Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Vol. IV

Description
The Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was a five-volume work published by William Brown and Charles Peters in Philadelphia in 1828. This volume contained the biographies of Thomas M’Kean, Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll, George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
book
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 15.5575 cm x 25.0825 cm
ID Number
DL*006868.052
catalog number
6868.052
accession number
28810
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Cultures & Communities
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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