REV. JOSEPH COOK SIGNED CARD, "Joseph Cook, Boston, 1879", 3 X 1.5, popular American philosophical lecturer especially noted for his adversity to Mormonism and Christian Science. In fine condition with some age toning and mounting remnant on the back.
Rev. Joseph Cook (1838-1901) was an American philosophical lecturer, clergyman, and writer, educated at Yale, Harvard, and Andover Theological Seminary, was a Congregational pastor in various pulpits who also lectured throughout the world. Under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association, he became famous with the "Boston Monday Lectures" attended by thousands at Tremont Temple in Boston in the late nineteenth century on the general subject "Modern Skepticism." He often used these lectures to attack other religious teachings, including Mormonism and Christian Science.