Miscellaneous Manuscript Material Relating to the Doddridge Family
Among these documents are statements about books belonging to Mercy Doddridge, including one from Caleb Ashworth, Principal of the Daventry Academy; a note about a leaf of the Family Expositor that belonged to Joseph Angus; a printed announcement for subscriptions to the Family Expositor in 1751, signed by Doddridge; some sermon notes and a hymn by Doddridge in shorthand; and a previously unknown letter by the novelist, Elizabeth Hamilton, from 1803 that mentions her friendship with Mercy Doddridge, the daughter.
6. MS. sermon notes in shorthand until title, “Ministers comforted themselves that they may comfort others.” No. 944. Text is from 2 Corinthians 1.4. Also a MS. hymn by Doddridge, also in shorthand. MS dated from Northampton, January 22, 1742/3. [Historical Society of Pennsylvania Library, Simon Gratz Collection 250B, Box 86, Folder 12.]