Darkness at Noon
Darkness at Noon
- Darkness at Noon was a pamphlet published by D. Carlisle & A. Newell of Boston, Massachusetts in May of 1806. It described the particularities of the solar eclipse that was to occur. The pamphlet featured copious details including: the time of its expected start, the time it would end, the duration, the motions of the heavens that brought it about, and a listing of past eclipses.
- 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: 7 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 11.43 cm
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- Gift of John Brenton Copp
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History