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Samuel Buell's "...A Sermon Preached at East-Hampton, August 29, 1759: at the Ordination of Mr. Samson Occum, a Missionary Among the Indians," 1761

Samuel Buell’s “…A Sermon Preached at East-Hampton, August 29, 1759: at the Ordination of Mr. Samson Occum, a Missionary Among the Indians,” 1761

Congratulations to graduate students David Purificato and Nicole Shaw for their research publications on two rare books from Special Collections.

 

David Purificato, a Ph.D. candidate in Stony Brook University’s Department of History conducted research on Special Collections’ specific copy of The History of the Valorous and Wity-Knight-Errant, Don-Quixote, of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and Thomas Shelton (London: Printed by R. Hodgkinsonne, for A. Crooke, 1652). His article “A Well-Worn and Far-Travelled Tome: The Life and Times of a 1652 Edition of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote” was recently published in Past Tense: Graduate Review of History.

 

During her senior year at SBU, Nicole Shaw completed a one year internship in Special Collections and University Archives and she is now pursuing graduate studies in library and information science. In fulfillment of an academic service-learning project, she examined and studied Samuel Buell’s “…A Sermon Preached at East-Hampton, August 29, 1759: at the Ordination of Mr. Samson Occum, a Missionary Among the Indians,” 1761. Her research “Reverend Samson Occum: Forging a Bridge Across Cultures” is presented on “Hidden Heritage Collections,” a digital repository initiative of St. John’s University’s Division of Library and Information Science.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, collections, historic maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
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