ABBOT, Abiel.

Letters written in the interior of Cuba,


Letters written in the interior of Cuba,
between the mountains of Arcana to the east, and of Cusco to the west, in the months of February, March, April and May, 1828.
Boston, Bowles and Dearborn, 1829.

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Letters written in the interior of Cuba,


“Abiel Abbot (August 17, 1770 – June 7, 1828) was a prominent clergyman. He was born to John and Abigail Abbot in Andover, Massachusetts, and went on to study at Harvard University. He married Eunice Wales in 1796.

He started working as a preacher in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1793, and remained there through 1803, after having been promoted to pastor in 1795. He then moved to Beverly, Massachusetts, and became a pastor there. He remained in that position through the end of his life.

In 1828, he travelled to Cuba to recover his health, and died of yellow fever on his way back. He had one book published posthumously, “Letters from Cuba”, in 1829.


First edition. 8vo., xv, 256 pp., original drab boards sometime rebacked with green cloth, boards rubbed and worn, internally clean and fresh.

Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription S. Merrill – 1829 to front free endpaper.



Stock ID: 98156