Manuscript Cultures in 17th Century New England

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

Hosted by Ashley Cataldo and Meredith Neuman


Join Ashley Cataldo, AAS curator of manuscripts, and Meredith Neuman, associate professor at Clark University, for a lively presentation on early New England manuscript culture. Presenters will showcase a variety of genres, including diaries, correspondence, account books, deeds, sermon notes, notebooks, annotations, and more. They will explore other intriguing features of manuscripts from the period, including shorthand and curious preservation issues. This hour-long webinar is for both new and experienced researchers who want to expand their knowledge of early manuscript culture, as well as members of the general public who have an interest in early New England history and culture.

About Our Hosts

Ashley Cataldo is AAS curator of manuscripts. Meredith Neuman, author of Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), was elected a member of AAS in 2012.



This online event is free, but registration is required.

You will be sent an email with a link and instructions on how to join the event upon registration.

Noah Newman to John Cotton, March 14, 1676. Curwen Family Papers, AAS

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