he gift of Isaiah Thomas's own extensive library of books and newspapers and items he purchased specifically for the Society from Hannah Mather Crocker and others launched the American Antiquarian Society’s collections. Categories of collecting now include books, manuscripts, newspapers, graphic arts, and children’s literature. The collections assembled over two hundred years by gift and discriminating purchase will continue to grow and maintain the American Antiquarian Society’s reputation as an indispensable resource for everyone interested in studying the United States to 1876.




Mather Library and Manuscripts
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Specimen of Typography
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Letter from Thomas Jefferson
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Fourth Anniversary program, 1816
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Library of Thomas, General Index
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Cotton Mather's Diary, 1703
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Accessions recorded
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Joseph Willard's receipt
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Pamphlets received, 1834
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Baldwin's last diary & notebook
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Catalogue of Books, 1837
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Antiquities of Wisconsin
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Fotherby's 'Narrative'
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Booke of Orders
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Selected manuscripts
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Mather Library
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Biblia Sacra
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Eliot Indian Bible
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Wallcut pamphlets
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Perkins Bookstore
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Audubon Birds of America
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Three almanacs
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American views
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Les voyages de Champlain
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New Journal of a Voyage Round...
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Pamela
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Weaver's Draft Book
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Congressional slip bills
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The Federalist
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Volume of Bound Tracts
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Pelham's Boston Massacre
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Warre's Fort Garry
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Warre's Mount Hood
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Revere's engraved billhead
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Akin's Philosophic Cock
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Johnston's Sound Asleep...
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Durand's Ariadne
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Ancient Works, Marietta, Ohio
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Daguerrotype of William Green
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Membership Certificate
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Missouri Gazette
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The Weekly Rake
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The Georgia Gazette
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Mother Goose's Melody
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The Mother's Remarks
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Young America's ABCs
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Harry: The boy that did not...
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Chicken Little
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