Indians of North America -- New England -- Missions -- History -- Sources.|
|Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.|
Time Period: 17th Century 18th Century
Subject keywords: Native American Studies, Religion and Philosophy, U. S. History