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Prache and Mattern papers (M205)

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Title:
Prache and Mattern papers
Creator:
Prache, Hilarius, 1614-1679
ID:
M205
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1668-1688
Date [inclusive]:
1668-1795, 1888, undated
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
Multiple
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
37 letters, essays and documents, in German, English or both languages; a few accompanied by modern transcriptions and translations. Most letters are to or from Prache or Mattern.
Preferred Citation:

Prache and Mattern Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Hilarius (Hilary) Prache (1614-1679), the son of a minister, his son-in-law John George (Johannes Georg) Mattern, and their families were early members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), founded by George Fox in the mid-17th century. Prache lived in Goldberg, Germany, and, from 1674, Cambridge, England, where he worked as an editor and translator. Mattern lived in Waltham Abbey, England.

37 letters, essays and documents, in German, English or both languages; a few accompanied by modern transcriptions and translations. Most letters are to or from Prache or Mattern. The documents include an inventory of household belongings and a 1795 communication from the Yearly Meeting of Women in England to its sister group in Philadelphia. The essays include "A Testimony and Apology for ye Truth ..." written in German by Johann Georg Mattern with a second title page in English. There are several other 17th-century pieces relating to early Friends, including one signed by Roger Longworth (1640?-1687), though many items in German are untranslated and therefore unidentified.

Photocopies of the Prache and Mattern papers provided for patron use. The collection is also available on microfilm; George J. Mitchell Dept. of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Me.; 1 microfilm reel.

Microfilm of Prache and Mattern Papers (1 reel)

Microfilm 1

1668 [? month] 22: Als fragment from [?] Watkins

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1673 [Apr 7]: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache

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1673 [Apr 24]: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache

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1673 [Apr]: Als to Hilarius Prache

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1673 [? month] 29: Als from Benjamin [Hurly?]

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1673: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache

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1673: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache, with transcription/typescript in English and typescript in German

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1674: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache

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1674: Als from Steven Crisp to Hilarius Prache

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1675: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache

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1675: Als from Johannes Claus to Hilarius Prache

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1676: Als to John Mattern

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1676: Als from Robert Milne to John Mattern

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1677 Mar 3: Als from Hilarius Prache to John Mattern, with transcription/typescript in English and typescript in German

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1677 [Jun]: Document addressed to John Mattern

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1677: Document addressed to John Mattern

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1677: Document signed by Roger Longworth

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1678 [Jan]: Document to John Mattern

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1678 Jul 3: Als from John Mattern to Johannes Claus, with transcription/typescript in English and typescript in German

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1679 Jun 23: Als to John Mattern

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1679: Als to John Mattern

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1679: Als from Robert [Sandelands?] to John Mattern

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1680 [Jun] 12: Als

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1680: "A Testimony and Apology for ye Truth..." by John Mattern

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1680: Als from Johannes Claus to John Mattern

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1680: Als to John Mattern

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1682: Note to R. [Matorno?]

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1688: Als from Nicolaus [Rust?]

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1795 Jun 18-26: Yearly meeting of Women Friends in London

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1888: Biography of Hilarius Prache from "Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie"

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[n.y.] Jan 27: Als from Ephraim Prache to J.M. Usher with transcription/typescript in English and typescript in German

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[n.d.]: Als from Benjamin [Hurly?] to Hilarius Prache

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[n.d.]: Document

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[n.d.]: Document

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[n.d.]: Document

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[n.d.]: Document

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[n.d.]: Inventory of household belongings with transcription/typescript in English

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1668-1673: Photocopies

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1674-1675: Photocopies

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1676-1677: Photocopies

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1678-1679: Photocopies

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1680: Photocopy, " A Testimony and Apology for ye Truth..."

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1680-1688, 1795, 1888: Photocopies

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[n.d.]: Photocopies

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