- Familiar Letters was a collection of letters published by the office of the Newport Mercury of Newport, Rhode Island in 1807. The letters mainly consisted of correspondence between Susanna Anthony and her friend Sarah Osborn, while also including letters from Anthony to her pastor Samuel Hopkins. The main content of the letters regard Anthony’s Christian faith and her struggles to live a life in the best possible way, devoting much of her days to prayer.
- The Copp Collection contains about 150 books of early American imprint and shows a wide range of reading matter typical of a New England Puritan family living in a port town. Literacy was expected of many New Englanders, as Puritan doctrine required everyone to read the Bible. The abundance of multiple Bibles, psalms, hymnodies, sermons, and morality tales reflects the Copp’s religious beliefs. Other highlights of the library include the works of Shakespeare, almanacs, historical and political texts, and travel narratives.
- The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
- Currently not on view
- overall: 4 1/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 5/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 16.8275 cm x 1.5875 cm
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- Gift of John Brenton Copp
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- National Museum of American History