This collection contains the papers of Massachusetts scholar and
Congregational minister Samuel Cooper (1725-1783). Includes sermons by Cooper and his father
William Cooper (1694-1743), dating from 1718-1783 (strongest for the period 1740-1759) and
correspondence, covering international politics in relation to the American colonies
(1769-1783), French officers in North America (1778-1783), and the Cooper family affairs.
Samuel Cooper (1724-1784), scholar and Congregational minister, was born in Boston,
Massachusetts. Following in the footsteps of his father, William Cooper, he was educated for
the ministry and was graduated from Harvard in 1743. In the same year, before his ordination
took place, he was called to be assistant pastor of the Brattle Street Church in Boston.
Four years later he became sole incumbent and remained in the same pastorate to the end of
271 pieces in 3 boxes and 1 folder
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