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Pierre Garcelon Papers


Correspondence, 1750-1773
12 folders
Catalog Number: M71.1

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Consists of twelve letters written between 1750-1773. The first eleven are from Pierre Garcelon to his son, James, and the last is from rector Jean Godfrey to James regarding his late father's estate. In the earliest letter, Pierre expresses severe displeasure with his eleven-year-old son's conduct while serving an apprenticeship in London ("you have always had a heart of stone and a natural cruelty") and threatens to book him on a ship to the New World. By the second letter and therafter, James has settled in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, and recieves only kind words from his father (especially after he reports a marriage to a well-born woman). Two letters (12 September, 1753 and 20 April, 1754) mention Apollos Riviore. Each letter is in French and is accompanied by an English translation.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
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Writings, 1747, n.d.
9 folders
Catalog Number: M71.2

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Consists of one poem and fourteen sermons, all written by rector Pierre Garcelon. The poem, entitled "Mon adieu a mes chers enfans" was written about 1766 in French. Included is an original manuscript, a printed version in French, and a typescript translated into English. The fourteen sermons are all undated except for one written after his daughter's death in July 1747. The sermons do not include English translations.
Arrangement:Arranged by material type, with sermons arranged by biblical passage.
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