Lake, John. Memoranda

Collection History

Please note that as of January 2022, the John Lake memoranda, 1687-1688, and all future digital collections are now hosted on the library's new digital archive.

This single volume consists of handwritten records of sermons heard by Mr. John Lake in Boston, Massachusetts during 1687-1688. Lake's notes include the name of the minister, the date, and abstracts of sermons preached by Rev. Cotton Mather, Rev. Increase Mather, Rev. Samuel Willard, Rev. Samuel Phillips, Rev. John Higginson, Rev. Joshua Moody, Rev. Israel Chauncy, and a "Mr. Leverett" and "Mr. Baly", among others.

The original manuscripts in this collection are owned by our project partners, the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Further information about the collection can be found in the NEHGS catalog.


Digital Materials

Memoranda, 1687-1688

This volume contains John Lake's handwritten records of sermons delivered by various preachers in Boston, Mass. The booklet consists of 225 unnumbered pages of notes, including the names of the ministers, dates, and a summary of the sermon text.


Special Thanks

These digital resources have been made possible in part by the Council on Library and Information Resources, through a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this resource do not necessarily represent those of the Council on Library and Information Resources.