Morton, Charles

Scope and Content

Two letters, 1683-1684, one concerning the improvement of the county of Cornwall, the second concerning a new river-way.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Morton was born in Pendavy, Cornwall in 1626/7. Educated at Wadham College Oxford University, he became Rector of Blisland in 1655. In 1686 he emigrated to New England, USA, where he became Minister of Charlestown. In 1697 he was appointed first Vice President of Harvard College. He died there in 1698.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

N. J. Seeley, 'Two Autograph MSS of Charles Morton in the University of London Library.' ( In the Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall Vol 5, pt. 1 [1965]) Copy at [S] CC25.75 (P.C. 1)

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, holds a manuscript copy of 'A system of Physics', 1684.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.