- This edition of Lindley Murray’s English Grammar was published in 1824 by John J. Williams of Exeter, New Hampshire. Murray published the first edition of his Grammar in 1795, and it became one of the best-selling textbooks of the 19th century. The sequel to his book, The English Reader was also in the Copp Collection and can be seen in object DL*006866.11.
- 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 3/8 in x 7 in x 1 5/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 17.78 cm x 4.1275 cm
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- Gift of John Brenton Copp
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- National Museum of American History