Unknown Author. Sermon notes

Collection History

This collection comprises notes on sermons preached at the First Church of Cambridge between 1679-1681, by an unidentified author. Detailed notes on the sermons are recorded in a combination of English text and shorthand. The sermons were delivered by notable ministers of the time, including resident Cambridge First ministers Rev. Urian Oakes and Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, as well as a variety of guest preachers.

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 record.


Digital Materials

Sermon notes, 1679-1681

This single bound volume of notes includes summaries of sermons by local pastors Rev. Urian Oakes, Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, Rev. Daniel Gookin Jr., Rev. Joseph Taylor, and Rev. Samuel Andrews. Indexes of sermons preached by specific pastors are included throughout the volume. The notes are heavily interspersed with passages of shorthand.


Related Materials

Cambridge, Mass. First Congregational Church, 1638-1783


Special Thanks

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