August 7, 1728

1728 August 7 (Wednesday).  I went to See Mr. Miles’s[1] Library.  His widow show’d me her house and Garden.

[1]Reverend Samuel Myles (Harvard 1684), Rector of King’s Chapel, Boston, 1680- 1728.  The library in question was sent over by the Bishop of London.  Sibley suggests that it was “perhaps the best theological library in the country.”  The remnants of this library were deposited in the Boston Athenaeum in 1823.  Sibley, III, 287-293.