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Morton, Charles

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 50
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Morton, Charles
Date(s): 1683-1684
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Morton | Charles | 1626-1698 | clergyman
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Morton was born in Pendavy, Cornwall in 1626/7. Educated at Wadham College Oxford University, he became Rector of Blisland in 1655. In 1686 he emigrated to New England, USA, where he became Minister of Charlestown. In 1697 he was appointed first Vice President of Harvard College. He died there in 1698.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two letters, 1683-1684, one concerning the improvement of the county of Cornwall, the second concerning a new river-way.

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Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

N. J. Seeley, 'Two Autograph MSS of Charles Morton in the University of London Library.' (In the Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall Vol 5, pt. 1 [1965]) Copy at [S] CC25.75 (P.C. 1)

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Allied Materials

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The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, holds a manuscript copy of 'A system of Physics', 1684.

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2000-02-08 Joseph Gelfer

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