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Pocket watch belonging to Cotton Mather

Pocket watch belonging to Cotton Mather Silver, enamel, gold, crystal


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    [ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

    This watch, made by master clockmaker Daniel Quare of London, belonged to the Puritan clergyman Cotton Mather. According to family tradition, it was "carried by him among the Indians, who, hearing the ticking, were frightened and thought he carried the Devil in his pocket, and ran away from him."