- Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877
- Call number
- MssCol 2074
- Physical description
- .15 linear feet (1 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) was an American author. Collection consists of original manuscript notes for Motley's Merry Mount: a Romance of the Massachusetts Colony; research on the history, customs and manners of the first settlers of New England; and numerous quotations from original sources. Also, passages describing the intellectual and religious life of the Puritans and descriptions of Merry Mount itself, including a sketch entitled "Mish-Mash" which appears to be earliest written part of the romance.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, 1943
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
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Alternative form available
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library