New England Diaries, 1602-1800: A Descriptive Catalogue of Diaries, Orderly Books and Sea Journals Harriette Merrifield Forbes

ISBN: 9781331910411

Published: September 27th 2015

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New England Diaries, 1602-1800: A Descriptive Catalogue of Diaries, Orderly Books and Sea Journals by Harriette Merrifield Forbes
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Excerpt from New England Diaries, 1602-1800: A Descriptive Catalogue of Diaries, Orderly Books and Sea JournalsThe information about diaries in the following pages has been gleaned from many and diverse sources. Some of the manuscripts have beenMoreExcerpt from New England Diaries, 1602-1800: A Descriptive Catalogue of Diaries, Orderly Books and Sea JournalsThe information about diaries in the following pages has been gleaned from many and diverse sources.

Some of the manuscripts have been examined personally by the editor, many more have been described by the owners or custodians. The quoted bits of description are either from the editors of those diaries that have been printed or cited in published works or from the letters of their owners.That errors have crept in goes without saying- that only a part of such manuscripts still preserved have come to the attention of the compiler is also unfortunately true.

Many of the diaries listed seem to have but little value, but however insignificant they may contain facts saved by no one else and of great interest to a few. Others, like those of Judge Samuel Sewall and the Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, give nearly complete histories of the social life of the towns where the diarists lived.By the term New England diaries, is meant those either kept by a resident of New England at home or abroad, or by the stranger who came to our shores and wrote his experiences and impressions.The sea journals of the period before 1800 are of much interest. The captain or mate who kept the log frequently included in it the various happenings on board or in the harbor and endowed it with his own personality.

Some of the sea journals were kept by passengers - breaking up the daily monotony of the voyage by this diversion and preserving for us a vivid picture of the loneliness and danger of sea travel in those early days.Diaries commenced after 1800 have not been included though there are many of great interest. After that date records were more faithfully kept both in town and church and sea journals became more technical and less picturesque.In pursuing this line of work during the last ten years, I have met with great kindness and courtesy from very many persons. I should like to name them all did space permit, but I can only mention those who have been my constant advisers and helpers.

First of all I wish to express my gratitude to the American Antiquarian Society and to its librarians, Mr. Clarence S. Brigham and Mrs. Mary R. Reynolds. Without their cordial and interested assistance this book would not have been possible.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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