Richardson, John. Sermon Notes

Collection History

Please note that as of January 2022, the John Richardson sermon notes, 1692-1693, and all future digital collections are now hosted on the library's new digital archive.

Rev. John Richardson (1647-1696) graduated Harvard in 1666 and subsequently became a tutor or Resident Fellow of the College. In 1675 he was ordained as minister of the First Church of Newbury, Mass. where he remained for twenty-one years. He married Mary Pierson of Woburn, with whom he had five children. He preached the Artillery Election Sermon at Boston twice, in 1675 and 1681.

This collection consists of a bound volume of detailed notes for the Rev. Richardson's sermons, preached towards the end of his life in 1692-1693.

The original manuscripts in this collection are owned by our project partners, the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. Further information about the collection can be found in the Phillips Library's catalog.


Digital Materials

Sermon notes, 1692-1693

This bound volume comprises sermon notes kept by Richardson over the course of two years. The sermons include some which were preached under the auspices of ministers John Pike (Dover, NH), John Woodbridge (North Andover, Mass.), Samuel Phillips (Andover, Mass.), and John Clark (Exeter, NH). The volume is lacking at least two leaves at the front and two leaves at the end.


Related Materials

Newbury, Mass. First Church, 1634-1828


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.