William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
Finding aid for
Colonial Parson's Notebook, 1713-1741
Blandina Diedrich CollectionFinding aid created by
Meg Hixon, October 2011
Colonial Parson's notebook
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.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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The University of Michigan
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Access and Use
Donated by D. N. Diedrich, 2009. M-4766.3.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright status is unknown
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Colonial Parson's Notebook, Blandina Diedrich Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
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" , 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" .
- Clergy--New England.
- Christianity--United States.
- East Windsor (Conn.)
- Sermons, American--Early works to 1800.
- United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.