Mather, Cotton, D.D., son of Increase Mather, D.D., a Puritan divine, was born at Boston, New England, in 1663, and died in 1728. He was educated at Harvard College, and was for sometime a pastor in Boston. He received his D.D. from Glasgow University, and he was F.R.S. (London.) His principal work was Christi Americana, or, an Ecclesiastical History of New England, from its Planting in 1620 to 1838. He was noted also for his work on Witchcraft entitled The Wonders of the Invisible World, &c, 1736.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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