By Marcus A. McCorison
IN reviewing the record of Clifford K. Shipton’s published work, one is forcibly struck by the evidence of his enormous energy and discipline, characteristics which also were made manifest in his endeavors at the American Antiquarian Society and at the Harvard University Archives. The realization of the extent of his work explains in large measure his impatience with dunderheads or with uncommitted people, for his life was one of commitment to scholarship and to the encouragement of it.
Further, his writings give ample evidence of the things of the mind to which he had harnessed himself—honesty, candor, irritation with self-indulgence and the unnecessarily new—traits which he admired in the ideal “Puritan,” of whom he, himself, was a splendid example.
This list of Ted Shipton’s works was not as easy to put together as I had thought, a situation I should have anticipated. Shipton was not self-important, and he did not tabulate his articles and reviews as fully as we might have wished. Thus, I am not certain that we have assembled a full listing of his book reviews. I gave up the effort to enumerate his introductions to other people’s books. He made no listing of the latter, and they seem to be beyond retrieval except for chance encounters with them. I feel reasonably confident, nevertheless, that we have located all his other writings.
In dealing with reviews of his own books, I have not consistently included them. His volumes of “Sibley’s,” and other titles, were reviewed regularly in historical serials and, for those critiques, I refer the inquirer to the cumulative periodical indices. Shipton’s labors, like his life, generated heat and light, and the reaction to Ted’s views by other scholars is surely of interest. However, I have noted a few reviews, unusual for typical scholarly work—such as Eudora Welty’s review of the biography of Roger Conant, which was published in The New York Times Book Review.
Shipton’s publications are divisible into three parts.
His Puritan and colonial interests are best exemplified in his fourteen volumes of “Sibley’s Harvard Graduates, 1690–1770.” That great work is his most enduring scholarly contribution. Taken together, these biographies of nearly a century’s-worth of Harvard College alumni constitute an invaluable and unduplicated picture of New England—indeed American—life. The sketches demonstrate his ability to extract information from the most grudging sources and to get down on paper the essential nature of his subjects in a straightforward yet engaging manner. His book New England Life in the 18th Century (The Belknap Press, 1963) was made up of selected sketches from his volumes—a selection compiled by his friends in an unsuccessful effort to secure for him a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize. His final volume of “Sibley’s” was completed on the last day of his life.
Shipton’s second interest arose from his work at the library of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester. It was bibliographical in nature and found expression in his other great work, the editing of the Early American Imprint Series, 1639–1819, a task which he completed through the year 1805 and which he undertook in order to make source materials of history available to historians. He began by completing Evans’s American Bibliography from the letter “N” in 1799 through the entire alphabet of the year 1800. He completed his work by compiling the National Index of American Imprints through 1800, in which he incorporated the corrections and additions to Evans which he, Roger P. Bristol, and other bibliographers had accumulated.
With the prodigious editorial work involved in Early American Imprints, Shipton made his greatest contribution to the encouragement of scholarship in early American history and culture. By exploiting the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society, his own immense learning, and the skills of his publisher, Albert Boni, Ted Shipton produced an indispensable tool—facsimiles of the printed sources upon which scholarship depends.
Finally, the third, and less important portion of Shipton’s writings, deals with archival and library affairs. It must be noted that, in his concerns as an archivist, he constantly urged the right and full use of archival and manuscript sources in historical work. His cumulative index to the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, which encompasses all volumes through the seventy-first of the new series, totalling about 45,000 entries, was published by the Society in 1978.
Taken together, the listing of Clifford Kenyon Shipton’s published scholarship reveals a mind passionately devoted to the history of his country, a mind alive with curiosity about it, and a determination to make the sources of our history more readily available to other students. We are grateful for his life and for his gifts.
Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, 1933. Part I. “New England in Social Transition, 1680–1740.” Part II. “Biographical Sketches of Harvard Graduates of the Classes of 1690–1700.” 5 vols., typescript.
Sibley’s Harvard Graduates: Biographical sketches of those who attended Harvard College in the classes [1690–1770] with bibliographical and other notes (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1933–1975). Volumes iv–xvii.
Volume iv was published by the Harvard University Press.
Volume xiv was reviewed by M. G. Kammen in The New England Quarterly, xli. 4 (1968), 583–593, an essay which thoroughly analyzes CKS’s work.
Roger Conant, A Founder of Massachusetts (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1944). xv + 171 pp., maps, illustrated.
The book went into a second printing in 1945.
Reviewed by Eudora Welty in The New York Times Book Review, 25 February 1945.
Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, 1740–1831 (Rochester, N. Y.: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1948). xii + 94 pp., frontispiece, illustrated.
Volume 2 in “The Printers’ Valhalla Series.”
Noticed in The [London] Times Literary Supplement, 27 November 1948.
The American Bibliography of Charles Evans. A chronological dictionary of all books, pamphlets and periodicals publications printed in the United States of America from the genesis of printing in 1639 down to and including the year 1800, with bibliographical and biographical notes. Volume 13. 1799–1800 (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1955). xii + 349 pp.
Early American Imprints, 1639–1800 (Worcester and N. Y.: American Antiquarian Society and Readex Microprint Corp., 1955–1968). 132 boxes, 49,197 items.
Early American Imprints, Second series, 1801–1819 (Worcester and N. Y.: American Antiquarian Society and Readex Microprint Corporation, 1964–1967). 47 boxes, 9,785 items.
CKS prepared copy through the year 1805 of the Second Series.
The Harvard University Archives (Harvard University Library, 1963). 10 pp. Guides to the Harvard Libraries, No. 4.
New England Life in the 18th Century. Representative Biographies from Sibley’s Harvard Graduates (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963). xxvii + 626 pp., illustrated.
Other sketches which were reprinted from “Sibley’s” were those of “Andrew Oliver, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts,” extracted from volume vii; “John Callender” from volume vii in Rhode Island History, vi. 2 (1947), 44–51; a series of eight articles on John Hancock, reprinted from volume xiii, entitled “Olde Boston Had Its Scandals” in The Boston Globe, 16 May through 23 May 1965; “John Hancock—a Fresh Look” in Harvard Alumni Bulletin, lxviii. 7 (1966), 301–306; an excerpt of a passage describing the death of William Ellery, taken from volume xii. “I am going off the stage of life . . .” in American Heritage, n.s. xxi. 5 (1970), 2.
Reviewed in The [London] Times Literary Supplement, 28 May 1964.
Harvard Loyalists in New Brunswick (Frederickton, N. B.: The University of New Brunswick, 1965). 12 pp.
Delivered as the Founders’ Day address, 27 February 1964.
National Index of American Imprints through 1800. The Short-Title Evans (Worcester and Barre, Mass.: American Antiquarian Society and Barre Publishers, 1969). 2 vols.
The text was prepared by CKS, the volumes seen through the press by James E. Mooney.
Index to the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1812–1961 (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1978). vii, 603 pp., portrait.
“Secondary Education in the Puritan Colonies” in The New England Quarterly, vii. 4 (1934), 646–661.
“Benjamin Wadsworth’s Book (A. Dom. 1725) Relating to College Affairs” in Collections of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, xxxi (1935), 437–507. Edited, with an introduction by CKS.
“A Plea for Puritanism” in The American Historical Review, xl. 3 (1935), 460–467.
Reprinted as a separate.
“The Shaping of Revolutionary New England, 1680–1740” in Political Science Quarterly, l. 4 (1935), 584–597.
“Immigration to New England, 1680–1740” in The Journal of Political Economy, xliv. 2 (1936), 225–239.
Reprinted as a separate.
“Literary Leaven in Provincial New England” in The New England Quarterly, ix. 2 (1936), 203–217.
Delivered at the Society’s meeting of December 1933.
“The New England Frontier” in The New England Quarterly, x. 1 (1937), 25–36.
“Gold in the Archives” in Harvard Alumni Bulletin, xliii. 8 (1941), 469–474, facsimilies.
“The Harvard University Archives” in College and Research Libraries, iii. 1 (1941), 50–56.
“The Annals of Josiah Cotton” in Harvard University Library Notes, iv. 2 (1942), 112.
“The Autobiographical Memoranda of John Brock, 1636–1659” in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. liii. 1 (1943), 95–105.
Reprinted as a separate.
“The American Antiquarian Society” in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., ii. 2 (1945), 164–172.
Reprinted as a separate. Also, reprinted, with alterations, in vol. 1 of The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences (New York, 1968), 219–224.
“A Note [on a spurious letter of Cotton Mather]” in Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, xxviii. 2 (1946), 62–65.
“The Harvard University Archives: Goal and Function” in Harvard Library Bulletin, i. 1 (1947), 101–108.
“The Collections of the Harvard University Archives” in Harvard Library Bulletin, i. 2 (1947), 176–184.
Reprinted as a separate.
“The Orderly Books of Colonel William Henshaw, October 1, 1775, through October 3, 1776” in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. lvii. 1 (1947), 17–234.
“Puritanism and Modern Democracy” in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, ci. 403 (1947), 181–198.
An Introduction to Harvard (Harvard University, 1948), pp. 1–3.
“I wrote the first five [paragraphs] to replace the opening of a dull and traditional first draft.” CKS.
“America’s First Research Library” in Library Journal, lxxiv. 2 (1949), 89–90, 96, port.
“Isaiah Thomas, ‘Voice and Mercury’ of Yankee Revolt” in American Heritage, n.s. iii. 4 (1952), 48–51, illustrated.
Reprinted as a 4-page leaflet in 1952. Reprinted in The 1968 AB Yearbook, pp. 17–19.
“Letter to the Editor [on Cyclone Covey’s article, ‘Puritanism and Music in Colonial America’]” in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. ix. 1, 2 (1952), 128–129, 288.
“The Diplomatic Journal and Letter Book of James Leander Cathcart, 1788–1796” in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. lxiv. 2 (1954), 303–436.
Reprinted as a separate.
“John Langdon Sibley, Librarian” in Harvard Library Bulletin, ix. 2 (1955), 236–261.
Reprinted as a separate.
“Early American Imprints, 1632–1800” in Library Journal, lxxxi (1956), 893–894.
“The Hebraic Background of Puritanism” in Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, xlvii. 3 (1958), 140–153.
Delivered at the Society’s 1958 annual meeting. Reprinted as a separate.
“The Puritan Influence in Education” in Pennsylvania History, Quarterly Journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, xxv. 3 (1958), 223–233.
This article was also reprinted with papers on Moravian, Quaker, and Anglican contributions to colonial education. All were delivered at the sesquicentennial symposium held at Moravian College, 8 March 1958.
“James Otis and the Writs of Assistance” in Proceedings of the Bostonian Society (1961), 17–25.
“Those Horrid Puritans and their Influence” in The Torch, xxxv. 3 (1961), 3–6, 42–47.
A paper delivered before the Worcester Torch Club and a Torch Club convention in Hartford, Connecticut.
Clarence Saunders Brigham, 1877–1963 (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1963). 14 pages.
Preprinted from the Proceedings of the Society, October 1963. CKS’s remarks were delivered as part of the Report of the Council to the membership of the Society.
“Benjamin Lincoln: Old Reliable” in George Washington’s Generals, ed. by George A. Billias (New York: William Morrow & Co., 1964), 193–211.
“College Archives and Academic Research” in The American Archivist, xxvii. 3 (1964), 395–400.
“The Locus of Authority in Colonial Massachusetts” in Selected Essays: Law and Authority in Colonial America, ed. by George A. Billias (Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, c. 1965), 136–148.
“The Reference Use of Archives” in University Archives, ed. by Rolland E. Stevens (University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science; c. 1965), 68–81.
Allerton Park Institute paper no. 11.
“The Historical Background of Colonial Culture: Massachusetts and Rhode Island” in Summaries of the Lectures and Suggested Reading for the 18th Annual Williamsburg Antiques Forum, January 1966.
Abstract of a lecture delivered by CKS.
“An Americanist Looks at American Jewish History” in American Jewish Historical Quarterly, lvi. 3 (1967), 271–282.
CKS delivered this paper at a joint meeting of the AJHS and AHA at the AHA annual meeting in New York, December 1966. It was reported in The New York Times in an article prepared by M. S. Handler, 29 December 1966, p. 28.
Reprinted as a separate, with an introduction by Bertram W. Korn and with other papers delivered at that session.
Minute Man National Historical Park (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1967). Unpaged, illustrated leaflet issued by the National Park Service.
“The Museum of the American Antiquarian Society” in A Cabinet of Curiosities: Five Episodes in the evolution of American Museums, edited by Walter Muir Whitehill (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, c. 1967), 35–48.
This is an expanded version of a paper which CKS delivered at the 1964 annual meeting of the American Historical Association. It was first published as part of an article, “History of Museums in the United States” in Curator, viii. 1 (1965), 8–17.
“Bibliotheca Americana” in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, lxii. 3 (1968), 351–359.
“The Practical Puritans: Harvard, Yale, and the Educated Colonial” in Michigan Quarterly Review, vii. 3 (1968), 177–183.
A paper delivered at the Annual Assembly of the Clements Library Associates, University of Michigan.
“President’s Page [on the right to access to public records]” in The American Archivist, xxxi. 2 (1968), 183.
“The Archivist and Service” in The American Archivist, xxxii. 1 (1969), 5–9.
CKS’s presidential address before the Society of American Archivists.
“The Harvard University Archives in 1938 and in 1969” in Harvard Library Bulletin, xviii. 2 (1970), 205–211.
Shipton’s reports as librarian of the American Antiquarian Society were issued annually in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. li (1941)—lxix (1959). His reports prepared for the Council of the Society, delivered as the director, appeared in the Proceedings, n.s. lxx (1960)—lxxvii. 1 (April 1967).
Shipton’s reports as custodian of the Harvard University Archives were not separately published, but portions were extracted from them by the University Librarian in preparing those annual reports.
Obituaries prepared by Clifford K. Shipton of deceased members of the American Antiquarian Society, appearing in the new series of the Society’s Proceedings:
Volume l (1940)
- John H. Finley
- John C. Fitzpatrick
- John Woodbury
- Matt B. Jones
- Clarence M. Warner
Volume li (1941)
- Hollis French
- Henry Hornblower
- Alfred C. Potter
- George L. Kittredge
Volume lii (1942)
- Samuel V. Hoffman
- John W. Garrett
- William Lawrence
Volume liii (1943) Franz Boas
- Valentine Hollingsworth
- A. Lawrence Lowell
- Charles McLean Andrews
- Albert Bushnell Hart
- Frederic William Howay
- Gardener Weld Allen
- Edward Luther Stevenson
Volume lv (1945)
- Carl Lotus Becker
- Hunter Dickinson Farish
- Dixon Ryan Fox
- Philip Ainsworth Means
- George Dudley Seymour
- Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes
- Julius Herbert Tuttle
- John Munro Woolsey
- Thomas Bonaventure Lawler
- Roger Bigelow Merriman
- Shepard Pond
Volume lvi (I 946)
- Thomas Barbour
- Henry W. Belknap
- Allen French
- Henry Lefavour
- Albert Matthews
- Joseph H. Sinclair
- Joseph A. Skinner
Volume lvii (1947)
- Allyn Bailey Forbes
- Rogers Clark Ballard Thurston
- Frederick Woodward Skiff
- Milton Ellis
- Evarts Boutell Greene
- Horace Augustus Moses
- Lawrence Shaw Mayo
- Andrew Cunningthem McLaughlin
- Albert Shaw
Volume lviii (1948)
- William Sumner Appleton
- Hermann Frederic Clarke
- George Simpson Eddy
- Nathaniel Farwell Ayer
- Henry Watson Kent
- Harry Twyford Peters
Volume lix (1949)
- William Brooks Cabot
- James Truslow Adams
- George C. D. Odell
- Lucius Wilmerding
Volume lx (1950)
- Harvey Bassler
- Robert Digges Wimberly Connor
- Charles K. Bolton
- Glenn Tilley Morse
- Carl Van Doren
- Dixon Wecter
Volume lxi (1951)
- Randolph G. Adams
- Charles Eliot Goodspeed
- Luke Vincent Lockwood
- Robert Francis Seybolt
- George G. Welkins
- Harry Andrew Wright
- Augustus Peabody Loring, Jr.
Volume lxii (1952)
- Edgar Legare Pennington
- Edgar Erskine Hume
- Victor Hugo Palsits
- George Parker Winship
Volume lxiii (1953)
- Wat Tyler Cluverius
- Herbert Eugene Bolton
- Andrew Keough
- John Batterson Stetson, Jr.
- John Thomas Lee
- John Marshall Phillips
- William Greene Roelker
- Douglas Southall Freeman
Volume lxiv (1954)
Volume lxv (1955)
- William Robertson Coe
- Allan Forbes
- Stephen Willard Phillips
- Herbert Putnam
Volume lxvi (1956)
- Hiram Bingham
- Howard Coming
- Bernard DeVoto
- Robert Lincoln O’Brien
- Stanley Williams
Volume lxvii (1957)
- Lee Max Friedman
Volume lxviii (1958)
- Donald McKay Frost
- Henry Lowell Mason
- Stewart Mitchell
- Frederick Haven Pratt
Volume lxix (1959)
- Samuel Hopkins Adams
- Louis Henry Dielman
- Thomas James Holmes
- John McKinstry Merriam
- Russell Sturgis Paine
- Milo Milton Quaife
- James Hazen Hyde
Volume LXX (1960)
- Arthur Adams
- Joseph Gavit
- Ferris Greenslet
- Clarence Henry Haring
- Henry Plimpton Kendall
- Dudley Wright Knox
- Joel Cheney Wells
Volume lxxi (1961)
- Mark Antony deWolfe Howe
- Roger Kinnicutt
- Alexander Samuel Salley
- Lawrence Waters Jenkins
Volume lxxii (1962)
- Solon Justus Buck
- Alexander Hamilton Bullock
- Chandler Bullock
- James William Foster
- John Woodman Higgins
- Henry Bradford Washburn
Volume lxxiii (1963)
- Clarence Saunders Brigham
- Claude Moore Fuess
- Frederic Gershom Melcher
- Charles Belcher Rugg
Volume lxxiv (1964)
- John Adams
- Henry Wilder Foote
- Perry Gilbert Eddy Miller
Volume lxxv (1965)
- George Sumner Barton
- Hermann Porter Riccius
- Albert White Rice
- Thomas Winthrop Streeter
Volume lxxvi (1966)
- Carl Custer Cutler
- Frederick Lewis Weis
- Edward Harold Cole
- Fred Norris Robinson
- Robert William Glenroie Vail
- Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
Volume lxxvii (1967)
- Waldo Gifford Leland
- George Russell Stobbs
Volume lxix (1956)
- Lawrence Shaw Mayo
Volume lxx (1957)
- Charles Knowles Bolton
REVIEWS OF BOOKS
Early American Jews, by L. M. Friedman (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1934) in The New England Quarterly, viii. 1 (1935), 141–142.
Harvard Heroics, by R. A. Aubin (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1934) in The New England Quarterly, viii. 1 (1935), 143.
Descendants of Edward Small, by L. A. W. Underhill (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1934) in The New England Quarterly, viii. 3 (1935), 438.
After Three Centuries, by E. Huntington and M. Ragsdale (Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Co., 1935) in The New England Quarterly, viii, 4 (1935), 613–617.
American Kenyons, by Capt. H. N. Kenyon (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1935) in The New England Quarterly, ix. 1 (1936), 184.
Genealogies of the Families of the Presidents (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1935) in The New England Quarterly, ix. 3 (1936), 555.
The Tracy Genealogy, by S. W. Tracy (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1936) in The New England Quarterly, ix. 3 (1936), 554.
Vital Records of Berlin, Massachusetts, by F. L. Eaton and M. F. Duren (Marlboro, Massachusetts: Eaton, 1935) in The New England Quarterly, ix. 4 (1936), 745.
A History of Dedham, Massachusetts, by F. Smith (Dedham: The Transcript Press, 1936) in The New England Quarterly, x. 1 (1937), 148–150.
The Stroud Family History, by H. D. Lowell (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1934) in The New England Quarterly, x. 2 (1937), 192.
Waltham as a Precinct of Watertown and as a Town, 1630–1884, by E. L. Sanderson (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Co. for the Waltham Historical Society, 1936) in The New England Quarterly, x. 1 (1937), 180–181.
The History of Buckland, 1779–1935, by F. S. Kendrick (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1937) in The New England Quarterly, xi. 3 (1938), 669.
The Story of Colonial Lancaster, Massachusetts, by M. F. Safford (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1937) in The New England Quarterly, xii. 1 (1939), 173.
Cities in the Wilderness, by C. Bridenbaugh (New York: Ronald Press, 1938) in The New England Quarterly, xii. 2 (1939), 377–381.
History of American City Government, by E. S. Griffith (Oxford University Press, 1938) in The New England Quarterly, xii. 2 (1939), 381–383.
Kinsfolk, by W. C. Harlee (New Orleans: Searcy & Pfaff, 1937), in The New England Quarterly, xii. 2 (1939), 418.
American Cavalcade. A Memoir . . . of Dewitt Clinton Poole, by J. H. Poole (Pasadena, California: Privately printed, 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xii. 4 (1939), 810–811.
The Berkshire Hills. American Guide Series (New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xii. 4 (1939), 802–805.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, by C. M. Green (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xii. 4 (1939), 798–801.
The Waterman Family, vol. 1, by D. L. Jacobus (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xiii. 1 (1940), 163.
Lewis Evans, by L. Gipson (Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xiv. 3 (1940), 575–576.
Three Centuries of Freeport, Maine, by F. G. Thurston (Freeport, 1940) in The New England Quarterly, xiii. 4 (1940), 752–753.
Barnstable, by D. G. Trayser (Hyannis, Massachusetts: F. B. & F. P. Goss, 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xiv. 1 (1941), 200–202.
Early Springfield and Longmeadow, Massachusetts, by M. E. Cooley (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1940) in The New England Quarterly, xiv. 1 (1941), 209–210.
The Genesis of Springfield, by H. A. Wright (Springfield, Massachusetts: Johnson’s Bookstore, 1936) in The New England Quarterly, xiv. 1 (1941), 209–210.
History of Stratford, Connecticut, 1630–1030, by W. H. Wilcoxson (Stratford Town Clerk, 1939) in The New England Quarterly, xiv. 1 (1941), 199–200.
History of Topsfield, Massachusetts, by G. F. Dow (Topsfield Historical Society, 1940) in The New England Quarterly, xiv. 2 (1941), 406–408.
Cape Cod Series, vol. ii: History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters, by L. C. Hills (Washington, D. C.: Hills Publishing Co., 1941) in The New England Quarterly, xv. 3 (1942), 572–573.
History of the First Church of Stafford, Connecticut, by K. Grobel (Stafford Springs: Women’s Council of the Congregational Church, 1942) in The New England Quarterly, xv. 4 (1942), 756.
Isham Genealogy, by M. A. Phinney (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1942) in The New England Quarterly, xvi. 3 (1943), 533–534.
American Historical Societies, by L. W. Dunlap (Madison, Wisconsin: Privately printed, 1944) in Library Journal, lxix. 19 (1944), 934. Also The New England Quarterly, xviii. 1 (1945), 125.
Thomas Barnes (ca. 1615–1689/90) of Hartford and Farmington, Connecticut, by F. R. Barnes (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Privately printed, 1943) in The New England Quarterly, xvii. 1 (1944), 137–138.
The Story of a Family through Eleven Centuries, by R. Gorges (Boston: Privately printed, 1944) in The New England Quarterly, xvii. 4 (1944), 623.
Bogue Genealogy, by F. B. Deming (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1944) in The New England Quarterly, xviii. 2 (1945), 283–284.
Saints and Strangers. Being the Lives of the Pilgrim Fathers, by G. F. Willison (New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1945) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. iii. 2 (1946), 297–300.
Early Rehoboth, vol. ii, by R. LeB. Bowman (Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Privately printed, 1946) in Rhode Island History, vi. 1 (1947), 29.
———, vol. iii (1948) in Rhode Island History, vii. 3 (1948), 95–96.
———, vol. iv (1950) in Rhode Island History, ix. 4 (1950), 117.
An Invitation to Book Collecting, by C. Storm and H. H. Peckham (New York: Bowker, 1947) in Library Journal, lxxii. 9 (1947), 725.
The Lives of Eighteen from Princeton, edited by W. Thorp (Princeton University Press, 1946) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. iv. 1 (1947), 239–240.
Studies of British Newspapers and Periodicals from their Beginning to 1800, by K. K. Weed and R. P. Bond (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1946) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. iv. 3 (1947), 376–377.
Twelfth Annual Report of the Archivist of the United States (Washington, D. C: Government Printing Office, 1947) in The American Archivist, x. 3 (1947), 297–299.
Weybosset Bridge in Providence Plantations, 1700–1790, by A. E. Wilson (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1947) in Rhode Island History, vii. 1 (1948), 7–8.
John Hancock, by H. S. Allan (New York: Macmillan, 1948) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. vi. 1 (1949), 136–140.
The Winthrop Family in America, by L. S. Mayo (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1948) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. vi. 4 (1949), 686–688.
The First Ten Years of Printing and Publishing in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1830–1840, by H. A. Chamberlen (Manchester Historical Society, 1948) in The New England Quarterly, xxiii. 2 (1950), 276.
John Adams and the American Revolution, by C. D. Bowen (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1950) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, lxxiv. 4 (1950), 537–538.
Rhode Island Imprints, 1727–1800, by J. E. Alden (New York: R. R. Bowker Co. for the Bibliographical Society of America, 1949) in The New England Quarterly, xxiv. 1 (1951), 121–123.
George Washington, a Biography, vol. iv, by D. S. Freeman (New York: Scribner’s, 1951) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, lxxvi. 2 (1952), 221–224.
——, vol. v. (1952) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, lxxix. 1 (1953), 103–104.
——, vol. vi (1954) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, lxxix. 2 (1955), 237–238.
America Rebels: Narratives of the Patriots, by R. M. Dorson (New York: Pantheon Books, 1953) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. x. 4 (1953), 637–638.
Israel Thorndike, Federalist Financier, by J. D. Forbes (Beverly, Massachusetts: Beverly Historical Society, 1953) in The New England Quarterly, xxvi. 3 (1953), 420–421.
Captured by Indians, by H. H. Peckham (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1954) in The New England Quarterly, xxviii. 2 (1955), 277–278.
Boston Public Library, by W. M. Whitehill (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1956) in Library Journal, lxxxi (1956), 2306.
Delinquent Saints: Disciplinary Action in the Early Congregational Church of Massachusetts, by E. Oberholzer, Jr. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1956) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. xiii. 3 (1956), 409–411.
Middle-Class Democracy and the Revolution in Massachusetts, 1691–1780, by R. E. Brown (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press for the American Historical Association, 1955) in Political Science Quarterly, lxxi. 2 (1956), 306–308.
Puritanism in Old and New England, by A. Simpson (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) in The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, xlii. 4 (1956), 731–732.
The Cultural Life of the American Colonies, 1607–1763, by L. B. Wright (New York: Harper, 1957) in The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, xliv. 1 (1957). 120–121.
Henry Newman, An American in London, 1708–43, by L. W. Cowie (London and New York: S. P. C. K. and Macmillan, 1956) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. xiv. 3 (1957), 454–456.
Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540–1861, vol. 1, by C. I. Wheat (San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957) in The New York Times, 7 September 1958, section vii. 22.
——, vol. ii (1958) in The New York Times Book Review, 8 February 1959.
The Glorious Cause . . . the Adventures of Two Company Officers in Washington’s Army, by H. T. Wade and R. A. Lively (Princeton University Press, 1958) in The New England Quarterly, xxxi. 3 (1958), 419–420.
Massachusetts Records, by R. LeB. Bowen (Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Privately printed, 1957) in Rhode Island History, xvii. 1 (1958), 22.
The Puritan Dilemna: The Story of John Winthrop, by E. S. Morgan (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1958) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, lxxxii. 2 (1958), 225–226.
Berkshire County: A Cultural History, by R. D. Birdsall (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. xvi. 4 (1959), 612–614.
Democracy in the Connecticut Frontier Town of Kent, by C. S. Grant (New York: Columbia University Press, 1961) in The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, xlviii. 2 (1961), 292–293.
A Guide to the Archives and Manuscripts in the United States, by P. M. Hamer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, lxxxv. 2 (1961), 331–333.
Recording America’s Past: An Interpretation of the Development of Historical Studies in America, 1607–1884, by D. D. Van Tassel (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960) in The New England Quarterly, xxxiv. 1 (1961), 119–121.
The Adams Papers: Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, edited by L. H. Butterfield (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1961) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. xix. 1 (1962), 112–114.
The Gentle Puritan: a Life of Ezra Stiles, 1727–1795, by E. S. Morgan (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962) in The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, xlix. 2 (1962), 316–317.
Puritan Protagonist: President Thomas Clap of Yale College, by L. L. Tucker (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1962) in The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, xlix. 2 (1962), 316–317.
Peter Oliver’s Origin and Progress of the American Rebellion, edited by Douglass Adair and J. A. Schutz (San Marino, California: The Henry E. Huntington Library, 1961) in The New England Quarterly, xxxv. 1 (1962), 119–120.
Captain Joseph Peabody, edited by W. M. Whitehill (Salem, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum, 1962) in The New England Quarterly, xxxvi. 3 (1963), 275–276.
Ancients and Axioms: Secondary Education in Eighteenth-Century New England, by R. Middlekauff (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963) in The William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser. xxi. 1 (1964), 137–139.
Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town, by S. C. Powell (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1963, and Anchor Books, 1965) in New York Herald Tribune Book Week, 13 June 1965, p. 20.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1 (University of Toronto Press, 1966) in The New England Quarterly, xxxix. 3 (1966), 405–407.
The Life of the Mind in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, by Perry Miller (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xc. 2 (1966), 259–260.
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The Heart Prepared: Grace and Conversion in Puritan Spiritual Life, by N. Pettit (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967) in The New England Quarterly, xl. 1 (1967), 127–128.
The Antinomian Controversy, edited by D. D. Hall (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1968) in The New England Quarterly, xli. 4 (1968), 604.
Boston, A Topographical History, 2nd edn., by W. M. Whitehill (The Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1960), 1968.
The Wall and the Garden: Selected Massachusetts Election Sermons, 1670–1774, edited by W. Plumstead (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1968) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xcii. 4 (1968), 517–518.
Isaac Collins: A Quaker Printer, by R. F. Hixon (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1968) in New Jersey History, lxxxvii. 1 (1969), 51.
Spiritual Autobiography in Early America, by D. B. Shea, Jr. (Princeton University Press, 1968) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xciii. 2 (1969), 266.
Witchcraft in Salem, by Chadwick Hansen (New York: George Braziller, 1969) in Book of the Month Club Another New Selection, August 1969.
Puritanism and the Wilderness, by P. N. Carroll (New York: Columbia University Press, 1969) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xciv. 1 (1970), 105–106.
Peaceable Kingdoms: New England Towns in the Eighteenth Century, by M. Zuckerman (New York: Knopf, 1970) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xciv. 4 (1970), 546–548.
The Character of the Good Ruler: A Study of Puritan Political Ideas in New England, 1630–1730, by T. H. Breen (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xcv. 3 (1971), 395–397.
Their Solitary Way: The Puritan Social Ethic in the Century of Settlement, by S. Foster (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xcvi. 2 (1972), 241–242.
Massachusetts Bay, The Crucial Decade, 1640–1650, by R. E. Wall, Jr. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xciii. 2 (1973), 250–251.
Samuel Seabury, 1729–1706, by B. E. Steiner (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1971) in The New England Quarterly, xlvi. 2 (1973), 298.
The Loyalists in Revolutionary America, 1760–1781, by R. M. Calhoon (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973) in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, xcviii. 2 (1974), 255–256.
SELECTED ARTICLES PERTAINING TO CLIFFORD K. SHIPTON
Joseph T. Nolan, “Antiquarian Society’s Librarian is Harvard’s ‘Boswell’” in Worcester Sunday Telegram Feature Parade, 30 September 1945, illustrated, portrait.
Rene Kuhn Bryant, “No Son Unsung: The Dogged Effort to Record the Life of Every Harvard Man has Reached the Class of 1744” in American Heritage, n.s. ix. 4 (1958), 28–33, 106–107, illustrated, portrait.
“Hymning Harvard’s Sons” in Time Magazine, 30 June 1958, portrait.
Ivan Sandrof, “Close-up: Worcester’s Clifford K. Shipton . . . New Director of the American Antiquarian Society” in Worcester Sunday Telegram Feature Parade, 13 December 1959, illustrated, portrait.
Ivan Sandrof, “Isaiah Thomas’s Dream-come-true” in Worcester Sunday Telegram Feature Parade, 30 September 1962, illustrated, portraits.
Obituaries appeared in The New York Times and The Boston Evening Globe on 6 December 1973, as well as in a number of other newspapers on 5 and 6 December.
M. A. McCorison, News-Letter of the American Antiquarian Society, No. 13, January 1974, pp. 1–2.
This memoir was adapted and published as a portion of the Introduction to Shipton’s Index to the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1812–1961.
Edwin E. Williams, Harvard Library Bulletin, xxii. 2 (1974), 226.
Harley P. Holden, The American Archivist, xxxvii. 3 (1974), 513–518.
L. W. Towner, Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. lxxxiv. 1 (1974), 24–29.
Stephen T. Riley, Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 3d ser. lxxxv (1973), 130–135.