Unknown author. Legacy of a Dying Father

Collection History

Please note that as of January 2022, the Legacy of a dying father bequeathed to his beloved children: or sundry directions in order unto a well regulated conversation, 1693-1694, and all future digital collections are now hosted on the library's new digital archive.

Written by an unknown author, this volume contains a long-form manuscript addressed to the author's sons. It consists of religious, moral, and general life advice presumably meant to outlast the author himself. No other information is available regarding the history at this time.

For additional information please see the finding aid.


Digital Materials

The Legacy of a Dying Father, 1694

This manuscript, dated 1694, was inserted into in a clearly-repurposed book (as evidenced by the crossed-out pages of note preceding the title page). The full title reads "The Legacy of a Dying Father - Bequeathed to his beloved children Or Sundry Direction in order unto a well regulated conversa[tion]".

The volume consists of the main manuscript on the right-hand pages, with additions, insertions, and corrections made on the left-hand pages.


Special Thanks

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