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George Sheldon was a Deerfield, Massachusetts, historian who wrote extensively about the town's founding and early history. His biography of Deerfield, Massachusetts' first settled minister focused on the Reverend John Williams's (1664-1729) genealogy and early life experiences. Sheldon's book placed Williams in the context of New England's Puritan founders and the colony's conflicts with the French and Native Americans. Although his title referred to Williams as "The Redeemed Captive," Sheldon's narrative ended before the French and Indian raid on the town in 1704 when Williams was taken captive along with over one hundred of his parishioners.


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"Heredity and Early Environment of John Williams 'The Redeemed Captive'

publisher   W. B. Clarke Company
author   George Sheldon (1818-1916)
date   1905
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   5.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Book
accession #   #L99.035

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"A Biographical Memoir of the Rev. John Williams"

"History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts"

"A Sermon Preach'd at the Funeral of the Reverend Mr. John Williams"

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