Guide to the Joseph Rowlandson Papers, 1652
Collection number: MS 62
About Joseph Rowlandson (1631?-1678)
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 (1652)
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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Joseph Rowlandson Papers, 1652, MS 62, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Source unknown, Oct. 19, 1993 (Accession number: 93.019)