2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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ALS to Rev. Dr. Joseph Lathrop re: Printing Lathrop's Sermons ISAIAH THOMAS (1749 - 1831). Colonial Printer, the foremost of his day, Publisher, helped Paul Revere warn of the British Approach to Boston and Served as a Minuteman, Founder of the American Antiquarian Society, Thomas as Worcester Mass's First Postmaster. August 30, 1794-Dated Federal Period, Autograph Letter Signed, 1.5 pages, 4to, Worcester (MA.), to Rev. Dr. Joseph Lathrop concerning the publication of his sermons. It reads, in part: "…I lament I had not time to call on you. I shall immediately issue proposals for printing the second volume of your sermons, and will forward a number of them to you." Fine, with the Integral Address Leaf "Free Franked" by Thomas as Worcester's first Postmaster, with a very rare straight line "Worcester Sept. 1" (postmarked). Dr. Joseph Lathrop, one of the most prominent Congregational Ministers of his day, published seven volumes of sermons from 1796 to 1821, probably all printed by Isaiah Thomas. Letters written and signed by the historic publisher Isiah Thomas are rare.
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