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Ms. Codex 664 - Thayer, John, 1758-1815 - Rélation de la conversion de Mr. Jean Thayer : ministre protestant de Boston, en l'Amérique septentrionalle, converti à la religion catholique à Rome le 23 [sic] mai 1783
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Other: Ms. Codex 664 - Thayer, John, 1758-1815 - Rélation de la conversion de Mr. Jean Thayer : ministre protestant de Boston, en l'Amérique septentrionalle, converti à la religion catholique à Rome le 23 [sic] mai 1783
Author:
Thayer, John, 1758-1815.
Title:
Rélation de la conversion de Mr. Jean Thayer : ministre protestant de Boston, en l'Amérique septentrionalle, converti à la religion catholique à Rome le 23 [sic] mai 1783 [manuscript] / Ecrite par lui même avec une lettre à son frere, en réponse à quelques objections sur le parti qu'il à pris, et une autre lettre d'une d[emois]elle angloise à qui il a fait faire son abjuration au moins de [septem]bre de la presente année à Londres, quelle lui à ecrite le landemain de sa premiere communion.
Origin:
[England?, circa 1800]
Physical description:
160 leaves : paper ; 158 x 98 (126 x 70) mm. bound to 165 x 102 mm.
Summary:
Comprised of 2 manuscript works, the first is a copy of a work by John Thayer, originally published in London in 1787, the second is unidentified and has a copy of a letter dated 1801 inserted between p. 96-97; plus 3 printed pamphlets bound in at the end (32 leaves).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (p. 1).
Copy of letter between p. 96-97 in second work is from a French Archbishop to the superior of the French priests at Reading, England and includes the date 31 May 1801.
Two pamphlets are dated 1797.
Pagination: Paper, 160 + i; [iv], 1-66, [ii], 1-96, [viii], 97-175, [i], 1-27, [i], 1-8, 1-26, [ii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners; [1-316]; modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners. References in this record are to modern pagination.
Script: Written in a cursive script by one hand, possibly that of Rev. Mr. Allis, "prêtre du diocese de Coutances, Reading [England]" (note, p. iii).
Binding: Contemporary boards.
Origin: Written in England[?], circa 1800 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 664.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 664
 
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