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Joseph Rowlandson, 1631?-1678

Collection number: MS 62

Size: 3 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Joseph Rowlandson

Joseph Rowlandson was born in England in 1631. He served as a Congregational minister, living for a time in both Lancaster and Ipswich, MA, before finally settling in Wethersfield, CT. He was the husband of Mary Rowlandson, whose Indian captivitity narrative made her a famous figure in colonial America.

About the Joseph Rowlandson Papers

A 1652 Petition by Joseph Rowlandson pleading the case of a couple in Ipswich, MA who wished to be married despite neglecting the proper courting procedures of the time. A 19th century transcription is included with the petition as well as a letter written in 1860 that describes the document.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Rowlandson Papers, 1652, MS 62, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown, Oct. 19, 1993 (Accession number: 93.019)

Petition by Joseph Rowlandson pleading the case of a couple in Ipswich, MA who wished to be married despite neglecting the proper courting procedures of the time. A 19th century transcription is included with the petition as well as a letter written in 1860 that describes the document.

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