Notes on Contributors

    FREDERICK S. ALLIS, JR., formerly Chairman of the History Department at Phillips Academy, Andover, is presently Editor of Publications for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. His most recent book is Youth from Every Quarter: A Bicentennial History of Phillips Academy, Andover.

    RICHARD BOULIND completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Cambridge University. At the time his article on William Hack was written, he was on the staff of the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island. He is now pursuing independent research in the United States and Great Britain.

    LESTER J. CAPPON, a Research Fellow Emeritus at the Newberry Library, Chicago, was formerly Archivist and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia; Editor of Publications and, later, Director of the Institute of Early American History and Culture. His works include the Virginia Gazette Index 1736–80, Adams-Jefferson Letters, and Atlas of Early American History: Revolutionary Era 1760–90.

    SHELDON S. COHEN is Professor of American History at Loyola University of Chicago. He has written extensively in the field of American colonial history, with a primary interest in colonial Connecticut. His most recent book is Samuel Andrew Peters, Connecticut’s Loyalist Gadfly.

    ROBERT GIROUARD graduated from Tufts University in 1962 and the next year earned his M.A. from Johns Hopkins. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1971. Presently, he is an editor of the Minneapolis Star.

    HARLEY PEIRCE HOLDEN came to the Harvard University Archives in 1960 and became its Curator in 1971. He was a Shirley friend and neighbor of Clifford Kenyon Shipton and was his assistant at the Harvard Archives as well as a successor as Curator.

    ERNEST JOHN KNAPTON is Professor Emeritus of History, Wheaton College, Massachusetts, with numerous visiting professorships. Among other works, he is the author of Lady of the Holy Alliance, Empress Josephine, France: An Interpretive History, and several European history texts.

    ROBERT W. LOVETT worked with Clifford K. Shipton in the Harvard Archives from 1938 to 1948 when he became Curator of Manuscripts and Archives at the Harvard Business School, from which he retired in 1979. He is the author of numerous articles on Essex County, Massachusetts, history, aspects of Harvard Library history, and the management of archives.

    MARCUS A. McCORISON is Librarian and Director of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, duties to which he succeeded Clifford K. Shipton in 1960 and 1967 respectively.

    JAMES E. MOONEY joined the staff of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, in 1967 when he succeeded Clifford K. Shipton as Editor of the Early American Imprints. Shipton was also Mooney’s dissertation advisor at Clark University. Dr. Mooney is now Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

    ANDREW OLIVER was a retired New York lawyer, a resident of Boston, an art historian and the author of several volumes on early American portraiture, including Portraits of John and Abigail Adams, Portraits of John Quincy Adams and his Wife, Portraits of John Marshall, and Auguste Edouart’s Silhouettes of Eminent Americans. At his death in October 1981, he was President of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

    NORMAN PETTIT, an Editor of The New England Quarterly, is the author of The Heart Prepared: Grace and Conversion in Puritan Spiritual Life. He was also co-editor of Thomas Hooker: Writings in England and Holland, 1626–1633. A graduate of Harvard, Oxford, and Yale Universities, he is currently Professor of English at Boston University.

    STEPHEN T. RILEY began his professional life in 1934 as Assistant Librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society and ultimately became its Director, in which capacity he served from 1957 through 1976. Presently Director Emeritus, he has served on numerous editorial advisory and other committees, including the Adams Family, George Washington, and Daniel Webster Papers, and has written on a wide variety of subjects.

    SARA J. SCHECHNER is a doctoral candidate in the history of science at Harvard University, where in 1979 she also completed her B.A. in physics and the history of science. In 1980, she read for an M.Phil. in the history and philosophy of science at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. She is interested in the history and philosophy of the physical sciences from the seventeenth century to the present.

    WINTON U. SOLBERG is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana. His teaching career has taken him to the U. S. Military Academy, Yale, Macalester College, and many other lecture- and fellowships as far afield as Bologna, Moscow, and Kobe. He is the author of such works as The Federal Convention and the Formation of the Union of the American States; The University of Illinois, 1867–1894: An Intellectual and Cultural History; and Redeem the Time: The Puritan Sabbath in Early America.

    LAWRENCE W. TOWNER is President and Librarian of the Newberry Library, Chicago. He first met Clifford K. Shipton while working on his Ph.D. dissertation at Northwestern University. Dr. Towner subsequently taught at William and Mary, where he also edited The William and Mary Quarterly, A Magazine of Early American History from 1956 until 1962.

    FRANCIS G. WALETT has taught for many years at Boston University, Worcester State College, and other institutions. He is the author of Economic History of the United States; The Boston Gazette, 1774; The Diary of Ebenezer Parkman; Massachusetts Newspapers & the Revolutionary Crisis; the award-winning The Press & The American Revolution; and numerous articles in the leading scholarly journals.

    PETER WALNE was, for a decade, County Archivist of Berkshire, England. Since 1962, he has been County Archivist of Hertfordshire. He is a member of many British and American learned societies, including the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

    WALTER MUIR WHITEHILL was for many years the Editor of Publications and guiding hand of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, as well as of a large number of other Boston-area organizations and cultural and educational institutions. He died in 1978. His paper for this volume may well be the last from his pen to be published.