Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Colonial Parson's Notebook, 1713-1741

Blandina Diedrich Collection

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, October 2011

Summary Information
Title: Colonial Parson's notebook
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1713-1741
Bulk dates: 1713-1714, 1741
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The Colonial Parson's notebook is a small bound volume of sermon and prayer notes kept by a New England minister from 1713 to 1714 and in 1741.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by D. N. Diedrich, 2009. M-4766.3.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Colonial Parson's notebook, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


History

This volume contains sermon and prayer notes kept by a New England minister in the early 18th century.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Colonial Parson's notebook is a small bound volume (approximately 3.5"x4", 62 pages) of sermon and prayer notes kept by a New England minister from 1713 to 1714 and in 1741. Several of the notes were written in "East Windsor," [Connecticut]. The volume opens with thoughts about Thanksgiving Day 1713, and continues with a large number of short reflections, often accompanied by relevant Biblical verses. One of the notes is addressed "To young persons" [1741], and another is about church news. A later note mentions several people who wished to "Joyn with this Church," including an African American named "Job Elswth" [1741].

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Bible.
    • Clergy--New England.
    • Christianity--United States.
    • East Windsor (Conn.)
    • Prayers.
    • Sermons, American--Early works to 1800.
    • United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
    Genre Terms:
    • Notes.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Volume   1  
    Colonial Parson's Notebook,  1713-1741 [series]: