Author:Cotton Mather

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Cotton Mather

influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer; the son of minister Increase Mather; often remembered for his connection to the Salem witch trials

Cotton Mather


  • The Christian philosopher: a collection of the best discoveries in nature (1721) (external scan)
  • Essays to do good (1808) (external scan)
  • Magnalia Christi americana (1820) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Hannah Swanton, the Casco captive, or, The Catholic religion in Canada and its influence on the Indians in Maine (1837) (external scan)
  • Strange phenomena of New England: in the seventeenth century: including the "Salem witchcraft," (1846) (external scan)
  • Pillars of Salt
  • The Trial of Martha Carrier
  • The Wonders of The Invisible World (1693) (external scan)
  • The life of Mr. Thomas Dudley, several times governor of the colony of Massachusetts (1870) (external scan) external link]
  • Diary of Cotton Mather (1911) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • The life of Sir William Phips (1929) (external scan)

Works about Mather[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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