Join Dr. Eileen Botting of the University of Notre Dame for a lecture and book signing for her recent publication, Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Hannah Mather Crocker, published by NEHGS.
Botting’s new documentary edition is the first, and currently only, published version of Hannah Mather Crocker’s important manuscript, Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston. Hannah Mather Crocker (1752–1829) was the granddaughter of Cotton Mather, the niece of Thomas Hutchinson, and a leading women’s rights advocate of her time. She lived near North Square in Boston’s North End for most of her life and eventually inherited the invaluable Mather library. She used her own recollections, her library, and other documents to write a unique history of Boston and its environs from the 1620s to the 1820s. She hoped her Reminiscences would one day be published -- and now it has happened, albeit about 200 years later!
Botting’s talk will focus on Crocker's views on religion and politics as evident in her Reminiscences, with a special focus on churches in the North End. This event is hosted by the North End Historical Society with support from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The event will be held in Sacred Heart Church Hall, 9 Sun Court Street, North End, Boston.
This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. Please email NorthEndHS@gmail.com or call 617-680-3829 to RSVP.