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1701AD


ANONYMOUS - B54

May 1701

Matthews: Political diary (extract); political affairs of the day.

Notes and Queries  Second Series, X, 1860, pp 324-325.


ASTRY, Diana (later Mrs. ORLEBAR) (1671-1716)  of Henbury, Gloucestershire - B54

September 1701 to September 1708

Matthews: Social diary (extracts); her marriage; country social life; visits; much about meals, dinners, and menus; visits to London; mostly gastronomic interest; very interesting spellings.

Orlebar Chronicles  by Frederica St.John Orlebar. London, 1930, pp 160-168.


01

BLEEKER, Johannes [Capt.] (see also GLEN, 1699) - A16,M129

June 1701

Matthews: Treaty journal; journey with David Schuyler to Onondaga and negotiations with Indians.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  IV, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1854, pp 889-895.


03

DRURY, Robert (b.1687)  English sailor - E,F

1701 to 1717 (?)

“The Degrave left port in February 1701 reaching India safely four months later. On the return voyage it ran aground near Mauritius, and the crew was forced to abandon ship in Madagascar on the southernmost tip of the island, … A reluctant slave at first, Robert eventually moved his way up from agricultural work to become a cow herd and eventually the royal butcher.”

Madagascar: Or, Robert Drury’s Journal during Fifteen years Captivity on that Island  Unwin, 1890. First published in 1729; many later printings. The authenticity of the journal is disputed and it may fiction by Daniel Defoe, based on borrowings from  The history of Madagascar  by Etienne de Flacourt.


01

MAHER, John  - mate of sloop Mary (?) - A16,M130

October to November 1701

Matthews: Sea journal; voyage of the Mary from Quebec and account of her wreck off Montauk Point, Long Island.

In  Journal of the Voyage of the Sloop Mary  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Albany, 1866, pp 1-28.


01

MICHEL, Francis Louis  - of Switzerland - A16,M131

October 1701 to December 1702

Matthews: Travel journal; report, partly in narrative form, of journey from Berne to Virginia; interesting account of travel, geographical, social, and religious conditions. Translated from the German.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XXIV, 1916, pp 1-43, 113-141 and 275-288.


MILLNER, John [Sgt.]  - Irish soldier - B54

1701 to 1712

Matthews: War diaries; notes of twelve campaigns of the Allies; War of Spanish Succession; Marlborough's campaigns; France, Holland, Germany; marches, battles, etc.

A Compendious Journal of All the Marches  London, 1733.


01/02

EGMONT, John PERCIVAL, first Earl of (1683-1748)  Irish politician - H126,A34,B70,*M255

a) - July 14th. to October 28th. 1701

Travel diary (as Sir John PERCIVAL); a tour through the eastern and northern counties of England accompanied by William Byrd of Virginia (qv); travel; towns and houses; people met; agriculture and industry; good and interesting descriptions and accounts but largely impersonal. Few mentions of his companion.

The English Travels of Sir John Percival and William Byrd II; The Percival Diary of 1701  edited by Mark R.Wenger. Colombia, University of Missouri Press, 1989.

b) - 1728 to 1747

Matthews (based on the diary to 1733):  Public diary; full notes of public affairs, political activities, and news; parliamentary debates and conversations; court life and intrigues; meetings with Hanmer and Walpole; items about Georgia and Oglethorpe; social life, theatre, gossip, music, reading; private affairs; a good diary of the ruling group.

1. - Historical Manuscripts Commission  Earl of Egmont Manuscripts, three volumes, London, 1920-1923.

2. - Extracts: Aitken (1), 99-102; Ponsonby (1), pp 164-170.

c) - 1732 to 1738

The Journal of the Earl of Egmont: Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia 1732-1738  edited by Robert McPherson. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1962, 600 copies.

d) - June 1738 to May 1744

Matthews: Official journal; first president of Board of Trustees of Georgia; largely official and administrative minutes, but much political and social interest; historically valuable.

Colonial Records of Georgia  V, 1908, 783 pp.


ROGERS, Francis  - merchant - B55

December 1701 to November 1704

Matthews: Sea diary; the notes of a London merchant kept during voyages to the West Indies and elsewhere; sea life.

In  Three Sea Journals of Stuart Times  edited by S.Ingram Bruce. London, 1936.


WODROW, Robert [The Rev.] (1679-1734)  of Eastwood, Scottish Historian - B55

March 1701 to December 1731

Matthews: Public diary; materials in diary form collected for his history of the most remarkable providences; mostly relating to the Scottish Church, the Assembly, and Scottish ministers; together with notes of his own church and parish work, his family and domestic affairs, and public troubles.

1. - Analecta  Edinburgh, Maitland Club, four volumes, 1842-1843. Volume one also contains extracts from his diary from 1697 to 1701.

2. - Extracts: Fyfe (1), pp 376-389.


1702AD


01/03

BLUNDELL, Nicholas (1669-1737)  Lancashire Squire

1702 to 1728

Personal diary of a small Catholic Landowner of Crosby near Liverpool. Social, domestic and business affairs; daily activities on the farm or in the garden; work, amusements and troubles of tenants and labourers; friends, health and pastimes; visits; flight to London and then Flanders during the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion; his return leaving his daughters behind for another six years. Very full, detailed and interesting: only one day missed in twenty six years. The diary was copied up from pocket books, often much later, and incorporates occasional observations about later outcomes of events recorded; it must be a matter of speculation whether there was other significant self editing during the copying, but while the diary is a fascinating and very valuable daily record of activities, visits and transactions, there is an almost total absence of feeling or emotion and the diarist records neither joy nor sorrow, hatred nor affection; even his motives and responses in family affairs which must have affected him closely, are either concealed entirely or mentioned in the most objective and factual way.

1. - Extracts in  Blundell's Diary  edited by T.Ellis Gibson. 1895. An inaccurate transcription.

2. - Extracts in  Blundell's Diary and Letter Book, 1702-1728  edited by Margaret Blundell. Liverpool University Press, 1952. Re-issued in paperback: Charlbury, Day Books and Mark Blundell, 2002.

3. - The Great Diurnal of Nicholas Blundell  transcribed and annotated by F.Tyrer, edited by J.J.Bagley. The Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, three volumes, CX, CXII and CXIV, 1968, 1970 and 1972.

4. - Extracts: Bagley, pp 77-101; and Houlbrooke, pp 40-43.


03

BURMAN, Francis - B55

1702

Matthews: Travel diary; topographical and social notes during a visit to Cambridge, London, and Oxford.

In  Cambridge under Queen Anne, illustrated by a memoir of Ambrose Bonwicke and diaries of Francis Burman and Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach  edited by J.E.B.Mayor. Cambridge, 1911.


01/03

KEITH, George [The Rev.]  - of Edburton, Sussex, England - A16,M132

April 1702 to August 1704

Matthews: Missionary travel journal; voyage from England to Boston; travel and ministry among the Quakers in the American colonies, especially in New England and Pennsylvania; preaching, religious life and disputes, comments on clergymen, account of churches appended. Formal style, but useful account of early Quakers in New England.

1. - A Journal of Travels from New-Hampshire to Caratuck  London, 1706.

2. - Reprinted in  Protestant Episcopal Historical Society Collections  I, 1851, pp 5-51.

Note: Excerpts from the journal are given in  Apostle of New Jersey  a biography by Edgar Legare Pennington. Philadelphia: The Church Historical Society, 1938.


01

SANDEL, Andreas [The Rev.]  - of Philadelphia - A17,M133

March 1702 to July 1719

Matthews: Lutheran journal (extracts); journal of the pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church at Philadelphia; rather dull church affairs and visits, but an excellent ghost story. Translated from the Swedish.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXX, 1906, pp 287-299 and 445-452.


SHARP, John[The Rt. Rev.] (1645-1714)  Archbishop of York - B55

1702 to 1713

Matthews: Ecclesiastical diary (extracts); brief and cryptic records of his ecclesiastical work and administration, with notes of his interviews with Queen Anne and other activities in connection with the Church.

The Life of John Sharp, by his Son, Thomas Sharp  edited by Thomas Newcome. London, two volumes, 1825. Passim.


1703AD


03

BLATHWAYT, William - E

1703

A Diary of the Journey through the North of England Made by William and John Blathwayt of Dyrham Park in 1703  edited by Nora Hardwick, Gloucester, Bailey and Son, 1977.


BRIGGINS, Peter  - London grocer - B55

July 1703 to June 1716

Matthews: Private diary; Quaker domestic life and worship; business affairs and daily pursuits; weather, the Great Frost in 1715; London sights; social life; an entertaining diary.

Howard Papers  by Eliot Howard. London, 1895, No. 11.


01

CAMPBELL, John (1653-1728)  of Boston - A17,M134

April to September 1703

Matthews: Diary Letters; news of public affairs at Boston and ship movements, written to governor Winthrop; rather lively.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, IX, 1866-1867, pp 485-501.


03

EDWARDS, Jonathan (1703-1758)  American revivalist preacher, philosopher and theologian - E

Dates unknown

The Philosophy of Jonathan Edwards from His Private Notebooks  University of Oregon Press, 1955.


03

KONŠĆAK (KONSAG), Ferdinand [Rev.] (1703-1759) - E

Dates unknown

Life and Works of the Reverend Ferdinand, S.J., 1703-1759, an early missionary in California  by Msgr. M. D. Krmpotic, Boston: The Stratford Company, 1923, is reported to contain diary material.


02

MACNEILL of CARSKEY - E

1703 to 1743

MacNeill of Carskey: His Estate Journal 1703-1743  by Frank Forbes Mackay. M.Macdonald, Edinburgh, 1955.


St. PIERRE, [Col.]  - of Royal Dragoons - B56

1703 to 1713

Matthews: Military diary; operations in Portugal and Spain.

Military Journal of Colonel De St.Pierre  edited by J.E.R.James. Chatham, 1882.


1704AD


ANONYMOUS,  soldier - B56

August 1704 to May 1705

Matthews: Military diary; impersonal details of the siege and capture of Gibraltar by Prince of Hesse; bald and historical details.

An Exact Journal of the Taking of Gibraltar  London, 1710.


03

DICCONSON, Edward -

1704 to 1707 and 1714

Catholic diary.

In  Douai College Documents, 1639-1794  edited by P.R.Harris. Catholic Record Society, Volume LXIII, 1972.


03

FILKIN, Francis B. (b.1704)  store keeper - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (4162) has  Account Book of a Country Store Keeper in the 18th Century at Poughkeepsie  Vassar Brothers’ Institute, 1911.


HARE, Francis [The Rt. Rev.] (1671-1740)  chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough - B56

May to June 1704

Matthews: Military diary; march to the Danube; brief notes of army movements.

Select Documents for Queen Anne's Reign  edited by G.M.Trevelyan. Cambridge 1929, pp 96-102.


01

HASTINGS, Thomas [Dr.] (1679-1728)  of Hatfield, Massachusetts - A17,M135

February 1704 to May 1746

Matthews: Public journal; the town clerk's notes on Indian troubles: Queen Anne's War, Father Rasle's War, French and Indian War.

In  A History of Hatfield, Massachusetts  by D.W. and R.F.Wells. Springfield, 1910, pp 150-152.


01

HILTON, Winthrop [Maj.] (1671-1710)  of Dover, New Hampshire - A17,M136

February to March 1704

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Indians to Saco River.

In  Maine Historical Society Documentary History of the State of Maine  Second Series, IX, 1907, pp 140-142.


ISHAM, Justinian [Sir], fourth baronet (d.1730)  of Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire - B56

1704-1730

Personal diary; life in the country; hunting and social life; elections; religious life; estate matters;  trips to London; theatre; and tours on Continent including glimpses of Charles XII of Sweden and the young Frederick the Great; the home diary has not been fully published.

1. - Quoted in  Sir Thomas Isham's Diary  translated and privately printed by the Rev. Robert Isham, 1875.

2. - The foreign diaries were printed in  Transactions of the Royal Historical Society  Volume I, series 3.

3. - Extracts: Ponsonby (2), pp 62-63.


01/02

KNIGHT, Sarah Kemble (1666-1727)  Boston schoolteacher - H103,A17,M137

October 1704 to January 1705

Travel diary, on horseback from Boston to New York and return; lively descriptions of lodgings, events on the road, conversations, anecdotes and characters; a well observed, interesting and attractive diary; a classic of American literature written up from contemporary notes soon after the return home.

1. - First published in  The Journals of Madame Knight and Rev. Mr. Buckingham  New York, 1825, pp 1-70. Separate editions: Albany, 1865, and Norwich, 1901; edited from MS by G.P.Winship, Boston, 1920, 72pp., reprinted New York, 1935 and Bedford, Massachusetts, Applewood Books, no date (in print 1998).

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 43-51; Bunkers & Huff, pp 39-55; Dunaway & Evans, pp 52 to 55; and in many anthologies of American literature.

3. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 59-63.


01

PALMER, Esther (d.1714)  of Flushing, Long Island - A17,M138

a) - 1704

Matthews: Quaker travel diary ( with Susanna FREEBORN); from Rhode Island to Pennsylvania; rather dull itinerary but some interesting spellings.

b) - 1705

Matthews: Travel diary (with Mary LAWSON); from Philadelphia to Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas, and return to Philadelphia; similar to a).

c) - 1705

Matthews: Travel diary (with Mary BANISTER); in Maryland and Virginia; similar to a).

In  Journal of Friends' Historical Society  VI, London, 1909, pp 38-40, 63-71 and 133-139.


POCOCK, Thomas [The Rev.]  - naval chaplain - B56

March to September 1704

Matthews: Sea diary; voyage on the Ranelagh; details of ship life and his work.

Included in Memoirs Relating to the Lord Torrington  edited by John Knox Laughton. Camden Society, New Series, XLVI, 1889, Appendix pp 177-200.


03

PRESCOTT, Henry  - Deputy Registrar of Chester Diocese - E

1704-1711

The Diary of Henry Prescott, LLB, Deputy Registrar of Chester Diocese  Volume I edited by John Addy, Volumes II and III edited by John Addy and P.McNiven, Records Society for Lancashire and Cheshire, Volumes 127, 132 and 133, 1987, 1994 and 1996.


03

SCOTT, John  - of Donaghadee, County Down - B56

December 1704 to July 1708

Matthews: Social diary (extracts); social notes; preaching; travel; love affairs; slight but interesting.

1. - Two Centuries of Life in Down  by John Stevenson. Belfast, 1920, pp 346-356 and 473-474.

2. - Extracts: Lenox-Conyngham, pp 46-51; and Ponsonby (3), pp 132-136.


01

SHARPE, John [The Rev.] (b.1680) - A17,M139

March 1704 to March 1713

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (with prior autobiographical entries); line-a-day notes of clerical work; rather dull.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XL, 1916, pp 257-297 and 412-425.


1705AD


ANONYMOUS,  (Possibly Henry Howard, Lord Walden)

1705  to 1706

Parliamentary diary. Short notes of debates taken in the House of Commons.

Contained in  Camden Miscellany Volume XXIII  edited by W.A.Speck. Royal Historical Society, Camden Fourth Series, 7, 1970.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1705 to 1706

Narrative of a Voyage to Maryland, 1705-1706  in  The American Historical Review  XII, No. 2, January, 1907, pp 327-340.


03

CHURCHMAN, John (1705-1775)  Quaker minister and journal writer of Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania - E

Dates unknown

An Account of the Gospel Labours and Christian Experiences of a Faithful Minister of Christ  London, 1781.


COWPER, William Cowper, first Earl (1665-1723)  Lord Chancellor - B57

October 1705 to September 1714

Matthews: Public diary (occasional entries); his political activities; parliamentary and legal affairs; the courtier's life at court of Queen Anne; meetings of cabinet; a valuable record of public life and service.

The Private Diary of Earl Cowper  edited by E.C.Hawtrey. Roxburgh Club, 1833, 58 pp.


02

HEARNE, Thomas (1678-1735)  antiquary - B57,H110

July 1705 to June 1735

Antiquarian diaries; antiquarian pursuits; notes on his scholarship; collections; reading, etc. There is also much in a lighter vein, larded with entertaining gossip and scandal.

1. - Reliquiae Hernianae  being extracts from his MS diaries, edited by P.Bliss. London, 1857, 150 copies.

2. - Reliquiae Hernianae  being extracts from his MS diaries, edited by P.Bliss. London, three volumes, 1869

3. - The Remains of Thomas Hearne, Reliquiae Hernianae: Being extracts from his MS diaries, compiled by Dr. John Bliss; now newly revised  by John Buchanan-Brown. London, Centaur Press, 1966. This entertaining volume for the general reader is the 1869 edition reduced to a single volume by the omission of transcriptions from books and erroneous history, and the shortening of notes.

4. - Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne  Oxford Historical Society, eleven volumes, 1885-1921.

5. - Extracts: Dunaway and Evans, pp 191-194. (Taken from  The Minde's Delight  The Cayme Press (Not seen, date unknown)).


01

TAS, Adam (1668-1722)  Dutchman at the Cape Colony - H104

June 1705 to February 27th. 1706

Personal diary of a Dutch colonist and farmer at the Cape; conflict with the governor and Dutch East India Company over the regulation of markets; social, financial, farming and political affairs; a good picture of daily life in South Africa; the diary survives in evidence collected after his arrest for conspiracy.

The Diary of Adam Tas, 1705-1706  edited by Leo Fouche, revised by A.J.Boeseken and translated by J.Smuts. Reissued Capetown, 1970, Van Riebeck Society, Second Series I. First published in 1914, translated by A.C.Paterson. In the 1970 edition the English translation of the text is printed in parallel with the original but the footnotes are given only in Afrikaans.


01

TAYLOR, Joseph  - barrister of Inner Temple - B57

August 2nd. to September 25th. 1705

Travel diary, with two friends; London to Edinburgh; a leisurely journey north, Derby, York, Newcastle etc.; travel details, topography, houses and estates; good, lively and critical account of Edinburgh and the Scots; interesting descriptions of customs and way of life by a prejudiced observer; eyewitness account of a crucial debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Union with England; return to London.

A Journey to Edenborough in Scotland  edited by William Cowan. Edinburgh, William Brown, 1903, 182 pp. Limited to 425 copies.



1706AD


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1706

“An anonymous journal of a journey from London to Scotland.”

North of England and Scotland in MDCCIV  Edinburgh, William blackwood, 1818.


03

LeJAU, Francis [Dr.] - E

1706 to 1717

The California Chronicle of Dr. Francis LeJau, 1706-1717  edited by Frank J.Klingberg, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1956, Volume LIII of the university of California’s  Publications in History  series, is reported to contain diary material.


01

OGYU SORAI (1666-1728)  Japanese Confucian scholar

1706

Diary of a journey from Edo to Kofu; pleasant and light-hearted account of the trip with his companion, Tanaka Seigo to verify the facts for an inscription designed for the tomb of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu; descriptions of scenes and people; anecdotes.

Account, and brief quotations in  Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries  by Donald Keene. New York, Henry Holt, 1989, pp 341-345.


02/03

RAMIREZ, Alferez Juan Matheo - *M140,E

In  Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimeria Alta. A Contemporary Account of the Beginnings of California, Sonora, and Arizona, by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., Pioneer Missionary, Explorer, Cartographer, and Ranchman, 1683-1711  published for the first time from the original manuscript in the Archives of Mexico. Translated and edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton. Cleveland, Arthur H.Clarke, two volumes, 1919. Reprinted Berkely, University of California Press, 1948.


02/03

ULIBARRI, Juan de los Reyes (b.1670)  soldier of the Royal Spanish Army - M141,E

July to September 1706

Diary record of a military expedition from Santa Fe to El Cuartelejo to liberate Picuris from Apache captivity; hardships; mapping the route; observations of Indian life; gift of a Spanish gun to the Apache chief; expresses his desire to return to aid the Apaches against the French and Pawnees; safe return.

In  After Coronado: Spanish Exploration Northeast of New Mexico, 1696-1727: Documents from the Archives of Spain, Mexico and New Mexico  translated and edited by Alfred Barnaby Thomas. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1935. Reissued, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.


1707AD


01

BARNARD, John [The Rev.] (1681-1770)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - A18,M142

a) - May to July 1707

Matthews: Diary; experiences with French and Indians at Port Royal.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Third Series, V, 1836, pp 191-195.

2. - In  History of the County of Annapolis, N.S.  by W.A.Calzek. Toronto 1897, pp 54-58.

b) - August to November 1710

Matthews: Travel diary; trip from England to Boston.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Third Series, V, 1836, pp 211-212.

2. - In  Congregational Quarterly  IV, 1926, pp 380-381.


BELL, Deborah (1664-1738)  of Bradford - B58

1707 to 1737

Matthews: Quaker diary; a brief account of her ministry and travels through England.

1. - A Short Journal of the Labours and Travels of Deborah Bell  London, 1762.

2. - In  Friend's Library  V, Philadelphia, 1841, pp 1-23.


BOOTH, George (1635-1719)  of Chester - B58

1707 to 1719

Matthews: Private diary; notes on family affairs, business; accidents, public happenings; mostly record of death and violence.

The Diary of George Booth  Chester 1928; reprinted from  Chester Archaeological Journal  XXVIII.


ERSKINE, Ebenezer [The Rev.] (1680-1754)  of Stirling - B58

1707 to 1722

Matthews: Religious diary; religious experiences and meditations; 1722-1728, few brief entries; biographer gives quotations grouped to show Erskine's character, his faith, his domestic affairs.

Life and Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Erskine  edited by Donald Fraser. Edinburgh, 1831.


03

LINNAEUS, Carl (1707-1778)  Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist - E

Dates unknown

Travels  edited by David Black, London, paul elek, 1979, is reported to contain diary material.


1708AD


01

CLEGG, James (1679-1755) dissenting minister, farmer and medical practitioner - H105,B54

December 19th. 1708 to July 29th. 1755.

Wide-ranging personal diary; farming; friends and family; religion and preaching; travel; medicine, his patients and their treatment; his own health; entries are generally brief, but very regular; an interesting and valuable diary.

1. - Extracts from the Diary .... of the Rev. James Clegg  edited by Henry Kirk. London, 1899.

2. - The Diary of James Clegg of Chapel en le Frith, 1708-1755  edited by Vanessa M.Doe. Matlock, Derbyshire Record Society, Volumes II, III & V, 1978-1981. This is a full transcription of the diary.

3. - Extracts: Brander (1), pp 47-61; and Ponsonby (2), pp 89-91.

Note: The manuscript is on loan from the owner to the John Rylands Library, Manchester.


COOKE, Edward [Capt.]  - sailor - B58

August 1708 to April 1711

Matthews: Sea diary; captain on the Duchess under command of Woodes Rogers (qv) during voyage to South Seas; notable events, topography, narratives, the cruise; notes on American West Coast; account of Alexander Selkirk.

A Voyage in the South Seas and Round the World  London, 1712.


DEANE, John Marshall  - private in Foot Guards - B58

March to December 1708

Matthews: Military diary; military service in War of Spanish Succession; service in Low Countries; battle of Oudenarde; siege of Lille; only military details.

A Journal of the Campaign in Flanders  edited by John B.Deane. Privately printed, 1846.


01

MAY, John (1686-1770)  of East Woodstock, Connecticut - A18,M143

December 1708 to May 1717

Private diary (extracts); very brief notes  of work, farming, building, etc., and some local items.

In  My Ancestors  by Lyman M.Paine, Chicago, privately printed, 1914, pp 94-96.


03

NAIRNE, Thomas [Captain] (d.1715)  Scottish trader and first Indian agent of the province of Carolina - E

1708

“In the winter and spring of 1708, Captain Thomas Nairne and Thomas Welch, a Carolina trader among the Chickasaws, accompanied by a group of Indians, left Charles Town and traveled west to the Mississippi River and south nearly to the Gulf of Mexico.”

Nairne’s Muskhogean Journals: The 1708 Expedition to the Mississippi River  University of Mississippi, 1988.


REES ap REES  - of Penrallt Kibwr, Wales - B59

1708 to 1738

Matthews: Farming diary; farming work and social life; local affairs; a yeoman in Pembrokeshire.

Transactions of the Historical Society of West Wales  IX, 1920-1923.


ROGERS, Woodes [Capt.] (d.1732)  privateer, later Governor of Bahamas - B59

1708 to 1710

Lively journal of life on a privateer in the South Seas, preying upon Spanish shipping; an account of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk (the original of Robinson Crusoe) from Juan Fernandez.

1. - A Cruising Voyage Round the World  1712. An edition by G.E.Manwaring, 1928.

2. - Life Aboard a British Privateer  London, 1889; revised and enlarged edition, by R.C.Leslie, London, Chapman and Hall, 1894; facsimile of this by Diploma Press, no date (1960/70?).


03

STANTON, Daniel (1708-1770)  Philadelphia Quaker - E

Dates Unknown

A Journal of the Life, Travels, and Gospel Labours, of a Faithful minister of Jesus Christ, Daniel Stanton  Philadelphia, 1772.


1709AD


01

BALDWIN, William (1677-1720)  of Marsden, Lancashire - A18,M144

From March 1709

Matthews: Travel diary; Southern States and New England.

Abstract in  Journal of Friends' Historical Society  XV, 1918, pp 27-30.


01/03

BYRD, William (1674-1744)  of Westover, Virginia, plantation owner - H114,A18,M145

a) - February 1709 to September 1712

Private diary; a detailed daily record of the life of a prominent Virginian; his daily reading; meals; prayers; the routine of plantation life; slaves and servants; health; his wife, their quarrels and sexual relations; neighbours and social life; trade; politics and his relations with the Governor. A private and personal record, written in shorthand. Revealing and often fascinating if occasionally formulaic and rather dull.

1. - The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709-1712  edited by Louis B.Wright and Marion Tinling. Richmond, The Dietz Press, 1941.

2. - The Great American Gentleman: The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover  Putnams, 1961.

b) - 1717 to 1721

Personal diary in London, after the death of his first wife, kept in shorthand; meals, prayers, his unsuccessful efforts to find a rich second wife; an endless round of trivial pleasures and visiting; political and business affairs; his frequent sexual activities, in some detail, with very many women; health social life and business; his daughters; the return voyage to Virginia and resumption of his life there. A strange but unusual and compelling record of an interesting man. Also printed, with some omissions, are the narrative journals: "A History of the Dividing Line" of 1728 (but see below), "A Journey to the Land of Eden" of 1733, and "A Progress to the Mines" of 1732.

1. - The London Diary, 1717-1721 and Other Writings  edited by Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling. London, Oxford University Press, 1958.

2. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 208-215.

c) - February to November 1728

Private journal "The Secret History of the Line"; running the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina; the the basis for the later, more sober and literary account The History of the Dividing Line but much shorter and more concerned the internal squabbles and difficulties between members of the party.

The journal and the published history are printed in parallel in  William Byrd's Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina  edited by William K.Boyd. Raleigh, 1929.

d) - 1733

A Journey to the Land of Eden  edited by Mark van Doren, Macy-Masius, 1928.

e) - August 10th. 1739 to August 31st. 1741

Private diary, transcribed from the shorthand; similar to the first diary but with little to disturb the even tenor of life at Westover with his second wife; social affairs, reading and exercise; slaves, servants and domestic matters; weather, visits and correspondence; the edge of his sexual appetite has been made less sharp with age. Matthews characterises the diary as "formal and rather dull" but it nevertheless presents a clear and often interesting, if personally superficial, picture of life on a Virginia plantation.

Another Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1739-1741. With Letters and Literary Exercises 1696-1726  edited by Maude H.Woodfin, transcribed and collated by Marion Tinling. Richmond, Dietz Press, 1942.

f) - Discussion (of all Byrd's diaries): Kagle (1), pp 153-159.

g) - The Diary and Life of William Byrd of Virginia  edited by Kenneth A.Lockridge, University of North Carolina Press, 1987, is reported to be a biography with some diary excerpts.


02/03

DUMMER, Jeremiah  (1680?-1739)  colonial agent for Massachusetts and Connecticut - *H106,*M146,E

From 1709

The Diary of Jeremiah Dummer  in  William and Mary Quarterly  July, 1967.


02

ESPINOSA, Isidro Felix de - *M147,E

a) - 1709

The Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition of 1709  in  Texas Catholic Historical Society Preliminary Studies  1930.

b) - 1716

Ramón Expedition  in  Texas Catholic Historical Society Preliminary Studies  1930.


02/03

HAMILTON, David [Sir] (1663-1721)  physician to Queen Anne - H107

1709 to 1714

Political and, occasionally, medical diary in the last years of Queen Anne; full accounts of conversations with the Queen and politicians; the Duchess of Marlborough; hints of his own troubled marriage; a valuable account but disappointingly uninformative upon medical matters.

The Diary of Sir David Hamilton, 1709-1714  edited by Philip Roberts. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1975.


01

HOLYOKE, Edward [The Rev.] (1689-1769)  of Marblehead, President of Harvard - A18,M148

April 1709 to December 1768

Matthews: Private diary; line-a-day notes of personal, religious, and Harvard matters; fair interest.

The Holyoke Diaries  edited by G.F.Dow. Salem, 1911, pp 1-30.


MOLYNEUX, Thomas [Sir] (1661-1733)  Dublin physician - B59

April to May 1709

Matthews;  Travel diary; Dublin to Connaught; topographical notes; towns, villages, scenery.

Irish Archaeological Society  Miscellany I, 1856, pp 161-177.


MORRIS, Claver [Dr.] (1659-1727)  of Wells, Somerset - B59

March 25th. 1709 to March 21st. 1710 and July 2nd. 1718 to August 12th. 1726

Substantial extracts of his personal diary; life in Wells; social and domestic life, brewing and smuggling; the elopement of his daughter: reactions of her mother and the servants; medical practice and some brief notes on techniques; managing his properties, farming work; public works, the drainage board; music and religion and relations with the cathedral; plays; local journeys and Bristol; his inventions; a particularly useful and interesting diary which deserves to be printed in full.

1. - The Diary of a West Country Physician  edited by Edmund Hobhouse. London, Simpkin Marshall, 1934. Second edition 1935.

2. - Extracts: Houlbrooke, pp 169-170; and Waite, pp 70-76.


RUD, Edward  - fellow of Trinity College - B59

January 1709 to January 1720

Matthews: University diary; scholarly, administrative, and university affairs at Cambridge; especially concerned with Trinity and Dr. Bentley.

The Diary of Edward Rud  edited by H.R.Luard. Cambridge, 1860.


02

SMIBERT, John  - artist - *M149,E

From 1709

Itinerary of his journey from Edinburgh to London; notes of portraits painted in London, in Italy and in Boston after 1729.

The Notebook of John Smibert  Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1969, 131 pp.


03

WILLIAMSON, Edmond and Christian  - of Husborne Crawley - E

1709 to 1720

Record of the births of his children by his second wife.

In  Some Bedfordshire Diaries  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XL, 1960.


1710AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A19,M150

1710

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Port Royal under General Nicholson.

Journal of an Expedition Performed by the Forces of Our Sovereign  London, 1711, 24 pp.


01

ANONYMOUS,  Englishman - A19,M151

July to September 1710

Matthews: Military journal; expedition from Massachusetts against Port Royal; articles of capitulation given.

In  Year-Book, Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts  III, 1897, pp 84-94.


01

BUCKINGHAM, Thomas [The Rev.] (1671-1731)  of Hartford, Connecticut - A19,M152

a) - October to November 1710

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; naval expedition against Port Royal; brief entries of moderate interest.

b) - August to October 1711

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; expedition against Crown Point.

In  The Journals of Madam Knight and Rev. Mr. Buckingham  New York, 1825, pp 71-129; reprinted in The Roll and Journal of Connecticut Service in Queen Anne's War  Acorn Club Publications, XIII, New Haven, 1917, pp 12-43.


01

FARWELL, Joseph (b.1696)  of Groton, Massachusetts - A19,M153

1710 to 1775

Matthews: Private diary; a few scattered, brief, and dullish notes of private, church, and war matters.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXV, 1881, pp 275-276.

2. - In  The Farwell Family  by John D.Farwell, 1929, Volume I, pp 72-73.


01/02/03 - FONTAINE, John (1693-1767)  of Taunton, England and Virginia - *H108,A22,*M169,E

a) - 1710 to 1719

Diary of a young officer in Spain, followed by the journey to America etc. (See below).

The Journal of John Fontaine: An Irish Huguenot Son in Spain and Virginia 1710-1719  edited by Edward Porter Alexander. Williamsburg, Virginia, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.

b) - December 1714 to December 1718

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from England to America, trading and travel in Virginia; notes on colonial and Indian customs, scenery, coffee houses, clubs, religious practices; rare contemporary account of Spotswood's expedition; a well written and interesting diary.

In  Memoirs of a Huguenot Family  by Ann Maury (qv). New York, 1852, pp 247-310.


KAYE, Arthur [Sir] (d.1726)  M.P. for Yorkshire

December 31st. 1710 to October 31st. 1721.

Parliamentary diary, best for 1710 and 1711, very brief and irregular thereafter.

The Diary and Speeches of Sir Arthur Kaye  edited by D.Szechi. Camden Miscellany XXXI. Royal Historical Society, Camden Fourth Series, 44, 1992, pp 321-348.


NICHOLSON, Francis [Gen. Sir] (1660-1728)  of Boston and England - A19,C887,M154

July to October 1710

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to and siege of Port Royal; military details.

1. - Journal of an Expedition Performed by the Forces of Our Sovragn Lady Anne  London, 1711, 24 pp.

2. - Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  I, 1879, pp 59-104.


01

SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745) - H109,B59,B62

a) - September 1710 to June 1713

Journal letters from London to Ireland; free and uninhibited details of his life; society, friends and acquaintances; politics and events; weather, health, religion. Full, excellent and interesting.

1. - Journal to Stella  First published in  The Works  Volumes X and XII in 1766 and 1768, modern editions are edited by George A.Aitken, London, 1901; Frederic Ryland, London, 1923; Ernest Rhys in  Everyman's Library  London, 1924 and H. Williams, London, Oxford University Press, two volumes, 1948.

2. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 69-98; Blythe, pp 46-49; Dunaway & Evans, pp 454-458; and Ponsonby (3), pp 137-147.

b) - July to September 1714

Dr. Sw..t's Real Diary  London, 1715, probably spurious.


03

UFFENBACH, Zacharias Conrad, Von - B60,E

a) - 1710

Matthews: Travel diary; a young German's visit to Cambridge and London; critical and informative notes on scholarship, antiquities, buildings, university.

Cambridge Under Queen Anne, illustrated by a memoir of Ambrose Bonwicke and diaries of Francis Burman and Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach  edited by J.E.B.Mayor. Cambridge, 1911.

b) - 1710

1. - Oxford in 1710  edited by W.H. and W.J.C.Quarrell. Oxford, Blackwell, 1928; and London, Faber, 1934.

2. - London in 1710  edited by W.H.Quarrell. London, Faber, 1934.


01

WEISER, Conrad (1696-1760)  German born, of Schoharie, New York, and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; official interpreter for Pennsylvania - A19,M155

Matthews:

a) - 1710

Journal; translated from the German.

In  Olde Ulster  II, 1906, pp 199-204 and 229.

b) - February to October 1737

Travel journal; from Tulpehocken to Onondaga.

In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Collections  I, 1853, pp 6-33.

c) - January to February 1743

Travel journal; to Shamokin, with reports of negotiations with Indians.

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  IV, pp 640-646.

d) - July to August 1743

Travel journal; to Onondaga.

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  IV, pp 660-669.

e) - May 1744

Travel journal; to Shamokin.

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  IV, pp 680-685.

f) - August to October 1748

Travel journal; journey to the Ohio.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  IV, pp 348-358.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Collections  I, 1853, pp 23-33.

3. - In  Early Western Travels  by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 21-44.

4. - In  Early History of Western Pennsylvania  Pittsburgh, 1846, Appendix, pp 23-33.

g) - August to September 1750

Travel journal; to Onondaga.

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  V, pp 470-480.

h) - June to July 1751

Journal at Onondaga.

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  V, pp 541-543.

i) - July to August 1753

Travel Journal; from Heidelburg, Berks Co., to Mohawks, and negotiations.

1. - In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  VI, 1855, by E.B.O'Callaghan, pp 795-799.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  V, pp 642-647.

j) - August to September 1754

Journey to Aucquick (Auckwick?).

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  IV, pp 150-160.

k) - January 1756

Treaty journal; proceedings with Indians at John Harris' Ferry.

In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  VII, pp 33-35.

l) - November 1756

Journal (extract); concerning Indians at Bethlehem and Easton.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 32-33.

m) - November 1756

Journal at Fort Allen

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 66-68.

Note: Most of the diaries are reprinted in  The Life of (John) Conrad Weiser  by C.Z.Weiser. Reading, Pennsylvania, 1876;  and Life of Conrad Weiser  by William M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, 1925.


02

WRIGHT, John - E

In  Journals of the Commissioners of the Indian Trade: September 20, 1710-August 29, 1718  edited by W.L. McDowell. Columbia : South Carolina Archives, 1955.


1711AD


01

BARNWELL, John [Capt.] (d.1724)  of South Carolina - A20,M156

January to May 1711

Matthews: Scouting journal; letters describing expeditions against Tuscarora Indians.

1. - In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  V (1897-1898), pp 391-402, and VI (1898-1899), pp 42-55.

2. - In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine IX, pp 28-54.


01

CRANE, Benjamin (1656?-1721)  of Berkeley, Massachusetts - A20,M157

January 1711 to July 1721

Matthews: Surveyor's journal (extensive fragment); surveying and statistical notes at New Bedford, Dartmouth, etc.

The Field Notes of Benjamin Crane, Benjamin Hammond, and Samuel Smith  New Bedford, 1910, pp 1-618.


01

HEMPSTEAD, Joshua (1678-1758)  of New London, Connecticut - A20,M158

September 1711 to November 1758

Matthews: Farming diary; mainly local, personal, business, and farming notes; journey from New London to Maryland; mainly brief notes, but its lengthy span and details make it an interesting and valuable diary of farming life.

New London County Historical Society Collections  I, 1901, 750pp, 500 copies.


02

HESSELIUS, Andreas - *M159,E

From 1711

Journal  in  Delaware History  1947.


HOUSEMAN, H. [Mrs.] (d.1735)  of Kidderminster - B60

April 1711 to May 1732

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); illustrating spiritual life and faith of Mrs. Houseman; includes prayers and meditations; purely introspective.

The Power and Pleasure of the Divine Life  by Richard Pearsall. London, 1744.


01

SPOTSWOOD, Alexander (1676-1740)  Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia - A21,M160

1711 to 1717

Matthews: Travel journal; travels and expeditions in the public service; single entry for each journey, with distances, statistics, etc.; very dull.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  Second Series, III, 1923, pp 40-45.


VETCH, Samuel (1668-1732) - A21,C1187,M161

July to October 1711

Matthews: Sea journal; expedition from Boston to Quebec in the fleet commanded by Sir Hovenden Walker (qv).

Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  IV, 1844, pp 105-110.  


WALKDEN, Peter [The Rev.] (1684-1769)  of Stockport, Lancashire - B60

1711, 1725 and 1729

Matthews: Religious diaries (extracts); the work of a Presbyterian minister in Lancashire, at Thornley and Stockport; rural life, agriculture, farming, social life, parish work; religious observance and reflections.

1. - Extracts from the Diary of Rev. Peter Walkden  edited by William Dobson. Preston, 1860.

2. - Extracts for 1711 in  Transactions of the Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire  XXII, 1879-1880, pp 117-142.

3. - An account in  History of the Parish of Chipping  by T.C.Smith. Preston, 1894.


01/03

WALKER, Hovenden [Adml. Sir] (1656?-1728) - A21,C1201,M162,E

April to October 1711

Matthews: Naval Journal; expedition from Boston to Quebec; a record and a justification of the disastrous expedition for which he was cashiered from the navy.

A Journal or Full Account of the Late Expedition to Canada  London, 1720. Reprinted: London, Navy Records Society, XCIV, 1953; Toronto, Champlain Society, XXXII, 1953 and New York, Greenwood Press, 1969.   


01

WRIGHT, Thomas (b.1711)  of Dyer's Green, Durham - B60,E

1711 to 1762

Matthews:  Private diary and autobiography; his boyhood in Durham; school days; apprenticeship to a clockmaker; journalism; work as a teacher of watch and almanac making; travels in Ireland; relations with the nobility; also accounts.

1. - Extracts in Louth Archaeological Society Journal  II, pp 171-185.

2. - The Early Journal of Thomas Wright of Durham  edited by Edward Hughes in  Annals of Science  VII, No. 1, March, 1951, pp 1-24.


1712AD


01

EDWARDS, Timothy [The Rev.] (1669-1758)  of East Windsor, Connecticut - A21,M163

August 1712 to April 1724

Matthews: Diary; scattered extracts from his notebook; purchases, and domestic and family notes.

In  Yale Review  New Series, XV, 1926, pp 621-624.


03

GOUGH, James (1712-1780)  Irish Quaker schoolmaster - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experiences and labours in the Gospel of James Gough, Late of the City of Dublin, Deceased  compiled from his original manuscripts by his brother, John Gough, Dublin, 1781 and often reprinted, is reported to contain diary material.


HARROLD, Edmund  - Manchester wigmaker - B61

June 1712 to September(?) 1715

Matthews: Religious diary; introspective; thoughts suggested by sermons; state of his physical and spiritual health; repentence for sins; attempts at self-discipline, especially in drinking; prayers; meditations, in form of epigrammatic essays; effect of spiritual improvement on business; spiritual life of Protestant; his work, reading, and social life.

1. - Partly published in  Collectanea Relating to Manchester  Volume I, edited by John Harland. Chetham Society, Old Series, LXVIII, 1866.

2. - Extracts: Houlbrooke, pp 98-100.


PACE, Mary (Mrs. Weston) - B61

1712 to 1757

Matthews: Quaker diary; notes of Quaker religious life, work, and travels in England; visit to America in 1750; bare details.

The Eliot Papers  edited by Eliot Howard, No. 11.


01

SEWALL, Samuel Jr. (1676-1750)  of Brookline, Massachusetts - A21,M164

a) - October 1712

Matthews: Travel journal; trip from Boston to Martha's Vineyard; visits and stages.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XVIII, 1864, pp 74-75.

b) - January to December 1714

Matthews: Private Diary; brief notes of weather, and local and personal affairs.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, VIII (1892-1894), pp 221-225.


03

TYLDESLEY, Thomas (1657-1715) - B61

March 1712 to December 1714

Lancashire diary of a Roman Catholic Squire. Country life; religion; social and domestic affairs.

1. - The Tyldesley Diary  edited by Joseph Gillow and Anthony Hewitson. Preston, 1873.

2. - Extracts: Bagley, pp 77-101.

3. - English Folk  by Wallace Notestein, London, Jonathan Cape, 1938 contains an essay based on the diary.

Note:  Charity and Truth: or, Catholicks Not Uncharitable  by Edward Hawarden, London, 1728, which has not been examined, may contain quotations from the diary.


1713AD


01

GRIFFITH, John (1713-1776)  of Chelmsford, England and Darby, Pennsylvania - A21,M165

1713 to 1770

Matthews: Quaker autobiography and journal; journeys and meetings in New England and Pennsylvania.

A Journal of the Life, Travels, and Labours in the Ministry of John Griffith  London, 1779; Philadelphia 1780; reprinted  Friends' Library  V, Philadelphia, 1842, pp 329-468.


01

HANSEN, Hendrik - A21,M166

September 1713

Matthews: Treaty journal; mission with John Bleeker and Lowrens Clasen to Onondaga; journey to Oneida, negotiations, and speeches; translated from the Dutch.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  V, by E.B.O'Callaghan, 1855, pp 372-376.


01

MAYHEW, Experience [The Rev.] (1673-1758)  of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts - A21,M167

1713 to 1714

Matthews: Missionary journals; missionary visits to Indians; seminarrative.

In  Some Correspondence between the Governors and Treasurers of the New England Company in London and the Commissioners of the United Colonies in America  London, 1896, pp 97-127.


03

SMITH, George [The Rev.]  - vicar of Braughing, Hertfordshire - E

1713 to 1733

Journal of George Smith, Vicar of Braughing, 1713-33  edited by Anne Rowe. Hertfordshire Record Society, Volume 17, 2001.


01

STODDARD, John [Capt.] (1681-1748)  of Northampton, Massachusetts - A22,M168

November 1713 to September 1714

Matthews: Journal; negotiations with the Governor General of Canada; full entries of discussions, and letters; moderate general interest.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  V, 1851, pp 26-42.


1714AD


01

COWPER, Mary, Countess Cowper (1685-1724) - B61

October 1714 to 1716 and April to July 1720

Diary of a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales; court gossip and public affairs; the 1715 rebellion. Lively and interesting.

1. - Diary of Mary Countess Cowper, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales, 1714-1720  London, John Murray, 1864.

2. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 97-98; Blodgett (2), pp 39-51; and Ponsonby (1), pp 193-196.


HUME, James [The Rev.]  - of Dulwich College - B62

March to May 1714

Matthews: Travel diary; travel in France; Paris, Loire, Normandy, Brittany; a tourist's notes and descriptions of usual kind.

History of Dulwich College  by W.Young. London, 1889, Volume II, pp 350-374.


MAR, John Erskine, 11th. Earl of (1675-1732)  Jacobite - B62

1714 to 1715

Matthews: Military diary; the movements and engagements of the Jacobite forces from the earl's arrival in Scotland to his embarkation for France. -

A Journal of the Earl of Mar's Proceedings  London, 1715.


MARCHANT, Thomas  - Sussex farmer - B62

September 29th. 1714 to June 26th. 1728 one gap of four years and one of five months.

Personal diary of farming and social life, occupations, business and events. Brief entries.

1. - In  Sussex Archaeological Collections  Volume XXV, 1873, pp 63-203.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 196-197.


1715AD


02

BELL, John (1691-1780)  Scottish physician

a) - 1715 to 1722

Travel journals, written up for publication, with embassies from the court of Peter the Great to Persia, China and Derbent.

Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia to Diverse Parts of Asia  two volumes 1763 (not seen). The last complete reprint is in  Voyages and Travels  by J.Pinkerton, Volume VII, 1811.

b) - July 14th. 1719 to January 5th. 1722

Travel journal of the trans-Siberian journey by river, horse and sledge to Pekin, via Lake Baikal and the Gobi desert; incidents of the journey and descriptions of the places and peoples encountered; reception by the Chinese at the Great Wall; the journey on to Pekin; good and detailed descriptions of customs and way of life; the court of the Emperor K'ang Hsi, ceremonies and entertainments; brief notes of the return journey to Moscow.

A Journey from St. Petersburg to Pekin, 1719-22  edited by J.L.Stevenson. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1965. The text is reprinted from the relevant section of the 1763 edition.


CAPON, Peter  - of Bordeaux - A22,C215,M170

August to November 1715

Matthews: Sea journal; at Annapolis, Cape Breton, investigating Indian depredations.

Historical Magazine  Third Series, III, 1875, pp 18-20.


CLARKE, Peter - B62

November 1715

Matthews: Military diary; account of the Scottish insurrection; a daily narrative of events up to failure at Preston; brief descriptive notes by an eyewitness; restrained but colourful; useful historically.

Included in Miscellany of the Scottish History Society  Volume I, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, First Series, XV, 1893.


01

COOPER, William[The Rev.] (1693-1743)  of Boston - A22,M171

February 1715 to December 1730

Matthews: Clergyman's journals (extracts); church and personal affairs, and notes of sermons; extracts of genealogical interest.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXX, 1876, pp 435-441; and XXXI, 1877, pp 49-55.


02/03

HURTADO, Juan Paez - *M172,E

August 30th. to September 18th. 1715

In  After Coronado: Spanish Exploration Northeast of New Mexico, 1696-1727: Documents from the Archives of Spain, Mexico and New Mexico  edited and translated by A.B.Thomas. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1935, pp. 80-98. Reprinted, 1966.


01

MASON, Joseph (d.1761)  of Warren, Massachusetts - A22,M173

April 1715 to November 1794

Matthews: Private diaries (latter part by his son, Marmaduke); brief, erratic extracts of genealogical interest, and notes of public affairs.

In  Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family  East Braintree, 1902, pp 49-56.


O'FLANNAGAN, [Mr.] - B62

October to December 1715

Matthews: Jacobite Diary; His Majesty King James the Third's journey from Commercy to St.Malo; "accompany'd by Mr. O'Flannagan and St.Paul."

Scottish Historical Review  XXI, 1923-1924, pp 253-266.


03

OXLEY, Joseph (1715-1775) - E

Dates unknown

In  Some Account of the Life of joseph Pike, of Cork, in Ireland, Who Died in the Year 1729, Written by Himself: Also, AQ Journal of the Life of Joseph Oxley of Norwich, Who Died in the Year 1775; together with Letters Addressed to Their Friends  London, darton and Harvey, 1837.


03

READ, Charles - E

Dates uncertain

Ploughs and Politicks: Charles Read of New Jersey and His Notes on Agriculture, 1715-1774  edited by carl Woodward. New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1941. Reprinted, Philadelphia, Porcupine Press, 1974.


01

READING, John - A22,M174

April to June 1715 and May to July 1716

Matthews: Surveying journals; survey notes and statistics; a very good section describes the adventures of the surveyors.

In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  Third Series, 1915, pp 35-46, 90-110 and 128-133.


02

RETIS, Juan Antonio de Trasviña - *M175,E

1715

The Founding of Missions at La Junta De Los Rios  in  Texas Catholic Historical Society Supplemementary Studies  I, 1938.


01

RYDER, Dudley (1691-1756)  law student at the Middle Temple, later attorney-general - B62

June 6th. 1715 to December 7th. 1716

A generous selection transcribed from the shorthand diaries; student life in London; the 1715 rebellion; family, social and private life; his love affairs; health; concern with appearances; reading, opinions, studies; detailed and interesting; one of the best diaries.

1. - The Diary of Dudley Ryder, 1715-1716  transcribed from the shorthand and edited by William Matthews. London, Methuen, 1939.

2. - Extracts: Fothergill; and Houlbrooke, pp 47-51 and 213-217.


03

TAINTOR, Micaiell (1652-1731)  Town Clerk and Justice of the Peace of Colchester, Connecticut - E

1715 to 1731

Official diary of town affairs at Colchester.

In  Extracts from the Records of Colchester  transcribed by Charles M.Taintor. Hartford, Connecticut, 1864.

Note: See also the diarist's father, also Michaell Taintor, 1667.


THOMLINSON, John [The Rev.] (1692-1761)  of Rothbury, Durham and Glenfield, Leicestershire

B63

1715 to 1722

Matthews: Clergyman's diaries; his student days at Cambridge; his work as a curate at Rothbury; his search for a wife and a living; parish life and scandals; his pursuit of the ladies and his amours; social details; a very personal and lively record.

1. - Partly published in Six North Country Diaries  edited by J.C.Hodgson. Surtees Society, CXVIII, 1910, pp 64-167.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 197-200.


WANLEY, Humfrey (1672-1726)  librarian - H112,B63

March 2nd. to August 22nd. 1715, July 18th. 1716 and January 11th. 1719 to June 23rd. 1726.

Business diary of the librarian to the first two Earls of Oxford. Acquisitions of manuscripts, books, coins and medals (the Harleian Collection); visitors, booksellers, and scholars; payments; bookbinding.

The Diary of Humfrey Wanley, 1715-1726  edited by C.E.Wright and Ruth C.Wright in two volumes. London, The Bibliographical Society, 1966.


1716AD


01

BODFISH, Mercy Goodwin [Mrs.] (1752-1803)  of Pownalborough, Maine - A22

January 1716 to 1816

Matthews: Private diary; scattered extracts of births, marriages, deaths, genealogy of her family, some personal notes; interesting spellings.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LXVII, 1913, pp28-32.

Note: The entries prior to the diarist's birth are presumably notes of her ancestry, and those following her death can hardly be her own. The diarist is not mentioned by Arksey.


01

PAINE, Moses (1695-1764)  of Truro, Massachusetts - A23,M176

May 1716 to July 1719

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); very brief entries about family affairs, weather, etc.; little value.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LIV, 1900, pp 87-88.


02

PEÑA (PENA), Diego - *H113,*M177,E

1716

Expedition to Apalachee and Apalachicolo  in  Florida Historical Quarterly  1949.


02

RAMON (RAMÓN), Domingo - *M178,E

1716

Captain Ramón's Diary  in  Texas Catholic Historical Society Preliminary Studies  II, 1933.


1717AD


01

BAXTER, Joseph [The Rev.] (1676-1745)  of Medfield, Massachusetts - A23,M179

a) - August 1717 to September 1721

Matthews: Missionary journal; kept while author was missionary to Indians at Arrowsic Island, Maine; mainly notes of where he preached, but some interesting notes on travel, Indians, and missionary rivalry.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXI, 1867, pp 46-59.

b) - Dates unknown

George Berkeley’s Commonplace Book  London, Faber, 1930, is reported to contain diary material.


03

BERKELEY, George [The Rt. Rev.] (1685-1753)  Bishop of Cloyne - B63

January 1717 to April 1718

Matthews: Travel diaries; notes during his second visit to Italy; sightseeing in Rome, Calabria, Naples, etc.: spotty notes.

1. - Partly printed in  Works  edited by Alexander C.Fraser. Oxford, 1901, Volume IV, pp 225-318.

2. - George Berkeley in Apulia  Boston, Merrymount Press, 1946.


03

CUSHING, Jonathan [Rev.] - e

1717 to 1766

James Cummings (3133) has  Rev. Jonathan Cushing’s Record of Baptisms 1717-1766  in  Collections of the Dover, New Hampshire, Historical Society  I, 1894.


GRANGE, James Erskine, Lord (1679-1754)  Lord Justice's clerk - B64

1717-1718

Matthews: Public and social diary (extracts); his official duties as senator of the College of Justice; the Kirk; family life; servants in Scotland; his health and spiritual condition; wise, kindly; religious with occasional moral vagaries; delightfully fresh and frank.

Diary of a Senator of the College of Justice  edited by J.Maidment. Edinburgh, 1843.


KNIGHT, James [Capt.] (d.1720?) - A23,C654,M180

July to September 1717

Matthews: From York Fort to Churchill River to found a Hudson's Bay Company fort; travel dangers and adventures.

The Founding of Churchill  by James F.Kenney. Toronto, 1932, pp 111-189.


MITCHELL, William [The Rev.]  - of Edinburgh - B64

February to May 1717

Matthews: Clerical diary; notes on religion and parish work; church affairs and political events in Scotland.

The Miscellany of the Spalding Club  Volume I, edited by John Stuart. Spalding Club, III, 1841.


02/03

SHULTZE (SCHULTZ), David (1717-1797) - *H122,*M181,E

a) - In  The Perkiomen Region, Past and Present  edited by Henry S. Dotterer. Bedminster, Pennsylvania, Adams Apple Press, 1994. This edition includes Vols. I, II, and III (1894-1901) of the monthly magazine which is an important source for the Perkiomen Watershed in southeastern Pennsylvania.

b) - 1726-1797

In  Journals and Papers of David Shultze  translated and edited by Andrew S.Berky. Pennsburg, Schwenkenfelder Library, two volumes, 1952 and 1953.

c) - In  The Perkiomen Region, Past and Present  Second Series, Volumes VI and VII, 1928 and 1929.


WILLIAMS, Joseph (1692-1755) - B64

August 1717 to March 1755

The diary is intermittent, preceded by a memoir and interspersed with letters. The individual entries are long reflections on religious affairs with some notes of business matters and health.

Extracts from the Diary, Meditations and Letters of Mr. Joseph Williams of Kidderminster  edited by B. Fawcett. Shrewsbury, 1779. (The editor's preface is also dated 1779 and this is probably the true first printing: Matthews refers to a later edition, Romsey, 1816).


1718AD


03

TORRINGTON, Patte Byng, second Viscount (1699-1747)  British naval officer and statesman - E

1718-1720

Pattee Byng’s Journal, 1718-1720  Navy Records Society, LXXXVIII, 1950.


02

CELIZ, Francisco de [Fray] - H115,M182,E

1718 to 1719

Exploration diary; founding of San Antonio; mission of the Alamo; Spanish missions in eastern Texas and Louisiana.

Diary of the Alarcon Expedition into Texas 1718-1719  translated by Fritz Leo Hoffmann. Los Angeles, The Quivira Society, 1935, 600 copies.


01

FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1650-1727)  of Boston - A23,M183

1718 to May 1724

Matthews: Antiquarian diary; a few almanac and commonplace-book jottings; antiquarian notes about Boston by uncle of Benjamin Franklin.

In  Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts  X (1904-1906), pp 191-205.


FRETWELL, James (1699-1772)  of Thorp, Yorkshire, yeoman - B64

December 1718 to December 1760

Matthews;  Country diary (extracts); family notes, social life, and public events in Yorkshire.

Included in Yorkshire Diaries and Autobiographies  edited by Charles Jackson. Surtees Society, LXV, 1877.


01

HADWEN, Isaac (1687-1737)  of Sedbergh, England - A23,M184

March 1718 to May 1719

Matthews: Quaker travel journal (extracts); brief scattered notes of travel to and in the American colonies; rather dull subject matter but many interesting spellings.

In  Bulletin of the Friends' Historical Association  Philadelphia, XV, 1926, pp 29-31.


02

LA HARPE, Jean-Baptiste Bernard (or Bènard) de (1683-1765)  French explorer - *H117,*M185,E

a) - 1718 to 1720

Account of the Journey of Benard de la Harpe  in  Southwestern Historical Quarterly  LXII, 1958 and 1959. See also   - La Harpe’s First Expedition in Oklahoma, 1718-1719  in  Chronicles of Oklahoma  II, No. 4, December 1924, pp 335-340. -

b) - 1721 to 1722

Exploration of the Arkansas River by Benard de la Harpe, 1721-1722: Extracts from His Journal and Instructions  translated and annotated by Ralph A.Smith in  The Arkansas Historical Quarterly  X, No. 4, winter, 1951, pp 339-363.


03

MEZQUIA, Pedro Perez de [Fray] - E

1718-1719

A daily record.

The Mezquia Diary of the Alarcon Expedition into Texas, 1718     - translated and edited by Fritz L. Hoffman in  The Southwestern Historical Quarterly  XLI, No. 4, April, 1938, pp 312-323.


03

VALVERDE y COSIO, Antonio (1670-1728)  Spanish soldier, governor of Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico - E

1718 to 1721(?)

“As governor, Valverde confronted the French invasion of New Mexico’s eastern and northeastern fringe, specifically in the Great Plains.”

Diary of Governor Antonio de Valverde  in  After Coronado  edited by Alfred Thomas, University of Oklahoma, 1935.


WARBURTON, John (1682-1759)  of Bedale, Yorkshire, exciseman - B64

1718 to 1719

Matthews: Country diary; notes on country life, work and pleasures at Bedale; social life; his antiquarian interests.

Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal  XV, 1900, pp 61-84.


01

WIEGNER, Christopher (1712?-1746)  of Germany and Towamencin, Pennsylvania - A23,M186

1718 to 1739

Matthews: Religious diary; account and few extracts from a diary of religious introspection, etc.

In  Montgomery County Historical Society Sketches  III, 1905, pp 271-289.


1719AD


01

DES URSINS  - French intendant of the Illinois country - A23,M187

June 1719

Matthews: Travel journal; Kaskaskia to Mine la Motte (lead mines in what is now Madison County, Missouri); official report and descriptions. Translated.

In  Missouri Historical Review  XX, (1925-1926), pp 205-207.


01

FISKE, Samuel [The Rev.] (1689-1770)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A23,M188

March 1719 to March 1721

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (extracts); rather dull notes of church and local affairs, and notes of preaching.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LI, 1915, pp 282-289.


02

GUILLÉN (GUILLEN), Clemente - *M189,E

1719 and 1720 to 1721

Clemente Guillén, Explorer of the South: Diaries of the Overland Expedition to Bahia Magdalena and La Paz  edited by W.Michael Mathes. Los Angeles, Dawson's Bookshop, 1979, 90 pp. (Baja California Travel Series, No. 42).


01

PARKMAN, Ebenezer [The Rev.] (1703-1782)  of Westborough, Massachusetts - H116,A33,M190

August 24th. 1719 to December 1782

Clergyman's personal diary; there is one entry for 1719 and the diary commences on a full and regular basis on August 1st. 1723. Religious and social affairs, family, friends and neighbours; farming, finances, building work, health and medical matters; a long and minutely detailed record of the man, his family and the community. Interesting and valuable.

1. - The Diary of Ebenezer Parkman 1703-1782; First Part, Three Volumes in One, 1719-1755  edited by Francis G.Walett. Worcester, Massachusetts, American Antiquarian Society, 1974, pp 316. First published serially in  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society  Volumes 71, 1961, to 76, 1966. It is not clear whether the second part of the diary has been printed in full.

2. - Extracts for 1737 and 1778-1780 in  The Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman  edited by Harriette M.Forbes. Westborough, Massachusetts, 1899, 327 pp.

3. - An extract for July 1744 in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIV, 1860, p 239.


02/03

VALVERDE, Antonio de - *M191,E

Diary of the Campaign of Governor Valverde  University of Oklahoma, 1935.


1720AD


03

CHARLEVOIX, Pierre François Xavier de (1682-1761)  French Jesuit traveller and historian - E

1720? to 1722?

Contacts between French and Indians in Canada.

In  Journal of a Voyage to North-America  edited by Louise Phelps Kellogg. Chicago, The Caxton Club, two volumes, 1923.

Note: It is reported that this journal is contained in Volume II and it is understood that Volume I may contain journal material from 1705 to 1709.


01

CLAWSON, Lawrence - A24,M192

April to May, 1720

Matthews: Interpreter's journal; journey to Niagara country and negotiations with Senecas.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  V, by E.B.O'Callaghan, 1855, pp 550-551.


01

DEXTER, Samuel [The Rev.] (1700-1755)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A24,M193

July 1720 to December 1752

Matthews: Private diary; occasional entries of private and public affairs; long descriptions of deaths and an earthquake; a pleasant diary of clerical life, mainly at Medford.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIII, 1859, pp 305-310; and XIV, 1860, pp 35-40, 107-112 and 202-205.


01

LORD, Joseph [The Rev.] (1670-1748)  of Chatham, Massachusetts - A24,M194

1720 to 1748

Matthews (but not seen by him): Diary (extracts); "they are a wonder" (H.M.Dexter).

Yarmouth Register  December 17th. 1846.


MILDMAY, William - B65

1720

Matthews: Travel diary; touristic notes during a trip to Italy.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Tenth Report, Appendix IV. -


01

MOODY, Joseph [The Rev.] 'Handkerchief' (1700-1753)  of York, Maine - A24,M195

August 1720 to November 1724

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (mostly in Latin cipher); brief and poor entries; marriages, deaths, a few general entries of weather, Indians, pirates, etc.

1. - In  Maine Historical Society Collections  Second Series, III, 1892, pp 317-324.

2. - Handkerchief Moody: The Diary and the Man  translated and edited by Philip M.Woodwell. Portland, Colonial Offset Printing, 1981.

3. - A discussion of the sexual aspects of the diary (urges, masturbation, religion, guilt), with relevant extracts in  "I Indulged Myself too Freely": Sexuality, Spirituality, and the sin of Self-Pollution in the Diary of Joseph Moody, 1720-1724  by Brian D.Carroll, in  William and Mary Quarterly  Third Series, Volume LX, January 2003, pp 155-170.

Note: Moody was the model for the veiled Mr. Hooper in The Minister's Black Veil, a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  


PHILIPPS, Erasmus  - of Picton Castle, Wales - B65

August 1720 to September 1722

Matthews: University diary (extracts); social life of a gentleman-commoner at Oxford University; university affairs and studies.

1. - In  A History of Pembroke College  by Douglas Macleane. Oxford Historical Society, XXXIII, 1897, pp 323-329.

2. - Notes and Queries  Second Series, November 10th. 1860.


01

RHODES, John (b.1658)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A24,M196

October 1720 to July 1731

Matthews: Private diary; very brief extracts of personal and public matters, and recipes.

In  Newport Historical Magazine  I, (1880-1881), p 234.


01

SCHUYLER, Myndert - A24,M197

April to May 1720

Matthews: Treaty journal; with Robert Livingston; negotiations with Senecas at Albany; minutes and speeches.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  V, by E.B.O'Callaghan, 1855, pp 542-545.


03

STEELE, Richard [Sir] (1672-1729) - B65

a) - July 1720 to September 1721

Matthews: Business diary; fragmentary; mainly notes of correspondence and payments; minor biographical value.

The Correspondence of Richard Steele  edited by Rae Blanchard. London, 1941, pp 536-542.

b) - James Cummings (11843) has  The Englishman  Oxford University Press, 1955.


01

TAKEJO  - Japanese prostitute

1720

Travel diary.

Account, and brief quotations in  Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries  by Donald Keene. New York, Henry Holt, 1989, pp 328-340.


02/03

VILLASUR, Pedro de (d.1720)  Spanish soldier - *M198,E

August 1720

Diary fragment found on the field after the expedition was massacred by Indians; the search for French raiders; Indians. It appears uncertain that Villasur was the author.

1. - In  The Battle of the Forks of the Loup and Platte, August 11, 1720  in  Nebraska History Volume VI, No.1, 1923, pp 13-19. See also  The March of Villasur  in  Nebraska History  Volume VII, No.3, 1924.

2. - In  After Coronado: Spanish Exploration Northeast of New Mexico, 1696-1727: Documents from the Archives of Spain, Mexico and New Mexico  translated and edited by Alfred Barnaby Thomas. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1935. Reissued, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.


03

WILSON, Rachel [Mrs.] (1720-1775)  Quaker, of Kendal - E

Isaac and Rachel Wilson, Quakers, of Kendal, 1714-1785  London, Swarthmore Press, 1924, is reported to refer to a journal of a trip to America.


1721AD


BAYLY, Katherine [Mrs.] (1721-1774)  of Dublin - B66

October 1721 to April 1756

Matthews: Private diary (account and excerpts); domestic, social, and society life in Dublin; particularly interesting for plays and theatre.

In  Proceedings of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland  Fifth Series, VIII, 1898, pp 141-154.


01

FOTHERGILL, John [The Rev.] (1676-1744)  of Wensleydale, Yorkshire - A24,M199

July 1721 to August 1722 and July 1736 to November 1737

Matthews: Quaker travel journal (American sections); visits to Quaker meetings in America, travel in most of the Atlantic states; conventional journal of a ministering Quaker.

In  Friends' Library  XIII, Philadelphia, 1849, pp 378-396 and 418-425.


01

LYNDE, Benjamin Jr. (1700-1781)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A24,M200

April 1721 to April 1780

Matthews: Private diary; apparently summarised from almanacs; dull notes of personal affairs.

The Diaries of Benjamin Lynde and Benjamin Lynde, Jr.  edited by Fitch E.Oliver. Boston, 1880, 251 pp.


02/03

PEÑA (PENA), Juan Antonio de la [Fr] - M201,E

1721 to 1722

Priests diary of the expedition of Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo's to establish Spanish domination and missions in east Texas; travel, route and and topography; Indians and Frenchmen; Aguayo's health and intentions.

1. - The Aguayo Expedition into Texas, 1721 : an annotated translation of the five versions of the diary kept by Br. Juan Antonio de la Peña  by Richard G. Santos. Austin, Texas, Jenkins Publishing Co., 1981.

2. - Peña's Diary of the Aguayo Expedition edited by Peter P. Forrestal  Preliminary Studies of the Texas Catholic Historical Society  Volume II, No.7, January 1935.


01

ROGGEVEEN, Jacob (1659-1729)  Dutch explorer - H118

July 26th. 1721 to July 18th. 1722

Exploration diary; the diarist, inexperienced as he was, commanded an ill-prepared expedition to the South Seas, under the auspices of the Dutch West India Company, in quest of the non-existent 'Davis's Land'; discovery of Easter Island; management of the fleet; navigational details; weather; sickness and deaths; good descriptions and interesting detail. The diary ends as the expedition reaches the coast of New Ireland and the area within the monopoly of the Dutch East India Company.

The Journal of Jacob Roggeveen  edited by Andrew Sharp. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1970.


03

SAVILE, Gertrude (1697-1757)  English spinster - E

1721 to 1757

Private diary, an early example of the diary as private therapy; 'tormented outpourings'; public events.

Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757  edited by Alan Saville. Thoroton Society (Volume XLI), with Kingsbridge Historical Society, 1997.


SMITH, Thomas (1673-1723)  of Melksham, Wiltshire - B66

February 1721 to December 1722

Matthews: Country diary; a delightful diary by a country squire in the time of Sir Roger de Coverley; farming, social life, religion and church affairs; estate work; sport, dogs, and horses; his neighbours, taverns, clubs; family life; visits to London and Bath; excellent.

1. - Charters and Records of Neales of Berkeley  by John A.Neale. London, privately printed, 1906, pp 169-208.

2. - Extracts in Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine  XI, 1867. Passim.


01/03

SMITH, Thomas [The Rev.] (1702-1795)  of Falmouth (later Portland), Maine - A25,M202,E

May 1721 to May 1788

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; mostly brief, impersonal notes, but its span and consistency make it a valuable New England record of foreign and domestic news, especially at Falmouth.

Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane  Portland, 1849, pp 39-284.

Note: James Cummings (11606) has an edition published in Portland, Maine, in 1821.  


1722AD


01/02

ASHTON, Philip (1703-1746)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - A25,M203

June 1722 to April 1725

Matthews: Captive's journal; or rather, a narrative with daily entries; account of capture by pirates and life on a desert island; a highly interesting story of an unwilling pirate and a new Robinson Crusoe.

1. - Arksey refers to an undated early local printing.

2. - Ashton's Memorial  Boston, 1725. reprinted in  Pirates of the New England Coast, 1630-1730  by B.F.Dow and J.H.Edmonds. Salem, 1923, pp 218-269.

3. - Shortened version in  Ships and Sailors of Old Salem  by Ralph D.Paine. New York, 1909, pp 46-59.


01

BLANCHARD, Joshua (1692-1748)  of Boston - A25,M204

1722 to 1730

Matthews: Private diary; brief yearly entries of family affairs and principal public events in Boston.

The Builder of the Old South Meeting-House  in  New England Magazine  New Series, XIII, (1895-1896), pp 396-398.


01

BUMSTEAD, Jeremiah (1678-1729)  of Boston - A25,M205

January 1722 to December 1727, with gaps

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of Boston news; births, deaths, and marriages; interesting language.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XV, 1861, pp 193-204 and 305-315.


01

COGAN, John [Capt.] (b.1699) of East Sudbury, Massachusetts - A25,M206

September to October 1722

Matthews: Scouting journal; brief notes of expedition to Pigwacket, and vain search for Indians.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXIV, 1880, pp 382-383.


01

COMER, John [The Rev.] (1704-1734)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A25,M207

February 1722 to March 1734

Matthews: Baptist journal (with autobiographical notes from birth); brief impersonal notes of religious and public affairs, providences, preaching; interesting language.

Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   VIII, 1893, 132 pp.


01/02

D'ARTAGUIETTE, Diron  - Inspector for Western Company in Louisiana - A25,M208

September 1st. 1722 to September 10th. 1723

Travel journal; a tour of inspection from New Orleans up the Mississippi to the Illinois country on behalf of the Western Company who were concessionaires of Louisiana; report on conditions in the country, complaints, etc.; travel difficulties; personal affairs; notes on Indians and their customs; interesting and with good incidental detail. Translated from the French.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 17-92. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.


02/03

DELISLE, Legardeur - *M209,E

A Search for Copper on the Illinois River: The Journal of Legardeur DeLisle  edited by Stanley Faye in  Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society  XXXVIII, 1945.


01

EDWARDS, Jonathan [The Rev.] (1703-1758)  of Northampton, Massachusetts - A26,M210

December 1722 to June 1735

Matthews: Religious journal; religious meditations and self analysis, spiritual life and resolutions.

In  The Life of President Edwards  by Sereno E.Dwight. New York, 1830, pp 74-106.


JOHNSON, Samuel [The Rev.] (1696-1772)  of West Haven, Connecticut - A26,B67,M211

October 1722 to November 1723

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); an American clergyman's visit to England; travel and religious notes.

Life and Correspondence of Samuel Johnson  by E.E.Beardsley. New York, 1874, pp 18-53.


KNATCHBULL, Edward [Sir] (d.1730)  fourth Baronet - H119

October 9th. 1722 to March 17th. 1730

Parliamentary diary. Up to 1728 written up later from notes. Important for the history of the House of Commons, but impersonal.

The Parliamentary Diary of Sir Edward Knatchbull, 1722-1730  edited by A.N.Newman. London, the Royal Historical Society, Camden Third Series, Volume XCIV, 1963.


01

WILLIAMSON, Adam [Lieut. Gen.] (1676?-1747) Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower of London

November 20th. 1722 to April 3rd. 1747

Official diary as Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower of London; his official duties; conversations with prisoners, prison conditions and punishments; a stout Hanoverian, responsible for the custody of many important Jacobites; some personal matters and incidental happenings; good detail; an excellent and interesting diary.

The Official Diary of Lieutenant-General Adam Williamson, Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower of London 1722-1747  edited by John Charles Fox. London, The Royal Historical Society, Camden Third Series, XXII, 1912.


1723AD


BAGSHAW, Edward [The Rev.]  - Vicar of Castleton, Derbyshire - B67

1723 to 1729

Matthews: Clerical diary; brief notes of parish and personal affairs; religious work and village life.

Journal of Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society  II, 1880, pp 74-89.


BYROM, John (1691-1763)  poet - H120,B66

August 2nd. 1723 to April 2nd. 1761; many long gaps.

Personal diary, London and Manchester; family, domestic, social, religious affairs; health; shorthand; the Royal Society; full but rather dull. -

1. - The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom  edited by R.Parkinson. Chetham Society, Old Series, XXXII, XXXIV, XL and XLIV, 1854 -1857.

Note: For the history of the manuscript and its probable destruction, apart from one leaf, see  The Queen's Chameleon; The Life of John Byrom  by Joy Hancox. London, Jonathan Cape, 1994. This book also quotes a few sentences from a diary by Byrom's sister, Sarah Brearcliffe, recording his death.

2. - Selections from the Journals & Papers of John Byrom, Poet-Diarist-Shorthand Writer, 1691-1763  edited by Henri Talon. London, Rockliff, 1950. (See also Elizabeth Byrom, 1745)

3. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 200-202.


01/03

ELIOT, Jacob [The Rev.] (1700-1766)  of Boston - A26,M213,E

September 1723 to September 1764

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; scattered extracts on weather and on personal and miscellaneous affairs.

In  Historical Magazine  New Series, V, 1869, pp 33-35.

Note: James Cummings (3839) has  Diary of Reverend Jacob Eliot, 1737-1764: Part II: Scenes from clerical Life in Connecticut  Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Chronicle, 1944, 100 copies.


01

FAIRBANK, Jabez [Lieut.] (1674?-1758)  of Lancaster, Massachusetts - A26,M214

December 1723 to April 1724

Matthews: Scouting journal; scouting expeditions from Lancaster sent out by Fairbank; brief notes of movements.

In  The Early Records of Lancaster  edited by Henry S.Nourse. Lancaster, 1884, pp 218-220.


01

HAMMOND, Benjamin (1673-1747)  of Rochester, Massachusetts - A26,M215

January 1723 to June 1741

Matthews: Surveyor's journal; field notes around New Bedford.

The Field Notes of Benjamin Crane, Benjamin Hammond, and Samuel Smith  New Bedford, 1910, pp 647-659.


HOWARD, Katherine [Mrs.] (1672-1765)  of Boughton, Cheshire - B67

1723 to 1764

Matthews: Country diary (with autobiographical sketch); medley of comings and goings, visits to London and in Cheshire and Suffolk; family affairs and fortunes; affairs of friends; life of a country society lady; prodigies and public disasters; earthquakes; quite amusing.

Included in The Diary of George Booth  Chester, 1928; reprinted from Chester Archaeological Journal  XXVIII.


JOHNSTONE, Alexander  - of Kirkland - B67

January 1723 to 1726

Matthews: Religious diary (account and quotations); a record of his spiritual and religious life; notes of sermons; notes on the ecclesiastical problems and events of the time.

Records Scottish Church History Society  IV, 1932.


01

MOULTON, Jeremiah [Capt.] (b.1688)  of York, Maine - A26,M216

May to June 1723

Matthews: Scouting journal; expedition to York; brief and dull notes.

In  Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder  I, 1884, pp 204-207.


OXFORD, Edward Harley, second Earl of (1689-1741)  collector and statesman - B67

August 1723 to October 1738

Matthews: Travel diary; various journeys in company with his chaplain and friends in England and Scotland; Eastern and Midland Counties, the North and Scotland; notes on topography, estates, scenery, antiquities.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Portland Manuscripts, VI, 1901, pp 64-181.


01

PECKER, Daniel [Capt.] (1690-1750)  of Haverhill, Massachusetts - A26,M217

November to December 1723

Matthews: Scouting journal; brief notes of expedition to New Hampshire; stages of march.

In  Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and Others  edited by Wiliam B.Trask. Boston, 1901, pp 187-188.


01

SAYWARD, Joseph (1684-1741)  of York, Maine - A27,M218

November to December 1723

Matthews: Scouting diary; very brief notes of expedition to Salmon Falls River, Maine, under Capt. Bragdon.

In  The Sayward Family  by Charles A.Sayward. Ipswich, 1890, pp 49-50.


01

WESTBROOK, Thomas [Capt.] (d.1744)  of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - A27,M219

May to June 1723

Matthews: Military journal; at garrisons in Maine; notes of executive work in camp, sickness, etc.

In  Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and Others  edited by Wiliam B.Trask. Boston, 1901, pp 16- 26.


1724AD


01

BARLOW, Jonathan  - of Newport, Rhode Island - A27,M220

June 1724 to January 1725

Matthews: Seaman's journal; notes on personal affairs and adventures, by a sailor captured by pirates.

In  New England Quarterly  II, 1929, pp 656-663.


03

BOURGMONT, Etienne Venyard, Sieur de - E

1724

Journal of the Voyage to the Padoucas  in  Bourgmont, Explorer of the Missouri, 1698-1725  by Frank Norall. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1988.


01

BROWN, Allison [Sgt.]  - of Arundel, Maine - A27,M221

May 1724

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of a march to Saco River and Arundel.

In  Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and Others  edited by William B.Trask. Boston, 1901, pp 58-59.


01

JEFREY, James (1706?-1755)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A27,M222

a) - January to December 1724

Matthews: Private diary; line-a-day entries of personal and local affairs; subject matter poor, but some linguistic interest.

b) - January 1727 to September 1749

Matthews: Private diary; scattered extracts of local and personal notes.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  II, 1860, pp 64-67; and XXXVI, 1900, pp 331-338.


01

KELLOGG, Joseph [Capt.] (1691-1756)  of Northfield, Massachusetts - A27,M223

November to December 1724

Matthews: Scouting journal; very brief notes of stages of expedition.

In  A History of the Town of Northfield  by J.H.Temple and G.Sheldon. Albany, 1875, p 207.


KENNEDY, John [The Rev.]  - of Benburb, Ireland - B67

June 1724 to November 1730

Matthews: Clerical diary; brief notes of farming and parish work of Presbyterian minister in County Down.

Two Centuries of Life in County Down  by John Stevenson. Belfast, 1920, pp 358-363.


02

RHENIUS, Johannes Tobias - *H121,E

1724

Exploration journal in South Africa.

In  The Journals of Brink and Rhenius  edited by E.E.Mossop. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1947.


01

SIMMONS, Nicholas  - of Newport, Rhode Island - A27,M224

1724 to January 1725

Matthews: Seaman's journal; notes on personal affairs and adventures of a sailor captured by pirates.

In  New England Quarterly  II, 1929, pp 658-669.


01

SKINNER, Richard (1666?-1727)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - A27,M225

March 1724 to November 1725

Matthews: Diary; notes from family Bible; sermons and odd family items.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LIV, 1900, pp 413-415.


01

WARNER, Eleazer [Sgt.]  - of Brookfield, Massachusetts - A27,M226

April 1724 to July 1725

Matthews: Scouting journals; military service near Brookfield; very brief notes of guards and marches.

In  History of North Brookfield  by J.H.Temple. North Brookfield, 1887, pp 204-205.


01

WHEELWRIGHT, Samuel [Capt.] (b.1692)  of Wells, Maine - A28,M227

November to December 1724

Matthews: Scouting journal; very brief notes of expedition to Pigwacket in search of Indians.

1. - In  The History of Wells and Kennebunk  by E.E.Bourne. Portland, 1875, p 323.

2. - In  Indian Wars of New England  by H.M.Sylvester. Boston, 1910, Volume III, pp 245-246.


01

WRIGHT, Samuel [Capt.] (1670-1740)  of Rutland, Massachusetts - A28,M228

November 1724 to June 1725 and June to November 1725

Matthews: Scouting journals; brief notes on expeditions around Rutland.

In  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  VII, 1885, pp 53-61.


1725AD


01/02/03

ATKINSON, Theodore [Hon.] (1697-1779)  of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - A28,*M229,E

January to May 1725

1. - Matthews: Indian commissioner's travel journal; journey from Portsmouth to Montreal; visits to Indians and captives; treaty with the French Mohawks; interesting spellings.

In  Register of the Society of Colonial Wars New Hampshire  edited by G.A.Gordon. Concord, 1907, pp 25-53.

2. - In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  March 1953.            


01

BLANCHARD, Joseph [Col.] (1704-1758)  of Dunstable, New Hampshire - A28,M230

July to August 1725

Matthews: Scouting journal; march from Dunstable to Penacook Falls and back in search of Indians; brief and dull.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  VII, p 184.


BUTTERFIELD, Rebekah (1685-1775)  of Stone Dean - B68

April 1725 to March 1795

Matthews: Quaker journal (continued by her son, Prince); records of visits of Quakers to Jordans; "account of public Friends at Jordans meeting and whence they came"; with some personal notes; meetings, funerals; Quaker hospitality.

Account in  Friends' Quarterly Examiner  July, 1946.  


01/02

CHICKEN, George [Col.]  - Indian commissioner in South Carolina - A28,M231

June 17th. to October 31st. 1725

Travel journal; visit to Cherokees in the English interest and to counter the influence of the French; travel details; negotiations and reports of talks; letters written and received; affairs of trade.

1. - In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan 1916, pp 97-172. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961

2. - Extracts in  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 97-104.


03

D’ARGENSON, René-Louis de Voyer de Paulmy, Marquis (1694-1757) French statesman - E

1725 to 1726 (?)

Journal and Memoirs of the Marquis D’Argenson  Heinemann, two volumes, 1903.


01/02

FITCH, Tobias [Capt.]  - Indian commissioner - A28,M232

June to December 1725

Journal of negotiations, intended to counteract French influence and to benefit English traders, with the Creek Indians in Alabama; the journey; very full reports of speeches and negotiations, mainly in direct speech; the capture of a runaway Negro slave, and his subsequent escape.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 176-212. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961


GORDON, Robert [The Rev.]  - of Rathfriland, County Down - B68

1725 to 1744

Matthews: Domestic diary (extracts); brief scattered notes of social life, family affairs, and family and domestic life.

Two Centuries of Life in Down  by John Stevenson. Belfast, 1920, pp 356-358.


HOBSON, John (d. 1735)  of Dodworth Green, Yorkshire country gentleman - B68

January 1st. 1725 to January 27th. 1735

Matthews: Country diary; notes of chief events in his parish; village social life; many funerals; his health; fair interest.

1. - In  Yorkshire Diaries and Autobiographies  edited by Charles Jackson. Surtees Society, LXV, 1877, pp 243-329.

2. - Ponsonby (1), pp 205-206.


03

KEPPEL, Augustus, Viscount [Admiral] (1725-1786) - E

Dates unknown

The Life of Augustus, Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White, and First Lord of the Admiralty in 1782-3  by Thomas Robert Keppel, London, H.Colburn, two volumes, 1842, is reported to contain diary material.


01

LOVEWELL, John [Capt.] (1691-1725)  of Dunstable, Massachusetts - A28,M233

January to February 1725

Matthews: Military journal; notes of the second campaign against the Indians.

Expeditions of Capt. John Lovewell  by Frederic Kidder, Boston, 1865. Reprinted with slight revisions in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 5, Boston, 1909, pp 16-18; and in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  VII, 1853, pp 62-63.


02/03

NORRIS, Isaac (1701-1766)  Quaker merchant of Philadelphia - *M234,E

a) - 1725

- Journey to Rhoad Island  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  October 1961.

b) - 1745

- Isaac Norris Journal of Trip to Albany, N.Y.  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  Volume XXVII, 1903, pp 20-28.


PUREFOY, Henry  - of Buckinghamshire - B68

1725 to 1726

Of no value as printed.

A few scattered entries are quoted in  The Purefoy Letters  edited by G.Eland. London, two volumes, 1931. The letters themselves are of great interest and value.


01

TYNG, Eleazer [Capt.] (1690-1782)  of Chelmsford, Massachusetts - A29,M235

March to April 1725

Matthews: Scouting journal; brief notes of scouting in Lovewell's War; stages about Penacook, etc.

In  Granite Monthly  XV, 1893, pp 183-186.


01/02/03

WESLEY, John [The Rev.] (1703-1791) - H138,A33,B68,*M273,E

1725 to 1791

The diaries of his work and travels in the cause of Methodism, mainly in England but also in Germany, Holland and Georgia. Preaching and teaching, church organisation; his thoughts and religious life. A valuable account both for the history of Methodism and for life in England at the time.

1. - Extracts from 1735 to 1790 in  The Journal of the Rev. John Wesley  London, four volumes, 1827.

2. - The Journal of John Wesley  edited by N.Curnock. London, eight volumes, 1910.

Note: The selected journals have also appeared in many one volume editions.

3. - Journal and Diaries  edited by W.Reginald Ward and Richard P.Hetzenrater. Nashville, Abingdon Press, seven volumes, 1988-2003, in the bicentennial edition of the works of John Wesley.

4. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 103-117; Blythe, pp 292-299; Dunaway & Evans, pp 227-236; Lenox-Conyngham, pp 52-56; and Ponsonby (1), pp 156-163.


01

WHITE, John [Capt.] (1684-1725)  of Lancaster, Massachusetts - A29,M236

February to August 1725

Matthews: Scouting journals; first with Lovewell; marches from Groton to Contookook, etc., notes on weather; interesting spellings.

1. - In  The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts  by Henry S.Nourse. Lancaster, 1884, pp 230-234.

2. - In  Granite Monthly  XIV, 1892, pp 207-209.

3. - Scout Journals 1725: Journal of Captain John White, One of the Scouts during Lovewell's War in Northern New England  edited by George Waldo Brown. Manchester, New Hampshire, privately printed, 1907. This is a stapled pamphlet of 11pp limited to one hundred copies.


01

WILLARD, Samuel [Col.] (1690-1752)  of Lancaster, Massachusetts - A29,M237

July to October 1725

Matthews: Scouting journals; brief notes of distances and Indian affairs; language interesting.

In  The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts  by Henry S.Nourse. Lancaster, 1884, pp 237-242.


01

WRIGHT, Benjamin [Capt.] (1660-1743)  of Northfield, Massachusetts - A29,M238

July to September 1725

Matthews: Scouting journal; expedition to Lake Champlain; brief notes of marches, etc.

In  A History of the Town of Northfield  by J.H.Temple and G.Sheldon. Albany, 1875, pp 210-212.


1726AD


d’ÉPINAY, Louise Florence Pétronille Tardieu d’Esclavelles (1726-1823)  French writer - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D’Epinay  Routledge, 1930, is reported to contain diary material.


01

FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790)  of Philadelphia - A29,*M239

a) - July to October 1726

Matthews: Travel diary; "Journal of Occurrences in my Voyage to Philadelphia on board The Berkshire, Henry Clark, Master, from London". Descriptions of Portsmouth, Cowes, Newport, etc.; life at sea, and interesting observations of natural phenomena.

In  The Writings of Benjamin Franklin  edited by A.H.Smith. New York, 1907, Volume II, pp 53-86.

b) - October 1778, with three later entries, January 14th. and February 28th. 1779 and January 16th. 1780

Matthews: Personal diary; notes on his health in France; illnesses, and treatment for them.

In  Franklin in France  by E.E.Hale and E.E.Hale Jr. Boston, 1887-1888, pp 246-250.

c) - December 1780 to January 1781

Matthews: "Part of a Journal"; primarily notes on political activities in France; commercial entanglements.

1. - In  Franklin in France  by E.E.Hale and E.E.Hale Jr.. Boston, 1887-1888, pp 437-446.

2. - In Franklin's  Works  edited by Bigelow. New York, 1888, Volume VII, pp 172-183.

d) - March to July 1782

Matthews: Political journal; negotiations for peace with Great Britain; letters and documents included.

1. - In  The Writings of Benjamin Franklin  edited by A.H.Smith. New York, 1907, Volume VIII, pp 459-560.

2. - In Franklin's  Works  edited by Bigelow. New York, 1888, Volume VIII, pp 1-118.

e) - From 1730

Journal  in  Account Books Kept by Benjamin Franklin  edited by George Eddy, Volume I, New York, 1928.


01/02

GODDARD, Edward (1675-1754)  born at Watertown, Massachusetts, of Boston - A29,M240

July to August 1726

Matthews: Official treaty journal; peace commission to eastern Indians; journey, proceedings, treaty in Maine, some social items.

In  Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts  XX, (1917-1919), pp 128-147. Edited by Brewer Goddard Whitmore.


MANNINGHAM, Richard [Sir] (1690-1759)  M.D., F.R.S., man-midwife - B69

November to December 1726

Matthews: Medical diary; physician's notes on Mary Toft of Godalming, the woman who claimed she had borne seventeen rabbits; exposé of a fraud scientifically.

An Exact Diary of What Was Observed  London, 1726


01

WAINWRIGHT, John (1670-1721)  of Haverhill, Massachusetts - A30,M241

May 20th. to 21st. 1726

Matthews: Surveying journal; journey from Haverhill of a committee to lay out lands in Penacook.

In  The History of Concord  by Nathaniel Bouton. Concord, 1856, pp 64-77.


1727AD


BURD, Edward, Jr. - B69

February to March 1727

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); from Leith to Barcelona as supercargo aboard the Christian of Leith; extracts relate to Gibraltar.

Scottish Historical Review  XVI, 1918-1919, pp 325-334.


H., S.  - army officer - B69

March 1727 to March 1728

Matthews: Military diary (account and excerpts); kept during the siege of Gibraltar; good material on daily life of troops.

Following the Drum  edited by Sir John Fortescue. Edinburgh, 1931, pp 1-25.


02/03

HERBERT, John - *M242,E

Journal of Colonel John Herbert Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the Province of South Carolina  edited by A.S.Salley. Columbia, South Carolina, Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1936.


03

HERVEY, John, second Baron Hervey (1696-1743)  English courtier - E

1727 to 1737 (?)

Some Materials Towards Memoirs of the Reign of George II  London, 1931, 900 copies, is reported to contain diary material.


01

LANE, Joshua (d.1766)  of Hampton, Massachusetts - A30,M243

January 1727 to December 1755 (dates of manuscript)

Matthews: Private diary; religious activities and reflections, providences, local and family affairs; account and a few brief extracts.

In  Lane Families of the Massachusetts Bay Colony  by James P.Lane, 1886, pp 50-53.


03

McINTOSH, Lachlan (1727-1806)  Scottish American - E

Dates unknown

In  Lachlan McIntosh Papers in the University of Georgia Libraries  University of Georgia Press, 1968, 141pp.


MacDONALD, Murdock [The Rev.]  - of Durness, Sutherland - B70

1727(?) to 1763

Matthews: Clerical diary (selections mostly undated); the life and worries of a poor Scots parson with a huge family; parish life and work.

Cornhill Magazine  CLII, November 1935, pp 570-580.


02

RODENEY, Caesar - *H123,*M244,E

1727 to 1729

'Fare Weather and Good Helth': The Diary of Caesar Rodeney, 1727-1729  in  Delaware History  April 1962.


01/02

ROGERS, Benjamin [The Rev.] (1686-1771)  Rector of Carlton, Bedfordshire

March 1727 to June 27th. 1752

Private diary; parish work and farming; family, friends and social life; gossip; financial affairs; strong interest in medical matters and prescriptions; weather; local news and some national affairs; a good diary.

1. - The Diary of Benjamin Rogers, Rector of Carlton 1720-71  edited by C.D.Linnell. Streatley, The Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XXX, for 1949, 1950, 123 pp.

2. - Discussion: Hart, p 52.


01

WHIPPLE, Joseph [The Rev.] (1701-1757)  of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire - A30,M245

January 1727 to October 1754

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; brief notes of church events and proceedings.

In  History of the Town of Hampton Falls  by Warren Brown. Manchester, New Hampshire, 1900, pp 33-40.


1728AD


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1728

Diary of a Voyage from Rotterdam to Philadelphia in 1728  Pennsylvania German Society, 1907.


01

BUSS, Stephen (1718-1790)  of Leominster, Massachusetts - A30,M246

June 1728 to December 1762

Matthews: Private diary; church affairs, necrology, and local history; brief extracts.

In  A Centennial Discourse Delivered to the First Congregational Church and Society in Leominster  by R.P.Stebbins. Leominster, 1843, p 90.


03

HAILSTONE, John (1696?-1751)  commercial traveller in the cheesemongering trade

August 1728 to January 1729

Quotations from travel diaries; an interesting account of the hazards of a journey from London to Chester and return; a tour in Kent collecting debts, with more good travel details; a trip, by water, to Gravesend.

Account and extracts in  Early Commercial Travelling  part of  The Hailsone Papers 1695-1871  an unpublished book by Mrs. C.W.Selby, in  The British Diarist  Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2003.


03

RICHARDSON, Experience (Wight)  - of Sudbury Massachusetts - E

1728? To 1782?

Diary of Experience (Wight) Richardson, Sudbury, Mass. 1728-1782


01

WALKER, Benjamin [Dr.]  - of Boston, shopkeeper - A30,M247

July 1728 to July 1729

Matthews: Private diary; extracts relating to Governor Burnet; rather good picture of official ceremonies.

In  Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts  XXVIII, (1930-1933), pp 238-244.


01

WHITE, Timothy (1700-1765)  of Nantucket, Massachusetts - A30,M248

July 1728 to February 1756

Matthews: Missionary journal; very brief notes of missionary work among Indians, school accounts, etc.

In  Bulletin of Nantucket Historical Association  I, 1898, No. 2, pp 15-26.


01

WOODRIDGE, Dudley [Dr.] (1705-1790)  of Groton and Stonington, Connecticut - A30,M249

October 1728

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Cambridge in Massachusetts; long entries; stages and scenery.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, (1879-1880), pp 337-340.


1729AD


03

BARRINGTON, Samuel [Admiral] (1729-1800) - E

Dates unknown

The Barrington Papers: Selected from the Letters and Papers of Admiral the Hon. Samuel Barrington  Navy Records Society, LXXVII, 1937 and LXXXI, 1941.


03

BURKE, Edmund (1729-1797)  Irish statesman and political theorist - E

Dates unknown

A Note-Book of Edmund Burke: Poems, Characters, Essays and other Sketches in the Hands of Edmund and William Burke  edited by H.V.F.Somerset, Cambridge university Press, 1957.


01

CLINTON, Charles - A30,M250

May to October 1729

Matthews: Travel journal (brief extracts); voyage from Ireland to Pennsylvania; list of deaths.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVI, 1902, pp 112-114.


03

DODDRIDGE, Philip [The Rev.] (1702-1751)  Nonconformist - B70

1729 to 1751

Matthews: Religious diary; outstanding incidents and spiritual meditations; chief events of his life, and reflective essayettes on God's providences and the sacraments; from shorthand.

1. - The Correspondence and Diary of Rev. Philip Doddridge  edited by J.D.Humphreys. London, 1831, Volume V, pp 249-529.

2. - James Cummings (3494) has also  Life of Philip Doddridge D.D.  by David A.Harsha, Lippincott, 1869.


01

FESSENDEN, Benjamin [The Rev.} (1701-1746)  of Sandwich, Massachusetts - A31,M251

June to October 1729

Matthews: Diary (extracts); brief entries, mostly about building his house.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIII, 1859, pp 31-33.


JOHNSON, Samuel [Dr.] (1709-1784) - H124,B111

October 1729 to December 5th. 1784, intermittent

Personal diaries. Prayers, meditations and travel in Wales and France.

1. - Diaries, Prayers and Annals  edited by E.L.McAdam with Donald and Mary Hyde. New Haven, Yale University Press, and London, Oxford University Press, 1958. This is Volume I of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson and contains all of Johnson's Autobiographical Writings now extant, which escaped burning at their author's hand. The French Journal was included in  The French Journals of Mrs. Thrale and Doctor Johnson  edited by M.Tyson and H. Guppy. Manchester, The Manchester University Press, 1932.

2. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 69-73.


01

SANFORD, William (1676-1760)  of Portsmouth, Rhode Island - A31,M252

January to October 1729

Matthews: Diary; very brief almanac entries; mostly necrology, births, etc.

In  Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts  VII, (1900-1902), pp 198-202.


03

SKENE, George

1729

George Skene's Account of a Journey to London in 1729  edited by John Macgregor in  Miscellany of the Third Spalding Club  II, 1940.


STUKELEY, William [The Rev.] (1687-1765)  of Grantham, Lincolnshire, antiquary - B70

1729 to 1764

Matthews: Antiquarian diaries; with letters, commonplace book material, etc.; notes on his antiquarian, scholarly, and scientific interests; travel in various parts of the country; notes on social life; anecdotes of scholars and antiquarians; miscellaneous, but very informative and useful.

The Family Memoirs of the Rev. William Stukeley  edited by W.C.Lukis. Surtees Society LXXIII, LXXVI and LXXX, 1882, 1883 and 1887.


1730AD


01

CORSE (or CROSS), James (1694-1783)  of Deerfield, Massachusetts - A31,M253

April 1730

Matthews: Travel diary; brief account of trader's journey on the old Crown Point road, from Fort Dummer to Lake Champlain.

1. - In  Black River Gazette  Ludlow, Vermont, August 5th. 1870.

2. - In  A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts  by George Sheldon. Deerfield, 1895, Volume I, p 518.

3. - In  Manchester Historical Association Collections  IV, (1908-1910), pp 235-236.

4. - In  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  II, 1931, pp 165-167.


01

CUMING, Alexander [Sir] (1692-1775)  of Scotland - A31,M254

March to April 1730

Matthews: Travel diary; from Charleston, South Carolina, to the Cherokees; with an account of these Indians.

1. - In  Historical Register  (London) LXI, 1731, pp 1-18.

2. - In  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  edited by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 115-143.


02/03

De la VERENDRYE, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur (1685-1749) - *H136,C328,E

October 1730 to September 1749

Matthews: Travel journals; explorations for discovery of a western sea route.

1. - Journals and Letters of Pierre Gaultier De Varennes De La Verendrye and His Sons  edited by L.J.Burpee. Toronto, Champlain Society, 1927. Reprinted New York, Greenwood Press, 1968.

2. - The Journal of La Verendrye, 1738-39  in  North Dakota Historical Quarterly  1941.

3. - Journals of the Verendrye Trips to the Mandan Villages on the Missouri River in 1738-9 and to the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains in 1742-3  Great Northern Railway (date and place unknown), 64 pp, reprinted from  The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society  XXVI, No. 2, June 1925.

Note:  James Cummings has also:

1. - (7344)  Journal  Canadian Archives, 1890.

2. - (7346)  The Explorations of the La Verendryes in the Northern Plains  edited by Raymond Wood. University of Nebraska, 1980.


03

HARRIS, Howell (1714-1773)  a principal founder of Welsh Calvinistic Methodism - B71,E

a) - 1730(?)

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); translated from the original Latin into English; confession of sins of early years; account of conversion and prayers at beginning of new life.

Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes Y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd  Transactions of Calvinistic Methodist History Society, II, 1917.

b) - (Not seen)

Diary extracts of Howell when visiting London, Bristol and south west England, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth and Birmingham.

Howell Harris's Visits to London  edited by Tom Beynon. Aberystwyth, Cambrian News Press, 1960.


01

JESSOP, Arthur (1682-1751)  Yorkshire apothecary

January 1st. 1730 to June 9th. 1746

Personal diary (from an incomplete transcript of the lost original); his medical work and farming; social life; deaths; sermons heard and religion; weather; local events; the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Regular entries; a good diary.

In  Two Yorkshire Diaries  edited by C.E.Whiting. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series, Volume CXVII, 1952, pp 3-135.


01

ROBBINS, Philemon [The Rev.] (1709-1781)  of Branford, Connecticut - A31,M256

November 1730 to August 1745

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; a very few notes of religious and parish affairs, and family matters; worthless extracts.

In  Dickerman Genealogy  by E.D. and G.S.Dickerman. New Haven, 1922, pp 510-511.


1731AD


ERSKINE, Ralph [The Rev.] (1685-1752)  of Dunfermline - B71

October 1731 to August 1739

Matthews: Religious diary; biography with quotations from this diary, to illustrate character and faith of Erskine; introspective meditations; also account of schism of 1739 in Presbyterian Church and formation of new Secession Church.

Life and Diary of the Rev. Ralph Erskine  edited by Donald Fraser. Edinburgh, 1834.


01

HALE, Robert (1703-1767)  of Beverly, Massachusetts - A31,M257

June 1731 to September 1732, with gaps

Matthews: Sea journals; journeys to Maine and Nova Scotia; mainly descriptions of scenery, character and habits of people, and stopping places; fairly good.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLII, 1906, pp 217-241.


MASCALL, Elizabeth (later LAUGHER) (1702-1794)  of Worcester, Methodist - B71

October 1731 to April 1794

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); worship; religious life; family affairs; visits around Worcester.

Elizabeth Mascall  by A.W.Matthews. London, 1902.


VERTUE, George (1684-1756)  engraver - B71

1731 to 1747

Matthews: Travel diaries (various dates); tours in Surrey, Sussex, and adjacent counties; interest in antiquities and fine arts; notes on buildings, churches, pictures, art treasures, Oxford, etc.; miscellaneous.

A selection relating to a trip in Surrey in 1747 in  Home Counties Magazine  XIV, 1912, pp 233-237.


01

WILSON, Thomas (1703-1784)  Royal Chaplain - H125

September 13th. 1731 to December 31st. 1737 and January 1st. to December 28th. 1750.

Private diary of the son of Bishop Wilson. Oxford and London; his tireless efforts to obtain preferment; social affairs; health; money matters. Interesting detail.

The Diaries of Thomas Wilson, D.D., 1731-37 and 1750  edited by C.L.S.Linnell. London, S.P.C.K., 1964.


1732AD


02

CAMPBELL, Colin - E

1732 to 1733

Passage to China: Colin Campbell's Diary of the First Swedish East India Company Expedition to Canton, 1732-33  edited by Paul Hallberg and Christian Koninckx. Goteborg, Sweden, Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, 1996.


02/03

CHRISTIE, Thomas - *M258,E

The Voyage of the Anne  in  Georgia Historical Quarterly  June, 1960.


03

FORREST, Ebenezer - E

1732

Account of a drunken and riotous five day tour by William Hogarth and his friends, Tothall, Scott, Thornhill and Forrest, around the mouth of the Medway, from the Isle of Grain to Sheerness. The account is written as a parody of the travel literature of the time.

Hogarth’s Pregrination  Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1952, 51pp.


02

GORDON, Peter - *H127,*M259,E

1732 to 1735

Diary of one of the first Georgia settlers.

Journal of Peter Gordon, 1732-1735  edited by E.Merton Coulter. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1963, 750 copies.


02

GROVE, William Hugh - *H128,E

Virginia in 1732 : The Travel Journal of William Hugh Grove  in  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  Volume LXXXV, 1977, pp 18-44.


03

HOGARTH, William (1657-1764)  English artist - E

See Forrest, Ebenezer


01

LOVEDAY, John (1711-1789)  of Caversham, Oxfordshire, antiquary - B71

a) - 1732

Travel diary while a student at Oxford; a tour through England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland; notes on places; descriptions of houses and their contents, libraries etc., local customs; good descriptions.

1. - Diary of a Tour  edited by J.E.T. Loveday, Roxburgh Club, Edinburgh, 1890.

2. - Extracts in  Journal of County Kildare Archaeological Society  VII, 1912-1914, pp 168-177.

b) - 1727 to 1769

Personal and travel diaries; Oxford; Thomas Hearne; tours in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Holland and Flanders. Extracts, with letters and other papers. The descriptions of houses given in a) are not reprinted.

John Loveday of Caversham, 1711-1789; The Life and Tours of an Eighteenth Century Onlooker  by Sarah Markham. Salisbury, Michael Russell, 1984. Passim.


03

SHERBURN, John - E

1732

A Newhampshireman Transports Spanish Troops to Oran - 1732  in American Neptune  1946.


01

TUDOR, John [Deacon] (1709-1795)  of Boston - A31,*M260

June 1732 to October 1793

Matthews: Private diary; occasional entries of private and public affairs; war, riots, weather, massacre; long span and fairly interesting.

1. - Deacon Tudor's Diary  edited by William Tudor. Boston, 1896, 110 pp.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 101-104 (Account of the Boston Massacre).


01

YEAMANS, John (d.1749)  of Noddle's Island, Massachusetts - A31,M261

November 1732 to May 1733

Matthews: Political diary; brief parliamentary notes on progress of sugar bill.

In  A History of East Boston  by William H.Sumner. Boston, 1858, pp 724-729.


1733AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A32,M262

1733 to 1734

Matthews: Travel journal; voyage to Georgia, travels in the Carolinas; semi-narrative.

A New Voyage to Georgia  London, 1735, 62 pp, reprinted, 1737. Reprinted again in  Georgia Historical Society Collections  II, 1842, pp 37-60.


01

ANONYMOUS - A32,M263

April to September 1733

Matthews: Travel journal; journey of Schwenckenfelders to Pennsylvania; Rotterdam, Plymouth, Philadelphia; usual descriptions and sailing details.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  X, 1886, 167-179.


03

BANNING, Jeremiah (1733-1798 (?)) - E

Dates unknown

Log and Will of Jeremiah Banning  privately printed, New York, 1932.


03

MYLNE, Robert (1733-1811)  Scottish architect and civil engineer - E

Dates unknown

Robert Mylne, Architect and Engineer  by A.E. Richardson, London, Batsofrd, 1955, is reported to contain diary material..


03

PRIESTLEY, Joseph (1733-1804)  English scientist - E

Dates unknown

Autobiography of Joseph Priestley: Memoirs Written by Himself  Adams and Dart, 1970, is reported to contain diary material.


02

SHEFTALL, Benjamin - *H129*M265,E

From 1733

The Sheftall Diaries  in  American Jewish Historical Quarterly  1965.


1734AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A32,M266

November 1734

Matthews: Travel diary; voyage from Red Bank, New Jersey, to New York City (six days); loading goods; return; fair interest.

In  Historical and Genealogical Miscellany  I, by John E.Stillwell. New York, 1903, pp 222-224.


01/02/03 - BOLTZIUS (BOLZIUS), Johann, (The Rev. John Martin)  - born in Germany, Lutheran pastor

*H130,A32,*M264,E

a) - March to May 1734

Matthews: Travel diary (extract); with the Salzburgers led by Von Reck (qv), from Charleston to Ebenezer, Georgia; descriptions of scenery, religious and moral observations.

In  An Extract from the Journals of Mr. Commissary Von Reck..... and the Rev. Mr. Bolzius  London, 1734. Reprinted in  Tracts  IV, No. 5, by Peter Force. Washington, 1846, pp 17-37.

b) - 1734

Journal of a Trip from Georgia to South Carolina in 1734  in  Lutheran Quarterly  May, 1964.

c) - 1736

The Secret Diary of Pastor Johann Martin Boltzius  in  Georgia Historical Quarterly  March, 1969.

d) - 1742

In  South Carolina Historical Magazine  1981

e) - August 1748

August 1748 in Georgia  in  Georgia Historical Quarterly  June, 1963.

f) - In  Detailed Reports on the Salzburger Emigrants Who Settled in America ... edited by Samuel Urlsperger  edited  by George Fenwick Jones. Athens, University of Georgia Press, eighteen volumes, 1968-1995.


BULKELEY, William (1691-1760) - B72

March 30th. 1734 to September 28th. 1743, gap from June 1743 to August 1747

Personal diary of an Anglesey squire. Country pursuits and domestic life; farming; politics; travel; religion. Lively and interesting.

An account of the diary with substantial extracts in  Mr. Bulkeley and the Pirate; A Welsh Diarist of the Eighteenth Century  by Dew Roberts. London, Oxford University Press, 1936. Also based on the diaries is  Social Life in Mid-Eighteenth Century Anglesey  by G.Nesta Evans, Cardiff, 1936.

Note: The manuscript is recorded on Yale University Microfilm 188.


03

HARRIS, Nathaniel  - magistrate of Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts - E

1734 to 1761

Records of the Court of Nathaniel Harris: One of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace within and for the County of Middlesex, Holden at Watertown from 1734 to 1761  Historical Society of Watertown, 1893, 100 copies.


01/02/03 - RECK, Philipp Georg Friedrich, von  - *H131,A32,*M267

a) - January to May 1734

Matthews: Travel journal; voyage of the Salzburgers from Dover, England, to Charleston, South Carolina, and thence to Ebenezer, Georgia, to establish a settlement; notes on Indians and worship.

1. - In  An Extract from the Journals of Mr. Commissary Von Reck..... and the Rev. Mr. Bolzius  London, 1734. Reprinted in  Tracts  IV, No. 5, by Peter Force. Washington, 1846, pp 1-16.

2. - Von Reck’s Voyage: Drawings and Journal of Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck  Savannah, Beehive Press, 1980.

Note: This may also include the 1736 diary.

b) - 1736

Von Reck’s Second Report from Georgia  in William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, XXII, 1965, p319.


03

ROMNEY, George (1734-1802)  English portrait painter - E

James Cummings (10565) has  Diaries  London, two volumes, 1904. The book has not been identified.


01

SERGEANT, John (1710-1749)  of Stockbridge, Massachusetts - A32,M268

October 1734 to February 1749

Matthews: Missionary journal (scattered extracts); missionary work among Housatonic Indians.

In  Historic Memoirs Relating to the Housatunnuk Indians  by Samuel Hopkins. Boston 1753. Reprinted in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 17, New York, 1912, pp 21-89. Passim.


03

TARAVAL, Siogismundo [Fr.] (1700-1763) - E

1734 to 1737

"The original journal ... on which the following English rendition is based, now forms part of the Ayer collection of western Americana in the Newberry library at Chicago."

The Indian Uprising in Lower California, 1734-1737  translated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Los Angeles, Quivira Society, 1931, 35 copies. Reprinted, Ayer, 1967 and AMS, 1972.


1735AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A32,M269

August to September 1735

Matthews: Official travel journal; Governor Belcher's journey to council with Indians in Deerfield, Massachusetts; mainly distances.

In  Old New England Inns  by Mary C.Crawford. Boston, 1924, pp 55-61.


03

BRÄKER (BRAKER), Ulrich (1735-1798) - E

Dates Unknown

The Life Story and Real Adventures of the Poor Man of Toggenburg  translated by Derek Bowman, Edinburgh, University Press, 1970, is reported to contain diary material.


01

CHECKLEY, Samuel [The Rev.] (1696-1769)  of Boston - A33,M270

January to December 1735

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; records of church affairs, local events at Boston, weather; mainly local interest.

In  Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts  (1908-1909), pp 270-306.


03

FURNEAUX, Tobias (1735-1781)  English navigator and royal navy officer - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (4499) has  Journal  in  Tobias Furneaux Circumnavigator  London, Cassell, 1960.


03

GRANT, Archibald, Sir, second baronet of Monymusk (1696-1778) - E

1735 to 1750 (?)

Life and Labour on an Aberdeenshire Estate, 1735-1750: Being selections from the Monymusk Papers  The Spalding Club, 1946, is reported to contain diary material.

Note: It is not clear from the report that the diary material is from the pen of Sir Archibald Grant himself.


02/03

INGHAM, Benjamin (1712-1772)  Methodist, with Wesley in America - *M271,E

a) - 1733 to 1734

Diary of an Oxford Methodist, Benjamin Ingham, 1733-1734  by Richard P. Heitzenrater. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 1985.

b) - 1735? to 1737?

In  Our First Visit in America: Eight Journals from Colonial Georgia, 1732-1740  Savannah, Beehive Press, 1974.


MORRIS, Robert Hunter (1713-1764)  of New York City - A33,B72,M272

April 1735 to January 1736

Matthews: Business diary; kept while he was travelling with his father on a business venture in England; business affairs and social life in London; travel; domestic affairs; literature and reading; lengthy and interesting entries by an intelligent young American.

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LXIV, 1940, pp 164-217 and 356-406.


WHALEY, [Mr.]  - of King's College, Cambridge - B73

July to August 1735

Matthews: Travel diary; tour through Kent; topographical notes.

Archaeologia Cantiana  XLIII, 1931, pp 267-280.


1736AD


DICK, Alexander [Sir] (1703-1785)  of Prestonfield, Midlothian, physician - B73

July 1736 to April 1737

Matthews: Private diary; touristic notes of a trip in France and Italy with Allan Ramsay; later notes up to 1780 extracted; chatty items on social and public affairs in Scotland.

Curiosities of a Scots Charta Chest  edited by Mrs. Atholl Forbes. Edinburgh, 1897, pp 99-303. Passim.


03

FISH, Mary (1736-1818) - E

Dates unknown

“This moving portrait of Mary Fish … brings to life a remarkable Connecticut family and conveys an intimate understanding of the political and social tensions in revolutionary America.”

The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America  New York, Norton, 1984, is reported to contain diary material.


01

LORING, Nicholas [The Rev.] (1711-1763)  of North Yarmouth, Maine - A33,M274

January 1736 to Novemebr 1762

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (extracts); very brief notes of journeys and sermons, but mainly necrology.

In  Old Times, Yarmouth, Me.  VIII, 1884, pp 1105-1109.


03

PILLAI, Ananda Ranga (1709-1761)  in the service of the French East India Company - E

1736 to 1761

“… depiction of 18th century South India, the intrigues and deals in French Pondicherry and his description of the French conquest of Madras and the Carnatic Wars. His set of diaries have emerged as one of our primary sources of reference on the Carnatic Wars.”

The Private Diary of Ananda Ranga Pillai, Dubash to Joseph Francoix Duplex, Knoght of the Order of St. Michael and Governor of Pondicherry, A Record of Matters Political, Historical, social and Personal, from 1736 to 1761  Madras, three volumes, 1914.


01

SECCOM, Thomas (1711-1773)  of Medford, Massachusetts - A33,M275

July 1736 to October 1743

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of local news, sermons, etc.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XII, 1858, pp 267-268.


01/02/03 - STEPHENS, William (1671-1753)  secretary to the trustees in Georgia - *H132,A34,*M276,E

a) - 1736 and 1741 to 1745

The Journal of William Stephens  edited by E.Merton Coulter. Athens, University of Georgia Press, two volumes, 1958 and 1959, 500 sets. (Wormsloe Foundation Publications Nos. ii and iii).

b) - October 1737 to October 1741

Matthews: Official journal; a lengthy and detailed investigation of the complaints arising from the discontents of the colonists with the plan of government in Georgia. A huge daily survey, with some personal details.

A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia  three volumes, London, 1742. Reprinted in  Colonial Records of the State of Georgia  IV, 1906, 698 pp and supplement, 1908, 285 pp.

c) - Dates Unknown

In  The Journal of the Earl of Egmont: Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia 1732-1738  edited by Robert McPherson. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1962, 600 copies.


02/03

WESLEY, Charles [The Rev.] (1707-1788)  Methodist - H133,B73,M277,E

a) - March 1736 to November 1756

Matthews: Methodist diary; begins with his conversion and his missionary work in Georgia; then his ministry and travels in England among the Methodist societies; similar to his brother's diary, less comprehensive, but a valuable source for the history of Methodism and a picture of England behind the neo-classical brocade.

The Journal of the Rev. Charles Wesley  edited by Thomas Jackson. London, two volumes, 1849. Re-edited by J.Telford, London, 1909.

b) - 1736 to 1739

Journal of Charles Wesley  Methodist Reprint Society, 1977.

c) - James Cummings (13128) has  Shorthand Journal  in  Quarterly Review  Spring, 1984.


01

WHITEFIELD, George [The Rev.] (1714-1770)  Methodist - H135,A35,B73,M290

1736 to 1741, December 1744 to 1745 and 1748

Methodist diaries, retrospective summary to December 1737 and preceded by an autobiography of his early life; travels in England and the American colonies of the most popular and influential revivalist preacher of the time; voyages and travel details; meetings, preaching and good works amongst the poor; a very good picture of his life and the life of the poor in England and America; important for the history of religion.

The full extant texts may be found in:

1. - George Whitefield' Journals  London, The Banner of Truth Trust, 1960. This edition contains the original text of the seven journals originally published between 1738 and 1741 together with the journal for 1744-1745 which was first printed in  Church History  VII, 1938, pp 297-345.

2. - Extracts from a journal in Bermuda in 1748 in  Memoirs of the Life of George Whitefield  

edited by John Gillies, 1772, pp 154-173. (The manuscript has not survived and these extracts are believed to be the only printing).

An abbreviated publishing history of the seven journals, which have been many times reprinted is:

3. - The seven journals published separately, 1738-1741.

4. - A revised, corrected and abridged edition in one volume, 1756.

5. - In  Works of the Rev. George Whitefield  edited by John Gillies. London, six volumes, 1771-1772.

6. - Whitefield's Journals  edited by W.Qilliam Wale. London, 1905, the full text of the seven journals.


1737AD


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1737 to 1739

Ochtertyre House Booke of Accomp, 1737-1739  edited by James Colville, Edinburgh, Scottish History Society, 1907, is reported to contain diary material.


01

BALLANTINE, John [The Rev.] (1716-1776)  of Westfield, Massachusetts - A33,M278

February 1737 to November 1774

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); an interesting record of domestic and family matters, work, local news, teaching; a good varied diary of minor local matters.

In  Westfield and Its Historic Influences  by John H.Lockwood, 1922, pp 380-437.


03

BROWNRIGG, William (1712-1800)  physician, of Whitehaven, Cumberland

June 1737 to June 1738

Medical casebook, probably abstracted from a medical diary; dated notes of patients, symptoms, treatment and progress of disease; translated from latin.

In  The Medical Casebook of William Brownrigg, M.D., F.R.S. (1712-1800) of the Town of Whitehaven in Cumberland  edited and translated by Jean E.Ward and Joan Yell. London, Wellcome institute for the History of Medicine,  Medical History  Supplement No. 13, 1993.


02/03

CAUSTON, Thomas  - shopkeeper and bailiff in Savannah, Georgia - *M279,E

May to July 1737

Bailiff's work diary.

In  Our First Visit in America: Eight Journals from Colonial Georgia, 1732-1740  Savannah, Beehive Press, 1974.


02/03

COOKE, Middlecott (1705-1737) - *M280,E

In  The Saltonstall Papers, 1607-1815, Selected and Edited and with Biographies of Ten Members of the Saltonstall Family in Six Generations  by Robert E. Moody in  Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society  Volume LXXX, 1972.


01

HOLMES, Jonathan (1704-1778)  of Monmouth County, New Jersey - A33,M281

January 1737 to April 1738

Matthews: Private diary; personal affairs, reading, illness; public news and local events; law, trade, farming, amusements, church; a most interesting record of local affairs.

In  Historical and Geological Miscellany  III, by John E.Stillwell. New York, 1914, pp 362-375.


01

KAY, Richard (1716-1751)  Lancashire doctor - H134,B74

1737 to 1750

Personal, medical and religious diary; working with his father; the Jacobite rebellion, 1745 (for this in Lancaster see also Elizabeth Byrom) important for medical training and general practice. It appears that this is the diary referred to by Matthews as the manuscript of Robert Kay. Robert was Richard's father.

1. - Some extracts in  A Lancashire Doctor's Diary  1895.

2. - The Diary of Richard Kay, 1716-51, of Baldingstone, near Bury, a Lancashire Doctor  edited by W.Brockbank and F. Kenworthy. Manchester, Manchester University Press, for the Chetham Society, third series, Volume XVI, 1968.

3. - Extracts: Bagley, pp 102-123; and Fothergill.


KRASENINNIKOV, Stepan Petrovich (1711 - 1755)  Russian explorer and geographer - E

1737? to 1741?

Explorations of Kamchatka  Oregon Historical Society, 1972, is reported to contain diary material.


03

LANGTON, George  - of Breconshire - E

1737 to 1738

A Breconshire Gentleman in Europe, 1737-8  in  National Library of wales Journal  Summer, 1980.


OLDYS, William [Sir] (1676-1761)  antiquary - B74

June 1737 to March 1739(?)

Matthews: Scholar's diary; scholarly activities and comments on the London libraries which he attended.

Memoir of William Oldys  edited by James Yeowell. London, 1862.


01

PRINCE, Thomas [The Rev.] (1687-1758)  of Boston, pastor of Old South Church - A34,M282

January to December 1737

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; mainly notes of preaching and church affairs; some local and Harvard notes.

In  Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts  XIX, (1916-1917), pp 331-364.


01

TOBLER, John  - leader of Swiss colony in South Carolina - A34,M283

February to March 1737

Matthews: Diary (fragment); record of colony and journey to Savanton (Fort Moore); factual details. Translated from the German.

In  Journal of Southern History  V, 1939, pp 85-97.


01

WADSWORTH, Daniel [The Rev.] (1704-1747)  of Hartford, Connecticut - A34,M284

May 1737 to February 1747

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; short notes of work as pastor of First Church in Hartford, study, weather, and local affairs; moderate interest.

Diary of Rev. Daniel Wadsworth, Seventh Pastor of the Church of Christ in Hartford  edited by George L.Walker. Hartford, 1894, 149 pp.


01

WESTON, Mary (1712-1766)  of Wapping, England - A34,*B74,M285

June 1737 to April 1752

Matthews: Quaker travel journal (extracts); notes of meetings and preaching in Rhode Island, Boston, Nantucket, Connecticut, and southern colonies, in 1750-1751.

In  Eliot Papers  by Eliot Howard. London, 1895, pp 93-110.


1738AD


01

ADAMS, Eliphalet (1677-1753)  of New London, Connecticut - A34,M286

April to October 1738

Matthews: Travel diaries; very brief memoranda of trip among the Indians; bits of earlier diary, August 1699, added.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Fourth Series, I, 1852, pp 27 and 35-36.


01

GREEN, Jonathan [Capt.] (1719-1795)  of Melrose, Massachusetts - A35,M287

July 1738 to June 1744

Matthews: Private diary; brief extracts concerning public and local affairs.

In  The History of Melrose  by E.H.Goss. Melrose, 1902, p 98.


03

MÉNÉTRA, Jaques-Louis (b.1738)  glazier, of Paris - E

Dates Unknown

Journal of My Life  Columbia University Press, 1986.


03

MILL, John [The Rev.] (1712-1805)  of Shetland Isles - B74

1738 to 1803

The diary is retrospective to 1770. Parish work in the Shetlands; his parishioners and their backsliding; hellfire; personal, domestic and family life and his quarrels; the sea, storms, wrecks, trade and shipping; public and church affairs; farming, crops and failures; a good diary.

1. - The Diary of the Reverend John Mill  edited by Gilbert Goudie. Scottish History Society, First Series, V, 1889.

2. - Extracts in: Fyfe (2) pp 37-60.

Note: James Cummings (8585) has  Diary  Kirkwall, 1897.


PERRY, Micajah (1695-1753)  mercer and Lord Mayor of London - B75

September 29th. 1738 to October 28th. 1739

Diary of his mayoralty; mostly brief entries recording duties and ceremonies; occasional extended descriptions of events important to himself.

Included in  A Lord Mayor's Diary, 1906-7  by William Purdie Treloar (qv). London, John Murray, 1920, pp 231-259.


01

SMITH, William [The Rev.] (1702-1783)  of Weymouth, Massachusetts - A35,M288

1738 to 1768

Matthews: Clergyman's journals (extracts with many gaps); almanac notes; church work, religious introspection, some verses; rather dull.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XLII, (1908-1909), pp 444-470.


03

STEPHENSON, Sarah (1738-1802)  Quaker minister - E

Dates Unknown

Memoirs of the Life and Travels in the Service of the Gospel of Sarah Stephenson  by Joseph Gurney Bevan, Philadelphia, 1807, is reported to contain diary material.

Note: James Cummings (11891) has  Life  in  Friends Library, 1840, two issues.


02

VITRY, Pierre  - Jesuit - *H137,C1192,*M289,E

1738 to 1740

Matthews: Religious journal; notes of a Jesuit serving as almoner to French troops fighting the Tchikachas Indians.

1. - Nova Francia  IV, 1929, pp 146-166.

2. - Journal  in  Mid-America  January, 1946. Reprinted in  Louisiana Studies  III, 1964.


01

WILLIAMS, Stephen [The Rev.] (1693-1782)  of Longmeadow, Massachusetts - *H232,A35,*M291

a) - 1738-1742

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; quotations in biography; personal activities.

In  Connecticut Valley Historical Society Papers and Proceedings  (1876-1881), pp 31-61.

b) - July 1745 to January 1746

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; siege of Louisburg; military, religious, and personal items, and notes on sufferings of the men; fairly interesting.

In  Louisbourg Journals, 1745  by L. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 121-169.

c) - May 1754 to July 1761

Matthews: Clergyman's journal (extracts); clerical work and local affairs at Longmeadow, varied incidents, news, gossip, and moral reflections; fair interest.

In  Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of the Town of Longmeadow  Longmeadow, Massachusetts, 1884, pp 221-229.

d) - Dissertation: See Havlice.

e) - See Arksey.


01

YAMAZAKI HOKKA (Jidaraku Sensei) (1700-1750?)  Japanese poet and eccentric

1738

Travel diary; following in the footsteps of Basho (qv) to Matsushima; sights, tales, anecdotes, drinking bouts; preparation to meet bandits who never appeared; pleasure in tobacco; a dream of Basho.

Account, and brief quotations in  Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries  by Donald Keene. New York, Henry Holt, 1989, pp 346-353.


1739AD


01/02

ANONYMOUS,  ranger with Gen. Oglethorpe - A35,M292

July 8th. 1739 to September 4th. 1742

Journal; journey with Oglethorpe to Indian assembly at Coweta on Chattahoochee River; good descriptions of Indians and ceremonies; later, operations against St. Augustine and in defence of Georgia coast and 'to annoy the Spaniards'; scattered and impersonal entries at long intervals; some dramatic incidents.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 218-236. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.


01

CENNICK, John (1718-1755)  Moravian evangelist

1739 to 1755

Religious journal; life and work; travels; interesting descriptions of life in the Moravian Settlements of Marienborn, Herrnhag and Lindheim. Supplemented by extracts from various congregational journals.

Extracts from the Journal of John Cennick: Moravian Evangelist  edited by J.H.Cooper. Glengormley, Antrim, The Moravian History Society, 1996.


COLERAINE, Henry Hare, third Baron (1693-1749)  antiquary - B75

1739

Matthews: Travel diary; brief notes of a tour through Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Portland Manuscripts, VI, 1901, pp 70-71.


03

GRAY, Thomas (1716-1771)  poet - B75

a) - 1739, August to October 1765 and September to December 1769

Matthews: Travel diaries; tour in France and Italy, with brief notes on towns and antiquities; tour in Scotland, with brief notes on stages and antiquities; journey to Lake District, written for Warburton, with notes on scenery and folk stories.

1. - Works  edited by Edmund Gosse. London, 1884, Volume I.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 236-237.

3. - Thomas Gray's Journal of His Visit to The Lake District In October 1769 with a Life, Commentary and Historical Background  edited by William Roberts. Liverpool University Press, 2001.

b) - January 1755 to March 1756

Matthews: Gardening diary; detailed report on his flower-gardening, with related weather notes; some Latin entries on his health; a few book notes.

Gentleman's Magazine  New Series, XXIV, September 1845, pp 229-235.

Note:  Some Shades of Gray: A Poet's Diaries  in  The British Diarist  Volume 1, Issue 3, November, 2003 is a scholarly review of  Gray's diaries, published and unpublished, by Professor Barry Baldwin, in which he draws attention to the publication of a diary for 1754 in  Huntington's Library Quarterly  III, 1939, pp 77-102; and a 1767 diary published in 107 copies by Mill House Press, 1950, and reprinted, Folcroft Library, 1979.


03

JONES, Rebecca (1739-1818)  American Quaker - E

Dates unknown

Memorials of Rebecca Jones  by  William J.Allinson, Philadelphia, Longstreth, 1849, is reported to contain diary material.


01

LANE, Samuel (1718-1806)  of Stratham, New Hampshire, farmer - A36,M293

October 1739 to October 1803

Matthews: Private diary; notes of family affairs and work as farmer and tanner; notes on war, and yearly notes; brief entries but an interesting record; some vocabulary interest.

A Journal for the Years 1739-1803  edited by Charles L.Hanson. Concord, New Hampshire, 1937, 115 pp.


03

PHILIPS, John  - midshipman on the Centurion during Anson’s voyage to the South Seas and around the worldE

1739? To 1743?

An Authentic journal of the Late expedition Under the Command of Commodore Anson  London, 1744.


02/03

PINCKNEY, Eliza Lucas (1722-1793)  Englishwoman, plantation manager near Charles Town - *M294,E

1739 to 1762

1. - In  Journal and letters of Eliza Lucas  edited by Harriott Pinckney Holbrook. Wormsloe, Georgia, 1850. Reprinted Spartanburg, South Carolina, Reprint Co., 1967.

2.  - The letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762  edited by Elise Pinckney, with the editorial assistance of Marvin R. Zahniser. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1972. Reissued with a new introduction, 1997.

3. - Extracts in  American History told by Contemporaries  edited by Albert Bushnell Hart. New York, Macmillan, 1924, Volume II,  pp 99-100.


03

PULLINGER, Arthur

March 2nd. to 28th.  1839

Travel journal from Aleppo to Constantinople; detailed notes of times, distances and changes of horse; scenery, ruins, inscritpions.

Arthur Pillinger: An Early Traveler in Syria and Asia Minor  by Thomas Drew-Bear, Christian Naouri and Ronald Stroud, in  Transactions of the American Philosophical Society  LXXV, No 3, 1985.  


SAUMAREZ, Philip [Capt.] (1710-1747)

December 25th. 1739 to December 15th. 1743

Sea journal aboard the Centurion, flagship of Anson's fleet on the voyage to the South Seas and around the world. Daily account of the voyage and its hardships. Excellent.

Log of the Centurion  edited by Leo Heaps. London, Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1973.


03

WHITAKER, Jeffrey  - schoolmaster - E

1739 to 1741

The Diaries of Jeffrey Whitaker, Schoolmaster of Bratton  edited by Marjorie Reeves and Jean Morrison. Wiltshire Record Society, Volume 44, 1989.


1740AD


ANONYMOUS - B75

January to April 1740

Matthews: Military diary; bald military and naval details of the expedition against Cartagena.

A Journal of the Expedition to Carthagena  London, 1744.


03

ANSON, George (1697-1762)  Admiral of the Fleet - E

1740 to 1744

James Cummings (461) has  Anson’s Voyage Around the World  edited by G.S.Laird Clowes, London, Martin Hopkins, 1928.


02

BRAINERD, David [The Rev.] (1787-1747)  of Crosswicks, New Jersey - A36,M295

October 1740 to 1747

Matthews: Missionary journal: perfervid and ejaculatory religious journal; self-analysis; work among the Indians; interesting for picture of frontier missionary life in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and as a picture of a man wholly occupied with God and the Devil.

1. - Mirabilia Dei inter Indios  Philadelphia, 1746, 253 pp. Often reprinted and abridged.

Among the most easily accessible editions are:

2. - An Abridgement of Mr. David Brainerd's Journal  London, 1748, 110 pp.

3. - Mirabilia  in  An Account of the Life of David Brainerd  by Jonathan Edwards. Edinburgh, 1765, pp 321-472.

4. - David Brainerd, the Man of Prayer  edited by Oswald Smith. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1941, 86 pp.

5. - Memoirs of the Rev. David Brainerd; Missionary to the Indians on the Border of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania  edited by Serino Edwards Dwight. New Haven, S.Converse, 1822. Reprinted Michigan, Scholarly Press, 1970.

6. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 36-46.


01

BRINGHURST, John (1691-1750)  of Philadelphia, merchant - A36,M296

August 1740 to September 1744

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); brief and scattered notes of visit to Tortola and Barbados.

In  Tortola, a Quaker Experiment of Long Ago in the Tropics  by C.F.Jenkins, London, 1923, pp 87-88.


BULKELEY, John and CUMMINS, John  - sailors - B76

September 1740 to May 1742

Matthews: Sea diary; an amusing account of a voyage to the South Seas with Captain Cheap, kept by the gunner and the carpenter of the Wager; good details of adventures in South America and among the Indians of that continent.

A Voyage to the South Seas  London, 1743; reprinted, London, 1927.


03

COLE, Nathan (1710-1783)  separatist, farmer and carpenter - E

From 1740?

The Spiritual Travels of Nathan Cole  edited by Michael J.Crawford in  The William and Mary Quarterly  XXXIII, January, 1976, pp 89-126, is reported to contain diary material.


03

COLEMAN, Seth (1740-1816) - e

Dates unknown

Memoirs of Doctor Seth Coleman, A.M., of Amherst, (Mass.); Containing I. A biographical sketch of his life and character; II. Extracts from his journal , taken by himself; III. His letters upon religious subjects; IV. His farewell address to his children; V. Sermon delivered at his funeral by the Re. Nathan Perkins  New Haven, 1817.


01

DUDLEY, Paul (1675-1751)  of Roxbury, Massachusetts - A36,M297

January to December 1740

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of weather and public affairs.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXV, 1881, pp 28-31.


01

GLADDING, John (1717-1785)  of Bristol, Rhode Island - A36,M298

1740 to October 1779

Matthews: Private diary; a few brief extracts, mostly news of Revolutionary War.

In  The Gladding Book  by Henry C.Gladding. Providence, 1901, pp 45-46.


01

HAZEN (or HAZZEN), Richard (1696-1754)  of Haverhill, Massachusetts - A36,M299

March to April 1740

Matthews: Surveyor's journal; surveying Massachusetts boundary at Pentucket; notes of scenery, some personal matters, and a duel.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXIII, 1879, pp 323-332.


HOARE, Richard  - sheriff of London - B76

September 1740 to September 1741

Matthews: Public diary; journal of official business of sheriff of London; details of elections of officials, including Lord Mayor; business in law courts; official banquets and sermons.

A Journal of the Shrievalty of Richard Hoare, Esq.  Bath, 1815, 25 copies only.


01

HOPKINS, Samuel [Dr.] (1721-1803)  of Great Barrington, Massachusetts - A36,M300

1740 to 1800

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; religious work and meditations; some personal items; some cipher.

In  Sketches of the Life of the Late Rev. Samuel Hopkins, Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Newport  by Stephen West. Hartford, 1805, pp 43-72. Passim.


03

KILLPATRICK, James - E

1740

In  The St. Augustine Expedition of 1740: A Report to the South Carolina General Assembly  by South Carolina Assembly. Committee, to enquire into the causes of the disappointment of success, in the expedition against St. Augustine, Columbia, South Carolina Archives Department, 1954. This is a reprint of the "'Report of the Committee Appointed to Enquire into the Causes of the Disappointment of Success in the Late Expedition against St. Augustine [including the 139 appendices]' The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, May 18, 1741-July 10, 1742 (Columbia, 1953), 78-247."


PHILIPS, John  - midshipman on 'Centurion' - B76

September 1740 to January 1743

Matthews: Sea diary; kept during Anson's exploring voyage around South America; to China and around the world; notes on the chief incidents, adventures, and hardships.

An Authentic Journal of the Late Expedition  London, 1744.


03

RICHARDIE, Armand de la - E

1740? To 1751?

Account Book of the Huron Mission at detroit and Sandwich (1740-1751)  Ontario, Volume 15 of  The Report of the Ontario Department of Public Records and Archives  1920, is reported to contain diary material.


01

SALLEY, John Peter (d.1755)  of Augusta County, Virginia - A37,M301

1740 to 1744

Matthews: Journal and recollections (scattered entries and dates); exploration on the Ohio and Mississippi; with John Howard; capture by French, imprisonment in New Orleans; and escape.

1. - In  The Journals of Christopher Gist  edited by W.M.Darlington. Pittsburgh, 1893, pp 253-260.

2. - The Virginians on the Ohio and the Mississippi  in  Louisiana Historical Quarterly  V, 1922, pp 323-332.


03

SAUSSURE, Horace Bénédict de 1740-1799)  Swiss aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveller - E

Dates Unknown

In  The Life of Harce Bénédict de Saussure  by W.Freshfield. London, Arnold, 1920.


01

SEWARD, William - A37,M302

April to June 1740

Matthews: Religious travel journal; voyage from Savannah to Philadelphia and thence to England; accompanying Whitefield; preaching and religious reflections in Whitefield style.

Journal of a Voyage from Savannah to Philadelphia  London and Boston, 1740, 87 pp.


01

STORER, John [Col.] (1694-1768)  of Wells, Maine - A37,M303

a) - October 1740 to January 1741

Matthews: Official journal; report as agent of government in building Fort Richmond, Maine.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections and Proc.  Second Series, V, 1894, p 142.

b) - April 1745

Matthews: Military journal; brief details of siege of Louisburg.

Portsmouth Journal  May 6th. 1854. Reprinted in  A History of the Cutter Family of New England  by Benjamin and W.R.Cutter. Boston, 1871, p 310.


VERNON, Edward [Adml.] (1684-1757) - B76

January to April 1740

Matthews: Naval diary; account of naval actions during the expedition to Cartagena; a defence against Smollett's attack on the conduct of the expedition.

A Journal of the Expedition to Carthagena  London, 1744.


1741AD


01/02

BACKUS, Isaac [The Rev.] (1724-1806)  of Titicut, Massachusetts - *H139,A78,*M392,E

a) - 1741-1806

The Diary of Isaac Backus 1741-1806  edited by William G.McLoughlin. Brown University Press, three volumes, 1979.

b) - November 1759 to 1804

Matthews: Baptist journal (extracts); rather dull journal of religious work, mainly in and around Titicut.

A Memoir of the Life and Times of the Rev. Isaac Backus  by Alvah Hovey. Boston, 1859, pp 73-305. Passim.


01/02

BONNEFOY, Antoine - A37,M304

August 1741 to May 1742

Captive's diary; a dated narrative account of capture by Cherokees when on a journey from New Orleans; treatment in captivity and encounter with Christian Pribert; escape and journey to a French post.

1. - In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 241-255. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

2. - In  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  edited by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 149-162.


01

BRYENT, Walter (1710-1807)  of Newmarket, New Hampshire - A37,M305

a) - March to April 1741

Matthews: Surveying journal; surveying boundary between Maine and New Hampshire.

1. - In  Historical Magazine  New Series IX, 1871, pp 17-19.

2. - In  New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers  VI, 1872, pp 349-351.

b) - January to February 1747

Matthews: Military journal; march from New Hampshire to Canada; dull apart from incident of tapping rum cask.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXII, 1878, pp 297-302.


01

BURR, Esther Edwards (1732-1758)  of Princeton, New Jersey - H155,A37,*M306

a) - February 1741 to September 1757

Private diary listed by Matthews but the 1903 edition is now known to be largely spurious.

1. - Esther Burr's Journal  edited by Jeremiah E.Rankin. Washington, 1903, 92 pp.

2. - Extracts in  New England Quarterly  III, 1930, pp 297-315. The editor, Josephine Fisher, strongly attacks the text of the earlier edition.

3. - Extracts: Berger (2), pp 22-27 (from the 1903 edition).

b) - October 1st. 1754 to September 2nd. 1757

Letter journal addressed to her friend, Sarah Prince; religious concerns; husband, family, friends and relations; local news and events; health and domestic affairs; private thoughts; a good and unusual diary.

1. - The Journal of Esther Edwards Burr 1754-1757  edited by Carol F.Karlsen and Laurie Crumpacker. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1984. This is the full text.

2. - Extracts: Bunkers & Huff, pp 38-55.


02/03

CHIRIKOV, Alexei Ilich (1703-1748)  Russian navigator - *M307,E

1741

Exploration journal; Kamchatka to the Alaskan coast in the St. Paul.

In the first volume of  Bering's Voyages: An Account of the Efforts of the Russians to Determine the Relation of Asia and America  edited by Frank A.Golder. New York, American Geographic Society, two volumes, 1922-25.


03

KHITROV, Safron - E

1741?

Log Book of Bering's Vessel the St. Peter  in  the first volume of  Bering's Voyages: An Account of the Efforts of the Russians to Determine the Relation of Asia and America  edited by Frank A.Golder. New York, American Geographic Society, two volumes, 1922-25.


03

MIDDLETON, Christopher (d.1770)  commander of HMS Furnace - E

1741 to 1742

In  The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742  in  Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747  Volume I, Hakluyt Society, 1994.  


01

SMITH, John (1722-1771)  of Burlington, New Jersey, and Philadelphia - A38,M308

October 1741 to March 1752

Matthews: Private diary; voyage to Barbados, journey to New York, work as merchant in Philadelphia; courtship of Hannah Logan; later years in Philadelphia; a charming diary of Quaker social and business life.

1. - In  Hannah Logan's Courtship  edited by Albert C.Myers. Philadelphia, 1904, pp 65-324 and 326-345. Myers gives an account of the missing portions and a single extract in  Bulletin of the Friends' Historical Society of Philadelphia  XII, 1923, p 26.

2. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 83-85.


02/03

STELLER, Georg Wilhelm (1709-1746)  German naturalist - *M309,E

1741 to 1742

Journal; with Bering in the St. Peter from Kamchatka to Alaska; stranded on Bering Islands for the winter; death of Bering; return in a boat built from the wreck; scientific work and personal relations.

1. - In the second volume of  Bering's Voyages: An Account of the Efforts of the Russians to Determine the Relation of Asia and America  edited by Frank A.Golder. New York, American Geographic Society, two volumes, 1922-25.

2. - Georg Wilhelm Steller: Journal of a Voyage with Bering 1741-1742  the original 1743 manuscript edited and with an introduction by O. W. Frost; translated by Margritt A. Engel and O. W. Frost. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1988.

Note: The journal has been included in many other publications.


01

VEZIAN, Peter  - quartermaster of sloop Revenge - A38,M310

June to October 1741

Matthews: Sea journal; a very interesting journal of cruising against pirates and Spanish privateers off the American coast.

1. - In  Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period  by John F.Jameson. New York, 1923, pp 381-429.

2. - Extracts in  Atlantic Monthly  VIII, 1861, pp 353-359 and 417-424.


03

WAXELL, Sven (1701-1762)  Swedish second in command to Vitus Bering - E

May 24th. 1741 to September 7th. 1742

Account of the expedition from Kamchatka to Alaska.

The American Expedition  London, Hodge, 1952, translated from Johan S.Kalberg's Danish version "Vitus Berings Eventyrlige opdagerfaerd 1733-1743" by M.A. Michael. Re-issued as  The Russian Expedition to America  New York, Collier, 1962.


01

WHEELOCK, Eleazar [The Rev.] (1711-1779)  of Hanover, New Hampshire - A38,M311

October to November 1741

Matthews: Travel journal; long entries describing a journey to Boston.

Historical Magazine  New Series, V, 1869, pp 237-240.


1742AD


01

ARREDONDO, Don Antonio de - A38,M312

June 1742

Matthews: Military journal; details of Spanish expedition against Georgia, by chief engineer. Translated from the Spanish.

In  Georgia Historical Society Collections  VII, 1913, Part 3, pp 52-64.


AYSCOUGH, Francis [Dr.] (d.1763)

January 6th. 1742 to November 18th. 1743

Abbreviated and cryptic political diary. Consequences of the fall of Sir Robert Walpole, for the opposition and for the court.

A Leicester House Political Diary, 1742-3  edited by R.Harris. Camden Miscellany, XXXI. The Royal Historical Society, Camden Fourth Series, 44, 1992, pp  375-411.


02

BETHLEHEM MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - Pennsylvania - A65,*M313

a) - See Arksey.

b) - 1756

Matthews: Moravian journal; religious life and work. Translated.

In  Pennsylvania Germania  New Series, II, 1913, pp 187-193 (reprinted from  The Moravian  July 6th. and 13th. 1910).

c) - April 1775 to July 1782

Matthews: Journal; extracts relating to the Revolution; largely notes on affairs of church and its members, but many interesting and well-written passages of general description.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XII, 1888, pp 385-406; and XIII, 1889, pp 71-89.


02/03

BOWEN, Nathan (1697-1776)  shopkeeper - *M314,E

From 1742

Diary, continued by his sons and grandson.

Extracts from the Interleaved Almanacs of Nathan Bowen  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  Volume XCI, 1955.


01

CARY, Margaret [Mrs.] (1719-1762)  of Charlestown, Massachusetts - A38,M315

1742-1759

Matthews: Private diary; occasional entries about the chief family, personal, and religious matters.

1. - In  Cary Letters  edited by C.G.Curtis. Cambridge, 1891, pp 59-64.

2. - Extracts in  Notes on the Tuckerman Family  by Bayard Tuckerman. Boston, 1914, pp 122-123.


01

CASINAS, Marquess of - A38,M316

July to August 1742

Matthews: Military journal; account of failure of Spanish expedition against Georgia. Translated from the Spanish.

In  Georgia Historical Society Collections  VII, 1913, Part 3, pp 65-87.


01/02/03 - CLEAVELAND, John [The Rev.] (1722-1799)  of Salem, Massachusetts - *H140,A79,*M317,E

a) - 1742

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  1971.

b) - June to August, 1759

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; siege of Louisburg; clerical and military details.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XII, 1874, pp 85-103 and 179-196; and XIII, 1875, pp 53-63.

c) - Dates Unknown

James Cummings (2592) has also  Diary of Rev. John Cleaveland  in  Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum  1959.


01

CURTIS, Philip [The Rev.] (1717-1797)  of Sharon, Massachusetts - A38,M318

January 1742 to March 1797

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; private church records, births, marriages, deaths; genealogical interest only.

In  Sharon Historical Society Publications  No. 5, 1908, pp 5-53.


03

ERSKINE, James (Lord Grange) (1679-1754)  Scottish advocate, judge and politician - E

1742 to 1753

Extracts from the Diary of a Senator of the College of Justice  Edinburgh, 1843, 24 copies; British Library, 2011.


01

GOODHUE, Joseph (b.1720)  of Newbury, Massachusetts - A38,M319

1742 to 1763

Matthews: Diary; extracts of vital records and some miscellaneous notes.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXVII, 1931, pp 401-407.


03

GRAHAM, Isabella (1742-1814)  Scottish American philanthropist and educator - E

Dates unknown

The Power of Faith, exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs. Isabella Graham of New York  New York, new edition 1843, is reported to contain diary material.


01

HOLYOKE, Edward Augustus (1728-1829)  of Cambridge, Massachusetts - A38,M320

January 1742 to 1747, lacking 1745

Matthews: Private diaries; almanac notes, partly in shorthand; brief cryptic entries; college life at Harvard, preaching etc.

In  The Holyoke Diaries  edited by G.F.Dow. Salem, 1911, pp 31-43.


03

LAMBERT, George [Rev.] (1742-1816)  Congregationalist minister - E

Dates Unknown

Pastor of Fish Street: The Journals of the Rev. George Lambert, Congregationalist Minister  edited by John Markham. Beverley, East Yorkshire Local History Society, 2008.


01/02

MUHLENBERG, Henry Melchior [The Rev.] (1711-1787)  born in Germany, of Philadelphia

*H141,A130,*M321,E

a) - 1742 to 1787

1. - The Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg  edited by Theodore Tappert and John Doberstein. Philadelphia, Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania, three volumes, 1942 to 1958.

2. - The Notebook of a Colonial Clergyman, Condensed from the Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg  edited by Theodore Tappert and John Doberstein. Philadelphia, Muhlenberg Press, 1959.

b) - July 1776 to December 1777

Matthews: Lutheran clergyman's journal; church work, and some war news.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Historical Society Collections  I, 1853, pp 147-186.

2. - Extracts in notes to  Life of Major-General Peter Muhlenberg  Philadelphia, 1849.


01

PECKOVER, Edmund (1695-1767)  of Fakenham, England - A39,M322

September 1742 to January 1743

Matthews: Quaker travel journal; journeys in New England, southern states, and Barbados. Abstract.

In  Journal of the Friends' Historical Society  I, 1904, pp 95-109.


01

SOULE, Cornelius [Capt.] (1703-1755)  of North Yarmouth, Maine - A39,M323

July 1742

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Boston to eastern frontier; a few brief personal entries.

In  Old Times, Yarmouth, Maine  VI, 1882, pp 862-863. (Reprinted from  Massachusetts Archives  XXXVIII).


03

ZINZENDORF, Nicholas Ludwig, Count (1700-1760)  Moravian missionary - E

James Cummings has  Count Zinzendorf and the Indians  Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1870, which has not been examined; however, it seems that no substantial journal of his travels among the North American Indians from 1742 is extant to parallel the formidable accumulation of documentation from other hands.


1743AD


01

BANGS, Benjamin (1721-1769)  of Harwich and Eastham, Massachusetts - A39,M324

September 1743 to September 1744

Matthews: Private diary; brief, varied notes of daily life at Harwich; fishing, local events, visits, ship movements, whaling, journeys to Boston, etc.; fair interest.

In  History and Genealogy of the Bangs Family in America  by Dean Dudley. Montrose, Massachusetts, 1896, pp 4-8.


01

DOOLITTLE, Benjamin [The Rev.] (1695-1749)  of Northfield, Massachusetts - A39,M325

March 1743 to October 1748

Matthews: Public diary; accounts of leading events in French and Indian War; interesting Indian episodes, although the work is not a private diary; possibly selected items from a private diary.

A Short Narrative of the Mischief Done by the French and Indian Enemy  Boston, 1750, pp 1-19. Reprinted in  A History of the Town of Northfield  by J.H.Temple and G.Sheldon. Albany, 1875. And in  Magazine of History  Extra No. 7, New York, 1907, pp 1-23.


01

EMERSON, John [The Rev.] (1707-1774)  of Topsfield, Massachusetts - A39,M326

January to December 1743 and January to December 1754

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; brief almanac entries, mostly church work, baptisms, etc., and a few personal affairs.

In  The Ipswich Emersons  by Benjamin K.Emerson. Boston, 1900, pp 424-428.


03

FITCH, John (1743-1798)  American inventor, engineer and entrepreneur - E

Dates unknown

The Autobiography of John Fitch  edited by Frank Prager, American philosophical Society, 1976, is reported to contain diary material.


03

ISHAM, James - E

1743

James Isham’s Observations on Hudsons Bay, 1743  Toronto, The Champlain Society for the Hudson’s Bay Record Society, XII, 1949.


03

JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1826)  third President of the United States - E

a) - 1787 and 1788

Thomas Jefferson’s European Travel Diaries  Seven Locks Press, 1987.

b) - Dates unknown

James Cummings has:

1. - (6540)  The Anas  New York, 1903.

2. - (6541)  The Literary Bible of Thomas Jefferson  John Hopkins, 1928.

3. - (6542)  Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book  American Philosophical Society, 1953.

4. - (6543)  Thomas Jefferson’s garden Book  American Philosophical Society, 1954.


01

JOHNSTON, Andrew (1694-1762)  of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, merchant - A39,M327

April 1743 to 1754

Matthews: Surveying journal; journeys to and surveying at Pepack, and other details concerning the Pepack patent, leases, rents, etc.; only local topographical interest.

In  Somerset County Historical Quarterly  I, 192, pp 190-196 and 262-265; II, 1913, pp 35-38, 120-125, 186-188 and 277-280; and III, 1914, pp 19-26, 106-109, 193-197 and 261-267.


01

KIMBER, Edward (1719-1769)  of London, England, novelist - A39,M328

February to March 1743

Matthews: Military journal; Oglethorpe's expedition to St. Augustine, Florida; literary description of the campaign, and defence of Oglethorpe's conduct; effusive style.

A Relation, or Journal, of a Late Expedition to the Gates of St. Augustine  London, 1744. Reprinted with notes by A.A.Kimber, Boston, 1935, 36 pp.


01

MacSPARRAN, James [The Rev.] (d.1757)  of Narragansett, Rhode Island - A40,M329

May 1743 to December 1751

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; religious, missionary services outside his parish, and personal affairs at Narragansett; some social notes; fair.

In  A Letter Book and Abstract of Out-Services  edited by Daniel Goodwin. Boston, 1899, pp 1-67.


01

MILLS, William (b.1718)  of Needham, Massachusetts - A40,M330

May 1743 to September 1778

Matthews: Diary; extracts arranged by subject; accounts, weather, family and local affairs.

In  History of Needham, Massachusetts  by G.K.Clarke. Cambridge, 1912, pp 49-51.


03

PIKE, Nicholas (1817-1905)  US Consul, Port Louis, Mauritius.  - E

Dates unknown

Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences, Adventures, and Wanderings Around the Island of Mauritius  New York, Harper, 1873, is reported to contain diary material. -


02/03

POTIER, Pierre (1708-1781)  Jesuit missionary - *M331,E

Selections from the Diary and Gazette of Father Pierre Potier, S.J. (1708–1781)  edited by E. R. Ott, in  Mid-America  XVIII, 1936, pp 199–207 and 260–65.


01

PRESTON, John (1717-1771)  of Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts - A40,M332

December 1743 to March 1760

Matthews: Private diary; entries of important public events, family affairs, weather, etc.; rather dull.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LVI, 1902, pp 80-83.

2. - In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XI, 1871, pp 256-262.


01

REED, Solomon [The Rev.] (1719-1785)  of Titicut, Massachusetts - A40,M333

October 1743 to January 1745

Matthews: Religious journal (brief extracts); notes on religious work and Whitefield's preaching.

In  History of Church of North Middleborough  by S.H.Emery. Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1876, pp 31-32.


01

SCHNELL, Leonard  - of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Moravian presbyter - A40,M334

a) - November 1743 to April 1744

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; journey with Robert Hussey to Georgia; daily life and worship; social and travel notes; one of the best of the Moravian journals. Translated from the German.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XI, (1903-1904), pp 370-393.

b) - May to July 1747

Matthews: Travel journal; journey with V.Handrup to Maryland and Virginia.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XI, (1904-1905), pp 55-61.

c) - October to December 1749

Matthews: Travel journal; with John Brandmueller from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Virginia; notes on worship and brethren; some interesting German-English spellings.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XI, (1903-1904), pp 115-131.


01/03

SWEDENBORG, Emanuel (1688-1772)  founder of the New (Jerusalem) Church - E

a) - (Annotation based on extracts)

1743 to 1744

A record of dreams with some comments upon them.

Swedenborg's Journal of Dreams 1743-1744  edited in Swedish by G.E.Klemming, translated into English, 1860, by J.J.G.Wilkinson, edited by William Ross Woofenden. New York, Swedenborg Foundation, 1977.

b) - (Annotation based on extracts)

1746 to 1765

Notes of matters revealed to him by God.

The Spiritual Diary: Records and Notes made by Emanuel Swedenborg between 1746 and 1765 from his experiences in the spiritual world  London, Swedenborg Society, 1977.

Note: James Cummings has also:

1. - Journal of Dreams and Spritual Experiences  Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 1918.

2. - Spiritual Diary  London, five volumes, 1883.


01

WHITING, John (1716-1784)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A40,M335

June 1743 to May 1784

Matthews: Private diary; brief and uninspiring entries of weather, local affairs, and public events; fires, epidemics, war news, etc.; a few entries each year.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Magazine  LXIII, 1909, pp 185-192 and 261-265.


1744AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A40,M336

June 1744 to May 1756

Matthews: Diary (extracts); brief notes of remarkable providences, prodigies, and coincidences.

In  The Clapp Memorial  by Ebenezer Clapp. Boston, 1876, pp 377-378.


01/02

BLACK, William  - of Virginia - A41,M337

May to June 1744

Matthews: Travel diary; journey as secretary to commissioners in Maryland and Pennsylvania; personal and social side of the trip; feasts, flirtations, ceremonies; an entertaining account in a flowery, epic style.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  I, 1877, pp 117-132, 233-249 and 404-419; and II, 1878, pp 40-49.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 57-60.

3. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 85-86. (With reference to Hannah Logan: See John Smith, 1741).


01

GREEN, Benjamin (1713-1772)  of Danvers, Massachusetts: See PEPPERELL, Sir William - A41


01/02

HAMILTON, Alexander [Dr.] (1712-1756)  of Scotland and Annapolis, Maryland - A41,M338

May to September 1744

Matthews: Travel diary or "Itinerarium"; health trip from Annapolis to New Hampshire and back; extensive and vigorous descriptions and ironical comments on social and religious life, with many excellent scenes involving medicos and sectarians; some literary matters and conversation pieces; an excellent diary by a sceptical Scottish physician.

1. - Hamilton's Itinerarium  edited by Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart. St. Louis, Missouri, 1907, 263 pp. 487 copies.

2. - Gentleman's Progress: The Itinerarium of Dr. Alexander Hamilton  edited by Carl Bridenbaugh. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The University of North Carolina Press, 1948.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 51-57.

5. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 63-67.


01

HUNT, William (Later: GRUBBE, William Hunt)  - justice of the peace, of West Lavington - E

1744 to 1749

Justice's notebook recording warrants, payments and expenses; proceedings outside quarter sessions.

The Justicing Notebook of William Hunt, 1744-1749  edited by Elizabeth Crittall. Wiltshire Record Society, Volume XXXVII, 1982.


01/02/03

MACK, John Martin [The Rev.] (1713?-1784?)  born at Leysingen, Germany; Moravian bishop in West IndiesA41,*M339

a) - April 1744

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; trip with Christian Froelich from Bethlehem to Wyoming.

In  Wyoming Historical and Geological Society Proceedings and Collections  VIII, (1902-1903), pp 149-155.

b) - July to November 1752

Matthews: Travel journal; journey to Onondaga with Zeisberger and Rundt; interesting for Moravian life and work.

1. - In  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York, 1745-1766  by William M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, New York, 1916, pp 112-156.

Partly in:

2. - W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) Third Series, I, 1885, pp 345-350 and 351-355.

3. - Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXIX, 1905, pp 343-358.

Note:  James Cummings (7890) has  J.Martin Mack's Narrative of a Visit to Onandaga in 1752  in  The Moravian  1876.

c) - August 1753

Matthews: Travel journal; Bethlehem to Shamokin; missionary work.

In  Historical Journal  (Pennsylvania) I, 1887, pp 93-97.


MARCHMONT, Hugh Hume, third Earl of (1708-1794)  Scottish statesman - B78

July 1744 to February 1748

Matthews: Political diary; political affairs and public events in London; relations with Chesterfield, Pelham, Argyll, etc.; Scottish military affairs; conversations.

A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont  edited by Sir George Rose. London, 1831, Volume I.


NELSON, John (1707-1774)  Methodist - B78

May to July 1744

Matthews: Methodist diary; his army career; pressed into army for preaching; pacifist and preacher; imprisonment; condemnation of army morals; finally released; the very popular record of a Methodist martyr.

An Extract of John Nelson's Journal  Bristol, 1767. Many editions.


01

OSBORN, Sarah [Mrs.] (1714-1796)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A41,M340

September 1744 to July 1768

Matthews: Religious diary; God's dealings with her; self-analysis, prayers, religious reading, etc.

Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Osborn  by Samuel Hopkins. Catskill, 1814, pp 65-322.


01

PEPPERELL, William [Sir] (1696-1759)  of Kittery Point, Maine - A41,M341

a) - March 1744 to August 1745

Matthews: Military journal; a kind of log of the siege of Louisburg; in hand of Benjamin Green, Pepperell's secretary.

An Accurate Journal and Account of the Proceedings of the New England Land Forces  London, 1746, 40 pp. Reprinted in  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  New Series, XX, (1909-1910), pp 139-183.

b) - March to June 1745

Matthews: Official military journal; siege of Louisburg and other military operations in expedition against Cape Breton; full day-to-day narrative, signed by a committee.

Appended to  A Letter from William Shirley, Esq.  London, 1746, pp 17-32.


01

PIERCE, Daniel (1709-1773)  of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - A42,M342

June 1744 to July 1772

Matthews: Private diary; brief scattered extracts from almanac notes; public and private events.

In  Rambles about Portsmouth, First Series  by C.W.Brewster. Portsmouth, 1873, pp 360-361.


RYLAND, John Collett [The Rev.] (1723-1792)  of Northampton - B78

January 1744 to March 1784

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); the religious life and work, the reading and reflections, of a Baptist clergyman.

Rylandiana  by William Newman. London, 1835, pp 26-37.


VINEY, Richard  - of Birstal Yorkshire - B78

January to December 1744

Matthews: Moravian diary; work as superintendent of Yorkshire Moravian societies, as successor to Spangenberg; interesting astrological data; a very detailed and methodical diary, recording his daily employment, state of mind, health, weather, chief occurrences, observations, each under these headings; the activities of the brethren, their love feasts and observances; travel in Yorkshire; his personal affairs; interesting for its local details.

Extracts in Proceedings of the Wesleyan Historical Society  XIII-XV.


1745AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A42,M345

1745

Matthews (but not seen by him): Travel journal; "through several towns in the country, and to Boston again, in the winter past; containing many strange and remarkable occurrences. Which may be of singular advantage to the public if rightly improved in the present day. In the method of Mr. Whitfield's Journal, but vastly more entertaining."

Journal of Travels  Boston, 1745.


01

ANONYMOUS - A42,M346

March to June 1745

Matthews: Military journal; from Boston to Louisburg and siege.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 67-72.


03

ANONYMOUS,  - French speaking inhabitant of Louisbourg, Cape Breton - E

1745

A narrative by an eyewitness of the siege.

In  Louisbourg in 1745  translated by George M.Wrong, University of Toronto, 1897.


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Massachusetts contingent - A42,M347

March to June 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 73-79.


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Second Massachusetts Regiment - A42,M348

March to July 1745

Matthews: Military journal; from Charlestown to Louisburg; details of siege; interesting spellings and language, and doggerel verses.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 80-96.


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Fourth Massachusetts Regiment, probably of Springfield - A42,M350

March to October 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; intelligent, detailed observation, and colloquial style.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 1-54.


01

ANONYMOUS - A42,M349

March to August 1745

Matthews: Sea journal; journal of sloop Union, Capt. Elisha Mayhew; expedition against Cape Breton; ship movements and engagements; interesting spellings.

A Journal of the Voige in the Sloop Union  edited by H.M.Chapin. Providence, 1929, 26 pp.


01

ANONYMOUS,  member of crew of the 'Hector' - A42,M351

August to September 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 61-66.


01

ANONYMOUS,  Frenchman - A42,C29,M344

November 1745 to November 1746

Matthews: Military journal; military and other operations in Canada; official abstracts in form of journal; military affairs affecting the colonies, and news from abroad. Translated from French.

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 38-75.


01

ANONYMOUS,  Frenchman - A43,M352

December 1745 to August 1746

Matthews: Military journal; military operations of French in New England and New York; brief abstracts; scalpings, etc. Translated.

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 32-35.


01/02

ANONYMOUS,  British sailor - A43,M343

December 19th. 1745 to October 18th. 1748

Captive's diary; the voyage from England; capture by the French; the journey to Quebec and his experiences in prison there; release and subsequent travel in the West Indies including an encounter with Spanish pirates. A lively account with much good detail of people and conditions; entertaining, witty critical and very interesting. The writer was imprisoned with John Norton, William Pote and Nehemiah How, all of whom kept diaries of their captivity.

In  Colonial Captivities, Marches, and Journeys  by Isabel M.Calder. New York, Macmillan, 1935, pp 3-136. Reissued Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1967.


ANONYMOUS,  Jacobite Officer - B78

June 1745 to February 1746

Matthews: War diary; military details of invasion from France; Young Pretender's expedition up to Inverness.

The Lockhart Papers  by George Lockhart. London, 1817, Volume II, pp 437-478.


ANONYMOUS,  Jacobite Officer - B79

July 1745 to April 1746

Matthews: War diary; military movements and actions during Young Pretender's expedition into Scotland, up to Culloden.

The Lockhart Papers  by George Lockhart.  London, 1817, Volume II, pp 479-510.


ANONYMOUS,  of Edinburgh - B79

September to November 1745

Matthews: Public diary and narrative; a Whig's notes of events in and around Edinburgh; social life and activities of Jacobites; lively and outspoken.

The Woodhouselee MS  edited by C.E.S.Chambers. London and Edinburgh, 1907, 96 pp.


ANONYMOUS - B79

November to December 1745

Matthews: Military diary; marches of the Pretender's army from the time it entered England until its return to Scotland; bare details of movements.

Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period  edited by James Allardyce, Volume I. Aberdeen, New Spalding Club, XIV, 1895, pp 283-286.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

From 1745

A Genuine and True Journal of the Most Miraculous escape of the Young Chevalier: From the battle of Culloden to His Landing in France, Taken from the Mouths and Journals of the Very Persons Who Assisted him Therein  by John Burton (qv), edited by Edmund Goldsmid, Edinburgh, 1885.


02

BEAWES, William - E

1745

In  The Desert Route to India (being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Route between Aleppo and Basra 1745-1751)  edited by D.Carruthers. Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1996, reprinted from the Hakluyt Society edition of 1927.


01

BIDWELL, Adonijah [The Rev.] (1716-1784)  of Hartford, Connecticut - A43,M353

April to October 1745

Matthews: Sea chaplain's journal; expedition to Cape Breton; brief notes of ship movments, deaths, bombardments, etc.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXVII, 1873, pp 153-160.


BISSETT, John [The Rev.]  of Aberdeen - B79

1745 to 1746

Matthews: Public diary (extracts); local excitements of the Rebellion; military and political affairs in the Highlands.

Miscellany of the Spalding Club  I, edited by John Stuart. Aberdeen, 1841, pp 345-399.


01

BRADSTREET, Dudley [Col.] (1708-1750?)  of Groton, Massachusetts - A43,M354

April 1745 to January 1746

Matthews: Military journal; naval and military details of siege of Louisburg; camp life, weather, private comments.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XI, (1896-1897), pp 417-446.

2. - In  Three Military Diaries Kept by Groton Soldiers in Different Wars  edited by S.A.Green. Groton, 1901, pp 3-39.


03

BRADSTREET, John (1711-1774) - E

a) - 1745

In  Louisburg Journals, 1745  by Louis Effingham DeForest. New York, 1932.

b)  - 1758

In  An Impartial Account of Lieut. Col. Bradstreet's Expedition to Fort Frontenac  London, 1759. Reprinted, Toronto, Rous and Mann, 1940.


03

BRAGIN, Dmitri - E

From 1745?

Report of a Four Year Voyage  in  Bering's Successors  translated by James Masterson (from  Neue Nordische Beytrage  1-4, 1781-83) and reprinted from  Pacific Northwest Quarterly  1947.

Note: See also  Dmitri Bragin's Voyage in the North Pacific  by Carol Urness in  Terrae Incognitae, The Journal For The History Of Discoveries  II, 1970, pp87-93.


02

BROWN, George  - Glasgow merchant - B79

October 1745 to April 1753

Matthews: Religious diary; the religious life, observance, and introspection of a self-condemning Calvinist.

Diary of George Brown, Merchant in Glasgow 1745-1753  Glasgow, privately printed, 1856, 100 copies.


01

BUCHANAN, John [Col.]  - deputy surveyor of Augusta County, Virginia - A43,M355

October 1745

Matthews: Surveying journal; with Peter Salley, laying claim in Smyth County, Virginia; amusing meeting with Dunkers.

In  Smyth County History and Traditions  by Goodridge Wilson, 1932, pp 10-15.


BURTON, John [Dr.] (1710-1771)  York antiquary - B79

a) - June to August 1745

Matthews: Military diary; taken from report of Aeneas Macdonald, a banker in Paris; narrative of the embarkation and arrival of Prince Charles in Scotland.

b) - June to July 1746

Matthews: Taken from the report of Flora Macdonald while in Edinburgh.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, First Series, XX, 1895, pp 281-294 and 296-305.


01

BYROM, Elizabeth (1722-1801)  eldest daughter of John Byrom (qv) - H142,B79

August 14th. 1745 to January 23rd. 1746

Personal diary, fragmentary, but recording public events during the Jacobite rebellion as seen from Manchester.

1. - Included in The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom edited by R.Parkinson. Chetham Society, Old Series, XLIV, 1857.

2. - Extracts in Selections from the Journals & Papers of John Byrom, Poet-Diarist-Shorthand Writer, 1691-1763  edited by Henri Talon. London, Rockliff, 1950.

3. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 118-120; Bagley, pp 114-118; D'Oyley, pp 136-146; and Ponsonby (1), pp 203-204.


03

CAMERON, Duncan - B79,E

July to September 1745

Matthews: Jacobite diary; narrative based on conversations; Prince Charles's embarkation and arrival for the invasion of Scotland.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, First Series, XX, 1895, pp 201-209 and 317-318.

Note: James Cummings (2128) has  Journal of the Ship Bearing Prince Charles to Scotland  in  A Royalist Family, Irish and French  by Louis, Duc de Trémoille, translated by A.G.Murray MacGregor. Edinburgh, Brown 1904, 320 copies.


01

CHANDLER, Samuel [The Rev.] (1713-1775)  of Gloucester, Massachusetts - A43,M356

a) - November 1745 to December 1764

Matthews: Clergyman's diary (extracts); parish work at Scotland and Gloucester, journeys, visits; domestic and family affairs, weather, etc.; varied short notes of fair interest.

In  The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler  by George Chandler. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1883, pp 192-198.

b) - September 1755 to April 1756

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to Crown Point; scenery, estates, camp life.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XVII, 1863, pp 346-354.

2. - Extract in  Munsell's Collections on the History of Albany  II, Albany, 1867, pp 373-375.


01

CLEAVES, Benjamin (1722-1808)  of Beverly, Massachusetts - A43,M357

March to July 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; fairly good, with interesting language.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LXVI, 1912, pp 113-124.


01

CRAFT, Benjamin (1706-1746)  of Chebacco (now Essex), Massachusetts - A43,M358

April to November 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; short and rather dull notes of camp life, religious reflections, etc.

1. - In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  VI, 1864, pp 183-194.

2. - Partly in  The Crafts Family  by J.M. and W.F.Crafts. Northampton, 1893, pp 659-670.


01/02

CURWEN, Samuel (1715-1802)  merchant, of Salem, Massachusetts - H226,A44,B110,*M359

a) - March to July 1745

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); siege of Louisburg.

In  Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen  edited by G.A.Ward. New York, 1842, pp 12-14.

b) - May to June 1755

Matthews: Travel journal; from Salem to Philadelphia; distances, roads, taverns.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  1916, pp 76-83.

c) - April 24th. 1775 to September 25th. 1784, some gaps

Loyalist's diary in exile in England during the American Revolution, his wife left behind to look after his affairs; social and political life in London with other exiles; extensive travel in England: Bristol, Exeter, Birmingham, Ipswich, Manchester, Leeds, etc.; detailed notes on agriculture and industry, towns and buildings, sights and occasions; weather, health, domestic matters; returns to Salem to find his business ruined by his wife and her nephew; sails again for England.

1. - An unreliable selection in  Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen  edited by G.A.Ward, New York, 1842. Reprinted Boston, 1845,1864.

2. - The Journal of Samuel Curwen, Loyalist  is the unabridged text edited by Andrew Oliver. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press for the Essex Institute, two volumes, 1972.


DARBY, Abiah (1716-1794)  of Sunderland - B80

1745 to 1769

Matthews: Quaker diary (extracts); family life, Quaker preaching; journeys in England; entertainments; religious exercises.

Journal of the Friends' Historical Society  X, 1913.


01

EMERSON, Joseph [The Rev.] (1724-1775)  of Pepperell, Massachusetts - A44,M360

a) - March to August 1745

Matthews: Naval Chaplain's journal; siege of Louisburg; quite interesting.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XLIV, (1910-1911), pp 65-84.

b) - August 1748 to April 1749

Matthews: Private diary; the everyday rounds of a clergyman; quiet and pleasant details, with interesting language.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XLIV, (1910-1911), pp 262-282.

2. - Extract in  Journal of American History  III, 1909, pp 120-127.


01

FREDERIKSEN, Thomas - E

Between 1745 and 1766

James Cummings (4416) has this in  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York, 1745-66  by William Beauchamp, Syracuse, 1916. Matthews lists several diarists from this title but does not mention Frederiksen. The book has not been seen but Frederiksen does not appear in a digital copy on the website of the Wisconsin Historical Society and James Cummings may be in error.


01

GIBSON, James [Col.] (1690?-1752)  of Boston - A44,C463,M361

April to July 1745

Matthews: Military journal; notes of a gentleman volunteer at the siege of Louisburg; clear but impersonal.

1. - A Journal of the Late Siege  London, 1745, 49 pp.

2. - A Boston Merchant of 1745  Boston, 1847, 102 pp. Reprinted as  A Journal of the Siege of Louisburg and Cape Breton  Washington, 1894, 35 pp.


01

GIDDINGS, Daniel [Lieut.] (1704?-1771)  of Ipswich, Massachusetts - A44,M362

March to November 1745

Matthews: Military journal; journey to Louisburg; notes on siege, camp life, religion; interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLVIII, 1912, pp 293-304.


GOODWILLIE, John - B80

November 1745 to January 1746

Matthews: Jacobite military diary; Prince Charles's march to and from England, and back to Bannockburn; brief notes.

The Lyon in Mourning   I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. The Scottish History Society, First Series, XX, 1895, pp 192-197.


01

GORHAM, John [Col.] (1709-1746)  of Barnstable, Massachusetts - A44,M363

June 1745

Matthews: Sea journal; kept during siege of Louisburg; very brief military details, with some family and genealogical notes.

In  Mayflower Descendant  V, 1903, pp 172-180.


01

HOLCROFT, Thomas (1745-1809)  English dramatist and poet - E

Dates unknown

The Life of Thomas Holcroft, Written by Himself  London, Constable, two volumes, 1925.


01/02

HOW, Nehemiah [The Rev.] (1693-1747)  of Putney, Vermont - A44,M364

October 1745 to May 1747

Matthews: Captive's diary; capture by Indians, journey to Quebec, and imprisonment there; begins as narrative; a good record of captivity.

The writer was imprisoned with John Norton, William Pote and an anonymous British sailor, all of whom kept diaries of their captivity.

1. - A Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How  Boston, 1848, 23 pp. Reprinted in  Indian Captivities  by Samuel G.Drake. Auburn, 1850, pp 127-138.

2. - Edited by V.H.Paltsits, Cleveland, 1904, 72 pp.


01

LAMB, Caleb - A45,M365

November 1745 to April 1746

Matthews: Military journal; continuation of Mygate's diary of siege of Louisburg.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 106-108.


01

LOGAN, William (1718-1776)  of Philadelphia - A45,M366

September 1745 to January 1746

Matthews: Travel diary; business journey to Georgia; interesting details of social life in the South by a cantankerous Quaker; some interesting spellings.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVI, 1912, pp 1-16 and 162-186.


MILLER, James  - of Manchester - B80

December 1745 to April 1750

Matthews:  Jacobite military diary; service with Jacobites; sentenced and committed to service in India; later, military life there; interesting spellings.

Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research  III, 1924, pp 208-226.


01

MYGATE, George [Pte.] (d.1745)  of Springfield, Massachusetts - A45,M367

May to September 1745

Matthews: Military journal; a fairly interesting account of the siege of Louisburg, with some personal notes; language interesting.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 97-106.


01

NORRIS, Isaac (1701-1766)  of Philadelphia - A45

September to October 1745

Matthews: Treaty journal; trip to Albany and treaty negotiations there.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXVII, 1903, pp 20-28.


OXFORD, Henrietta Cavendish, Countess of - B80

April to June 1745

Matthews: Travel diary; a tour through Yorkshire and Durham into Scotland; notes on topography, estates, social life, etc.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Report on the Portland manuscripts. VI, 1901, pp 182-191.


01

POMEROY, Seth [Gen.] (1706-1777)  of Northampton, Massachusetts - A45,M368

a) - March to August 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; a well-written and valuable account; some interesting spellings.

b) - June to October 1755

Matthews: Military journal; Lake George expedition; well-written and valuable account.

1. - The Journals of Seth Pomeroy  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1926, pp 14-51 and 100-127.

2. - In  History of Northampton  by J.R.Trumbull. Northampton, Massachusetts, 1902, Volume II, pp 121-146 and 260-280.


01/02

POTE, William (1718-1755)  of Falmouth (later Portland), Maine - A45,M369

May 1745 to August 1747

Matthews: Prison diary; capture by French and Indians off coast, journey to Quebec, and imprisonment there; interesting notes of Indian customs and barbarities, daily life in prison; lively and highly personal account, with interesting language.

The writer was imprisoned with John Norton, Nehemiah How and an anonymous British sailor, all of whom kept diaries of their captivity.

The Journal of Captain William Pote, Jr. During His Captivity in the French and Indian War  edited by J.F.Hurst. New York, 1896, 223 pp.


01

REINCKE, Abraham [The Rev.] (1712-1760)  of Sweden - A45,M370

March to April 1745

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; visit of a Swedish Moravian to the Swedes of West Jersey; some interesting comments on miscegenation and language.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXIII, 1909, pp 99-101.


01

SHERBURNE, Joseph (b.1694?)  of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - A46,M371

May to June 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; brief military details.

In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 55-60.


01

SHIRLEY, William [Lieut. Gen.] (1673?-1771)  of Roxbury, Massachusetts - A46,M372

March to June 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg.

1. - A Letter from William Shirley, Esq.  Boston, 1746, 31 pp. Other editions, New York, 1746 and London, 1748.

2. - In  Louisburg Journals 1745  edited by L.E. de Forest. New York, 1932, pp 109-120.


01

SPANGENBURG, August Gottlieb [Bishop] (1704-1792)  of North Carolina - A46,M373

a) - May to July 1745

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; notes of travel to the Onondaga; missionary work among Indians. Translated from the German.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  II, 1878, pp 424-432; and III, 1879, pp 56-64.

2. - In  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York, 1745-1766  edited by M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, 1916, pp 5-16.

b) - September 1752 to January 1753

Matthews: Travel journal; from Bethlehem to North Carolina; topographical notes and description of government; interesting German spellings of place names. Translated from the German.

1. - In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969, Volume I, pp 30-64.

2. - Partly in  Southern Historical Association Publications  I, 1897, pp 99-111.


01

STEARNS, Benjamin (1714-1755)  of Concord and Boston - A46,M374

March to August 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; interesting language.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XLII, (1908-1909), pp 135-144.

2. - In  Acadiensis  VIII, 1908, pp 317-329.


STUART, James [Capt.] - B80

October 1745 to April 1746

Matthews: Jacobite military diary; the marches of Ogilvie's regiment of the Highland Army during the Jacobite Rebellion.

Miscellany of the Spalding Club  I, Aberdeen, Spalding Club, III, 1841.


03

TODD, William [Cpl.]  British soldier - E

1745-1762

Military diary.

The Journal of Corporal William Todd, 1745-1762  edited by Andrew Cormack and Alan Jones. Army Records Society, Volume 17, 2001.


WALLEY, Thomas  - constable of Manchester - B80

November to December 1745

Matthews: Public diary; accounts of exciting events in Manchester during the 1745 Rebellion.

Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society  VII, 1889, pp 142-159.


01

WOLCOTT, Roger (1679-1767)  of Windsor, Connecticut, Governor - A46,M375

May to July 1745

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg; military affairs, documents, recapitulation.

In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  I, 1860, pp 131-161.


1746AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A46,M376

July to August 1746

Matthews: Official treaty journal; journey from Boston to Albany; conference of a Massachusetts commission with the Six Nations.

In  Bulletin of Boston Public Library  Fourth Series, IV, 1922, pp 127-130 (facsimile).


01

ANONYMOUS,  Frenchman - A46,C30,M377

November 1746 to September 1747

Matthews: Military journal; military events and news in Canada; an official diary translated from French.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan, 1858, pp 9-132.


03

BENYOWSKY, Maurice [Count] (1746-1786)  Hungarian soldier and adventurer - E,F

Dates unknown

The Memoirs and Travels of Mauritius Augustus, Count de Benyowski in Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, the Liukiu Islands and Formosa  translated by William Nicholson, London, 1893, which is reported to contain diary material, is an autobiography of doubtful accuracy and includes the false claim to have been born in 1741. First published, London, two volumes, 1790.


CAMERON, John [The Rev.] - B81

February to September 1746

Matthews: Military diary; account by the Presbyterian chaplain at Fort William of the 1745 Rebellion in Scotland.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, XX, 1895, pp 83-101.


01

CLOUGH, Abner (1720-1786)  of Exeter, New Hampshire - A46,M378

July to September 1746

Matthews: Military journal; march with Capt. Ladd's company to protect Rumford, New Hampshire, against Indians; rather good narrative of Indian skirmishes; colloquialisms.

In  New Hampshire Historical Society Collections  IV, 1834, pp 201-214.


01

CUSHING, John [The Rev.] (1709-1772)  of Boxford, Massachusetts - A47,M379

January to December 1746

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; moderate brief notes of private and town affairs.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIX, 1865, pp 237-239.

2. - In  Essex Antiquarian  IV, 1900, pp 155-156.


01/02

De BEAUCHAMPS  - of Mobile - A47,M380

September 16th. to October 19th. 1746

Journal; the journey from Mobile to Choctaw Indians to settle for assassinations of three Frenchmen; detailed notes of enquiries and discussions; negotiates for the murder of the culprit. Translated from the French.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 261-297. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.


01

HERVEY, Augustus John, third Earl of Bristol (1724-1779)  'The English Casanova'

1746 to 1759

Personal journal, written up some years later but based on contemporary notes. His naval career, mainly in the Mediterranean; voyages and actions; Elizabeth Chudleigh; social life; detailed accounts of his amorous adventures.

Augustus Hervey's Journal; Being the Intimate Account of the Life of a Captain in the Royal Navy ashore and afloat  edited by David Erskine. London, William Kimber, 1953, second edition 1954.


01

HEYWOOD, William [Col.] (1728-1803)  of Charlestown, New Hampshire - A47,M381

July 1746 to April 1751

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); marches through Deerfield to Fort Dummer, Canada, and Fort Massachusetts; brief extracts.

In  History of Charlestown, New Hampshire  by H.H.Saunderson. Claremont, New Hampshire, 1876, pp 402-406.


HOLLAND, William - B81

1746

Matthews: Religious diary; a Moravian's tour in South Wales; notes on Welsh religious life.

Journal of the Calvinistic Methodist History Society  XVI, 1931, and XVII, 1932.


03

JOHNSON, Mrs. - E

1746 to 1750

A New England Pioneer: The Captivity of mrs. Johnson: The story of her life, with an account of her capture and experiences during four years with the French and Indians, 1746-1750  Woodstock, Vermont, The Elm Tree Press, 1926, 44pp. This is a condensation of  A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs Johnson  published in 1796.


01/02/03 - LEWIS, Thomas (1718-1790) - A47,M382,E

September to November 1746

Matthews: Surveying journal; surveying in Augusta County, Virginia; selections of genealogical interest.

1. - In  Annals of Augusta County, Virginia from 1726 to 1781  by Joseph A.Waddell. Richmond, 1886, Supplement, pp 467-471. Second edition, Staunton, 1902, pp 84-88.

2. - The Fairfax Line: Thomas Lewis’s Journal of 1746  Newmarket, Virginia, Henkel Press, 1925. (“Fairfax Line defined the border line of the property inherited by Lord Fairfax; currently the border of Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties.”).


MacDONALD, Alexander [Capt.], Young Clanranald and MacDonald of Glenaladale - B81

April to December 1746

Matthews: Jacobite military diary; mostly a joint narrative of Prince Charles' adventures after Culloden.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, XX, 1895, pp 320-354.


MacLEOD, Donald  - of Gualtergill, Jacobite - B81

February 1746 to September 1747

Matthews: Jacobite military diary; a vivid narrative of Prince Charles' escape, and of the writer's subsequent adventures and fortunes.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, XX, 1895, pp 154-185.


MacLEOD, Malcolm [Capt.]  - Jacobite - B81

June 1746 to August 1747

Matthews: Jacobite military diary; a narrative of Prince Charles' escape, and other incidents of the 1745 Rebellion.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, XX, 1895, pp 130-153. -


01

NICHOLSON, Thomas [The Rev.] (1715-1780)  of Perquiman's County, North Carolina

A47,B83,M383

April 1746, February 1749 to November 1750 and November to December 1771

Matthews (American): Quaker journal; visits to Friends at Cape Fear; 2,500 miles' travel in England, visiting Quakers; visit to North Carolina Assembly; long, rather dull entries. Matthews (British): Quaker diary; February 1749 to November 1750 (English section); a record of 2,500 miles travel in England, visiting Friends and their meetings; long and rather dull notes.

Southern Historical Association Publications  IV, 1900, pp 172-186, 233-247 and 301-315.


01/02

NORTON, John [The Rev.] (1716-1778)  of Bernardston, Massachusetts - A47,M384

August 1746 to August 1747

Matthews: Journal; seminarrative describing capture of Fort Massachusetts by the French and Indians, and the author's captivity.

Note: The writer was imprisoned with William Pote, Nehemiah How and an anonymous British sailor, all of whom kept diaries of their captivity.

1. - The Redeemed Captive  Boston, 1748, 40 pp.

2. - In  A Particular History of the Five Years' French and Indian War  by S.G.Drake. Albany 1870, pp 253-295.

3. - Narrative of the Capture and Burning of Fort Massachusetts  edited by S.G.Drake. Albany, 1870, 51 pp.


O'NEILLE [Capt.]  - Jacobite - B81

April to December 1746

Matthews: Jacobite military diary; account of Prince Charles' adventures after Culloden.

The Lyon in Mourning  I, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, XX, 1895, pp 365-374.


01

PRINGLE, Robert (1702-1776)  of Scotland, and Charleston, South Carolina - A47,M385

May 1746 to November 1747

Matthews: Merchant's journal; line-a-day notes on trade and domestic affairs, and accounts; rather dull.

In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine  XXVI, 1925, pp 21-30 and 93-112.


01

RICE, William [Capt.] (1708-1747)  of Warwick, Rhode Island - A47,M386

May to December 1746

Matthews: Military journal; military movements of Rhode Island Company during expedition against Canada; some good details, gambling, sickness, etc.

In  Nine Muster Rolls of Rhode Island Troops Enlisted During the Old French War; To Which Is Added the Journal of Captain William Rice in the Expedition of 1746  Society of Colonial Wars, Rhode Island, Providence, 1915, pp 45-53.


02

ROSE, Robert - *H143,*M387,E

1746 to 1751

Personal diary of a parson's life and labours in Virginia.

The Diary of Robert Rose: A View of Virginia by a Scottish Colonial Parson, 1746-1751  edited by Ralph Emmett Fall. McClure Press, 1977.


01

SCHLATTER, Michael [The Rev.] (1716-1790)  of St. Gall, Switzerland, and Philadelphia - A48,M388

June 1746 to 1751

Matthews: Moravian journal; pastor of First Reformed Church in Philadelphia; notes of work among the Moravians in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia; and notes during the French and Indian War. Translated from the Dutch.

1. - In  The Life of Rev. Michael Schlatter  by the Rev. H.Harbaugh. Philadelphia, 1857, pp 87-234.

2. - Extract in  Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society  III, 1905, pp 105-121 and 158-176.


01

WALKER, Timothy [The Rev.] (1705-1792)  of Concord, New Hampshire - A48,M389

April 1746 to December 1780, with large gaps

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; brief notes of local and personal affairs, church work, and farming; interesting picture of life in an interior pioneer village.

1. - Diaries of Rev. Timothy Walker, the First and Only Minister of Concord, N.H., from His Ordination November 18, 1730 to September 1 1782  edited by Joseph B.Walker. Concord, New Hampshire, 1889, 80 pp.

2. - In  New Hampshire Historical Society Collections  IX, 1889, pp 123-191.


01

WOOD, James (d.1797)  gunner

May 3rd. 1746 to May 3rd. 1760; summary to June 1765

Military diary of an artilleryman; France; the Netherlands; Battle of Maastricht; Scotland; voyage to India and service there; detailed; the Indian section particularly interesting.

Gunner at Large; The Diary of James Wood R.A. 1746-1765  edited by Rex Whitworth. London, Leo Cooper, 1988. The diary extracts are linked by an editorial narrative.


01

WRIGHT, Noah [Deacon] (1716-1797)  of Deerfield, Massachusetts - A48,M390

June 1746 to April 1747

Matthews: Diary; extracts (normalised) giving news of Indian raids.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  II, 1848, pp 208-210.


1747AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  official French - A48,M391

November 1747 to October 1748

Matthews: Official journal; notes of "whatever occurred of interest at Quebec in regard to the operations of the war and the various intelligence received there". Translated from the French.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X. by E.B.O'Callaghan, 1858, pp 137-179.


03

ANONYMOUS - E

1747 to 1792

James Cummings (2678) has  Minutes and Letters of the Coetus of the German Reformed Congregations in Pennsylvania, 1747-1792  Philadelphia, Reformed Church Publishing Board, 1903.


BACKHOUSE, James (1721-1798)  of Stockport, Lancashire - B81

June 1747 to February 1752

Matthews: Quaker diary; attendance at meetings in Lancashire; his work and business as weaver; domestic and social life; gardening; interesting spellings.

Extracts in Journal of Friends' History Society  XV, 1918.


01

BATCHELDER, David [Deacon] (1736-1811)  of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire - A48,M393

December 1747 to July 1811

Matthews: Private diary; brief scattered notes of weather, farming, etc. at Portsmouth.

In  History of the Town of Hampton Falls  by Warren Brown. Manchester, New Hampshire, 1900, pp 476-481.


01

BOWEN, Silas (1722-1790)  of Woodstock, Connecticut - A48,M394

June 1747 to April 1787

Matthews: Private diary; brief extracts of births, marriages, etc.; mainly family notes, with some public items.

In  The Family of Griffith Bowen  by Daniel Bowen. Jacksonville, Florida, 1893, pp 188-194.


01

De BOISHEBERT, Charles Deschamps - A48,M395

June 1745

Matthews: Military journal; French and Indian expeditions against Fort Clinton. Translated from the French.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X. by E.B.O'Callaghan, 1858, pp 79-80.


01/03

GOELET, Francis [Capt.]  - of New York, mariner - A48,M396,E

a) - 1746 to 1758

“A transcription of the journals of Francis Goelet, New York merchant of Knickerbocker stock, kept during his travels to Northern Europe and the West Indies.”

The Voyages and Travels of Francis Goelet, 1746-1758  edited by Kenneth Scott, Queens College Press, 1970

b) - January 1747 to January 1754

Matthews: Travel journal; very lively account of voyages along New England coast, and social life at the ports, feasts, parties, etc.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXIV, 1870, pp 50-63.


03

JONES, John Paul (1747-1792)  naval commander in the American Revolution - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoirs of Paul Jones, late Rear Admiral in the Russian service, Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit and of the Russian Order of St. Anne … Now first compiled from his original journals and correspondence …  London, two volumes, 1843.


01

PHILBROOK, Jonathan (1721-1801)  of Brunswick, Maine - A49,M397

March to April 1747

Matthews: Scouting journal; brief notes on expedition up the Kennebec River, by the clerk of the expedition.

In  History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine  by G.A. and H.W.Wheeler. Boston, 1878, pp 58-60.


02

PRINCE, Nathan - *H144,E

1747

The Journal of Nathan Prince, 1747  in  The American Neptune  April 1956.


03

SMITH, Robert (1747-1832)  father of James and Horace Smith, authors of  Rejected Addresses - E

Dates Unknown

In  James and Horace Smith, Joint Authors of 'Rejected Addresses': A Family Narrative  by Arthur H.Beavan, London, Hurst and Blackett, 1899. Passim.


03

Van SCHAAK, Peter (1747-1832)  lawyer, of New York - E

Dates Unknown

Life of Peter Van Schaak, LL.D.; Embracing Selections from His Correspondence and Other Writings during the American Revolution and His Exile in England  by Henry Cruger Van Schaak, New York, Appleton, 1842, is reported to contain diary material.


1748AD


BOSCAWEN, Frances Evelyn [Hon.] (1719-1805)  of London and St.Michael, Cornwall - *B82

January to December 1748

Letter diary of her daily life and employments kept for her husband while he was at sea, and sent to him in instalments; news of their children; illness and alarms; social life and family affairs; lively and entertaining.

1. - Admiral's Wife; Being the Life and Letters of The Hon. Mrs. Edward Boscawen from 1719 to 1761  by Cecil Aspinall-Oglander. London, Longmans Green, 1940, pp 67-135.

2. - Extracts: Blodgett (2), pp 259-265.


01

CAMMERHOFF, John Christopher [Bishop] (1721-1756)  born at Hillersleben, Germany, Moravian bishop of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - A49,M398

a) - January 1748

Matthews: Travel journal; journey from Shamokin, Pennsylvania; fair account of Moravian life and worship. Translated from the German.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXIX, 1905, pp 160-169.

b) - May to August 1750

Matthews: Travel journal; journey with Zeisberger from Bethlehem to Onondaga; excellent full narrative; travel, religion, and Indian notes. Translated.

In  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York, 1745-1766  by William M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, 1916, pp 24-112.


03

COXE, William (1748-1828)  traveller, historian and clergyman - E

Dates unknown

Tutor on Tour  in  Seven Britons in Imperial Russia  by Peter Putnam, Princeton, 1952.

Note: See also the entry for William Coxe in the bibliography of anthologies, collections and studies.


DOUGLAS, John [The Rt. Rev.] (1721-1807)  Bishop of Carlisle and Salisbury - *B82

1748 to 1749

Matthews: Travel diary; tour through Germany, Holland and France.

Select Works  edited by W.Macdonald. Salisbury, 1820.


03

EASTBURN, Joseph [Rev.] (1748-1828) - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of the Rev. Joseph Eastburn, Stated Preacher in the Mariner’s Church, Philadelphia  by Ashbel Green, Philadelphia, 1828, is reported to contain diary material.


FEATHERSTONEHAUGH, Lady  - of Uppark, Sussex - B82

1748 to October 1753

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); travel in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany; notes on men and manners, scenery, towns, social and court life; interesting record.

Quoted in Memorials of Admiral Lord Gambier  by Lady Georgiana Chatterton. London, 1861, Volume II, pp 16-70.


01

GOTTSCHALK, Matthias Gottlieb (d.1748)  of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - A49,M399

March to April 1748

Matthews: Moravian missionary journal; journey through Virginia and Maryland; religious life and preaching.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XII, (1904-1905)  pp 62-76.


GREENE, Ireland [Miss] (1728-1795)  of Hale, Lancashire - B82

February 1748 to August 1749

Matthews: Travel diary; two visits to London and a trip to Scarborough; travel and social notes; society, amusements, and plays, routs and auctions, pleasure gardens; a pleasant, mild, social record.

Isaac Greene  by Ronald Stewart-Brown. Liverpool, 1921, pp 33-68.


GYLL, Thomas (1700-1780)  Recorder of Durham - B82

February 1748 to October 1778

A list of births, marriages and deaths and some notes about eminent people in Durham; occasional comments; mainly local antiquarian interest.

1. - Six North Country Diaries  edited by J.C.Hodgson. Surtees Society, CXIX, 1910, pp 169-229.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), p 252.


01

HOLYOKE, John (1734-1753)  of Cambridge, Massachusetts - A49,M400

January to December 1748

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of social life and study at Harvard; language interesting.

In  The Holyoke Diaries  edited by G.F.Dow. Salem, 1911, pp 44-46.


01/02

KALM, Pehr (1716-1779)  of Sweden - A51,C632,*M401

August 1748 to October 1749

Matthews (American): Travel diaries; an excellent travel record; descriptions of places and his activities in great detail. Translated. Matthews (Canadian): Travel journals; the last four months dealing with travels, people, and natural history in Canada; from Montreal to the Montmorency River.

1. - Travels into North America  translated by John R.Foster. London, three volumes, 1770-1771. Reprinted, 1972.

2. - Re-edited as  The America of 1750  by Adolph B.Benson. New York, two volumes, 1937.

3. - Sections of 1748 journal relating to travel in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, in  American Scandinavian Review  X, 1922, pp 350-355.

4. - Extracts relating to New Jersey in 1748 in  Somerset County Historical Quarterly  V, 1916, pp 29-33.

Note: For a bibliography of Kalm's travel journals see  Scandinavian Studies and Notes  XII, 1933, pp 89-98.


01

MELVEN (or MELVIN), Eleazer [Capt.] (1703-1754)  of Concord, Massachusetts - A49,M402

May 1748

Matthews: Military journal; march to Crown Point; fairly well-written but brief notes of Indian skirmishes.

1. - In  New Hampshire Historical Society Collections  V, 1837, pp 207-211.

2. - In  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  II, 1931, pp 167-168.


01

PARSONS, Moses [The Rev.] (1716-1783)  of Byfield, Massachusetts - A49,M403

1748-1783

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); brief notes of weather, farming, social and family affairs; longer notes on important public affairs.

In  The Story of Byfield  by John L.Ewell. Boston, 1904, pp 101-158. Passim.


02

ROBERTS, Gaylard - E

1748

In  The Desert Route to India (being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Route between Aleppo and Basra 1745-1751)  edited by D.Carruthers. Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1996, reprinted from the Hakluyt Society edition of 1927.


01

ROGERS, John [The Rev.] (1692-1773)  of Eliot, Maine - A49,M404

February to June 1748

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; notes of religious work and self analysis, with some local items; moderate interest.

In  Old Eliot  VII, 1906, pp 15-20.


03

SANDERSON, John [Major] (1616?-1650)  of Hedleyhope, Northumberland, cavalry officer in Robert Lilburne's regiment of horse - B83

January 11th. to December 30th. 1748

Military diary; a detailed record of the movements of a Parliamentarian Cavalry officer and his troop in the north of England, Northumberland and the borders; some notes of skirmishes, quarters, pay and arrears; brief and businesslike. Useful but mainly of specialist interest.

1. - In  Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle  Third Series, IX, pp 15-24.

2. - With extensive background material, letters and other documents, and an additional editorial explanation and elaboration of the diary proper in  Major Sanderson's War: Diary of a Parliamentary Cavalry Officer in the English Civil War  by P.R.Hill and J.MWatkinson. Brimscombe, Spellmount, 2008, pp 90-135.


01

SPANGENBERG, Joseph [The Rev.] (1704-1792)  of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - A49,M405

June to August 1748

Matthews: Moravian travel journal (extracts); journey through Maryland and Virginia with Matthew Reutz; missionary work. Translated from the German.

In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XI, (1903-1904), pp 235-242.


01/02/03 - WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)  first President of the United States - *H145,A50,*M406,E

March 1748 to December 1799, with some large gaps, especially 1754-1759 and during Revolution and Presidency

Matthews: Diaries and journals; mostly brief notes on farming, sport, and social life at Mount Vernon.

1. - The Diaries of George Washington, 1748-1799  edited by John C.Fitzpatrick. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, four volumes, 1925. This edition supersedes the myriad earlier editions of separate journals and parts of journals; on pp xv-xviii, Mr. Fitzpatrick gives a complete list of the different journals and diaries with notes of their principal contents.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 61-65; Dunaway and Evans, pp 384-393.

3. - Contrecoeur's Copy of George Washington's Journal for 1754  edited by Donald H.Kent. Penna Historical Commission, undated reprint from  Pennsylvania History  January 1952, 36 pp.

4. - The Diaries of George Washington  edited by Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, six volumes, 1976 to 1979.

5. - The Journal of Major George Washington: An Account of His First Official Mission, Made as Emissary from the Governor of Virginia to the Commandant of the French Forces on the Ohio, October 1753-January 1754  Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, 1959. This is a facsimile of the 1754 edition which has been often reprinted.

Note: James Cummings has also:

1. - (12990)  Journal  edited by J.M.Toner. Joel Munsell, 1893.

2. - (12991)  Washington and the West  Arthur Clark, 1911.

3. - (12993)  George Washington in the Ohio Valley  University of Pittsburgh, 1955.

4. - (12994)  Trial by Wilderness  Kingsport, 1957.

5. - (12995)  George Washington's Expense Account  Simon and Schuster, 1970.

6. - (12997)  Journal of the Proceedings of The President  University of Virginia, 1981.


01/02

ZEISBERGER, David (1721-1808)  born at Zauchental, Moravia - *H317,A50,*M407

a) - July 1748

Matthews: Journal (extract); description of Indian famine. Translated, as are all his journals, from the German.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 430-432.

b) - April to November 1753

Matthews: Travel journal; journey to Onondaga with Henry Frey, and missionary work there; notes on travel, religious life, and Indians.

In  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York, 1745-1766  edited by William M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, 1916, pp 156-197.

c) - October 1766

Matthews: Travel journal; with Gottlob Senseman on mission from Friedenshuetten to Onondaga and Cayuga; Indian conferences.

In  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York, 1745-1766  edited by William M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, 1916, pp 222-240.

d) - September to November 1767

Matthews: Travel journal; journey to the Monsey Town at the mouth of Tionesta Creek on the Allegheny River; narrative in journal form; meetings, accounts of Indians, religious discussion.

1. - In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXI, 1912, pp 8-32.

2. - Extracts in  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) Fourth Series, I, 1893, pp 351-352.

e) - May 1768 to January 1769

Matthews: Travel journal; journey with Gottlob Senseman to Goschgoschinck and their sojourn there; notes on travel, meetings, councils, topography.

In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXI, 1912, pp 42-104.

f) - August 1781 to May 1798

Matthews: Travel and missionary journal; life and work at missions at Muskingum, Upper Sandusky, Detroit, Clinton River, Cuyahoga, Huron River, New Salem, mouth of Detroit River, and Fairfield on the Thames; similar content and interest to most Moravian journals.

1. - Diary of David Zeisberger  edited by E.F.Bliss. Cincinnati, two volumes, 1885.

2. - Extracts for 1782-1798, relating to Delaware Indians, in  Ontario Historical Society Papers  XII, 1914, pp 176-198.

g) - From 1791

Dissertation: See Havlice.


1749AD


01

ANTHONY, Susanna (1726-1791)  of Newport, Rhode Island - A50,M408

June 1749 to June 1769

Matthews: Quaker journal; extracts for biography and character; religious meditations.

The Life and Character of Miss Susanna Anthony  by Samuel Hopkins. Worcester, 1796, 193 pp. Passim.


03

BENSON, Joseph (1749-1821)  English Methodist minister - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (1103) has  Journal  in  Memoirs of the Rev. Joseph Benson  by James Macdonald, London, 1822.


03

BENWELL, John (1749-1824)  founder and headmaster of the Quaker Sidcot School at Winscombe in Somerset - E

Dates unknown

Extracts from a Diary Kept by the Late Jon Benwell of Sidcot  privately printed, Bristol, 1825, 93 pp.


02/03

BONNECAMPS, Joseph Pierre de (1707-1790)  surveyor on the Celeron de Blainville (qv) expedition

-  - *M409,E

June to November 1749

1. - In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXIX, 1920, pp 397-423.

2. - In  Expedition of Celoron to the Ohio Country in 1749  edited by C.B.Galbreath, Columbus Ohio, pp 78-104.


01

BRAINERD, John [The Rev.] (1720-1781)  of Haddam, Connecticut - A51,M410

August to November 1749

Matthews: Missionary journal; work among Indians at Bethel, near Cranberry, New Jersey; religious reflections and introspections; journeys in New Jersey, Elizabethtown, Newark, Brunswick, Gnadenhuetten, etc.; impressions of Moravians.

In  The Life of John Brainerd  by Thomas Brainerd. Philadelphia, 1865, pp 160-226.


01/02/03 - CELORON de BLAINVILLE, Pierre Joseph - A51,*M411,E

June to November 1749

Matthews: Exploration journal; expedition from Quebec down the Allegheny and Ohio rivers.

1. - In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXIX, 1920, pp 335-396.

2. - In  Expedition of Celoron to the Ohio Country in 1749  edited by C.B.Galbreath, Columbus Ohio, pp 12-77.


02/03

CHANCELLOR, William - *M412,E

A Philadelphia Surgeon on a Slaving Voyage to Africa  in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  October, 1968.


03

Du PAN, Jaques Mallet (1749-1800)  Genevan French journalist - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs and Correspondence of Mallet du Pan  London, Richard Bentley, two volumes, 1852.


03

HASSELQUIST, Fredrik (1722-1752)  Swedish traveller and naturalist - E

1749 to 1752

Voyages and travels in the Levant in the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52  London, 1766.


03

HORT, William (b.1749) - E

Dates unknown

“Births, marriages, deaths, etc.”

William Hort’s Journal  copied by Mabel L.Webber in  The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine  XXIV, No. 1, January to April 1923, pp 40-47.


03

JENNER, Edward (1749-1823)  pioneer of the smallpox vaccine - E

a) - 1787 to 1806

“… records various observations made by Jenner concerning the habits of the Cuckoo, the presence of Hydatids in the bodies of animals, and concerning the Distemper in Dogs.”

The Note Book of Edward Jenner in the Possession of the Royal College of Physicians of London  London, Oxford University Press, 1931.

b) - 1810 to 1812

An Unpublished Diary of Edward Jenner (1810-1812)  in  Annals of Medical History  new series, III, 1931, pp 412-438.


03

JUDGE, Hugh (1749?-1834)  American Quaker - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs and Journal of Hugh Judge; Member of the Society of Friends, and Minister of the Gospel; Containing and Account of His Life, Religious Observations, and Travels in the Work of the Ministry   Philadelphia, 1841.


03

SMITH, Edward - E

1749

A Pitman's Notebook: The Diary of Edward Smith, Houghton Colliery Viewer 1749  Newcastle upon Tyne, Frank Graham, 1970.


01

MELCOMBE, George Bubb DODINGTON, Baron (1671-1762) - H146,B77

a) - March 8th. 1749 to February 6th. 1761

Social and political diary; elaborate self-justification; written up and designed for publication. Not one of the great diaries.

1. - The Diary of Bubb Dodington edited by Henry P.Wyndham. Salisbury, 1785. Reprinted, apparently without further editorial intervention, as Volume XXII of 'Autobiography', London, Hunt and Clarke, 1828.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 208-212.

b) - March 8th. 1749 to February 9th. 1761

A new edition of the diary which restores much incidental detail and spontaneity.

The Political Journal of George Bubb Dodington  edited by John Carswell and Lewis Arnold Dralle. Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1965. This is almost the full text, re-edited from the manuscript, printed with some additional material.


03

NEWCOMER, Christian [Rev.] (1749-1830) Bishop of the Church of theuUited Brethren in Christ - E

1795 to 1830

The Life and Journal of the Rev'd Christian Newcomer, Late Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ  translated by John Hildt. Hagerstown, Maryland, Knapp, 1834. Edited by Samuel S.Hough as  Christian Newcomer, His Life, Journal and Achievements  Dayton, Ohio, 1941.


03

OHIO COMPANY, The - E

1749 to 1776 (?)

The Records of the Proceedings of the Ohio Company  Marietta, Ohio, Marietta Historical Commission, two volumes, 1917, is reported to contain diary material.


01

PHILLIPS, Catharine (1727-1794)  of Worcestershire, England - A51,M414

May 1749 to August 1785

Matthews: Quaker journal; memoirs in journal form; visit to America; North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New England; sociological and religious notes.

Memoirs of the Life of Catherine Phillips  London, 1797, 384 pp. (with narrative and letters). Reprinted Philadelphia, 1798.


02

PLAISTED, Bartholomew - D243,E

a) - 1749 to 1756

Matthews: Diary; his travels and observations in Bengal; journey overland to England.

A Journal from Calcutta  London, 1757.

b) - 1750

In  The Desert Route to India (being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Route between Aleppo and Basra 1745-1751)  edited by D.Carruthers. Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1996, reprinted from the Hakluyt Society edition of 1927.


SALUSBURY, John (1707-1762)  of Bachycraig Flintshire, father of Hester Thrale Piozzi

*H147,*C1039,E

1749 to 1753

Expeditions of Honour: The Journal of John Salusbury in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1749-53  edited by Ronald Rompkey. Newark, Delware, University of Delaware Press, 1982.


02/03

SEDELMAYR, Jacobo (1703-1779) - *M415,E

1749

In  Jacobo Sedelmayr, Missionary, Frontiersman, Explorer in Arizona and Sonora: Four original Manuscript Narratives, 1744-1751  translated and annotated by Peter Masten Dunne. Tucson, Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, 1955, 600 copies.


01/02

STEVENS, Phineas [Capt.] (1706-1756)  of Charlestown, New Hampshire - A51,M416

a) - August to December 1749

Matthews: Official travel journal (extracts); journey to Canada, via Deerfield, Albany, Crown Point, Montreal; brief notes.

In  New Hampshire Historical Society Collections  V, 1837, pp 199-205.

b) - April 27th. to November 24th. 1752

Travel journal; journey to Canada to negotiate the ransom of prisoners of the French and Indians; notes on the journey, of route, distances, lodgings etc.; dealings with the governor in Montreal; ransoms paid; some notes of incidents; return home. From September 17th. the entries are brief notes of farming and domestic matters and the process of building a house: it is not obvious why Matthews and Arksey should have described these notes as 'cryptic'.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 302-322. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.


1750AD


02

BAKER, John (1717-1779)  London solicitor and barrister - B83,D13

a) - 1751 to 1758

Matthews: Diary; family life in Sussex and London; work as Solicitor-General of Leeward Isles; personal and social life; detailed and lively.

The Diary of John Baker  edited by Philip C.Yorke. London, Hutchinson, 1931, 534 pp.

b) - 1771-1779

Personal diary; in English with French and Latin words and phrases; brief entries; reading; social life, dinners, and entertainments; his wife and daughters; very detailed interest in his own health with full descriptions of his symptoms and their remedies.

1. - Sussex Archaeological Collections  LII, 1944.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 212-215.


BEVERLEY, William (1698-1756)  of Blandfield, Virginia - A51,B83,M417

June to October 1750

Matthews: Travel diary; an American colonist's visit to England; details of politics and public affairs, social life and visits; rather colourless notes of things done and seen and places visited.

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVI, 1928, pp 161-169.


01

BIRKET, James  - of Antigua - A51,M418

July 1750 to April 1751

Matthews: Travel diaries; voyage from Antigua, British West Indies, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and travels in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania; long descriptions of places, people, and trade; impersonal style.

Some Cursory Remarks Made by James Birket  New Haven, Connecticut, 1916, 74 pp.


03

BURNEY, James [Rear-Admiral] (1750-1821)  with Captain Cook on his last two voyages - E

a) - Dates unknown

In  My friend the Admiral: The Life, Letters and Journals of Rear-Admiral James Burney, F.R.S., the Companion of Captain Cook and Friend of Charles Lamb  by George Ernest Manwaring, Routledge, 1931.

b) - 1772 to 1773

With Captain James Cook in the Antarctic and Pacific: The Private Journal of James Burney, Second Lieutenant of the Adventure on Cook’s Second Voyage, 1772-1773  edited by Beverly Hooper. Canberra, National Library of Australia, 1975.


03

CLAUS, Christian Daniel - E

1750

The Journals of Christian Daniel Claus and Conrad Weiser: A Journey to Onondaga, 1750  Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1994.

Note: See also  Conrad WEISER.


01/02

FITCH, Jabez (1737-1812)  of Norwich, Connecticut, and Hyde Park, New York - *H242,A52,*M413,E

September 1750 to February 1812

Matthews: Private diary (with a few added prior entries from 1749); social life, and service in French and Indian wars; settlement in northern Vermont; lengthy, detailed diary of private affairs, in intimate and entertaining style; interesting spellings and language.

1. - Mayflower Descendant  I, 1899 to XV, 1914, continued in  Pilgrim Notes and Queries  II to V.

2. - Extracts for 1750 to 1788 in  Vermont Historical Gazetteer  II, 1871, pp 638-653.

3. - Extracts relating to the Revolution in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, IX, (1894-1895), pp 40-91.

4. - A facsimile of part of the manuscript relating to imprisonment on prison ship published by Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Assoc. as  Diary of Captain Jabez Fitch  Brooklyn, 1897?

5. - The New York Diary of Jabez Fitch  New York, 1954.


GALE, Walter  - schoolmaster of Mayfield, Sussex - B83

1750 and 1758 to 1759

Extracts from the diary of a drunken schoolmaster; smuggling; gossip and social life; quarrels, entertainments; an accident.

1. - Sussex Archaeological Collections  IX, 1857, pp 182-207.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 206-208; and Rees, pp 129-154.


01/02/EGIST, Christopher [Col.] (1706?-1759)  of Will's Creek, Pennsylvania - A52,*M419

a) - September 1750 to May 1751

Matthews: Explorer's journal; exploring for Ohio Company beyond Allegheny Mountains as far as Falls of Ohio, searching for level lands; meetings with Indians, Indian customs, but mainly official and surveying notes.

1. - Christopher Gist's Journals  edited by W.M.Darlington. Pittsburgh, 1893, pp 31-66.

2. - In  Annals of Southwest Virginia  by L.P.Summers. Abingdon, 1919, pp 29-57.

3. - In  First Explorations of Kentucky  by J.S.Johnston. Louisville, 1898, pp 101-164.

4. - Extracts in  The Wilderness Trail  by Charles A.Hanna. New York, 1911, Volume II, pp 143-152.

b) - July 1751 to March 1752

Matthews: Exploration journal; exploring for Ohio Company for route between Will's Creek and Monongahela, and down Ohio River to Big Kanawha.

Christopher Gist's Journals  edited by W.M.Darlington. Pittsburgh, 1893, pp 67-79.

c) - October 1753 to January 1754

Matthews: Exploration journal; visit with George Washington to French forts on the Ohio.

1. - Christopher Gist's Journals  edited by W.M.Darlington. Pittsburgh, 1893, pp 80-87.

2. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Third Series, V, 1836, pp 101-108.

Note: James Cummings (4772) has  First and Second Journals  University of Pittsburgh, 1954.


HAZARD, Thomas (1720-1798) of South Kingston, Rhode Island - A52,M420

January(?) 1750 to 1790

Matthews: Diary and account book (extracts); a few rather dull farming and personal notes.

In  Thomas Hazard, Son of Rob't, Call'd College Tom  by Caroline Hazard. Boston, 1893, 324 pp. Passim.


03

HERSCHEL, Caroline Lucretia (1750-1848)  astronomer, sister to Sir William Herschel - E

Dates Unknown

1. - In  Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Hershel  by Mrs. John Herschel. London, John Murray, 1876.

2. - In  The Herschel Chronicle  edited by Constance A.Lubbock. Cambridge University Press, 1933.


JOHNSON, Elizabeth - B83

November 1750 to July 1784

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); Wesleyan religious life; spiritual affairs, prayers, etc.

An Account of Elizabeth Johnson  Bristol, 1799.


01

JONES, Sarah  - of Falmouth (later Portland), Maine - A52,M421

July 1750 to January 1766

Matthews: Private diary; social life, sleighing parties, etc. editor notes that authenticity is doubtful, as language is too modern.

In  New England Family History  IV, (1911-1912), pp 577-587 and 599-604.


01

MITTELBERGER, Gottlieb  - of Entzweilingen, Germany - A52,M422

May 1750 to October 1754

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; journey to Pennsylvania and return to Germany; Moravian religious life, topography, natural history, and trade of Pennsylvania. Translated.

Gottlieb Mittelberger's Journey to Pennsylvania in the Year 1750 and Return to Germany in the Year 1754  translated by Carl T.Eben. Philadelphia, 1898, 129 pp. James Cummings (8703) has also  Journey to Pennsylvania  Harvard, Belknap Press, 1960.


NEWTON, John (1725-1807)  ship's master - H148

August 11th. 1750 to October 7th. 1751; June 30th. 1752 to August 29th. 1753; and October 21st. 1753 to August 7th. 1754

The unique journal and ship's log of the master of slave ships in the West African trade. Detailed descriptions of life on board ship and the acquisition and treatment of slaves.

The Journal of a Slave Trader, 1750-1754  edited by Bernard Martin and Mark Spurell. London, Epworth Press, 1962. The journal of the first voyage is printed in full, but omitting navigational details; the other two are shortened by the omission of all material of similar character to that of the first voyage.


03

OGILVIE, John [Rev.] - E

1750 to 1759

The diary of the Reverend John Ogilvie, 1750-1759  in  Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum  X, 1961, pp 329-385.


03

TAYLOR, Henry  - of Pulloxhill - E

1750 to 1772

In  Some Bedfordshire Diaries  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XL, 1960.


03

TEW, Edmund [The Rev.] (1700-1770)  Rector of Boldon, County Durham, magistrate

November 16th. 1750 to September 21st. 1764

Magistrates notebook; an exclusive record of complaints and crimes alleged, mainly by the victims of behaviour of neighbours, employers or family members, in the communities living along the Tyne and Wear rivers; warrants issued and notes of outcomes, usually reconciliation or dismissal, sometimes punishment; a good picture of the work of a magistrate and an interesting, if limited, view of the society in which he worked.

The Justicing Notebook (1750-64) of Edmund Tew, Rector of Boldon  edited by Gwenda Morgan and Peter Rushton. The Surtees Society, Volume CCV, 2000.


02

THISTLEWOOD, Thomas  - Jamaican landowner - E

From 1750?

In  In Miserable Slavery: Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica, 1750-86  by Douglas Hall. London 1992.


01

WALKER, Thomas [Dr.] (1715-1794)  of Fredericksburg, Virginia - A53,M423

March to July 1750

Matthews: Travel journal; first exploration of Kentucky; stages and distances; a few descriptions of places; generally impersonal; account of snakebite of horses; important in history of the frontier.

1. - In  First Explorations of Kentucky   edited by J.S.Johnston  in  Filson Club Publications  XIII, Louisville, 1898, pp 33-75.

2. - Journal of an Exploration in the Spring of the Year 1750  edited by W.C.Rives. Boston, 1888, 69 pp.

Partly in:

3. - Annals of Southwest Virginia  by L.P.Summers. Abingdon, Virginia, 1929, pp 8-26.

4. - Historic Highways of America  by A.B.Hulbert. Volume VI, Cleveland, 1903, Chapter ii.

5. - Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  edited by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, Tennessee, 1928, pp 169-174.


01

WATSON, John (1720-1761) - A53,M424

September 1750 to March 1751

Matthews: Surveying journals; Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary dispute; topographical descriptions, with some personal notes; fairly interesting.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVIII, 1914, pp 385-406; and XXXIX, 1915, pp 1-47.


01

WINSLOW, Joshua (1727-1801)  born at Boston, paymaster of British forces in Nova Scotia

A53,C1238,M425

March to December 1750

Matthews: Military journal; with Lawrence on two expeditions to Chigneto, New Brunswick; naval and military movements.

The Journal of Joshua Winslow  edited by J.C.Webster. New Brunswick Museum, 1936, 40 pp.



1751AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A53,M426

April 1751

Matthews: Travel journal; from Oxford Furnace in the Jerseys to Moravian settlements at Forks of the Delaware; narrative account of the Moravians and the settlements.

In  The Jerseyman  III, 1895, pp 8-11.


03

B., J.C. - E

1751 to 1761

Travels in New France, 1751-1761  Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1941, is reported to contain diary material.


01

BLAIR, John (1687-1771)  President of the Council of Virginia - A53,M427

January to December 1751

Matthews: Private diary; line-a-day almanac notes on outstanding local and private items; plantation life; some longer political items.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  First Series, VII, (1898-1899), pp 133-153; and VIII, (1899-1900), pp 1-17.


02

CARMICHAEL, John - E

1751

In  The Desert Route to India (being the Journals of Four Travellers by the Great Desert Route between Aleppo and Basra 1745-1751)  edited by D.Carruthers. Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1996, reprinted from the Hakluyt Society edition of 1927.


01/02/03 - CROGHAN, George (d.1782)  born at Dublin, Ireland, Indian agent - A53,*M428,E

Matthews: Journals of travel and transactions with the Indians; mostly containing minutes and speeches.

a) - May 1751

Treaty with the Ohio Indians.

1. - In  Early Western Travels  by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 58-69.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  V, pp 530-536.

3. - In  Early History of Western Pennsylvania  by Israel D.Rupp. Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, 1846, Appendix, pp 75-98.

4. - Extract in  The Olden Time  by N.B.Craig. Volume I, 1846, pp 135-136. Reprinted Cininnati, 1876.

b) - January 1753 to February 1754

At Logstown, Ohio.

In  Americana  X, 1915, pp 677-683.

c) - January 1754

Conditions on the Ohio.

1. - In  Early Western Travels  by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 72-81.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  V, pp 731-735.

3. - In  Early History of Western Pennsylvania  by Israel D.Rupp. Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, 1846, Appendix, pp 50-53.

d) - May to August 1757

Journey from Lancaster and negotiations for a treaty with Teedyuscung and other Indians at Easton, Pennsylvania.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second series, VI, pp 560-569.

e) - November to December 1758

From Pittsburgh to the Delaware Indians

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 560-563. (Note: author given as Christian Frederick Post; but Thwaites (Volume I, p 101) identifies him as Croghan).

f) - July 1760

Fort Pitt to Presque Isle.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Fourth Series, IX, 1871, pp 283-289.

g) - October 1760 to January 1761

Expedition under Major Robert Rogers to secure possession of Detroit and other Western posts.

1. - In  Early Western Travels  by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 100-125.

2. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Collections  Fourth Series, IX, 1871, pp 362-379.

h) - February to May 1765

Negotiations with Indians at Fort Pitt.

1. - In  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 1-23.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Colonial Records  IX, pp 250-256.

i) - May to September 1765

Down Ohio River to Shawneetown; capture by Indians and release; meeting with Pontiac; return to Detroit.

There are two versions: (i) "personal", detailed, omitting meeting with Pontiac and Indian affairs; largely topographical; (ii) official report emphasising Indian affairs.

A combined version, emphasising (i) in  Early Western Travels  by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 126-166.

Version (i) in:

1. - Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 23-38 (where dates are given as May to October 1765).

2. - Monthly Journal American Geol.  I, 1831, pp 257-272.

3. - Separately at Burlington, New Jersey, 1857, 38 pp.

4. - History of the Commonwealth of Kentucky  by Mann Butler. Louisville, 1834, Appendix.

5. - The Olden Time  by N.B.Craig. 1846, Volume I, pp 404-415. Reprinted Cincinnati, 1876.

Version (ii) in:

1. - Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 38-52.

2. - Pioneer History of the Ohio Valley  by Samuel P.Hildreth. Cincinnati, 1848, pp 68-85.

3. - Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume VII, 1856, pp 779-788.

j) - October to December 1767

From Fort Pitt to Detroit and return; council with Indians.

George Croghan's Journal of His Trip to Detroit in 1767  edited by Howard H.Peckham. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1939, 61 pp., with letters.

k) - James Cummings has also:

1. - George Croghan's Journal  in  Pennsylavania Magazine of History and Biography  October, 1947.

2. - (3031)  Army Life on the Western Frontier  edited by Francis Prucha. University of Oklahoma, 1958.



CUNNINGHAM, William  - of Enterkine, Ayrshire - B84

September to December 1751

Matthews: Travel diary (account and extracts); notes of a tourist in France; topographical and towns; social conditions.

Scottish Historical Review  VI, 1909, pp 362-372.


01/02/03 - CUTHBERTSON, John [The Rev.] (1720-1791)  of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - A54,*M429,E

a) - December 1751 to September 1790

Matthews: Clergyman's travel journals (extracts arranged geographically); a covenanting minister's horseback journeys; preaching and clerical work; mostly in Pennsylvania, but also in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; dull and genealogical arrangement.

Register of Marriages and Baptisms Performed by Rev. John Cuthbertson   by Helen S.Fields. Washington, D.C., 1934, pp 69-260.

b) - The Diary of John Cuthbertson  in  PebbsylvaniaMagazine of history and Biography  October, 1949.  


DENNY, Arabella [Lady] (1708-1792)  of Tralee, Ireland - B84

1751

Travel diary; Dublin to London; then on to Belgium; lively descriptions and comments on manners, customs and sights; social and society life in Brussels and Spa; travel conditions.

See  Scottish and Irish Diaries  by Arthur Ponsonby. London, Methuen, 1927, pp 148-152.


03

FOLGER, Peleg - E

1751 to 1754

1. - Remarkable Observations: The Whaling Journal of Peleg Folger, 1751-54  edited by Thomas Philbrick, Nantucket, 2006.

2. - In  Quaint Nantucket  by  William Bliss, Houghton, 1896.


03

GARRICK, David (1717-1779)  actor - B84

May to June 1751 and 1763

Matthews: Travel diaries (his first trip to Paris); visits to plays and operas, with dramatic criticism, and to sights. 1763, rather scrappy notes in France and Italy.

1. - The Diary of David Garrick  edited by R.C.Alexander. New York, 1928.

2. - The Journal of David Garrick  edited by G.W.Stone. New York, 1939.

Note: James Cummings (4601) has  Diary  by Elizabeth Stein. New York Andiron Club, 1922, but no other copy of this publication has been traced. An article in  The Colonnade  Volume XIV, 1919-1922, refers to "Elizabeth Stein's account of what purports to be a manuscript diary of David Garrick, ..." It must, therefore, be supposed either that the diary proved to be a forgery, or that it is one or both of the diaries referred to above.    


02/03

GAWTHERN, Abigail Frost (d.1821)  of Nottingham - *H149,E

1751 to 1810

Diary of personal, family and local events, written up from pocketbooks between 1808 and 1813; business notes.

The Diary of Abigail Gawthern  edited by Adrian Henstock. Nottingham, Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, Volume XXXIII, 1980.


JAMES, Samuel (1716-1773)  of Hitchin, Baptist - B84

March 1751 to May 1763

Matthews: Religious diary; his religious life and ministry; introspection; comments upon his congregation.

An Abstract of the Gracious Dealings of God  London, 1805, appendix.


KNYVETON, John (1729-1809)  naval surgeon and man midwife - B89

a) - September 17th. 1751 to November 21st. 1752

Diary of an apprentice surgeon in London; goes to sea as assistant surgeon; grave robbing; dissection; operations; midwifery; studies and fellow students; social life; Dr. Johnson; sea fight with a pirate ship; wounds and treatments; fevers; life on board and ashore; lively; excellent.

The Diary of a Surgeon in the Year 1751-1752; By John Knyveton, Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries; Doctor of Medicine of the University of Aberdeen; Teacher of Midwifery to & Man Mid-Wife in Infirmary Hall; Surgeon's Mate, H.M.S. Lancaster  edited and transcribed by Ernest Gray. New York, D. Appleton-Century, 1938.

b) - March 9th. 1756 to June 18th. 1762

Assistant surgeon and surgeon on several ships in the Seven Years' War; naval engagements; conditions on board; a tragic love affair; wounds and the wounded; scurvy; disease; operations and treatments.

Surgeon's Mate; The Diary of John Knyveton, Surgeon in the British Fleet during the Seven Years War  edited and transcribed by Ernest Gray. London, Robert Hale, 1942.

c) - October 7th. 1763 to March 11th. 1809

In practice as Man Midwife; in London; marriage and children; social life; medical details of childbirth; continued interest in naval affairs; his partner William Osborne.

Man Midwife; The Further Experiences of John Knyveton  edited and narrated by Ernest Gray. London, Robert Hale, 1946.

Note: The editor is coy about the provenance of the diary but the medical detail is entirely convincing, however the language, some coincidental contacts with eminent people and particularly some passages which have the tone of short history essays inspire anxiety as to the extent of the editorial intervention.


01

MASON, Jonas (1708-1801)  of North Yarmouth, Maine - A55,M430

February to November 1751

Matthews: Private diary; a few brief, miscellaneous notes of local affairs.

In  Old Times, Yarmouth, Me.  VIII, pp 1188-1189.


ORFORD, Horace WALPOLE, fourth Earl of (1717-1797) - B84,D317,*H290

a) - July 1751 to September 1784

Matthews: Travel diary; travel notes and notes on estates, buildings, gardens, art treasures, paintings, etc. during miscellaneous visits to English estates.

Journals of Visits to Country Seats  edited by Paget Toynbee in Walpole Society Annual  XVI, 1928, pp 9-80.

b) - 1751 to 1753

Matthews: Public diaries; largely in form of historical memoirs but often day-to-day form; parliamentary affairs, foreign news, public affairs, court life and gossip.

1. - Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Second  edited by Lord Holland. London, three volumes, 1846. Also in volumes VI and VII of his  Works  London, 1798-1825.

2. - Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third  edited by Sir D. Le Marchant. London, four volumes, 1845.

3. - Journal of the Reign of King George the Third  edited by R.Bentley. London, two volumes, 1859.

4. - The Last Journals of... during the Reign of George the Third  edited by A.F.Steuart. London, two volumes, 1910.

c) - June 1757 to July 1789

Matthews: Business diary; business notes, and printing, at the Strawberry Hill press.

A Journal of the Printing Office at Strawberry Hill  Boston, 1923.

d) - 1783 to 1791

Dissertation: See Havlice.

e) - James Cummings has:

1. - (12913)  Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795  Yale University Press, 1978.

2. - (12912)  Horace Walpole's Paris Journal  Yale, 1939.


PALMER, John  - mayor of Torrington, Devon - B85

1751 to 1797

Matthews: Public diary; notes of business in Torrington; an unofficial record of town administration.

Transactions of the Devonshire Association  LXIX, 1937.


02

PIQUET, Francois [Abbé] - *H150,*M43,E

1751

Journal  in  New York Historical Society Quarterly  1970


02

WHITE, Gilbert [The Rev.] (1720-1793)  of Selbourne - B85

January 7th. 1751 to June 15th. 1793

Diaries of a gardener and naturalist; plants and their cultivation; detailed meteorological observations; birds and other wild life; a few domestic, personal and family notes.

1. - Extracts in Journals of Gilbert White  edited by Walter Johnson. London, Routledge, 1931. Reprinted, Newton Abbot, David and Charles, 1970.

2. - The Journals of Gilbert White  including The Garden Kalender; Flora Selborniensis; and Naturalist's Journal  edited by Francesca Greenoak. London, Century Hutchinson, three volumes, 1986, 1988 and 1989.

3. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 107-113: and Grigson, passim.

4. - Extracts relating to his neighbour's tortoise in  The Portrait of a Tortoise; extracted from the Journals and Letters of Gilbert White  by Sylvia Townsend Warner. London, Chatto and Windus, 1946, 64 pp.


01

WILLIS, Benjamin (1686-1767)  of Medford, Massachusetts - A55,M432

July 1751 to February 1764

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes of weather, sickness, prayers; little value.

In  Medford Historical Register  V, pp 95.


1752AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A55,M433

October 1752

Matthews: Treaty journal; conference held with the eastern Indians at St. George's.

A Journal of the Proceedings of Jacob Wendell....  Boston, 1752, 16 pp.


01

BALCH, Ebenezer (1723-1808)  of Wethersfield, Connecticut - A55,M434

1752 to 1757

Matthews (but not seen by him): Religious diary, "gives us a very good insight of the religious fervour of the time".

Balch Leaflets  I.


01

BILLING, Edward [The Rev.] (1707-1760)  of Greenfield, Massachusetts - A55,M435

October 1752 to April 1756

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; a few dullish extracts of personal and local affairs.

In  History of Greenfield  by David Willard. Greenfield, 1838, pp 119-122.


02/03

BOSOMWORTH, Thomas [Rev.]  Indian trader and husband of Mary Musgrove, a Creek Indian

-  - *M436,E

In  Documents Relating to Indian Affairs, May 21, 1750 – August 7, 1754  edited by William L.Mcdowell, in  Colonial Records of South Carolina  Columbia, South Carolina Archives Department, 1958.


02/03

BUCKLES, John - *M437,E

In  Documents Relating to Indian Affairs, May 21, 1750 – August 7, 1754  edited by William L.Mcdowell, in  Colonial Records of South Carolina  Columbia, South Carolina Archives Department, 1958.


01/02

CARTER, Landon [Col.] (b.1709)  of Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia - *H151,A97,*M438,E

a) - 1752 to 1778

The Diary of Colonel Landon Carter of Sabine Hall, 1752-1778  edited by Jack P.Green. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, two volumes, 1965.

b) - January 1770 to July 1776

Matthews: Plantation diary; extensive and detailed notes; personal affairs, farming, social, Negro life, law matters; visits to and from famous Southerners; a very interesting record.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  First Series, XIII, (1904-1905), pp 45-53, 157-164 and 219-224; XIV, (1905-1906), pp 38-44, 181-186 and 246-253; XV, (1906-1907), pp 15-20, 86-87, and 205-221; XVI, (1907-1908), pp 149-156 and 257-269; XVII, (1908-1909), pp 9-18; XVIII, (1909-1910), pp 37-44; XX, (1910-1911), pp 173-186; and XXI, (1911-1912), pp 172-181.


03

DWIGHT, Timothy (1752-1817)  eighth president of Yale College - E

Dates unknown

Travels in New England and New York  New Haven, four volumes, 1821 to 1822, is reported to contain diary material.


03

HOGE, Moses Drury (1752-1820)  American Presbyterian minister - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (6017) has  Diary  Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1964. The publication has not been traced.


03

KEMP, Francis Adrian, Van der (1752-1859)  Dutch American - E

Dates unknown

An Autobiography, with an Historical Sketch  by Helen C. Fairchild, New York, Putnam, 1903, is reported to contain diary material.


03

MARSH, John (1752-1828) English gentleman, composer and diarist - E

Dates unknown

“Marsh was a man of varied interests, and his thirty-seven volumes of journals are among the most valuable sources of information on life and music in 18th century England. They represent one of the most important musical and social documents of the period.”

The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1725-1828)  edited by Brian Robins. Stuyvesant, NewJersey, Pendragon Press, two volumes, 1998 and 2013.


01

MUELLER, Joseph - A55,M439

August 1752 to January 1753

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; written post facto but arranged by dates; from Bethlehem to North Carolina and return; difficulties of trip; nursing fever-stricken Brethren. Translated from the German.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969, Volume II, pp 521-525.


NORTHUMBERLAND, Elizabeth, Baroness Percy, first Duchess of (third creation) (1716-1776) - B85

September 17th. 1752 to May 18th. 1774

Public diary; historical events, state and social ceremonies; outspoken comments and descriptions of people, characters and places; court life and gossip; gambling; travels in Europe and life abroad; a visit to Voltaire; lively and interesting; a good diary.

The Diaries of a Duchess  edited by James Greig. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1926.


03

POCOCKE, Richard [The Rt. Rev.] (1704-1765)  Bishop of Ossory, traveller - B85,E

a) - June to July 1752

Matthews: Travel diary; travel notes; upper class social life in Dublin and Donegal; customs, trade, society; extensive descriptions.

A Tour in Ireland in 1752  edited by G.T.Stokes. Dublin, 1891.

b) - 1747, 1750 and principally 1760

Tours in Scotland  Scottish History Society, first series, I, 1887 is a series of letters to his mother and sister which has been considered a diary.


01

RAMSOUR (or RAMSAUER), David (d.1785)  of Lincoln County, North Carolina - A55,M440

August 1752 to February 1759, with gaps

Matthews: Farming diary; partly financial memoranda, partly record of work on plantation; very interesting language, German-English combinations.

In  Pennsylvania Germania  New Series, II, 1913, pp 22-25.


01/02

RAVENEL, Henry (1729-1785)  of Hanover, South Carolina (and an unknown continuator)

A55,*M441

March 1752 to February 1822

Matthews: Private diary; domestic work, farming, weather, family affairs, local events, and memoranda of births and deaths.

In  Ravenel Records: A History and Genealogy of the Huguenot Family of Ravenel, of South Carolina  by Henry E.Ravenel. Atlanta, 1898, pp 212-220 and 223-225.


STEVENSON, Seth Ellis [The Rev.] (1724-1783)  priest, schoolmaster, farmer and businessman

1752 to 1755

Personal diary and business record, the remaining fragments of an extended record; farming and financial affairs; some personal notes; weather, brewing, servants, tenants, livestock; church duties; brief entries.

In  The Country Divine  by Michael Brander. Edinburgh, St.Andrew Press, 1981, pp 63-71. The manuscript is in Wigan Central Library.


03

TOWNSEND, John - E

1752

A Trip from Goshen to North Carolina in 1752  in  Chester County History  Spring, 1976.


01/03

TRENT, William [Capt.] (1715-1787?)  born at Philadelphia(?), Indian trader - A55,M442

a) - July to August 1752

Matthews: Travel journal; from Wastown to Pickawillany; rather good account of Twightee (Miami) Indians in Ohio; largely reports of speeches, but many descriptions.

1. - Journal of Captain William Trent  edited by Alfred T.Goodman. Cincinnati, 1871, pp 83-105.

2. - In  The Wilderness Trail  by Charles Hanna. New York, 1911, Volume II, pp 291-298.

b) - May to September 1763

Matthews: Trading journal; trade at Fort Pitt; trouble with Indians; fairly interesting.

1. - In  Fort Pitt and Letters from the Frontier  by M.C.Darlington. Pittsburgh, 1892, pp 84-110 (where it is ascribed to Capt. Ecuyer).

2. - In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  XI, (1924-1925), pp 393-413.

3. - James Cummings (12533) has  Fort Pitt Holds Out  University of Pittsburgh, 1938.


WIGHT, Joshua  - of Cork - B85

1752 to 1756

Matthews: Quaker diary; account and a few quotations; Quaker travel and ministry.

Journal of Friends' History Society  XXI, 1924.


1753AD


01/02

ANONYMOUS,  Moravian (possibly Brother Grube (qv)) - A56,M443

October 8th. to November 17th. 1753

Moravian travel journal; from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Bethabara, North Carolina; full details of the journey by twelve men with six horses and a wagon to the new settlement; translated from the German.

1. - In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 325-356. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

2. - In  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XII, (1904-1905), pp 134-153 and 271-281.


01/02

ADAMS, John (1735-1826)  of Braintree, Massachusetts, second President of the United States

*H152,A61,*M444,E

a) - June 1753 to April 1754 and September 1758 to January 1759

Life as an undergraduate at Harvard; studies, ambitions and girls.

The Earliest Diary of John Adams  edited by L.H.Butterfield. Cambridge, Belknap Press, 1966. (This is a supplementary volume (V) in  The Adams Papers, Series I  noted below).

b) - 1755 to 1804

Diary and Autobiography of John Adams  edited by L.H.Butterfield et al. Cambridge, Belknap Press, four volumes, 1961. (The Adams Papers, Series I):

Volume I: Diary 1755-1770

Volume II: Diary 1771-1781

Volume III: Diary 1782-1804, Autobiography Part One to October 1776

Volume IV: Autobiography Parts Two and Three 1777-1780, Index

c) - November 1755 to November 1777

Matthews: Diary; fragmentary notes of his public work and private activities.

d) - February 1778 to September 1796

Matthews: Travel diary; journey abroad, residence in France, and return.

1. - The Works of John Adams  Boston, 1850-1856, Volumes II and III.

2. - Extract (with facsimile) relating to Boston Tea Party in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XIII, (1873-1875), pp 191-192.

3. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 106-109.

e) - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 179-182.


ANGERSTEIN travel diary


01

BAILEY, Jacob [The Rev.] (1731-1808)  of Pownalborough, Maine - A56,C93,M445

January1753 to June 1779

Matthews (Canadian): Selections from the diaries and papers of missionary, first in Maine, then United Empire Loyalist in Nova Scotia. Matthews (American): Clergyman's diary (extracts); begun at Harvard, with visits and journeys to New England towns; schoolmastering at Kingston; later, mostly church affairs and records.

The Frontier Missionary, Collections of the Protestant Episcopal Church Historical Society  II, by William S.Bartlett, Boston, 1853, pp 11-171. Passim.


01

BETHABARA MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - North Carolina - *A56,M450

October 1753 to December 1792

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.

Note: Matthews gives authors, sources and dates for extracts in minute detail, which are omitted here.


01/02/03

BOWEN, Ashley (1728-1813)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - *H153,A78,*M615,E

a) - 1753 to 1804

The Journals of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) of Marblehead  edited by Philip Chadwick Foster Smith. Boston, Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, XLVI and XLV, 1973.

b) - April to November 1759

Matthews: Sea journal; voyage from Boston to Halifax to join fleet for expedition to Quebec; military and naval details at Quebec.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXX, 1934, pp 227-266.

c) - 1759 to 1761

Notes from a journal Kept on the Quebec Expedition, 1759-1761  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  October, 1952.

d) - June 1773 to December 1774

Matthews: Private diaries; almanacs with notes of important events at Marblehead; local affairs, ship movements, necrology.

In  Massachusetts Magazine  I, 1908, pp 174-176 and 260-265; II, 1909, pp 109-114; III, 1910, pp 240-245; and V, 1912, pp 29-35.


02

BRYAN, Jonathan - E

1753

Journal of a Visit to the Georgia Islands of St. Catherines, Green, Ossabaw, with Comments on the Florida Islands of Amelia, Talbot and St. George in 1753  edited by Virginia Steele Wood and Mary Bullard. Mercer University, 1996, 103 pp.


01

COOPER, Samuel [The Rev.] (1725-1783)  of Weston and Waltham, Massachusetts - A57,M446

a) - January 1753 to January 1754 and 1769

Matthews: Clergyman's diary; rather dull, line-a-day entries; baptisms, notes for sermons, some personal and public affairs.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XLI, 1887, pp 388-391; and LV, 1901, pp 145-149.

2. - In  Historical Magazine  X, 1866, Supplement, pp 82-84.

b) - April 1775 to May 1776

Matthews: Diary; notes relating to the Revolutiuonary War; Lexington, siege of Boston; travel and Religious work in Massachusetts.

In  American Historical Review  VI, (1900-1901), pp 303-341.


03

DAVIES, Arabella (1753-1787) - E

Dates unknown.

Diary of Mrs. Arabella Davies: late wife of the Rev. E. Davies, A.B. rector of Coychurch  London, Buckland, 1788.


01/02

DAVIES, Samuel (1723-1761)  born in Hanover County, Delaware, president of Nassau Hall

H154,A57,M447

July 1753 to February 1755

Matthews: Travel diary; travel to England as delegate to advance interests of New Jersey College; preaching and visits in London, travel through England, and return; literary style, with poetical quotations and evidence of wide reading; a good diary.

1. - In  Sketches of Virginia  by William H.Foote. Philadelphia, 1850, pp 228-281.

2. - The Reverend Samuel Davies Abroad: The Diary of a Journey to England and Scotland, 1753-55  edited by George W.Pilcher. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1967.


01

GRUBE, Bernard Adam [The Rev.] (1715-1808)  born at Thuringen, Moravian missionary - A57,M448

August 1753

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; tour of Shamokin and notes of Moravian affairs in Indian towns along West Branch.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXIX, 1915, pp 440-444.

Note: See also the Anonymous Diary noted above.


01

HAWLEY, Gideon [The Rev.] (1727-1807)  of Bridgeport, Connecticut, missionary - A57,M449

May to June 1753

Matthews: Clergyman's travel journal; journey to Oquago (now Windsor), New York; missionary work by a newly ordained clergyman.

In  Documentary History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume III, 1850, pp 1031-1046.


03

HULL, William [General] (1753-1825)  American soldier and politician - E

Dates unknown

Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull  by Maria Campbell, New York, Appleton, 1848, is reported to contain diary material.


03

LAWRENCE, Charles [Colonel] (1709-1760) - E

1753?

Journal and Letters of Colonel Charles Lawrence: A Day by Day Account of the Founding of Lunenburg  Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada,  Lunenburg Heritage society, 1972.


01

PRINCE, Jonathan [Dr.] (1734-1759)  of Danvers, Massachusetts - A57,M451

January to December 1753

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; very brief notes of births, deaths, weather, visits, sickness, and local affairs.

In  Genealogical Quarterly Magazine  II, 1901, pp 51-53.


RUTTY, John [Dr.] (1698-1775)  of Dublin - B86

September 1753 to December 1774

Spiritual diary of a Quaker in his struggle against drink, gluttony and bad temper; his sins and backsliding; meetings; self-reproach; written latterly as a guide for readers in their own lives; notes on his medical practice in Ireland; the difficulties of making a living with so many patients paupers. A good diary.

1. - A Spiritual Diary  London, two volumes, 1776.

2. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 130-131; and Ponsonby 215-220.


03

WOODROOFE, Thomas  - E

1753?

James Cummings (13623) has Captain Thomas Woodroofe's Journal from Mosco to Casan  which appears to be extracted from a late 18th. century journal but bears no date or place of publication. No trace has been found of this title elsewhere but the British Library has a 1753 chart of the Caspian Sea according to the observations of John Elton and Thomas Woodroofe.


1754AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A57,M452

June to July 1754

Matthews: Treaty journal; two conferences held at Falmouth, Massachusetts (later Portland, Maine), between William Shirley and the Norridgewock Indians.

A Journal of the Proceedings at Two Conferences  Boston, 1754, 27 pp.


01

ANONYMOUS - A57,M453

June to July 1754

Matthews: Military journal; notes by officer in command at "Fort on Northkill", trouble with marauding Indians; good frontier journal.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, II, 1852, pp 159-166.


01

BARBER, John (1708-1754?)  of Medfield, Massachusetts - A58,M454

May to August 1754

Matthews: Military journal; with Eleazer Melven's company on Shirley's expedition; scattered and dull notes.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXVII, 1873, pp 281-285.


01/02

BROWN, Charlotte  - widow and hospital matron - A58,M455

November 17th. 1754 to August 4th. 1757

Personal diary; irregular entries; with her brother from Gravesend with Braddock's expedition to Virginia; the voyage; quarrels between passengers; her friend, Mr. Cherrington; good details of travel in America; her brother's death; her health; military events. A good diary with much wry comment and entertaining incident.

1. - Account and brief extracts in  English Diaries  by Arthur Ponsonby. London, Methuen, 1923, pp 220-224.

2. - In  Colonial Captivities, Marches and Journeys  by Isabel M.Calder. New York, Macmillan, 1935, pp 169-200. Reissued Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1967.

3. - Extracts relating to Maryland and Virginia in  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  XXXII, 1924, pp 305-320.


01/02

De LÉRY (LERY) , Joseph Gaspard Chaussegros [Lieut.] (1721-1797)  born at Toulon, France, engineer of Quebec - A58,C329,*M456

March 1754 to April 1755

Matthews: Military journal; Quebec to Detroit; marches, topography, and Indians; by a Quebec engineer.

Translation (untitled?) edited by S.K.Stevens and D.H.Kent. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1940, 118 pp, mimeographed.


01

De VILLIERS, Neyon  - French officer in Canada - A58,C348,M457

July 1754

Matthews: Military journal (extract); account of the defeat of the British at the Beautiful River; translated from the French.

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 261-262.


01/03

FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754)  novelist - B86

1754

The journal of his voyage as an invalid, severely dropsical, to Lisbon, where he died; discursive; fine pen portraits; an indomitable spirit.

1. - The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon  edited and full texts were both published in 1755; edited by Austin Dobson. London, 1892 and Oxford University Press, World Classics edition, 1907.

2. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 121-124; Ponsonby (1), pp 224-227; and Waite, pp 77-90.

Note: James Cummings (2929) notes also  Covent Journal  edited and funded by Fielding, under the pseudonym of Sir Alexander Drawcansir, which appeared twice a week for most of 1752.


01

FREDERICK, Charles - A58,M458

a) - June 1754 to June 1755

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; journey with David Zeisberger from Bethlehem to Onondaga; residence, missionary work, and return.

b) - April to May 1766

Matthews: Travel journal (extracts); journey and mission to Cayuga.

In  Moravian Journals Relating to Central New York 1745-1766  by William M.Beauchamp. Syracuse, 1916, pp 197-222.


01

FRIIS, John Jacob [The Rev.]  - Pastor of Bethabara - A58,M459

April to July 1754

Matthews: Moravian diary; diary-letter written originally in English, giving intimate glimpse of Moravian life at Bethabara.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969, Volume II, pp 529-533.


03

HENDAY, Anthony  - labourer and net-mender at the Hudson’s Bay Company’s York Factory - E

1754 to 1755

“Henday volunteered to go on the expedition inland to persuade the Blackfeet to bring their furs to York Factory on Hudson’s Bay.”

1. - The Journal of Anthony Henday, 1754-55  edited by L.J.Burpee, Toronto, Canadiana House, 1973, 48pp.

2. - The Puzzle of Anthony Henday’s Journal, 1754-55  in  The Beaver  Winter, 1978, pp 41-56.


01/02

HENRY (HENDRY), Anthony  - of Isle of Wight and Fort York - A58,C563,M460

June 1754 to June 1755

Matthews: Fur-trader's journal; at York Factory, Hudson's Bay Company; a journey to country of the Blackfoot Indians; topography, Indians, trade, rivalry of French.

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society Canada  Third Series, I, 1907, Section II, pp 307-354.


IVES, Edward (d.1786)  naval surgeon and traveller - D157

1754 to 1758

Matthews: Diary; journey to India; Arab and Indian peoples and scene; military operations under Clive.

Voyage to India  1773.


03

JOUBERT, Joseph (1754-1824)  french moralist - E

Dates unknown

The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert: a Selection  San Francisco, North Point Press, 1983, is reported to contain diary material.


01

MANIGAULT, Ann [Mrs.] (1703-1782)  of Charleston, South Carolina - A59,M461

January 1754 to 1781

Matthews: Private diary; half line entries of social, domestic, personal and religious affairs; rather dull.

In  South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine  XX, 1919, pp 57-63, 128-141, 204-212 and 256-259; and XXI, 1920, pp 10-23, 59-72 and 112-120.


01

PATTEN, Matthew (1719-1795)  of Bedford, New Hampshire, judge - A59,M462

June 1754 to July 1788

Matthews: Private diary; short entries of his everyday affairs and local events; a farmer's eye view of the Revolution. The length and consistency of the diary make it a valuable counterpart of the diaries of Joshua Hemstead and "Nailer" Tom Hazard.

The Diary of Matthew Patten of Bedford, New Hampshire  Concord, 1903, 545 pp.


01

POWERS, Peter [Capt.] (1707-1757)  of Hollis, New Hampshire - A59,M463

June 1754

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); expedition from Massachusetts to explore the northern country, as far as Dalton.

In  History of the Town of Bristol, Grafton County, New Hampshire  by R.W.Musgrove. Bristol, New Hampshire, 1904, Volume I, pp 25-26.


01/03

POWNALL, Thomas (1722-1805)  of Boston, Governor - A59,M464,E

a) - 1754

Matthews: Travel journal; notes on Pennsylvania roads.

1. - In  Almon's Remembrancer  V, London, 1778, pp 486-490.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVIII, 1894, pp 211-218.

3. - In  A Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America  edited by Lois Mulkern. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1949.

b) - May 1759

Matthews: Treaty journal; voyage to Penobscot; notes on negotiations with Indians, and on Fort Pownall; official journal probably written by Pownall's secretary but signed by Pownall himself.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections  V, 1857, pp 365-387.


SAVILL, Joseph (1720?-1788) and John  - clothmakers of Bocking, Essex

April 20th. 1754 to March 1st. 1827

Occasional diary notes of "partukler things" by father and son; property and financial transactions; prices; family affairs; robberies; parish and national events; a good picture of the rise of a manufacturing family.

In  Essex People, 1750-1900 from their diaries, memoirs and letters  by A.F.J.Brown. Essex Record Office Publications No. 59, Chelmsford, 1972, pp 41-49.


01

SEWALL, David (1735-1825)  of York, Maine - A59,M465

June 1754

Matthews: Diary; journey with his tutor, Henry Flynt, from Harvard to Portsmouth; very entertaining, although slight.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XVI, 1878, pp 5-11.


01/02

SPICER, Jacob (d.1765) - A59,*M466

a) - 1754 to 1764

Matthews: Memorandum book; domestic affairs.

1. - In  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  III, (1848-1849), pp 103-104 and 102-198.

2. - In  Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Register  I, (1933-1934) and II, (1934-1935).

b) - See Arksey.


01/02

STILES, Ezra (1727-1795)  of New Haven, Connecticut, president of Yale - A59,*M467

a) - September to October 1754

Matthews: Travel journal; horseback journey from New Haven to Philadelphia and return; charming social details.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, VII, (1891-1892), pp 338-345.

b) - November 1755 to November 1794

Matthews: Travel diaries; notes of persons and places made during his many journeys in New England, etc.

Extracts from the Itineraries and Other Miscellanies of Ezra Stiles  edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter. New Haven, 1916, 620 pp.

c) - January 1769 to May 1795

Matthews: Literary diary; social news and gossip; religious, scholarly, and literary interests; very detailed and consistent entries; a most valuable diary.

1. - The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles  edited by F.B.Dexter. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, three volumes, 1901.

2. - Account of the diary, with extracts, in  Journal of American History  XXVI, 1932, pp 146-170.

3. - Extracts in  References to Jews in the (Literary) Diary of Ezra Stiles  in  Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society  X, 1902, pp 5-36.

4. - Extracts in  Ezra Stiles and the Jews  by George A.Kohut. New York, 1902, 155 pp. Passim.

5. - Extracts for March to August 1776 in  New England Magazine  New Series, XIV, 1896, pp 317-322.


01/03

TURNER, Thomas (1729-1793)  Sussex shopkeeper - H156,B86,E

February 21st. 1754 to July 31st. 1765

Turner was a shopkeeper in East Hoathly, Sussex, but also schoolmaster, church warden, undertaker and officially and unofficially involved in many local matters. Parties, social and business affairs; illness and death of his quarrelsome wife; food, and drink, over indulgence and repentance; sport, travel, entertainment. One of the very best diaries, an excellent picture of village life, lively and frank.

1. - Extracts in  Sussex Archaeological Collections  edited by R.W.Blencowe and M.A.Lower, Volume XI, pages 179-220, 1859. On this limited and poorly edited selection were based:  The Diary of Thomas Turner of East Hoathly  edited by Florence Maris Turner. London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1925, and  The Diary of a Georgian Shopkeeper  second edition, edited by G.H.Jennings. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1979.

2. - The Diary of Thomas Turner 1774-1765  edited by David Vaisey. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1984. The best edition, an expanded selection re-edited from the manuscript.

3. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 125-128; Blythe, pp 148-154; Dunaway & Evans, pp 465-467; Ponsonby (1), pp 227-231 and Willard, pp 43-49.

Note: The original manuscript is in the Stirling library at Yale and there is a microfilm copy in the Bodleian Library (MSS. Film 1673-6).

Note: James Cummings (12622) has also  The Life and Times of Thomas Turner of East Hoathly: a picture of the daily life in a small village in Sussex, England, drawn from the diary of a tradesman for the years 1754-1765  by Dean Kirkham Worcester. New Haven, Yale University press, 1948.


01

WACHOVIA MORAVIAN CONGREGATIONS  - North Carolina - *A60,M450

January 1754 to November 1780

Matthews (general description of the Moravian diary type): Moravian congregational journals; notes of travel between the various Moravian settlements, domestic and civic life of the community, religious observances, troubles with Indians; notes on newcomers, "love-feasts", etc.; in all, "work and worship". Very interesting records of religious and frontier life, with some German-English spellings of place names etc.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., eleven volumes, 1922-1969. Passim.

Note: Matthews gives authors, sources and dates for extracts in minute detail, which are omitted here.


01

WARD, Ralph  - cattle dealer and money-lender of north-east Yorkshire

September 6th. 1754 to December 31st. 1756

Private and business diary; financial affairs in great detail; property; cattle dealing and farming; social life, journeys and visits; weather; health; local events and occasional mentions of public affairs; his public work as justice of the peace, officer of the highways and commissioner of land tax. A good diary.

In  Two Yorkshire Diaries  edited by C.E.Whiting. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series, Volume CXVII, 1952, pp 139-225.


01

WINSLOW, John [Col.] (1703-1774)  of Marshfield, Massachusetts - A60,M468

a) - 1754

Matthews: Travel journal; journey to Kennebec to build forts and maintain Indian alliance.

In  Military Affairs in North America, 1748-1765  by S.M.Pargellis. New York, 1936, pp 54-58.

b) - Summer and Autumn 1755

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Fort Beausejour and deportation of French Acadians; an orderly book with brief diary entries.

In  Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  IV, 1884, pp 113-246; and III, 1883, pp 71-196.

Note: James Cummings (13513)  has also  Journal and Orderly Book  Ryerson Press, 1928.


1755AD


02/03

ANONYMOUS - *H157,*M472,E

1755

The Journal of a British Officer  in  Braddock's Defeat  edited by Charles Hamilton. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.


02

ANONYMOUS - *H158,E

From 1755

Extracts from the Diary of the Moravian Pastors of the Hebron Church, Lebanon, 1755-1814  edited by John Heisey, in  Pennsylvania History  January 1957 (1967?).


02/03

ANONYMOUS - *H159,*M469,E

1755

The Journal of Captain Cholmley's Batman  in  Braddock's Defeat  edited by Charles Hamilton. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.

Note: See also DISNEY, Daniel


01/03

ANONYMOUS,  naval officer - A60,M470

April to August 1755

Matthews: Military journal; one of thirty sailors with Braddock's expedition; march of Dunbar's brigade through Maryland and Virginia; military details, accounts of Indians and their customs, account of the battle; some long and fairly good descriptions; some notes post facto.

1. - A Seaman’s Journal  in  Historic Highways of America  by A.B.Hulbert. Volume IV, Cleveland, 1903, pp 83-107.

2. - An expanded version, by Capt. Harry Gordon, published as  The Morris Journal  London, 1854. Reprinted in  The History of an Expedition against Fort Du Quesne in 1775  by Winthrop Sargent. Philadelphia, 1855, pp 359-389.


01

ANONYMOUS - A60,M471

June to August 1755?

Matthews: Military journal (fragment); activities at Fort North Kill; principally scouting notes.

In  History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuykill Counties  by Israel Daniel Rupp. Harrisburg, 1845, Appendix, pp 463-477.


01

ANONYMOUS,  official French - A60,C31,M473

July to September 1755

Matthews: Military journal; march of French army from Quebec to Lake Champlain; battle.

1. - In  Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 337-340.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, VI, pp 334-338.


01

ANONYMOUS,  official French - A61,C32,M474

October 1755 to June 1756

Matthews: Military journal; military events and news in Canada.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X,  by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 401-406.


03

AZULAI, David (Haim David Azulai)  Jewish traveller

1755

Extracts from a travel diary in Holland, England and France, to collect funds for the Hebron Rabbinical Seminary; much good incident, including an hilarious account of his fall into a cesspool near Harwich.

In  Jewish Travellers in the Middle Ages: 19 Firsthand Accounts  edited by Elkan Nathan Adler. New York, Dover Publications, 1987, pp 345-368.


01/02

BALDWIN, Jeduthan [Col.] (1732-1788)  of North Brookfield, Massachusetts - A110,*M475

a) - See Arksey.

b) - 1775 to 1778

Matthews: Military diary; military affairs with some personal notes; siege of Boston; New York campaign; expedition against Crown Point; march to Canada; Burgoyne's surrender; mostly brief entries but some good long ones; good picture of life of troops; some interesting spellings.

1. - The Revolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin  edited by Thomas W.Baldwin. Bangor, 1906, 164 pp.

2. - Journal for July 1776 to July 1777 (manoeuvres around Ticonderoga) in  Bulletin Fort Ticonderoga Museum  IV, 1938, pp 10-40.

3. - Extracts in  Journal Military Service Inst.  XXXIX, pp 257-273.


03

BRADDOCK, Edward [General] (1695-1755)  British Commander in Chief for North America - E

February to June 1755

Expedition against French Canada.

Major General Edward Braddock's Orderly Books from February 26th. to June 17th. 1755  Cumberland, Maryland, Lowdermilk, 1880. A modern, corrected edition is  The Orderly Books of Major General Edward Braddock and Selected Correspondence of George Washington  edited by James A.Harris. Normal Warfare Publications, 2005.


03

BRINDLEY, James (1716-1772)  engineer, canal builder - E

1758 to 1759 and 1761 to 1762

Notes and memoranda.

Note upon Part of a Diary by James Brindley  by Arthur Titley in  Transactions of the Newcomen Society  XX, No. 1, 1939, pp 67-74.


01

BURK, John [Maj.] (1717-1784)  of Barnstable, Massachusetts - A61,M476

July to September 1755

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of marches, camp life; Saratoga, Crown Point.

In  History of the Town of Bernardston  by L.C.Kellogg. Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1902, pp 42-46.


03

De COURVILLE, Louis - E

In  Journals of Beausejour  edited by John C.Webster. Sackville, New Brunswick, 1937.


01

De FIEDMONT, Jacau (b.1720?)  of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia - A61,C321,M480

March to June 1755

Matthews: Military journal; the siege of Beausejour; with French artillery; translated from French.

The Siege of Beausejour in 1755  by J.C.Webster. New Brunswick Museum, 1936, 42 pp.


01

De MONTREUIL, Chevalier  - Adjutant general to Baron Dieskau - A61,C333,M477

August to September 1755

Matthews: Military journal; battle of Lake George; translated from French.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 335-337.


01

De VAUDREUIL, M. - A61,C345,M478

May to June 1755

Matthews: Sea journal (abstract); with the French fleet under De la Mothe from Brest to Quebec; translated.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 297-299.


DISNEY, Daniel - E

1755

James Cummings (3471) has  Halkett’s Orderly Book  in  Braddock's Defeat  edited by Charles Hamilton. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.


01/03

DWIGHT, Nathaniel [Capt.] (1711-1784)  of Belchertown, Massachusetts - A61,M479

a) - September to December 1755

Matthews: Military journal; battle of Lake George; Crown Point; building of Fort William Henry.

In  New York Genealogical and Biographical Record  XXXIII, 1902, pp 3-10 and 65-70.

b) - James Cummings (3718) has  Journal of Captain Nathaniel Dwight  Boston, 1903.


01

FISHER, Daniel  - of Williamsburg and York, Virginia - A61,M481

May to August 1755

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); mainly kept at Philadelphia; long entries of fair interest, describing persons and places.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVII, 1893, pp 263-278.


01

FLEET, Mary (b.1729)  of Boston - A62,M482

November 1755 to October 1803

Matthews: Private diary; social and church affairs of the Old South Church; brief, scattered notes.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIX, 1865, pp 59-61.


01

FRANKLAND, Charles Henry [Sir] (1716-1768)  of Boston - A62,M483

March 1755 to December 1767

Matthews: Travel diary (extracts); stay in Lisbon, Portugal, etc.; notes on business, private, and social matters in New England; fashions and current events; fair interest.

In  Sir Charles Henry Frankland, Baronet: or, Boston in the Colonial Times  by Elias Nason. Albany, 1865, pp 51-97.


01

FROST, Edmund (1715?-1775)  of Cambridge, Massachusetts - A62,M484

November 1755 to July 1759

Matthews: Private diary; a few notes of outstanding family events; little general interest.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LV, 1901, pp 441-442.


01

GATES, John (1713-1797)  of Stow, Massachusetts - A62,M485

March 1755 to October 1789

Matthews: Private diary; few occasional entries, mostly on religion and public affairs.

In  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  1898, pp 267-280.


01

GILBERT, James (b.1730)  of Morton, Massachusetts - A62,M486

July to September 1755

Matthews: Military journal; march from Albany to Lake George; marches, skirmishes, battle; very interesting spellings.

In  Magazine of New England History  III, 1893, pp 188-195.


01

GODFREY, Richard [Capt.] (b.1711)  of Taunton, Massachusetts - A62,M487

June to October 1755

Matthews: Military journal; with Major Godfrey's company on expedition to Crown Point; Taunton, New York, Albany, Saratoga; interesting details of camp life and discontents; vigorous account of the victory; some interesting spellings.

1. - In  History of Taunton, Massachusetts  by Samuel H.Emery. Syracuse, 1893, pp 419-424.

2. - In  The Peirce Family of the Old Colony  by Ebenezer W.Peirce. Boston, 1870, pp 109-114.


01

GORDON, Harry [Capt.]  - of 48th. Artillery: See ANONYMOUS, 1755 - A62


01

HAWLEY, Elisha [Lieut.] (1726-1755)  of Northampton, Massachusetts - A62,M488

June to September 1755

Matthews: Military journal; brief military details of expedition against Crown Point; Fort Lyman.

In  History of Northampton, Massachusetts  by J.R.Trumbull. Northampton, Massachusetts, 1902, Volume II, pp 254-258.


01/02

HEBRON MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - Pennsylvania - A115,*M489

a) - See Arksey.

b) - 1775 to 1783

Matthews: Congregational journals (extracts); life and work of Moravians at New Lebanon; some very interesting general entries; quarrels with the Hessians.

1. - W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) Fourth Series, II.

2. - Further extracts in  Lebanon County Historical Society Publications  I, 1898, pp 8-16; and  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVIII, 1894, pp 449-462.

01

HERVEY, William [Hon.] (1732-1815)  soldier, of Suffolk, England - A62,B87,C568,M490

June 1755 to December 1814

Matthews (British): Military and private diaries; military activities, campaigns, and movements in North America; French and Indian War; Montreal; travels in British Isles; extremely broad interests and acquaintances; additions by other writers. Matthews (American): American sections are dated 1755 (brief journal of march with Shirley's regiment from Boston to Lake Ontario), summer 1756 (work on forts and roads under Shirley), 1758 (journal of Ticonderoga campaign), 1760-1763 (full journal of Amherst's campaign, and orderly books at Montreal).

Journals in North America and Europe  Bury St. Edmunds, 1906, 548 pp.


01

HILL, James (1735-1811)  of Newbury, Massachusetts - A63,M491

May to December 1755

Matthews: Military journal; private soldier's account of first Crown Point expedition; battle of Lake George; brief entries; interesting spellings.

In  New England Quarterly  V, 1932, pp 602-618.


01

JOHNSON, William [Sir] (1715-1774)  superintendent of Indian affairs - A63,A67,M492

a) - September 1755 to July 1756

Matthews: Journals of Sir William's scouts; brief reports in journal form; reconnoitering from Lake George to Fort Frederick and Crown Point fort, etc. The scouts include Robert Rogers, Israel Putnam, William Symes, James Connor, Samuel Angell, Michael Thorley, Lieut. Waterbury, and others.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume IV, 1851, pp 167-185.

b) - March 1756 to December 1762

Matthews: Journals of Indian transactions; nine journals of public conferences held with Indians at Fort Johnson, Onondaga, Canajoharie, etc.; mostly minutes and speeches, with some brief notes of ceremonials. reports to the Lords of Trade, signed by Peter Wraxall, secretary.

1. - In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume VII, 1856, pp 91-116, 130-161, 171-200, 229-244, 244-254, 254-265, 324-333 and 378-394.

2. - July to September 1756, April 1757 and June 1757 also in  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, VI, pp 489-527 and 530-548.

c) - July to October 1759

Matthews: Private diary; kept at Niagara and Oswego; Indian affairs during the war, with some notes on weather, hunting, entertainment, etc.

In  The Life and Times of Sir William Johnson  by William L.Stone. Albany, 1865, Volume II, Appendix, pp 394-429. Reprinted in  Appendix to an Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North America.... by Captain John Knox  edited by A.G.Doughty. Toronto, 1916, pp 187-232.


01

KING, Titus (1729?-1791)  of Northampton, Massachusetts - A63,M493

June 1755 to June 1758

Matthews: Captive's diary (with some narrative); capture by Indians, journey to Canada; hardships; Indian customs; a rather good diary, with interesting spellings and language.

Narrative of Titus King of Northampton, Mass.  Hartford, 1938, 21 pp.


01

LAWRENCE, Eleazer [Lieut.] (1708-1789)  of Littleton, Massachusetts - A63,M494

July to August 1755

Matthews: Scouting journal; scouting expedition from Lunenburg, between Connecticut River and Merrimac; little interest.

In  Historical Sketches of Some Members of the Lawrence Family  by Robert M.Lawrence. Boston, 1888, p 33.


01

LEWIS, Charles [Col.] (d.1774)  of Staunton, Virginia - A63,M495

October to December 1755

Matthews: Military journal; march to Fort Cumberland after Braddock's defeat; notes on drunkenness and discipline of troops, marches, weather, Indian atrocities; fairly interesting.

1. - In  Virginia Historical Society Collections  New Series, XI, 1891, pp 203-218.

2. - In  West Virginia Historical Magazine  IV, 1904, pp 109-116.


01

LUMB, Anne [Mrs.] (MILNES)  - of Silcoates, Yorkshire - B87

1755 and 1757

Matthews: Country diaries (excerpts); small details of life in a Yorkshire village; deaths, births, visits, teas, etc., worked into editor's text.

Diaries of Mrs. Anne Lumb  edited by Charles M.Gaskell. London, 1884.


01/02

METCALF, Seth (b.1735)  of Rutland, Massachusetts - A70,M497

a) - November 1755 to January 1807

Matthews: Personal diary; actually scattered notes of memorable events, weather, and providences.

b) - April 1757 to January 1758

Matthews: Military journal; kept at Fort Edward; brief notes, with some interesting spellings.

Diary and Journal (1755-1807) of Seth Metcalf  Boston, 1939, 31 pp, mimeographed.


01/02

NAZARETH MORAVIAN CONGREGATION  - Pennsylvania - A118,M496

October 1755 to May 1756 (Matthews has 1775 to 1776)

Matthews: Congregational journals (extracts); details of Indian warfare on the frontier.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXIX, 1915, pp 345-352.


01/03

NEALE, Samuel (1729-1792)  of Cork - A99,B87,M792

March 1755 to November 1791

Matthews: Quaker diary (extracts); Quaker religious life and observances; ministry in Ireland; tour in America in 1771. (American section): visiting Friends' meetings in Southern and New England states; Salem, Philadelphia, Oswego, etc.; meeting with John Woolman; moderate interest.

Some Account of the Life of Samuel Neale  in  Friends' Library  XI, ,Philadelphia, 1847, pp 1-72.

Note: James Cummings (9058) has: Some Account of the Life, and Religious Labours of Samuel Neale  Dublin, 1805.


03

OCH, Joseph (d.1773)  German Jesuit missionary - E

1755 to 1767

The Travel Reports of Joseph Och, S.J., 1755-1767  translated and annotated by Theodore E.Treutlein. San Francisco, California Historical Society, 1965, 196pp.


01

ORME, Robert [Lieut.] (1725-1781)  of Hertford, England - A63,M498

February to July 1755

Matthews: Military journal; with the Coldstream Guards on Braddock's expedition; mostly military details, vicissitudes of troops, topography.

In  The History of an Expedition against Fort Du Quesne in 1755  by Winthrop Sargent. Philadelphia, for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1855, pp 281-358.


OWEN, Nicholas (d.1759)  Irishman, slave trader - A63,M499

August 9th. 1755 to February 12th. 1759

Slave trader's diary preceded by autobiographical notes from approximately 1746. Details of the trade and life on the West African Coast; natives and their characters; dealings with slaves and other traders; hardships; reflections. The diary is continued in four brief, monthly entries by his brother, Blayney Owen.

Journal of a Slave-Dealer  edited by Eveline Martin. London, George Routledge, 1930.


03

PRATT, Richard (1728-1816)  of Lynn, Massachusetts - E

1755 to 1776, a single entry for 1798

Record of births, marriages and deaths in Lynn; garden notes; some shipping news and local events; texts preached upon; weather; accidents.

Commonplace-Book of Richard Pratt of Lynn, Mass.  Lynn, The Nichols Press, 1900.


RIDPATH, George [The Rev.] (1717?-1772)  minister of Stichel - B87

1755 to 1761

Excellent and detailed diary of the daily life and work of a Scottish country parson; domestic and social life; visits to Edinburgh; reading and scholarly interests, history, science and medicine; permanently embarrassed for money; flirtations, eating and drinking; gardening; parish affairs.

1. - Diary of George Ridpath  edited by Sir James Balfour Paul. Scottish History Society, Third Series, II, 1922.

2. - Extracts: Brander (1), pp 73-86; Fyfe (2), pp 102-127; and Ponsonby (3), pp 60-66.


01

ROGERS, Robert [Maj.] (1731-1795)  of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - A63,M500

a) - September 1755 to February 1761

Matthews: Scouting journals; scouting expeditions during French and Indian War; fair but impersonal.

1. - Journals of Major Robert Rogers  London, 1765, 236 pp.

2. - Journals of Major Robert Rogers  edited by Franklin B.Hough. Albany, 1883, 297 pp.

Note: Often reprinted.

b) - October 1760 to February 1761

Matthews: Scouting journal; journey to renew occupation of western French posts.

In  Bulletin of New York Public Library  XXXVII, 1933, pp 265-276. Edited by V.H.Paltsits, which corrects errors in previous edition.

c) - May to July 1763

Matthews: Military journal (fragment); siege of Detroit.

In  Diary of the Siege of Detroit in the War with Pontiac  edited by Franklin B.Hough. Albany, 1860, pp 121-135.

d) - September 1766 to July 1767

Matthews: Journal; kept while the author was officer at Fort Michillimackinac; good picture of Indian trade.

In  American Antiquarian Society Proceedings  New Series, XXVIII, 1918, pp 224-273.


01

SAUTER, Johann Michael - A64,M501

September to November 1755

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; Bethlehem to Wachovia, North Carolina; Moravian religious details. Translated from the German.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, (1922-1969), Volume I, pp 140-147.


03

SMEATON, John (1724-1792)  civil engineer - B87

June to July 1755

Matthews: Travel diary (preceded by autobiography); diary of a journey to Holland, with engineering interest.

John Smeaton's Diary of His Journey to the Low Countries, 1755  Leamington Spa, The Newcomen Society, Extra Publication No. 4, 1938.


03

SMITH, James (Scoouwa) (1737?-1812)  American; Indian captive - E

From 1755?

Expeiences of an American in Indioan captivity.

Scoouwa  Columbus, Ohio Historical Society, 1978. First published as An Account of the Remarkable Occurences in the Life and Travels of Col. James Smith  1870(?).  


01

STACKPOLE, John [Lieut.] (1708-1796)  of Biddeford, Maine - A64,M502

July 1755

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of a march in Maine; some interesting spellings.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections  Third Series, II, 1906, pp 241-242.


STEPHENSON, Robert - B88

1755

Matthews: Travel diary; through various parts of Ireland.

Journal of Robert Stephenson  Dublin, 1757.


01

STUART, Charles  - of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - A64,M503

October 1755 to August 1757

Matthews: Captive's diary; day-to-day narrative of captivity among Indians; apparently copy of a statement; fair.

In  Mississippi Valley Historical Review  XIII, (1926-1927), pp 58-81.


01

THOMAS, John [Dr.] (1724-1776)  of Kingston, Massachusetts - A64,M504

April to December 1755

Matthews: Surgeon's journal; Winslow's expedition to remove the Acadians; fairly well told; interesting spellings.

1. - In  Journals of Beausejour  edited by John C.Webster. Sackville, New Brunswick, 1937, pp 11-39.

2. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXIII, 1879, pp 385-398.

3. - In  Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  I, (1877-1878), pp 119-140.


01/02

TRUMBULL, Benjamin [The Rev.] (1735-1820)  of North Haven, Connecticut - *H160,A122,*M505

a) - See Havlice and Arksey.

b) - July to November 1775

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; Montgomery's march, and siege of St. John's.

c) - July 1776 to November 1777

Matthews: Military journal; expedition near New York; battles of Long Island and White Plains; succinct and factual account.

1. - In  Connecticut Historical Society Collections  VII, 1899, pp 137-218.

2. - 1775 journal also in  Bulletin of Fort Ticonderoga Museum  I, 1927, pp 11-18, 15-30, and 26-33; 1928, pp 21-35.


01

WALTON, Josiah (1736-1831)  of New Ipswich, New Hampshire - A64,M506

June to October 1755

Matthews: Military journal; a few brief entries on the expedition to Crown Point.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  V, 1851, p 42.


01

WILLARD, Abijah [Capt.] (1724-1789)  of Lancaster, Massachusetts - A64,M507

April 1755 to January 1756

Matthews: Military journal; Monkton's expedition to Nova Scotia, and siege of Fort Beausejour; mainly military details, but good narrative and description, some of a general kind on people, camp life, etc.; very interesting spellings.

1. - In  New Brunswick Historical Society Collections  No. 13, edited by John C.Webster, 1930.

2. - Extracts in  Magazine of History  IX, 1909, pp 10-12.


1756AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  British officer - A65,C33,M508

April to November 1756

Matthews: Military journal; march, from Boston to Schenectady, Oneida, and Oswego; siege of Oswego; journey to Canada; description of Montreal and Quebec; letter-diary.

In  The Military History of Great Britain for 1756-1757  London, 1757, pp 26-50.


ANONYMOUS - A65,C34,M509

August 1756

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Chouaguen (Fort Pepperell); translated from French.

In  Documentary History of the State of New York  I, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1850, pp 315-319.


03

APPY, John  - secretary and judge advocate of His Majesty’s forces - E

1756 to 1761 (?)

A Servant of the Crown in England and North America, 1765-1761, Based upon the papers of John Appy…  London and new York, Appleton Century, 1938, is reported to contain diary material.


01

BACON, William [Capt.] (1716-1761)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A65,M510

May to December 1756

Matthews: Military journal; a rather dull record of a march from Dedham to Albany.

The Dedication of a Monument to the Memory of the Men of Walpole  Walpole, 1901.


01/02

BEATTY, Charles [The Rev.] (1715-1772)  born in County Antrim, Ireland - *H170,A65,M511

a) - May to June 1756

Matthews: Missionary journal; travel and preaching in Pennsylvania, among Indians west of the Alleghenies.

1. - Journal of a Two Months' Tour  London, 1758, 110 pp.

2. - Extracts in  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) First Series, Part 5, 1881, pp 205-208.

b) - 1762 to 1769

Includes the journal of a trip to the Ohio country in 1766.

Journals of Charles Beatty, 1762-1769  edited by Guy Soulliard Kett. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962.


02/03

BOUGAINVILLE, Louis Antoine de (1729-1811)  French soldier, sailor, statesman and mathematician

-  - *M512,E

1756 to 1760

Adventure in the Wilderness: The American Journals of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, 1756-1760  translated and edited by Edward P. Hamilton. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.


BRAY, William (1736-1832)  historian of Guildford, Surrey - B88

1756 to 1800

Matthews: Country diary (extracts); brief notes on social life in Surrey and London.

Surrey Archaeological Collections  XLVI, 1938, pp 26-58. The diary was privately printed in 1876.


01

BURD, James [Col.] (1726-1793)  of the Augusta Regiment - A65,M513

a) - December 1756 to October 1757

Matthews: Military journal (with a few scattered prior entries); building Fort Augusta at Shamokin, Pennsylvania; some notes on Indian affairs; a few interesting spellings.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, II, pp 641-704.

b) - February to March 1758

Matthews: Military journal; inspection of Pennsylvania frontier forts, Fort Henry, Fort William, Fort Hamilton; official report.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 352-357.

2. - In  History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties  by Israel D.Rupp. Harrisburg, 1845, Appendix, pp 449-459.

c) - February to March 1760

Matthews: Military journal; Indian affairs at Fort Augusta; brief, factual notes.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, VII, pp 441-444.

d) - July to November 1760

Matthews: Military journal; at Pittsburgh; brief, factual notes.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, VII, pp 447-456.

e) - June to December 1763

Matthews: Military journal; at Fort Augusta; most of entries signed by Burd, others by various lieutenants.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  Second Series, VII, pp 459-484.


CALDERWOOD, Margaret (1715-1774)  of Polton, Midlothian - B88

June to December 1756

Letter diary of travel through England and the Low Countries to Brussels; entertaining descriptions of people, places and events; and accounts of conversations; an excellent record, far from the usual travel diary.

1. - Letters and Journals of Margaret Calderwood  edited by Alexander Fergusson. Edinburgh, 1884.

2. - Extracts: Fyfe (2), pp 82-101.


01

CHESNEY, Alexander (b.1756)  of Pacolet River, South Carolina - A66,M514

1756 to January 1820

Matthews: Loyalist diary (first part autobiography); vicissitudes of a Carolina loyalist in the Revolution; battle of King's Mountain; last part in Ireland; quite interesting.

1. - Ohio State University Studies  XXVI, No. 4, 1921, pp 1-56. Edited by E.A,Jones.

2. - Extracts relating to King's Mountain in  The Battle of King's Mountain  by S.C.Williams in  Tennessee Historical Magazine  VII, 1921, pp 54-61; and in  The King's Mountain Men  by Katherine K.White. Dayton, Virginia, 1924, pp 108-112.


COKE, Mary [Lady] (1726-1811) - B88

1756 to 1791

Diary, mostly in letter form; details of her domestic and social occupations and entertainments; travels; much rumour and gossip; an excellent picture of the daily life and interests of a noblewoman of the time.

1. - The Diary of Lady Mary Coke  privately printed, five volumes, 1889.

2. - Letters and Journals of Lady Mary Coke  edited by J.A.Home. Edinburgh, four volumes, 1889 to 1896, limited to 100 copies. Reprinted in facsimile, Kingsmead Reprints, four volumes, 1970, limited to 500 copies.

3. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 233-234.


01/03

CROSS, Stephen (1731-1809)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - A66,M515

a) - March 1756 to January 1757

Matthews: Private diary; adventures of a shipwright who went to build boats at Oswego to transport a British army for the attack on Montreal and Niagara; Lake Ontario, Quebec; excellent details of hardships; imprisonment in France; a good diary.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXXV, 1939, pp 334-357; and LXXVI, 1940, pp 14-42.

b) - 1756

Up to Ontario  Oswego Historical Society, 1941.


01

CUTTER, Ammi Ruhamah [Dr.] (1735-1820)  of North Yarmouth, Maine - A66,M516

June 1756 to June 1758

Matthews: Surgeon's military journal; with New Hampshire Regiment; stages to Albany, Ticonderoga, Fort Edward; military details, casualties, etc.; in Connecticut and Massachusetts; siege of Louisburg; brief, businesslike entries.

In  A History of the Cutter Family of New England  by Benjamin Cutter. Boston, 1871, pp 61-70.


03

FLETCHER, Isaac  - Quaker, yeoman, lawyer and merchant - E

1756 to 1781

The Diary of Isaac Underwood, Cumberland, 1756-1781  edited by Angus Winchester. Kendal, Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Extra Series, Volume XXVII, 1994.


01

FRIZZELL, John (1730-1815) - A66,M517

August 1756 to October 1760

Matthews: Prison journal (extracts); capture at Oswego, journey to Canada, exchange; a fairly interesting, naive journal; interesting spellings.

In  Magazine of History  XXIII, 1916, pp 88-94.


01

GRAHAM, John [The Rev.] (1674-1774)  of Suffield, Connecticut - A66,M518

June to August 1756

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; with Connecticut troops in expedition against Crown Point and Fort William Henry.

In  Magazine of American History  VIII, Part I, 1882, pp 206-213.


03

HAMILTON, Elizabeth (1756?-1816)  Scottish essayist, poet, satirist and novelist - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton  by Elizabeth Benger, London, two volumes, 1818, is reported to contain diary material.


HAMILTON, Mary (Mrs. John Dickenson)  - of Toxall - B89

1756 to 1816

Matthews: Personal diaries; social and public life at court; domestic and social life; reading; Mrs. Delany, etc.

At Court and at Home  edited by E. and F. Anson. London, 1925. -


01/02/03 - HUTCHINSON, Thomas (1711-1780)  of Boston, governor of Massachusetts - A66,B108,M519

a) - October  to November 1756

Matthews: Travel diary; journey to Rhode Island and Albany.

Note: Matthews and Arksey both cite  Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq.  edited by Peter O.Hutchinson. Boston and London, two volumes, 1884 and 1886, but no reference to this diary has been found in the reprinted editions of that work.

b) - June 1st. 1774 to April 1780

Selections from a diary in exile from America combined with letters, editorial narrative, and extracts from the diaries of his son Elisha, son-in-law Peter Oliver and of Peter Oliver senior; the voyage to England just before the Revolution; travels in England in furtherance of his attempts to arrange  a settlement; his rejection by the Americans; detailed and extensive account of his relations with the chief political figures in England and a verbatim record of a conversation with George III; news from New England; increasing sadness and disappointment as his efforts failed; important historically and for its light on colonial affairs and British and American attitudes. Some of the diplomatic and political record is more plainly apparent in the letters than the diaries which are, however, also valuable for notes of financial matters and some more light-hearted material, with good anecdote and incidental detail of life and travel in England.

1. - Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq.  edited by Peter O.Hutchinson. Boston and London, two volumes, 1884 and 1886. The editiorial method is at times confusing. Reprinted New York, B.Franklin, 1971 and AMS Press, 1973.

2. - Extract, July 1774, conversation with George III, in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XV, (1876-1877), pp 326-334.


01

JONES, John [Col.] (1716-1801)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A67,M520

a) - July 1756 to March 1767

Matthews: Diary; affairs as justice of the peace.

b) - 1762 to 1763

Matthews: Surveying journal; surveying at Mount Desert.

Book of Minutes of Col. John Jones  edited by Amos Perry. Boston and Providence, 1894, 42 pp.


01

LOWRY, Jean  - of Pennsylvania - A67,M521

From April 1756

Matthews: Captive's journal; capture with her children, by Indians at Rocky-Spring, Pennsylvania, and notes of hardships; religious disputes with French.

A Journal of the Captivity of Jean Lowry and Her Children  Philadelphia, 1760, 31 pp.


02/03

MIRANDA Y FLORES, Bernardo de  - surveyor - *M522,E

Miranda's Inspection of Los Almagres: His Journal, Report and Petition  translated and edited by Roderick B.Patten,  in  Southwestern Historical Quarterly  LXXIV, October, 1970.


01

MORTON, Thomas  - of New Kent County, Virginia - A67,M523

March 1756

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Shawnee Indians; notes of movements, discipline, etc.; some interesting spellings.

In  Virginia Historical Register  IV, 1851, pp 143-147.


01

POND, Peter (1740-1807)  of Milford, Connecticut - A67,M524

From 1756

Matthews: Fur trader's autobiography and journal; a most lively and entertaining account of fur trade and travel in Old Northwest, mainly Wisconsin; interesting details of Wisconsin Indians and vivid portrayal of himself, his life, and his milieu; very interesting spellings and vocabulary.

1. - In  Five Fur-Traders of the Northwest  edited by Charles M.Gates. University of Minnesota, 1933, pp 11-59. Reprinted Minnesota Historical Society, 1965.

2. - In  Connecticut Magazine  X, 1906, pp 239-259.

3. - In  Wisconsin Historical Society Collections  XVIII, 1908, pp 314-354.

4. - Extracts in articles in  Journal of American History  I, 1907, pp 89-93 and 357-365.


03

POWYS, Caroline Girle [Mrs.] (1737-1808?)  of Hardwick House, Oxfordshire - B89

1756 to 1808

Society diary; journeys; visits; entertainments; scenery; weather; births; deaths; Royalty; a rather colourless and disappointing record of mainly family interest.

1. - Passages from the Diary of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys  edited by Emily Climenson. London, 1899.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 252-253.


01

RAPER, Elizabeth (d.1778) - B89

1756 to 1770

Tantalising extracts from the private diary (some of it was written in cipher) of a most attractive personality; her domestic duties in Hertfordshire, keeping house for her parents; social life and romantic attachments, notably to the future Admiral Lord Howe; "reading, working, eating, sleeping, romping and kissing"; a projected match founders upon the matter of fortune; an uninhibited record, interesting and valuable for manners and way of life. Ends before her marriage to Dr. William Grant of Rothiemurchus.

1. - The Receipt-Book of Elizabeth Raper  edited by Bartle Grant. London, Nonsuch Press, 1924, limited to 850 copies, pp 1-37. The remainder of the book, which is illustrated by Duncan Grant, is devoted to recipes of Elizabeth Raper, and perhaps her husband.

2. - Extracts: Blodgett (2), pp 177-192.

Note: Elizabeth Raper is the subject of a number of anecdotes in  Memoirs of a Highland Lady  by Elizabeth Grant, her grand-daughter.


03

ROGERS, Hester Ann (1756-1794) - E

Dates unknown  

A Short Account of the Experience of Mrs. Hester Ann Rogers, Written by herself, With a Brief Extract from Her Diary  New York: Daniel Hitt, for the Methodist Connection in the United States, 1811.


St. PAUL, Horace [Col.] (1729-1812)  soldier - B89

August 1756 to January 1758

Matthews: Military diary; military and diplomatic career in France; two campaigns during the Seven Years War; full, precise, informative details of war, but impersonal.

A Journal of the First Two Campaigns  edited by G.G.Butler. Cambridge, 1814.


01

SECCOMBE, Joseph [The Rev.] (b.1732)  of Medford, Massachusetts - A67,M525

January 1756 to February 1777

Matthews: Clergyman's journal or "textbook"; scattered notes of sermons, births, deaths, weather, public events.

1. - In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XXXIV, 1898, pp 23-39.

2. - Extracts in  Danvers Historical Society Collections  IX, 1921, pp 112-115.


01/02

SMITH, John [Maj.] - A68,M526

1756 to 1757

Brief abstract from a military journal relating to French and Indian War.

In  Colonial Captivities, Marches and Journeys  by Isabel M.Calder. New York, Macmillan, 1935, pp 137-139. Reissued Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1967.


01

Van ETTEN, John [Capt.]  - in command of Fort Hyndshaw - A68,M527

December 1756 to July 1757

Matthews: Military journal; events at Fort Hyndshaw and Hamilton; scouting, duties, Indian encounters; some interesting spellings.

1. - In  History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties  by Israel D.Rupp. Harrisburg, 1845, Appendix, pp 423-445.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 222-235.

3. - In  Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania  by Thomas L.Montgomery. Harrisburg, 1916, second edition, Volume I, pp 305-321.


01

WYMAN, Isaac [Capt.] (1725-1792)  of Keene, New Hampshire - A68,M528

May to July 1756

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of military activities at Fort Massachusetts, guards, etc.; rather dull.

In  Origins in Williamstown  by A.L.Perry. New York, 1896, pp 278-280.


01

YOUNG, James  - of Pennsylvania, commissary general - A68,M529

June 1756

Matthews: Military journal; from Reading to forts in northern Pennsylvania, North Kill, Lebanon, etc.; descriptions and details.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, II, pp 675-681.

2. - In  History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties  by Israel D.Rupp. Harrisburg, 1845, Appendix, pp 410-420.


1757AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  officer in command of Fort North Kill - A68,M530

June to August 1757

Matthews: Military journal; march from Reading to Fort North Kill; Indian affairs around the fort; official report.

In  Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania  by Thomas L.Montgomery. Harrisburg, 1916, second edition, Volume I, pp 107-117.


01

ANONYMOUS,  official French - A68,M531

July to August 1757

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Fort William Henry.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume X, 1858, pp 598-605.


01

BANCROFT, Samuel [Deacon] (1715-1782)  of Reading, Massachusetts - A68,M532

a) - August 1757

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to Brookfield.

b) - September to October 1766 and April to June 1769

Matthews: Private diary; personal and religious notes, farming, etc.

Family Record of Deacon Samuel Bancroft  edited by Frank D.Andrews. Vineland, New Jersey, 1922, 24 pp.


01

BANYAR, Goldsbrow  - of New York, deputy secretary of New York - A68,M533

August 1757

Matthews: Official journal; mostly official military business in French and Indian War; impersonal notes, orders, statistics.

In  Magazine of American History  I, Part I, 1877, pp 25-33.


03

BLAKE, William (1757-1827)  English poet and painter - E

Dates unknown

The Notebook of William Blake  edited by David V.Erdman and Donald K.Moore, Oxford, clarendon press, 1973, is reported to contain diary material.


02

CELI, Francisco Maria - *H161,E

1757

Tampa Bay in 1757: Francisco Maria Celi's Journal and Logbook  in  Florida Historical Quarterly  October 1971 and January 1972.


01

CLINTON, George (1739-1812)  of New York, soldier and statesman - A69,M534

October 1757 to January 1758

Matthews: Sea journal; on board the Defiance, privateer of New York, during French and Indian War; brief notes.

In  New York History  XVI, 1935, pp 89-95.


01

DARLING, Jonathan (1741-1763)  of Bluehill, Maine - A69,M535

July 1757 to October 1772

Matthews: Military diary; mostly military items, Louisburg campaign of 1759; other notes on life in Andover, Massachusetts, and Bluehill, Maine.

In  Bangor Historical Magazine  II, (1886-1887), pp 76-78.


03

De LESCOET, Barbier - E

1757

James Cummings (3354) has  Journal of Le Formidable in 1757  Canadian Archives, 1905.


ELIOT, John, III (b.1734)  of London - B89

February to November 1757

Matthews: Private diary; interesting details of personal and social life in London; and travel notes on a journey into Cornwall.

Eliot Papers  by Eliot Howard. London, 1895.


01

ENGLE, Andrew [Lieut.] - A69,M536

December 1757

Matthews: Military journal; very brief notes of stationing men about Lehigh during French and Indian War.

In  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) 1897, 13 pp.


01

FREEMAN, Capt. Joshua (1717-1794)  of Truro, Massachusetts - A69,M537

May to July 1757

Matthews: Scouting journal; brief notes of march to Meduncook.

In  Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine  by Cyrus Eaton. Hallowell, Maine, 1877, pp 106-108.


03

FRYE, Joseph [Col.] - E

August 1757

The attack on Fort William, New York.

Joseph Frye’s Journal  in  Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum  1993.


01

GAINE, Hugh (1727-1807)  born in Ireland, of New York City, printer - A69,M538

a) - January 1757 to March 1758

Matthews: Diary; notes of public occurrences, political and military.

b) - January 1777 to December 1782

Matthews: Diary; news of war; short notes, mainly of naval and military movements.

c) - March 1797 to December 1798

Matthews: Diary; notes on weather, news, local affairs and gossip in New York, ship movements.

In  The Journals of Hugh Gaine  edited by Paul Ford. New York, 1902, Volume II, pp 3-15, 16-163 and 164-213.


01

GRIDLEY, Luke [Pte.] (b.1734)  of Farmington, Connecticut - A69,M539

March to November 1757

Matthews: Military journal; fairly interesting notes of military life at Fort Edward during French and Indian War; interesting spellings.

Luke Gridley's Diary of 1757  Acorn Club Publications  X, Hartford, 1906, 64 pp.


02/03

HAYWARD, Benjamin [Ensign] - *M540,E

Diary of Ensign Hayward  in  The Fort Edward Book  by Robert Bascom. Fort Edward, New York, 1903.


01

HERRICK, Israel [Capt.] (1721-1782)  of Topsfield, Massachusetts - A69,M541

May to July 1757

Matthews: Scouting journal; expedition between Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers; mainly notes of movements; some interesting spellings.

In  Maine Historical Society Collections and Proceedings  Second Series, II, 1891, pp 219-224.


01

HINCHMAN, Joseph [Dr.]  - of Long Island - A69,M542

August to November 1757

Matthews: Surgeon's journal; kept while author was surgeon on the Prince George, privateer; log with many private entries; wreck, landing on Tortuga Island; first part very good; interesting spellings.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXIX, 1905, pp 268-281.


02

JACOB, John Jeremiah [The Rev.] - E

1757? To 1839?

Life and Diary of the Reverend John Jeremiah Jacob (1757-1839)  Duke University, 1941.


03

JOHNSON, James - E

1757

Scout Journals: Narrative of James Johnson, a Captive during the French and Indian Wars  Manchester, New Hampshire, 1902, 100 copies.


01

KELSEY, Moses [Sgt.] (d.1758)  of New Hampshire - A69,M543

July 1757 to May 1758

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of movements and discipline; mainly kept during Loudon's expedition against Louisburg; interesting spellings.

In  Granite State Magazine  II, 1906, pp 95-101.


01

KNOX, John [Capt.] (d.1778)  born in Ireland, of 43rd. Foot Regiment - A70,C655,M543

February 1757 to September 1760

Matthews: Military journal; very detailed and valuable account of campaigns during the French and Indian War; Louisbourg and Quebec, etc.

1. - An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North America  London, two volumes, 1769.

2. - Toronto, Champlain Society, two volumes, 1914, edited by A.G.Doughty.

3. - Extracts for September 1759, Battle of Quebec, in  Old South Leaflets  III, No. 73, 16 pp.


03

LAFAYETTE, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de (1757-1834)  French general in America - E

Dates Unknown

Lafayette in America Day by Day  by J.Bennett Nolan, Baltimore, john Hopkins Press, 1934, is reported to contain diary material.


03

LYMAN, Phineas (1716-1774)  colonial American soldier in the French and Indian War - E

1757

General Orders of 1757 in the Campaign against the French  New York, Dodd Mead, 1899, is reported to contain diary material.


03

McKENDREE (M’KENDREE), William (1757-1835) fourth bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church - E

a) - Dates unknown

In  Life and Times of William M’Kendree  by Robert Paine. Nashville, Tennessee, Southern Methodist Publishing House, two volumes, 1869 and 1874.

b) - 1818

James Cummings (8379) has  Journal of the Ohio Conference  Methodist Book Concern, 1923.


01/02

MALARTIC, Anne Joseph Hippolyte de Maures, Comte de (1730-1800)  aide to Montcalm

A75,*C795,M545

a) - October 1757 to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; occurrences in camps occupied by the Bearn Regiment; quite interesting.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume X, 1858, pp 721-725 and 835-855.

b) - June to July 1758

Matthews: Military journal; French operations before Ticonderoga on frontier of Lake St. Sacrament; translated from the French.


03

MEIKLE, James (1730-1799)  Surgeon

From 1737

In  Traveller; or Meditations on Various Subjects Written on Board a Man of War, to Which is Added Converse with the World Unseen, to Which is Prefixed The Life of the Author  third American edition, Pittsburgh, 1815.


MITCHELL, Andrew [Sir] (1708-1771)  diplomat - B90

December 1757 to August 1758

Matthews: Diplomatic diary; in Germany, while envoy and minister to the court of Prussia; public business and court life.

Memoirs and Papers of Sir Andrew Mitchell  edited by Andrew Bissett. London, 1850, Volume II, pp 1-47.


01

MONTRESOR, John [Capt.] (1736-1799)  of London, England, engineer - A70,C847,M546

January 1757 to December 1778

Matthews: Military journals; extensive notes of journeys and campaigns; Fort Edward, Louisburg, Quebec, Bradstreet's expedition; building fortifications in New York 1757-1759; Albany and New York 1765; Boston 1770; Long Island 1771; Revolutionary War. An important journal.

1. - New York Historical Society Collections  1881, pp 11-520.

2. - Diary of journey from Quebec to Maine, June to July 1760, which was used as guidebook on Arnold's expedition to Quebec, in  Maine Historical Society Collections  I, 1865, pp 448-466.

3. - In  March to Quebec  edited by Kenneth Roberts. New York, 1938, pp 5-24.

4. - Journal of expedition to Detroit, 1763, in  Transactions of the Royal Society Canada  Third Series, XXII, 1928, pp 10-29.

5. - Extracts for July 1778 (Brandywine, occupation and evacuation of Philadelphia) in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  V, 1881, pp 393-417; and VI, 1882, pp 34-57, 189-206 and 284-299.


01

MORGAN, Jacob [Capt.] (1716-1792)  of Schuylkill Valley, Pennsylvania - A70,M547

a) - July 1757

Matthews: Military journal kept at Fort Lebanon, Pennsylvania; notes of daily routine.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 252-254.

2. - In  Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania  by Thomas L.Montgomery. Harrisburg, 1916, second edition, Volume I, pp 129-133.

3. - In  Publications of the Historical Society of Schuylkill County  (Pennsylvania) III, 1911, pp 47-48.

b) - April 1758

Matthews: Military journal; fort life in Pennsylvania during French and Indian War.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXIX, 1915, pp 186-191.


01/02/03

OLIVER, Peter [Dr.] (1741-1822)  physician, of Middleborough, Massachusetts and Birmingham, EnglandA70,B113,M548

October 1757 to June 1821, very long gaps, preceded by autobiography from birth

Private diary, but possibly retrospective until about 1765 at the earliest; notes of school, studies and courtship (he married Sally, daughter of Thomas Hutchinson (qv)) in New England. Later, exiled in England, the deaths of his father-in-law and his wife; some fragmentary medical and travel notes.

1. - In  Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq.  edited by Peter O.Hutchinson. Boston and London, two volumes, 1884 and 1886. Passim. The editorial method is at times confusing. Reprinted New York, B.Franklin, 1971 and AMS Press, 1973.

2. - Account: Ponsonby (1), p 252. This refers to the manuscript diary, of 70 pp, which is in the British Library.

Note: Dr. Peter Oliver was the son of Chief Justice Peter Oliver (qv) of Massachusetts, also an exile in England and the author of a diary. Matthews seems to have been confused by the similarly named authors, although the father's diary is greatly superior in style and content. Arksey does not seem to be altogether clear on the matter either and it has not yet been possible to resolve the authorship or dating of the extracts given in  History of the Town of Middleboro, Massachusetts  by Thomas Weston. Boston, 1906, pp 148-150.


01/03

PUTNAM, Rufus [Gen.] (1738-1824)  of Brookfield, Massachusetts - A70,M549,E

a) - March 1757 to December 1760

Matthews: Military journals; kept in northern New York during four campaigns of French and Indian War; military movements, hardships, atrocities.

Journal of Gen. Rufus Putnam  edited by E.C.Dawes. Albany 1886, 115 pp.

b) - December 1772 to August 1773

Matthews: Travel and exploration journal; reconnoitering and exploring around the Mississippi; a long and a shorter journal; fairly good, with interesting spellings.

In  The Two Putnams, Israel and Rufus  Hartford, 1931, pp 143-262.

c) - Dates unknown

In  The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and Certain Official Papers and Correspondence  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1903.


01

REMILLY, Matthias [Capt.]  - of Waldoborough, Maine - A71,M550

May to June 1757

Matthews: Scouting journal; brief and mediocre notes of service at Broad Bay; one good Indian story and some interesting spellings.

In  Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine  by Cyrus Eaton. Hallowell, Maine, 1877, pp 111-114.


03

SALUSBURY, John  - of Leighton Buzzard - E

1757 to 1759

In  Some Bedfordshire Diaries  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XL, 1960.


01/03

THRALE, Hester Lynch [Mrs.] (Piozzi) (1741-1821) - *B90

a) - Matthews refers to notes written in almanacs dating from 1757.

b) - September 17th. 1766 to December 31st. 1778

Diary notes relating to the births of eleven of her children and the deaths of seven of them; their health, progress and development; growth and education; much medical detail; includes other matters: legal and financial affairs; her husband, his business and his illness; her mother.

Printed in full, with linking editorial passages, in  The Thrales of Streatham Park  by Mary Hyde. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1977, pp 21-218.

c) - July to September 1774

Matthews: Travel diary; daily notes of places visited during a tour in Wales with Mr.Thrale, Dr. Johnson, and her daughter Hester.

Dr. Johnson and Mrs. Thrale  by A.M.Broadley. London, 1910, pp 155-219.

d) - September to November 1775

Travel diary in France with her husband and daughter and Dr. Johnson; Paris; a few good observations and occasional mentions of Dr. Johnson.

The French Journals of Mrs. Thrale and Dr, Johnson  edited by M.Tyson and H.Guppy. Manchester, The Manchester University Press, 1932. Also printed here are Mrs. Thrale's notes of a French Journey in 1784 which were later expanded and published in 1789 in  Observations and Reflections made in the course of a journey through France, Italy, and Germany.

e) - 1776 to 1809

Begun as a commonplace book this increasingly takes on the diary form. Anecdotes and reminiscences of Dr. Johnson and his circle; the chief source for her  Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson;  illness and death of Mr. Thrale; financial affairs; the brewery; Mr. Piozzi; her children; Fanny Burney; Italy. Interesting and valuable.

1. - Thraliana  edited by K.C.Balderstone. Oxford, two volumes, 1942. The title is that given to the blank notebooks presented to her by her first husband in 1776.

2. - Extracts: Blodgett (2), pp 293-308.

e) - James Cummings (12381) has also  Scrapbook of a Self  in  Harvard Library Bulletin  July, 1970. -  


WITHERSPOON, John  - of Annapolis, Nova Scotia - A71,C1239,M551

November 1757 to September 1759

Matthews: Prison diary; captured by French and imprisonment at Quebec, narrative of the siege; his hardships and religious difficulties.

Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  II, 1879-1880, pp 31-62.


02

WOOLMAN, John (1720-1772)  Quaker, of New Jersey - H162,A24,B105,M552

1720 to 1772 retrospective to 1757

Quaker journal, preceded by autobiography; personal and religious life, work and travels; opposition to the slave trade; died in England.

1. - A Journal of the Life, Gospel Labours, and Christian Experiences of that Faithful Minister of Jesus Christ, John Woolman  Dublin, 1794. This is the earliest edition examined but the journal first appeared in 1774 at Philadelphia; it has been reprinted many times in several editions. The Whittier edition of 1871 claims to be the first reliable text.

2. - Journal and Essays of John Woolman  edited by A.M.Gummere. New York, 1922.

3. - The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman  edited by Phillips P.Moulton. London, and New York, Oxford University Press, 1971.

4. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 71-81; and Dunaway and Evans, pp 50-51.

5. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 47-51.

1758AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Windsor, Connecticut - A71,M553

May to June 1758

Matthews: Military journal; brief extracts concerning the French and Indian War.

In  The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut  by S.W.Adams and H.R.Stiles. New York, 1904, Volume I, p 406.


01

ANONYMOUS - A71,M554

May to August 1758

Matthews: Military journal; rather dull notes of Amherst's expedition against Louisburg.

In  New York Historical Society Collections, Cadwallader-Colden Papers  V, 1921, pp 265-281.


01

ANONYMOUS,  provincial officer - A71,M555

May to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; kept in Northern New York.

In  Historical Magazine  New Series, X, 1871, pp 113-122.


ANONYMOUS - A71,C38,M556

June to July 1758

Matthews: Military journal; daily account of the siege of Louisbourg.

An Authentic Account of the Reduction of Louisbourg  London, 1758, 60 pp.


01

ANONYMOUS,  official French - A71,M557

July 1758

Matthews: Military journal; battle of Ticonderoga. Translated from the French.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume X, 1858, pp 741-744.


ANONYMOUS,  soldier - B90,D284

1758 to 1764

Matthews: Military diary; written in form of autobiography for these dates; no other dates given; lively account of conditions in army during Seven Years War; includes account of West Indian Islands, especially Guadeloupe; conditions of slaves, plantations, types of vegetation; interesting.

A Soldier's Journal  London, 1770.


01

ALEXANDER, Thomas [Ens.] (1727-1801)  of Northfield, Massachusetts - A71,M558

May to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; Ticonderoga expedition; brief notes of movements and military affairs.

In  A History of the Town of Northfield  by J.H.Temple and G.Sheldon. Albany 1875, pp 303-305.


01

AMES, Nathaniel [Dr.] (1741-1822)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A72,M559

September 1758 to June 1821

Matthews: Private diary; extensive and sustained personal, social, local, and national notes; a valuable and entertaining diary, with interesting vocabulary and some verse (several prepared for his almanacs).

1. - In  Dedham Historical Register  I, 1890 to XIV, 1903. Passim.

2. - Extracts, with a narrative of the conflicts of the parties of Hamilton and Jefferson, in  Jacobin and Junto; or, Early American Politics as Viewed in the Diary of Dr. Nathaniel Ames  by Charles Warren. Cambridge, 1931, 324 pp.


01

AMHERST, Jeffery [Maj. Gen.], first Baron (1717-1797) - A72,C19,M560

a) - 1758 to 1763

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to North America; attacks on Louisbourg; the Quebec, Niagara, and Lake Champlain campaigns; capitulation of Montreal.

Journal of Jeffery Amherst  edited by J.C.Webster. Chicago and Toronto, 1931, 324 pp.

b) - 1758 to 1760

Matthews: Military journal (with Col. William Amherst); French and Indian War.

1. - A Journal of the Landings of His Majesty's Forces on the Island of Cape-Breton  Boston, third edition, 1758, 22 pp.

2. - In Appendix to  An Historical Journal to the Campaigns in North-America by Captain John Knox  edited by A.G.Doughty. Toronto, 1916, pp 1-96.


01

AMHERST, William [Lieut. Gen.] (1731-1781)  born at Sevenoaks, England - A72,C20,M561

a) - 1758 to 1760

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisbourg and military affairs up to the surrender of Montreal.

Journal of William Amherst in America  edited by J.C.Webster. Frome and London, 1927, 82 pp.

b) - 1762

Matthews: Military journal; notes on the recapture of St. John's, Newfoundland.

The Recapture of St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1762  edited by J.C.Webster. London, privately printed, 1928, 15 pp.


01

BARROWS, Abner (1732-1818)  of Middleborough, Massachusetts - A72,M562

July 1758

Matthews: Military journal (extract); service in French and Indian War; engagement at Lake George; interesting spellings.

In  History of the Town of Middleboro, Massachusetts  by Thomas Weston. Boston, 1906, pp 95-98.


02/03

BARTON, Thomas [Rev.] (1730-1780)  loyalist - *M563,E

Military journal.

Thomas Barton and the Forbes Expedition  edited by William A. Hunter, in  Pennsylvania Magazine of Histoy and Biography  XCV, 1971 pp 439-483.


01

BASS, Benjamin [Lieut.] - A72,M564

August to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition under Bradstreet against Fort Frontenac; linguistically interesting.

In  New York History  XVI, 1935, pp 449-452.


01

BIGELOW, Silas [The Rev.] (1739-1769)  of Shrewsbury and Paxton, Massachusetts - A72,M565

March 1758 to February 1761

Matthews: Schoolmaster's diary; short personal entries; clothes, illnesses, remedies, a startling dream.

In  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  XVII, 1900, pp 260-268.


03

BURNET, Janet (née DYCE) (1718?-1802)  of Kemnay and Disblair, Aberdeen

1758 to 1795

Irregular diary of weather and its effects on agriculture; crops of forage, cereals, fruit and vegetables; a few mentions of other consequences of the weather for farming and communications.

More Frost and Snow: The Diary of Janet Burnet, 1758-1795  edited by Mowbray Pearson. Edinburgh, Canongate Academic, 1994. this is No. 2 in the Sources in Local History  series, sponsored by the European Ethnological Research Centre.


02

BURRELL, William [Sir] (1732-1796)  English lawyer and antiquary - E

1758

Travel journal; a tour in northern England and in Scotland; food and accommodation; buildings and works of art; life at the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Aberdeen.

Sir William Burrell's Northern Tour, 1758  edited by John D.Dunbar. Sources in Local History, No. 6, Tuckwell, 1997, 143 pp.


01

CALLENDER, Hannah (1737-1801)  of Philadelphia - A72,M566

August 1758 to June 1762

Matthews: Private diary; social, personal, and topographical notes.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XII, 1888, pp 432-456.


02

CARGILL, James [Capt.]  - of Newcastle, Maine - M567

May 1758

Diary submitted to the Massachusetts Public Treasury in support of his claim for a bounty of £300 for an Indian scalp. Description of the hunt; set upon by a Frenchman after the scalping; a fight; escape; loss of the scalp and its later recovery.

1. - In  New England Quarterly  III, April 1930, pp 527-531.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 65-67.


01

CHAMPION, Henry [Col.] (1723-1797)  of Colchester, Connecticut - A73,M568

June to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; march from Colchester to Ticonderoga; mostly brief notes of march, camp life, discipline, military details, and return home.

In  The Champion Genealogy  by F.B.Trowbridge. New Haven, 1891, pp 417-435.


01

CHEW, Colby - A73,M569

August 1758

Matthews: Scouting journal; official report of expedition; frontier scouting methods; report to Washington.

In  Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers  edited by Stanislaus M.Hamilton. Volume III, Boston, 1901, pp 39-43.


01

COBB, Elisha [Capt.] (1736-1794)  of Gorham, Maine - A73,M570

May to July 1758

Matthews: Scouting journal (extracts); with Preble's regiment in French and Indian War; notes of army movements.

In  History of Gorham, Me.  by H.D.McLellan. Portland, 1903, pp 66-68.


01

COBB, Samuel [Capt.] (b.1718)  of Falmouth Neck, Maine, shipwright - A73,M571

May to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; march from Falmouth to Kittery, New York, Schenectady, Ticonderoga; military details; interesting language.

In  Register of the Officers and Members of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maine  Portland, 1905, pp 90-113.


01

DORR, Moses [Ens.] - A73,M572

May to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Canada in Capt. Parker's company; Roxbury and Fort Stanwix; military movements; some interesting spellings.

In  New York History  XVI, 1935, pp 452-464.


03

DURANT, George (1731-1780)  Deputy Paymaster to the British expedition to the French Antilles

1758 to 1759

Private diary; a vivid account of the outward voyage and military operations by a civilian; life on board; discipline and punishments; bombardments and landings; conditions ashore; thoughts of his mistress at home; a whore; sickness and fever; some mentions of his work but not in great detail. Fascinating.

George Durant’s Journal of the Expedition to Martinique and Guadeloupe, October 1758-May 1759  edited by Alan J.Guy in  Military Miscellany I  Army Records Society, XII,. 1996, pp 17-57.


01/02/03

DRINKER, Elizabeth [Mrs.] (1734-1807)  of Philadelphia, Quaker - H250,A73,M573,E

October 1758 to November 1807

Private diary; wife of a substantial merchant in Philadelphia; social, family, domestic and religious notes; good details of the the Revolution in Philadelphia, and its effects on the inhabitatants; withdrawal of the British and exactions of the revolutionaries.

1. - Extracts from the Journal of Elizabeth Drinker  edited by Henry D.Biddle. Philadelphia, 1889, 423 pp.

2. - Extracts for 1771 in  Early Narratives of Berks County  by James B.Nolan. Reading Pennsylvania, 1927, pp 54-56.

3. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XIII, 1889, pp 298-308.

4. - Extracts for September 1777 to December 1780 in  Weathering the Storm: Women of the American Revolution  by Elizabeth Evans. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, pp 152-184.

5. - Extracts: Culley, pp 49-55.

6. - The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker  edited by Elaine Crane, Boston, Northeastern University, three volumes, 1991. Abridged edition in one volume  The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth Century Woman  Boston, Northeastern University, 1994.

7. - James Cummings (3598) has also  Diary  in  Not So Long Ago  by Cecil Drinker, Oxford, 1937.


01

FOSTER, Asa [Capt.] (1710-1787)  of Andover, Massachusetts - A73,M574

June to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; rather dull notes kept during French and Indian War, in New York State.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LIV, 1900, pp 183-188.


03

FOSTER, Elizabeth [Lady] (Elizabeth Christiana Cavendidh, Duchess of Devonshire) (1758-1824) - E

Dates unknown

“She shows us at close range many famous figures of her time, George III, George IV (as Prince of Wales, Regent and King), Marie Antoinette, Count Fersen, La Fayette, Mirabeau, Napoleon, Josephine, Nelson, St. Vincent, Fox, Pitt, Sheridan, Byron, Lady Hamilton, Madame Récamier, Madame de Staël and a host of others.”

Dearest Bess: The Life and Times of Lady Elizabeth Foster, Afterwards Duchess of Devonshire from Her Unpublished Journals and Correspondence  Methuen, 1955.


01

FULLER, Archelaus [Capt.] (1727-1776)  of Middleton, Massachusetts - A73,M575

May to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to Ticonderoga; interesting for sympathy toward victims; many very interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLVI, 1910, pp 209-220.


02

GLASIER, Benjamin - *H163,*M576,E

From 1758

French and Indian War Diary of Benjamin Glasier  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXXXVI, 1950.


GORDON, [Capt.] - A73,C485,M577

April to August 1758

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisbourg; activities of the artillery; mostly military details.

In  Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  V, (1886-1887), pp 97-153.


01

GORDON, James [Col.] (1713-1768)  of Lancaster County, Virginia - A74,M578

December 1758 to December 1763

Matthews: Plantation diary; life in Lancaster County; rather brief notes on domestic, business, local, plantation, social affairs; fairly interesting.

1. - In  William and Mary College Quarterly  First Series, XI, (1902-1903), pp 98-112 and 217-236; and XII, (1903-1904), pp 1-12.

2. - Extracts in  Journal of American History  III, 1909, pp 81-89.


GORDON, William Augustus - A74,C487,M579

April to August 1758

Matthews: Military journal; account of his service with the Highland Infantry in the siege of Louisbourg.

In  Royal United Services Institution Journal  LX, 1915, pp 117-152.


01

GUILD, Aaron [Ens.] (1728-1818)  of Dedham, Massachusetts - A74,M580

May to July 1758

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal; march with Nichol's regiment to Fort Edward.

The Dedication of a Monument to the Memory of the Men of Walpole and Vicinity  Walpole, 1901.


01

HAYDEN, Augustin (1740-1823)  of Windsor, Connecticut - A74,M581

a) - May to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of march from Windsor to Ticonderoga and back.

b) - April to December 1759

Matthews: Military journal; kept at Fort Edward and Crown Point.

In  Records of the Connecticut Line of the Hayden Family  by J.H.Hayden. Windsor Locks, 1888, pp 120-123.


01

HOLT, Joseph (1718-1789)  of Wilton, New Hampshire - A74,M582

a) - May to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition to Canada; brief notes of army movements.

b) - June to July 1676 (sic)

Matthews: Travel journal; journal of voyage to Penobscot; ascribed to Holt, but must be by someone else.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  X, 1856, pp 307-311.


/03

JENCKES, Daniel (1702-1789(?)) - E

1758 to 1760

The Accounts for the Years 1758, 1759, 1760 of Daniel Jenckes; One of the Council of War of the Colony of Rhode Island and providence Plantations during the French and indian War  Providence, Standard Printing, 1914, 21pp.


01

JEWETT, Benjamin - A74,M583

April to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition from Windham against Canada; interesting spellings.

In  National Magazine  XVII, (1892-1893), pp 62-64.


01/02/03 - KENNY, James  - of Philadelphia - A74,M584

a) - 1758 to 1759

Matthews: Travel journal; journey "to the Westward"; trading at Pittsburgh.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVII (Arksey has XXIII), 1913, pp 395-449.

b) - January 1761 to April 1763

Matthews: Travel and trading diary; journey to Pittsburgh and trade there; excellent description of frontier life by a shrewd and humorous Quaker; interesting language.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXVII (Arksey has XXIII), 1913, pp 1-47 and 152-201.

2. - Extracts: Berger (1), pp 67-71.

c) - September 14th. to 23rd. and December28th. 1761

Diary; botanical notes on a trip down the Ohio and Monongahela rivers with John Bartram; topography; finds the remains of a village destroyed by Indians at French instigation. An attractive fragment.

John Bartram's Journey to Pittsburgh in the Fall of 1761  by Francis D.West in  Western Pennsylvania History  XXXVIII, No.3-4, Fall-Winter, 1955, pp 111-115.

Note: Bartram's journal of this trip has not survived.


01

KERN, Jacob [Lieut.] - A74,M585

January to February 1758

Matthews: Travel journal; journey from Reading to Delaware and back; fairly interesting.

In  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) Third Series, II, 1896, pp 124-125.


03

KNAP, Isaac - E

The diary of Isaac Knapp of Newbury in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England: written at the second siege of Louisbourg in 1758  edited by Nathaniel Knap. Boston, 1895.

01

KNAP, Nathaniel (1736-1816)  of Newbury, Massachusetts - A75,M586

March 1758 to July 1759

Matthews: Military journal; brief and rather dull military and naval notes of the siege of Louisburg.

1. - In  Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts Publications  No. 2, 1895, pp 1-42.

2. - Extracts in  Ould Newbury  by J.J.Currier. Boston, 1896, pp 485-487.


01

LYON, Lemuel [Capt.] (b.1738)  of Woodstock, Connecticut - A75,M587

April to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Canada; fairly good personal and military notes, some of them amusing.

In  The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers  edited by Abraham Tomlinson. Poughkeepsie, 1855, pp 11-45. Reprinted New York, Books for Libraries Press, 1970, and Da Capo, 1971.


01/02

MONCKTON, Robert [Col.]  - of Royal American Regiment - A75,*M588

September to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition up St. John's River; destroying Acadian settlements; military details only.

In  New Brunswick Historical Society Collections  No. 5, 1904, pp 165-174.


01

NOYES, John [Capt.] (1740-1784)  of Newbury, Massachusetts - A75,M589

April to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal, and odd later items; Ticonderoga expedition; marches, distances, some unremarkable general notes; a few interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLV, 1909, pp 73-77.


PALMERSTON, Henry Temple, second Viscount (1739-1802) - B136

1758 to 1800

Political, social and travel notes.

1. - Portrait of a Whig Peer; Compiled from the Papers of the Second Viscount Palmerston, 1739-1802  by Brian Connell. London, Andre Deutsch, 1957. Passim. The diaries are drawn upon but sparingly quoted, much more use is made of letters. There are also references to Lady Palmerston's diaries for 1798 to 1803.

2. - Despatches of Earl Gower  edited by O.Browning. Cambridge, 1885, contains the Paris Journal of July to August 1791, pp 284-309.


01

PARKMAN, William (1741-1832)  of Concord, Massachusetts - A75,M590

July to August 1758

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); a few entries relating to battle of Ticonderoga; Howe's death; capture of Putnam.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XVII, (1879-1880), pp 243-244.


01

POST, Christian Frederick (1710-1785)  born in Prussia, Moravian missionary - A75,M591

Matthews: Missionary travel journals; official negotiations with Indians; language normalised from an extraordinary German-English (sample in Thwaites, I, pp 183-184).

a) - July to September 1758

Matthews: Tour to the Ohio with Charles Thompson.

1. - In  Early Western Travels  edited by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 185-233.

Note: On the title page of section three of the book, in which the journal appears, Post is misnamed Charles.

2. - In  An Enquiry into the Causes of the Alienation of the Delaware and the Shawanese Indians  by Charles Thomson. London, 1759, pp 130-171.

3. - In  History of Pennsylvania  by Robert Proud. Philadelphia, 1798, Volume II, Appendix, pp 65-95.

4. - In  The Olden Time  I, by N.B.Craig, 1846, reprinted Cincinnati, 1876, pp 99-125.

5. - In  Early History of Western Pennsylvania  by Israel D.Rupp. Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, 1846, Appendix, pp 75-98.

6. - With slight variations from the original MS in  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 520-544.

b) - October 1758 to January 1759

Matthews: Second journey to Ohio.

1. - In  Early Western Travels  edited by R.G.Thwaites. Cleveland, 1904, Volume I, pp 234-291.

Note: On the title page of section three of the book, in which the journal appears, Post is misnamed Charles. -

2. - The Second Journal of Christian Frederick Post  London, 1759.

3. - In  History of Pennsylvania  by Robert Proud. Philadelphia, 1798, Volume II, Appendix, pp 96-132.

4. - In  The Olden Time  I, by N.B.Craig, 1846, reprinted Cincinnati, 1876, pp 145-177.

5. - In  Early History of Western Pennsylvania  by Israel D.Rupp. Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, 1846, Appendix, pp 99-126.

c) - July to August 1762

Matthews: Leading Indians from Tuscarora to Lancaster.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, IV, pp 92-98.

Note: (Matthews) The journal for November to December 1758 which is listed in  Pennsylvania Archives  as Post's is by Croghan (qv 1751); see Thwaites, I, p 101, note.


01

REA, Caleb [Dr.] (1727-1760)  of Danvers, Massachusetts - A76,M592

May to November 1758

Matthews: Surgeon's diary; Ticonderoga expedition; long medical, general, and personal notes; camp life; fair interest.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XVIII, 1881, pp 81-120 and 177-205.


01/02

RICHARDSON, William (1729-1777)  born in England, of Waxhaw settlement, South Carolina

A76,M593

November 1758 to February 1759

Matthews: Missionary journal; mission to the Overhill Cherokees; preaching and baptising; fall of Fort Loudon; fairly interesting.

In  Tennessee Historical Magazine  Second Series, I, 1931, pp 125-138.


03

SCOTT, George [Major] - E

Report of the Tour to Petitcodiac River  in  Collections of the New Brunswick Historical Society  XIII, 1930, p. 101.


01

SHUTE, Daniel [The Rev.] (1722-1802)  of Hingham, Massachusetts - A76,M594

May to October 1758

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; expedition against Canada; from Boston through Albany and Schuyler's Farm; religious, social, personal details; fairly interesting.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XII, 1874, pp 132-151.


01

SMITH, Joseph (1735-1816)  of Montville, Connecticut - A76,M595

June to September 1758

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of expedition to Ticonderoga and Crown Point; skirmishes, camp life, hardships; fairly interesting; some spellings of interest.

In  Connecticut Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut Proceedings  I, 1896, pp 303-310.


01

SPAULDING, Leonard [Lieut.] - A76,M596

July to October 1758

Matthews: Military journal; Crown Point expedition; marches, discipline, camp life; moderate, but very interesting spellings.

In  Vermont Historical Gazetteer  V, Part II, 1891, pp 28-32.


01

SPICER, Abel (1746-1787?)  of Groton, Connecticut - A76,M597

June to September 1758

Matthews: Military diary; enlistment, expedition with Stanton's company; New London to Lyme and New York, Tappan Bay, Albany, Fort Edward; marches, skirmishes, news from other fronts, camp life; details of Major Rogers; solid entries; fairly interesting.

In  History of the Descendants of Peter Spicer  by Susan S. Meech and Susan B.Meech, 1911, pp 388-408.


02/03

SWEAT, William - *H164,*M598,E

a) - 1758

Personal Diary  in  Essex Institute Historical Collections  1957.

b) - James Cummings (12146) has  Original Diary  Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars, 1944.


01/02

THOMPSON (THOMSON), Charles  - secretary to Chief Teedyuscung - A76,M599

March 1758

Matthews: Travel journal; with Christian Post on journey to northern frontiers of Pennsylvania; report of conferences with Indians.

In  Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania  VIII, 1831, pp 85-87, 97-98, 113-116, 129-130 and 145-148.


01

THOMPSON, James [Sgt.] (1732-1830)  born at Tain, Scotland, of Quebec - A76,C1152

(1758?), 1759, 1775 to 1776, 1779 to 1781 and 1787 to 1788

Matthews: Military diaries; the first gives details of the siege of Quebec; the others were kept while he was overseer of works at Quebec; with memoranda relating to buildings, engineering, upkeep, and some weather notes.

Extracts in:  Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Transactions  XXII, 1898, pp 57-62 and  Literary and Historical Society of Quebec Historical Documents  Seventh Series, 1905.


01

THOMPSON, Samuel [Lieut.] (1731-1820)  of Woburn, Massachusetts - A77,M600

May to November 1758

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against French at Lake George; marches, camp life; moderate interest.

1. - In  The History of Woburn, Middlesex County, Mass.  by Samuel Sewall. Boston, 1868, Appendix IX, pp 547-558.

2. - An account of Thompson's diaries in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXIV, 1880, pp 397-401.


01

TINKHAM, Seth [Sgt.]  - of Middleborough, Massachusetts - A77,M601

May to September 1758

Matthews: Military journal; march of Pratt's company to join Col. Bradstreet; Lake George and Ticonderoga; battle of Lake George; marches, camp life, casualties, hardships; fair interest; some spellings of interest.

In  The Peirce Family of the Old Colony  by Ebenezer W.Peirce. Boston, 1870, pp 119-128.


01

TITAMY, Moses and HILL, Isaac - A77,M602

June to July 1758

Matthews: Travel journal; to Minisink Indians; dealings with Indians

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 504-508.


03

TURNER, Joanna [Mrs.] (1732-1784) - E

From 1758

Extracts from a religious journal.

In  Memoir of Mrs. Joanna Turner as Exemplified in Her Life, Death and Spiritual Experience  New York, John Midwinter, 1827.


03

WARNE, James  - Dorset farmer - E

1758

Farming diary.

In  Farming in Dorset: Diary of James Warne, 1758; Letters of George Boswell, 1787-1805  edited by J.F.James and J.H.Bettey. Dorset Record Society, Volume 13, 1993.


03

WEBSTER, Noah (1758-1843)  American lexicographer - E

Dates unknown

1. - In  The Autobiographies of Noah Webster: From the Letters and Essays, memoir and Diary  by Richard M.Rollins. University of South Carolina, 1989.

2. - In  Notes on the Life of Noah Webster  by Emily Ellsworth Fowler Ford. privately printed, New York, 1912.


01

WHEELER, Jonathan (1741-1811)  of Grafton, Massachusetts - A77,M603

April 1758 to March 1796

Matthews: Private diary; a few scattered notes of weather, accidents, news of French and Indian War.

In  History of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts  by F.C.Pierce. Worcester, 1897, pp 71-73.


01/03

WOODFORDE, James [The Rev.] (1740-1803)  Vicar of Weston, Norfolk - H167,B91

October 19th. 1758 to October 17th. 1802

One of the best diaries, an excellent and detailed picture of country life and the life and work of a clergyman and his relations with patrons, friends, colleagues, family, servants and parishioners. Oxford scholar, Somerset curacy and then to the college living in Norfolk. Pleasures and amusements, an unfailing record of his dinners; weather; farming; smuggling; sport; tithes and accounts; health; Squire Custance and his family; Nancy Woodforde. Full, delightful and important.

1. - The Diary of a Country Parson  edited by John Beresford. London, Oxford University Press, five volumes, 1924-1931. Woodforde: Passages from the Five Volumes of The Diary of a Country Parson  selected and edited by John Beresford. A one volume selection, London, Oxford University Press, 1935. Later reprinted in paperback.

2. - Woodforde at Oxford, 1759-1776  edited by W.N.Hargreaves-Mawdsley, Oxford Historical Society, New Series, Volume XXI, Clarendon Press, 1968. With minor exceptions this is a full transcription of all Woodforde's diary entries made at Oxford when in residence or visiting, there are linking passages covering periods of absence.

3. - The Parson Woodforde Society has printed, in A4 size, nine volumes (thirteen volumes to an unknown date by 2003) of a complete transcription of the diary, covering the period 1759 to 1781, including:  The Diary of James Woodforde (The first six Norfolk years 1776-1781)  edited by R.L.Winstanley in three volumes 1981(?) to 1984, which also contains the weather notes and expenditure details.

4. - The Diary of a Country Parson  selected by David Hughes, London, The Folio Society, 1992, contains material not present in the Beresford edition.

5. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 74-82; Brander (1), pp 109-121; Grigson, passim; Ponsonby (2), pp 92-100; and Waite, pp 105-113.


01

ZANE, Isaac  - of Philadelphia - A77,M604

May to June 1758

Matthews: Private diary; journey to Wyoming to build an Indian town; a carpenter's adventures among the Indians; some interesting spellings.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXX, 1906, pp 417-426.


1759AD


ANONYMOUS - A77,C40,M605

1759

Matthews: Military journal; Wolfe's expedition up the St. Lawrence, until the surrender of Quebec; kept by a British sergeant-major.

A Journal of the Expedition up the River St. Lawrence  Boston, 1759. Reprinted  Magazine of History  Extra Number 24, New York, 1913, pp 97-113.


01

ANONYMOUS - A77,C41,M606

1759

Matthews: Military journal; Wolfe's expedition to Quebec (Apparently based on the preceding journal).

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historic Documents  Second Series, No. 6, 1868, 19 pp, reprinted from the  New York Mercury  December 31st. 1759.


01

ANONYMOUS - A82,M607

1760?

Matthews: Military journal; with plan of environs of Quebec and the battle on September 13th. 1759, executed by Thomas Jeffreys.

A Journal of the Siege of Quebec  London, 1760, 16 pp.


ANONYMOUS - A77,C43,M608

May to August 1759

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Quebec; official French journal; translated.

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 993-1001.


01

ANONYMOUS - A78,C42,M609

May to September 1759

Matthews: Military journal; expedition up the St. Lawrence; purely military details; found among the papers of George Alsop, secretary to Wolfe's quartermaster general.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historical Documents  Fourth Series, No. 1, 1875, 21 pp.


01

ANONYMOUS,  officer in Fraser's regiment(?) - A78,C46,M610

June to August 1759

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); British account of operations at the siege of Quebec; at anchor opposite Isle of Orleans; detailed description of operations.

Historical Magazine  IV, 1860, pp 321-326.


ANONYMOUS - A78,C48,M612

June to September 1759

Matthews: Military journal; operations of Montcalm before Quebec; translated from French.

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 1016-1046.


ANONYMOUS - A78,C47,M611

June to September 1759

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Quebec military and naval movements; bombardments.

An Accurate and Authentic Journal of the Siege of Quebec  London, 1759. Reprinted in  The Siege of Quebec  by A. Doughty, 1901, Volume IV, pp 279-294.


01

ANONYMOUS,  French soldier(?) - A78,C49,M613

July 1759

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Niagara; translated from French.

Historical Magazine  New Series, V, 1869, pp 197-199, reprinted from the New York Mercury  August 20th. 1759.


01

BAILY, Joshua (17137-1774)  of Bradford, Massachusetts - A78

March to July 1759

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of events on expedition to Fort Penobscot.

Quoted in  Building and Occupancy of Fort Pownall  in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIV, 1860, pp 4-10.


01

BAYLEY, Jacob [Capt.] (1726-1815)  of Newbury, Vermont - A78,M614

July to October 1759 and August 1760

Matthews: Military journals; fragments of letter-journals, describing journey to and siege of Ticonderoga, and camp life at Isle aux Noix.

In  History of Newbury, Vermont  by F.P.Wells. St. Johnsbury, 1902, pp 376-380.


01

BOYLE, John (1746-1819)  of Boston, printer and publisher - A79,M616

January 1759 to April 1778

Matthews: Public journal; journal of public occurrences, compiled from news items; public affairs; important for social history and genealogy.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LXXXIV, 1930, pp 142-171, 248-272 and 357-382.; and LXXXV, 1931, pp 5-28 and 117-133.


BRIETZCKE, Charles - *H165


01

BURNABY, Andrew [The Rev.] (1734-1812)  of Leicester, chaplain to the British Factory at Leghorn

A79,B97,M617

a) - April 1759 to October 1760

Matthews: Travel journal; travels through Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and especially Virginia; account of the colonies; acute Tory observations on colonial politics and policies; an important sourcebook.

1. - Travels through the Middle Settlements in North America  London, 1775, 106 pp.

2. - Burnaby's Travels through North America  edited by R.R.Wilson. New York 1904, 265 pp. Reprinted from third edition, 1798.

3. - Extracts relating to Virginia (April to May 1759) in  Virginia Historical Register  V, 1852, pp 27-38, 81-93 and 144-157.

b) - From August 1766

Matthews: Travel diary; account of tour in Corsica, written up from journal; geography, crops, customs, people, cities; government of island; work of General di Paoli and correspondence with him; made available to Boswell; J.-J.Rousseau invited to frame laws for Corsica; informative but dull.

Journal of a Tour to Corsica in the Year 1766  London, 1804.


01

BURRELL (or BURNELL), John [Sgt.] (b.1717)  of Abington, Massachusetts - A79,M618

August 1759 to July 1760

Matthews: Military journal; with Parke's company during French and Indian War; brief notes at St. John's, New Brunswick, Fort La Tour; very interesting spellings.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LIX, 1905, pp 352-354.

2. - In  Acadiensis  V, 1905, pp 287-294.

3. - In  Journal of American History  XX, 1926, pp 375-381.


01

CLARK, Thomas (1737-1809)  of Gloucester County, New Jersey - A79,M619

1759 to 1804(?)

Matthews: Private diary (summary with obscured dates); farm life; as prisoner of British; life as judge and influential citizen.

In  Notes on Old Gloucester County  I, by Frank H. Stewart. Camden, New Jersey, 1817, pp 303-306.


01

CLOUGH, Gibson (1738-1799)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A79,M620

April 1759 to January 1761

Matthews: Military journal; march from Salem to Louisburg, and siege; mediocre journal, but has a few interesting episodes.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  III, 1861, pp 99-106 and 195-201.


DEVONSHIRE, William Cavendish, fourth Duke of (1720?-1764)

September 1759 to 1762

Political diary with good descriptions.

The Devonshire Diary; William Cavendish, Fourth Duke of Devonshire; Memoranda on State of Affairs 1759-1762  edited by Peter D.Brown and Karl W.Schweizer. London, Royal Historical Society, Camden Fourth Series, Volume 27, 1982.


01

DIBBLE, Ebenezer [Ens.] (d.1784)  of Cornwall, Connecticut - A79,M621

a) - May to December 1759

Matthews: Military journal; Amherst's campaign against Ticonderoga and Crown Point; brief notes on marches and hardships.

b) - May to November 1762

Matthews: Military journal; in garrison at Crown Point; very interesting spellings.

1. - In  The Connecticut Society of Colonial Wars Proceedings  I, 1896, pp 311-329.

2. - Extracts in  A History of Cornwall, Connecticut  New Haven, 1926, pp 179-184.


DOWNMAN, Francis [Lieut. Col.] (1740-1825) - B91

April 1759 to May 1780

Matthews: Military diary (broken); the 1759 expedition against Guadeloupe and residence there; services in the American Revolution, 1777-1778; capture of St.Lucia and services there.

The Services of Lt.Col. Francis Downman  edited by F.A.Whinyates. Woolwich, 1898.


03

EVANS Jonathan (1759-1839)

Dates unknown

Jonathan Evans and His Time 1759-1839  by Dillon Burroughs, Boston, Christopher, 1959, is reported to contain diary material.


01

FOBES, Perez (1742-1812)  of Harvard and Brown University - A80,M622

August 1759 to 1760

Diary and commonplace book (dates obscure in text); his reading, philosophical and introspective observations; extempore Latin.

In  New England Quarterly  II, October, 1929, pp 654-658.


01

FRASER, Malcolm [Col.] (1733-1815)  of Fraser's Highlanders - A80,C436,M623

May 1759 to May 1760

Matthews: Military journal; services at siege of Quebec; full descriptions of military operations.

1. - Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historical Documents  Second Series, 1927, pp 1-37.

2. - Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research  XVIII, 1939, pp 135-168.

3. - In  A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs  by George M. Wrong. Toronto, 1908, pp 249-271.


01

GARDNER, Samuel (1740-1762)  of Salem Massachusetts - A80,M624

January to December 1759

Matthews: Private diary; begins with a flippant account of Harvard life; long description of voyage to Portugal and Algiers.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XLIX, 1913, pp 1-22.


01

HARDY, Constantine (1737-1777)  of Westborough, Massachusetts - A80,M625

April to September 1759

Matthews: Military journal (extracts); Crown Point expedition; skirmishes; very interesting spellings.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LX, 1906, pp 236-238.


01

HAWKS, John [Maj.] (1707-1784)  of Deerfield, Massachusetts - A80,M626

July 1759 to September 1760

Matthews: Orderly book and journal; Ticonderoga and Crown Point campaign; mostly military details and orders.

Orderly Book and Journal of Major John Hawks  Society of Colonial Wars New York, Publication No. 15. New York, 1911, 92 pp.


01/03

HENSHAW, William [Col.] (1735-1820)  of Leicester, Massachusetts - A80,M627,E

a) - May to November 1759

Matthews: Military journal; service at and about Ticonderoga under Gen. Amherst; brief notes.

In  Worcester Society of Antiquity Proceedings  XXV, 1912, pp 46-63.

b) - Not seen.

April 20th. to September 26th. 1775

The Orderly Book of Colonel William Henshaw, of the American Army, April 20- Sept 26, 1775  Boston, Williams, 1881.

c) - Not seen.

October 1st. 1775 to October 3rd. 1776

The Orderly Book of William Henshaw  American Antiquarian Society, 1947.


HOLLIS, Thomas (1720-1774)  republican and antiquary - B91

1759 to 1770

Daily entries, businesslike and factual; a London bachelor caring for his collections of medals and books; meetings, friends and scholarly pursuits; delusions of being spied upon by Papists; suspicions of his servants.

Account and extracts in More English Diaries  by Arthur Ponsonby. London, Methuen, 1927, pp 101-109.


01

HURLBUT, John (1730-1782)  of New London, Connecticut - A80,M628

a) - May to December 1759

Matthews: Military journal; Crown Point expedition, with private items for 1775.

In  Magazine of American History  XXIX, 1893, pp 395-396.

b) - May to June 1773

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Connecticut to Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, to inspect lands.

In  Historical Record  (Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania) Volume I, (1886-1887), pp 213-214.


03

HURST, Sarah  - of Horsham, Sussex - E

1759 to 1762

Private diary; Horsham; her love for Henry Smith.

The Diaries of Sarah Hurst  edited by Susan C.Djabri. Amberley Publishing,  -


03

KRASINSKA, Franciazka (Countess Françoise Krasinka) - *H166,E

The Journal of Countess Françoise Krasinka, Great Grandmother of Victor Emmanuel  translated from the Polish by Kasimir Dziekonska. Chicago, A.C.McClurg, 1895.

Note: See also  A Girl Who Would Be Queen  Chicago McClurg, 1939.


01

LANE, Daniel (1740-1811)  of Buxton, Maine - A80,M629

a) - July to December 1759

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Quebec; journeys to Halifax to work on fortifications.

b) - May to November 1761 and May to June 1762

Matthews: Travel journals; few, dull notes.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXVI, pp 238-243.


01

MacKELLAR, Patrick (1717-1778)  engineer - A81,C757,D194,M630

a) - April to September 1759

Matthews: Military journal; military details of the siege of Quebec; known as "Journal of Major Moncrief".

A Short Account of the Expedition against Quebec  in  Journal of the Corps of Royal Engineers  1848. Reprinted in  The Siege of Quebec  by A.G.Doughty. Volume V, 1901, pp 33-58.

b) - June to August 1762

Matthews: Military journal; military landing at Cuba; siege of Havana; military engineering, and artillery details.

A Correct Journal of the Landing of His Majesty's Forces  London and Boston, 1762, 19 pp.


01

MERRIMAN, Samuel (1723-1803)  of Northfield, Massachusetts - A81,M631

May 1759 to September 1760

Matthews: Military journals; one official and one personal; at Albany, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, etc.; rather dull, apart from interesting spellings.

In  A History of Deerfield, Mass.  by George Sheldon. Deerfield, 1895, Volume I, pp 661-668.


01

MURRAY, James [Gen.] (1719-1794)  Governor of Quebec - A81,C877,M632

a) - September 1759 to May 1760

Matthews: Military journal; an account of military and political affairs after the surrender of Quebec.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Historical Documents  Third Series, IV, 1871, 45 pp.

b) - May to September 1760

Matthews: Military and naval affairs about Quebec and Montreal.

1. - An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North America..... by Captain John Knox  edited by Arthur Doughty, Toronto, 1916, Volume III, pp 306-304.

2. - Governor Murray's Journal  Toronto, 1939.


NEWTON, James [The Rev.] (1714-1786) - B93

January 1st. 1759 to March 31st. 1762

Diary of the rector of Nuneham Courtenay; daily entries; parish affairs; the enclosure of the village by his patron, Lord Harcourt, for the purpose of enlarging his park (Goldsmith's poem, 'The Deserted Village', may have been partly inspired by this event). Farming; his garden; servants; visits to London. An excellent diary.

The Deserted Village; The Diary of an Oxfordshire Rector  transcribed and edited by Gavin Hannah. Stroud, Alan Sutton, 1992.


POUCHOT, [Capt.] - A81,C955,M633

July 1759

Matthews: Military journal; a French record of military operations in the siege of Niagara; translated from the French.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  X, by E.B.O'Callaghan. 1858, pp 977-992.


01

PROCTOR, Jonathan [Capt.] (1739-1821)  of Danvers, Massachusetts - A81,M634

May 1759 to November 1760

Matthews: Military journal; siege of Louisburg, and return home; notes on terrain and works; ship movements; weather, and some personal items; very interesting language.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  LXX, 1934, pp 31-57.


02/03

SHIPPEN, William [Dr] (1736-1780) - *M635,E

Diary.

William Shippen, Jr., Pioneer in American Medical Education: A Biographical Essay; With Notes, and the Original Text of Shippen's Student Diary, London, 1759-1760; together with a tanslation of his Edinburgh Dissertation, 1761  by Betsy Copping Corner. American Philosophical Society, 1951.


03

SIMEON, Charles (1759-1836)  English evangelical clergyman - E

Dates Unknown

In  Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. Charles Simeon  Robert Carter, 1848, passim.


02/03

SMITH, Reuben (1737-1760)  of Farmington Connecticut - *M636,E

April to November 1759

Military diary; brief and irregular entries; the horrors of war and lesser events.

In  Farmington Papers  by Julius Gay. Privately printed, Hartford, Connecticut, 1929.


01

TRUE, Henry [The Rev.] (1726-1782)  of Hampstead, New Hampshire - A81,M637

June to October 1759

Matthews: Chaplain's journals; Ticonderoga, Fort Edward, Crown Point; mediocre, although some amusing Latin entries.

Journal and Letters of Rev. Henry True  Marion, Ohio, 1900, 36 pp.


01

WARNER, Samuel 'Clark' (1708-1783)  of Wilbraham, Massachusetts - A81,M638

June to November 1759

Matthews: Military journal; march from Albany to Fort Edward, Lake George, and return; hardships, military details, news of war; very interesting spellings and language.

1. - In  History of Wilbraham  by Chauncey E.Peck. Wilbraham, 1913, pp 86-89.

2. - In  An Historical Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of the Town of Wilbraham  by Rufus P.Stebbins. Boston, 1864, pp 208-213.


01

WEBSTER, Robert  - of 4th. Connecticut Regiment - A82,M639

April to November 1759

Matthews: Military journal; march from Woodstock on Amherst's campaign; Lake George, Crown Point, Saratoga; brief, factual details of hardships and camp life.

1. - In  Fort Ticonderoga Museum Bulletin  II, 1931, pp 120-153.

2. - Extracts in  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  II, 1931, pp 173-175.


01

WOOD, Lemuel (1741-1819)  of Boxford, Massachusetts - A82,M640

May 1759 to May 1760

Matthews: Military journal; Amherst's expedition against Canada; fairly interesting and extensive journal of march, taverns, ordinary camp life and incidents; many interesting spellings.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XIX, 1882, pp 61-74, 143-152 and 183-192; XX, 1883, pp 156-160, 198-208 and 289-296; and XXI, pp 63-68.


01

WOODS, John (1735-1816)  of Marlborough, Massachusetts - A82,M641

June to November 1759

Matthews: Military diary; march from Worcester, Massachusetts to Lake George and Ticonderoga via Albany; military details, guards, etc., personal details of daily camp life and work; some interesting language and spellings.

In  Genealogical Magazine  Fourth Series, I, (1905-1906), pp 307-312 and 339-342.


1760AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A82,M642

August to September 1760

Matthews: Military journal; mediocre historical journal of Amherst's campaign and reduction of Montreal.

All Canada in the Hands of the English  Boston, 1760, 20 pp.


01

BOOTH, Joseph [Capt.] (1736-1810)  of Enfield, Connecticut - A82,M643

July to October 1760

Matthews: Military journal; French and Indian War.

In  One Branch of the Booth Family  by Charles E.Booth. New York, 1910, pp 142-144.


01/02

BRADBURY, John [Lieut.] (1736-1821)  of York, Maine - A82,*M644

April 1760 to August 1762

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of war services; march from Saco to Crown Point, Lake George, and Montreal, with Moulton's company; camp life, casualties, engagements, discipline, weather; return to Boston, and journey to Kittery; rather intimate and very readable; some interesting spellings.

Bradbury Memorial  by J.M.Bradbury. Portland, 1890, pp 261-295.


01

BREHM, Diederick [Lieut.]  - of Royal American Regiment - A82,M645

November 1760 to February 1761

Matthews: Travel journal; report of journey up St. Lawrence; Niagara, Detroit, Sandusky, etc.; notes on countryside and its condition.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXXVII, 1883, pp 22-26.


01

BUCK, Abijah (1742?-1829?)  of Buckfield, Maine - A83,M646

June 1760 to October 1785

Matthews: Private diary; scattered notes of family affairs, journeys, and accounts; little interest.

In  A History of Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine  by A.Cole and C.F.Whitman. Buckfield, 1915, pp 509-512.


01

COFFIN, Paul [The Rev.] (1737-1821)  of Buxton, Maine - A83,M647

a) - July to August 1760

Matthews: Travel journal; from Wells to the Connecticut River; visits to meetings and relatives.

b) - July to August 1761

Matthews: Travel journal; preaching tour to Rhode Island.

c) - September to October 1768

Matthews: Travel journal; ride to Pigwacket; some good stories and notes on charms of countryside.

d) - October 1795

Matthews: Travel journal; to Hanover, to enter his son at Dartmouth College.

e) - June to August 1796

Matthews: Missionary tour; tour in Maine, with account of Sandy River, and remarks on Methodists.

f) - August to November 1797

Matthews: Missionary journal; in Maine; travels, sermons, comments on people and places.

g) - August to October 1798

Matthews: Missionary journal; in Maine; accounts of Methodists and Baptists.

h) - August to October 1800

Matthews: Missionary journal; in Maine.

1. - In  Maine Historical Society Collections  First Series, IV, 1856, pp 261-405.

2. - Memoirs and Journals of Rev. Paul Coffin  edited by C.Woodman. Portland, 1855.

3. - First journal also in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  IX, 1855, pp 340-342.


EGMONT, John, second Earl of (1711-1770)

October 25 to December 3rd. 1760

Political diary for six weeks following the death of George II.

Contained in Camden Miscellany XXIII  edited by Aubrey M. Newman. Royal Historical Society, Camden Fourth Series, Volume 7, 1970. The diary appears as item XXII  in 'Leicester House Politics, 1750-60'.


03

ELLIOTT, Gilbert - E

1760’s

James Cummings (3859) has  Gilbert Elliott’s Memorandum  in  The Jenkinson Papers  edited by N.S.Jucker, Macmillan, 1949.


EVANS, Henry (1725?-1782)  of Annapolis - A83,C396,M648

April to November 1760

Matthews: Travel diary; a judge's voyage from Marblehead to Halifax; business affairs.

History of the County of Annapolis  by W.A.Calnek. Toronto, 1897, pp 148-151.


01

EYRE, Jehu [Col.] (1738-1781)  of Burlington, New Jersey - A83,M649

May to December 1760

Matthews: Travel diary; brief, but fairly interesting notes of travel in the western parts of Pennsylvania, etc.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  III, 1879, pp 296-307.


FAWCETT, John [The Rev.] (1740-1816)  of Hebdenbridge, Yorkshire - B92

March 1760 to April 1773

Matthews: Religious diary (extracts); his work as a preacher in Lancashire and Yorkshire; religious life and feeling there; Whitefield and Methodist revivals; foundation of Baptist Church at Wainsgate; his travels and labours; his own spiritual life, sermons and prayers.

An Account of the Life of Rev. John Fawcett  London, 1818, pp 44-173.


01

FROST, John, Jr. [Lieut.] (1738-1810)  of Eliot, Maine - A83,M650

May to November 1760

Matthews: Military journal; march to St. John's and return to Crown Point; brief entries, with interesting spellings.

In  Old Eliot  VIII, 1908, pp 109-117.


01

HAYS, John - *H168,A83,M651,E

a) - May to June 1760

Matthews: Journal; notes of Indian troubles in Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

In  Pennsylvania Archives  First Series, III, pp 735-741.

b) - March to September 1760 (?)

In  Journey on the Forbiddeb Path: Chronicles of a Diplomatic Mission to the Allegheny Country  Transactions of the American Philosophical Society  LXXXIX, 199.


03

HICKEY, William (1749–1827)  lawyer in India and memoirist

From 1760

Memoir of his early life and Indian experience written up after 1808. The author states that he "… had few documents to guide me, and scarcely any memorandum whatever to assist in the execution …. at least for the early and greater part of my life…" and the memoir has few, if any, characteristics of a diary although it has sometimes been referred to as such. Only the occasional accurate dating, particularly of the events of his voyages, of which he had clearly kept detailed logs, and the author's admission that he had some memoranda for the later part of the memoir allows his name to appear in this work.

1. - Memoirs of William Hickey  edited by Alfred Spencer. London, Hurst and Blackett, four volumes, 1913-25.

2. - Memoirs of William Hickey  edited by Peter Quennell. London, Hutchinson, 1960; new edition 1975.


01

HOLDEN, David [Sgt.] (1738-1803)  of Groton, Massachusetts - A83,M652

February to November 1760

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against Canada; Crown Point, Ticonderoga; notes on campaign, camp life; impersonal, but has some spelling interest.

1. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, IV, (1887-1889), pp 384-406.

2. - In  Three Military Diaries Kept by Groton Soldiers in Different Wars  by Samuel A.Green, Groton, 1901, pp 47-74.

3. - Extracts in  Vermont Historical Society Proceedings  New Series, II, 1931, pp 178-179.


01/02

HOLYOKE, Mary [Mrs.] (née VIAL) (1737-1802)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A84,M653

January 1760 to December 1799

Private diary of a doctor's wife; short notes of domestic, personal, and social affairs; births, illnesses and deaths of her children (only thee of twelve survived to adulthood); births, mariages and deaths amongst her neighbours; some mentions of her husband's practice; a good picture of a woman's life in Salem.

1. - In  The Holyoke Diaries  edited by G.F.Dow. Salem, 1911, pp 47-138.

2. - Extracts: Culley, pp 29-35.


01

HUTCHINS, Thomas [Capt.] (1730-1789)  born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, engineer - A84,M654

a) - July 1760

Matthews: Military journal; march from Fort Pitt to Venango, New Jersey; rather dull.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  II, 1878, pp 149-153.

b) - April to September 1762

Matthews: Travel journal; journey to posts on western lakes, Wabash and Scioto, to hold councils with Indians; sent by Croghan.

In  The Wilderness Trail  by Charles A.Hanna. New York, 1911, Volume II, pp 362-367.


03

JANSZ, Jacobus Coetze - E

1760

South African exploration.

In  The Journal of Hendrik Jacob Wikar (1779)  with an English translation by A. W. van der Horst and the journals of Jacobus Coetsé Jansz: (1760) and Willem van Reenen (1791) with an English translation by Dr. E. E. Mossop. Capetown, The Van Riebeeck Society, 1935.


01

JENKS, Samuel [Capt.] (1732-1801)  of Chelsea, Massachusetts - A84,M655

May to November 1760

Matthews: Military diary; campaign against Canada; highly personal record; camp life, hardships, campaigns; a vigorous and entertaining diary, with substantial entries and much linguistic interest.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, V, (1889-1890), pp 352-391.


01

KENT, Jacob [Col.] (1726-1812)  of Newbury, Vermont - A84,M656

May to October 1760

Matthews: Military journals; scattered notes, with later entries to February 1791; notes of military movements during Amherst's campaign; later entries include Burgoyne's surrender, and farming notes.

In  History of Newbury, Vermont  by F.P.Wells. St. Johnsbury, 1902, pp 380-382.


03

MacCLINTOCK, Samuel [Rev.] (1732-1804) - E

1760

Rev. Samuel Clintock's Journal, 1760 and names of men in Col. Goffe's regiment  compiled with additional historical information by Barbara Jones for the Crown Point Road Association, Inc. and the Old Fort No.4 Association. Rutland, Vermont, Academy Books, 2001.

Note: James Cummings (7867) has  Journal  Rutland, Vermont, 1972.


02/03

MOODY, Thomas - *M657,E

French and Indian War diary.

Diary of Thomas Moody  South Berwick, Maine, 1976.


03

POOLE, Charlotte  - sister of Tom Poole, friend of Wordswoth and Coleridge - E

From 1760’s?

In  Thomas Poole and His Friends  by Mrs Henry Sandford. London, Macmillan, two volumes, 1888.


01

SOELLE, George (1709-1773)  born in Denmark, Moravian pastor - A84,M658

a) - August to September 1760

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; journey with Samuel Herr, seeking a site for Moravian settlement in New England; Boston to New Hampshire; long entries describing travel and religious life; fairly interesting. Translated.

In  New England Quarterly  XII, 1939, pp 747-759.

b) - March 1771 to April 1773

Matthews: Travel journals; "editorial compilation" from diaries of pastoral tours; straightforward notes of travel, meetings, work; conveys good picture of missionary zeal.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, (1922-1941), Volume II, pp 784-803.


03

TREVENEN, James (1759-1790)  Cornish sailor, midshipman on Cook's last voyage, later Captain in the Russian Navy - E

Dates Unknown

A Memoir of James Trevenen, 1760-1790  Navy Records Society Volume CI, 1959, is reported to contain diary material.


01

WALKER, James [Capt.] (d.1786?)  of Bedford, New Hampshire - A84,M659

June to September 1760

Matthews: Military journal; brief notes of work as sutler in French and Indian War; Crown Point and Ticonderoga.

In  History of Bedford, New Hampshire  Boston, 1851, pp 122-123.


03

WASYUTINIKOI, Peter and LAFAROF, Maxim  - Cossacks

September 27th. 1760 to September 18th. 1764

A brief account taken from the journals of two Cossacks on the voyage of Andrean Tolstyk in the St.Andrean and Natalya; Kamchatka River to Beering's Island (?); discovery of Andreanouskye Ostrova (?) and an account of the inhabitants; hunting; shipwreck.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 79-89.


01

WATERMAN, Asa (b.1743)  of Norwich, Connecticut - A84,M660

June to September 1760

Matthews: Military journal; march against Canada; list of casualties.

Published by W.F.Eddy in  Leaflet  Brooklyn, New York, 1904, 4 pp. Also in  Hartford Times  May 24th. 1904 and  Bridgewater Daily Standard  September 13th. 1904.


01

WEKQUITANK MORAVIAN INDIAN MISSION  - Pennsylvania - A85,M661

April 1760 to August 1763

Matthews: Moravian congregation diary (extracts); particularly interesting notes on missionary work and worship.

In  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) 1899, pp 123-126, 129-132, 134-138 and 140-142.


03

WELLESLEY, Richard Wellesley, Marquess (1760-1842) - E

Dates unknown

In  Memoirs and Correspondence of the Noble Richard, Marquess Wellesley  London, Richard Bentley, 1846.


01

WHITALL, Ann [Mrs.] (1716-1797)  of Gloucester County, New Jersey, Red Bank, New Jersey, and Philadelphia - A85,M662

February 1760 to May 1783

Matthews: Quaker diary; notes of Quaker meetings, weather, children's pranks, overeating; quite lively.

1. - In  John M.Whitall: The Story of His Life  by Hannah W.Smith. Philadelphia, 1879, pp 14-21.

2. - Extracts in  Notes on Old Gloucester County  by F.H.Stewart. 1917, Volume I, pp 315-316.


1761AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  Quaker of Philadelphia - A85,M664

August 1761

Matthews: Travel journal; narrative with dates; Philadelphia to Easton, Pennsylvania; Indian treaty; Quaker relations with Indians interestingly outlined.

In  Indiana Magazine of History  XXXII, 1936, pp 266-274.


01

ANONYMOUS,  sailor on sloop 'Betsey' of Dartmouth - A85,M663

August to September 1761 and September 1762

Matthews: Sea journal (extracts); brief notes of whaling voyages from Dartmouth to Newfoundland Banks.

In  The History of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts  by Daniel Ricketson. New Bedford, 1858, pp 62-64.


01

BARETTI, Giuseppe Marc’Antonio (Joseph) (1719-1789)  Italian poet, traveller and writer living in LondonE

1761 to 1765

A Journey from London to Genoa through England. Portugal, Spain and France  Centaur Press, 1970. First published in four volumes in 1770, there have been many editions.


BOWLES, George (d.1802)  of Mountprospect, County Cork - B92

August 1761 to March 1762

Matthews: Travel diary; from Ireland to London; notes on army; social comments.

The Antiquary  XXXVI, 1900, pp 203-206, 343-347 and 366.


02

BRINK, Carel Frederik - *H169,E

1761 to 1762

Exploration journal in South Africa.

In  The Journals of Brink and Rhenius  edited by E.E.Mossop. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1947.


BRODIE, Alexander  - of Maine, Elgin - B92

1761-1766

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); not seen.

Extracts from the Diary of Alexander Brodie  edited by W.C.Cramond. Elgin, 1903.


COOKE, Anne (1726-1809)  of Dublin - B93

June 1761 to June 1773

Matthews: Social diary; domestic life, visits; country life and sports; visits to England; interesting language.

Journal of County Kildare Archaeological Society  VIII, 1915-1917. Passim.


DAWSON, John (1726?-1769)  of Brunton, Northumberland - B93

March 8th. to December 31st. 1761

Diary of a reluctant member of the Northumberland militia; life and duties of the militia; news of the Hexham riots; personal and public affairs.

1. - In  North Country Diaries  II, edited by J.C.Hodgson. Surtees Society, CXXIV, 1914, pp 253-294.

2. - Extracts in the  Proceedings of the Newcastle Society of Antiquarians  Third Series, III.

3. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 231-232.


01

DEANE, Samuel [The Rev.] (1733-1814)  of Portland, Maine - A85,M665

February 1761 to October 1814

Matthews: Clergyman's diary (extracts); relating principally to local, domestic, and religious affairs; impersonal, but useful as a local record.

1. - In  Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane  by William Willis. Portland, 1849, pp 301-406.

2. - Brief extracts in  Sprague's Journal of Maine History  II, (1914-1915), pp 27-28.


FOX, Sarah  (née Champion) (1742-1811)  of Bristol - B93

April 1761 to November 1802

Matthews: Quaker diary; Quaker family and religious life, mainly in and around Bristol; visit from Edmund Burke; Quaker travel and visits; personal notes and feelings.

A brief selection in  The Friend  April 1874.


01

GIBBON, Edward (1737-1794)  historian - *B93,E

a) - August 1761 to January 1763

Matthews: Literary diary; the part kept in English (the diary for August 1763 to April 1764 was kept in French); his reading and studies; politics, social life, society, friends; his opinions; a valuable record of the development of his interests.

Gibbon's Journal to January 28th. 1763  edited by D.M.Low. London, 1929.

b) - April 20th. to October 2nd. 1764

Journey From Geneva To Rome : Gibbon's Journal 20 April to 2 October 1764  edited by G. A. Bonnard. Edinburgh, Nelson, 1961.

c) - Dates unknown

Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon  London, John Murray, new edition with additions, five volumes, , 1814, is also reported to contain diary material.


01

GORRELL, James [Lieut.] - A85,M666

a) - September 1761 to August 1763

Matthews: Military journal; beginning at Detroit and ending at Montreal; councils with Puans, Chippewas, etc.; account of attempts of French to turn Indians against the English; Indian trade; fairly interesting.

In  Wisconsin State Historical Society Collections  I, 1903 reprint, pp 24-48.

b) - August 1763 to January 1764

Matthews: Military journal; Wilkins's expedition from Montreal; brief, scattered notes of military affairs.

In  Maryland Historical Magazine  IV, 1909, pp 183-187.


01

GRANT, James [Lieut. Col.] (1720-1806)  of Ballindaloch, Scotland - A85,M667

June to July 1761

Matthews: Military journal; report to Lord Amherst on expedition against Cherokees from Fort Prince George; moderate and purely military.

In  Florida Historical Society Quarterly  XII, 1933, pp 25-36.


03

KIDD, James (1761-1834)  Professor of Oriental Languages at Aberdeen University - E

Dates unknown

Dr. Kidd of Aberdeen (James Kidd); a picture of religious life in b-gone days  Aberdeen: Wyllie, 1898, is reported to contain diary material.


KIELMANSEGGE, Frederick [Count]  - of Hanover - B93

September 1761 to April 1762

Matthews: Travel diary; travel in south of England, London, Oxford; notes on parliament, court and society; sightseeing notes; interesting details and viewpoint.

Diary of a Journey to England  London, 1902.


01

NEWTON, Roger [The Rev.] (1737-1816)  of Greenfield, Massachusetts - A86,M668

November 1761 to December 1812

Matthews: Clergyman's diary (extracts); moderate notes on personal, social, and church affairs, but mainly baptisms, deaths, etc.

1. - In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  LXII, 1908, pp 263-273.

2. - In  History of Greenfield  by F.M.Thompson. Volume II, 1904, pp 700-748.

3. - In  History of Greenfield  by David Willard. Greenfield, 1838, pp 121-130.


03

NIEBUHR, Carsten (Karsten) (1733-1815)  German traveller - E

1761? to 1767?

Narrative of an expedition sent by Frederick V of Denmark for the scientific exploration of Egypt, Arabia and Syria, of which he was the sole survivor.

Travels through Arabia  two volumes, Beirut, Libraire du Liban, undated (1970?), is a facsimile of a condensed English translation, by Robert Heron, Edinburgh, 1792.


01

PIERCE, Samuel [Col.] (1739-1815)  of Dorchester, Massachusetts - A86,M669

November 1761 to January 1787, with gap

Matthews: Private diary; personal, local, and public affairs in and around Dorchester; fishing, farming, religion; Boston Tea Party, burning of Charlestown, troop movements around Boston; a varied and quite interesting diary; some interesting language.

In  History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts  Boston, 1859, pp 358 to 371 and 588.


REYNOLDS, Hannah (née Darby) (d.1762)  of Ketley Bank, Salop - B93

January 1761 to May 1762

Matthews: Domestic diary; brief notes of domestic affairs, housekeeping, illnesses; Quaker meetings; household chores.

Reynolds-Rathbone Diaries  edited by Mrs. E.Greg. Privately printed, London, 1905.


01/02

SMETHURST, Gamaliel (1738-1826)  of Marblehead, Massachusetts - A86,*M670

October to December 1761 and December 1763-1765

Matthews: Travel diary; first part, travel in Nova Scotia; second part, fisheries in the St. Lawrence; quite good narrative and details of his adventures.

In  New Brunswick Historical Society Collections  No. 6, 1905, pp 365-390.


01

TILESTON, John (1735-1826)  of Boston - A86,M671

September 1761 to November 1766

Matthews: Diary; meagre notes on neighbours, schools, politics, expenses.

1. - In  John Tileston's School  by D.C.Colesworthy, Boston, 1887, pp 71-80.

2. - Extracts for February to April 1775 in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XX, 1866, p 11.


03

TIMBERLAKE, Henry [Lieut.] - E

From 1761

The Memoirs of Lieut. Henry Timberlake Timberlake (who accompanied the three Cherokee Indians to England in the year 1762) ; containing whatever he observed remarkable, or worthy of public notice, during his travels to and from that nation ; wherein the country, government, genius, and customs of the inhabitants, are authentically described ; also the principal occurences during their residence in London ; illustrated with an accurate map of their Over-hill settlement, and a curious secret journal, taken by the Indians out of the pocket of a Frenchman they had killed  privately printed, London, 1765. reprinted, Arno, 1971.


01

WINTHROP, John (1714-1779)  of Cambridge, Massachusetts - A86,M672

June 1761

Matthews: Scientific travel journal; voyage from Boston to Newfoundland to observe transit of Venus.

Relation of a Voyage from Boston  Boston, 1761, 24 pp.


1762AD


ANONYMOUS,  unmarried lady

October 12th 1762 to December 6th. 1775

A dated journal of miscellaneous thoughts and musings by an unmarried lady, written for her son; some details of daily activities, usually introducing another train of thought; observations of nature; her boy; veiled regret at her unmarried state. The editor is identified only by initials and is coy about the provenance of the manuscript but the journal appears to be genuine.

The Book Without a Name; Being the Eighteenth Century Journal of an Unmarried Lady to her Natural Son  edited by E.R.P. London, Faber and Gwyer, 1929.


01

ANONYMOUS,  of Wachovia, North Carolina, Moravian - A86,M673

April to June 1762

Matthews: Moravian travel journal; from Bethlehem to Wachovia, via Philadelphia, Wilmington, Bethabara; sea, river, and land journey; difficulties of voyage; mistaken for pirates.

In  Records of the Moravians in North Carolina  edited by Adelaide L.Fries. Raleigh, 1922, Volume I, pp 256-263.


01

BALDWIN, Ebenezer [The Rev.] (1745-1775)  of Yale - A86,M674

March to May 1762

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes kept while author was a student at Yale; lively picture of college social life, curriculum, etc.

In  Yale College, a Sketch of Its History  edited by William L.Kingsley. New York, 1879, Volume I, pp 444-446.


01

BERNARD, Francis [Sir] (1712-1779)  Governor of Massachusetts Bay - A86,M675

September to October 1762

Matthews: Surveying journal; surveying journey to island of Mount Desert, Maine, and voyage from Boston.

In  Bangor Historical Magazine  II, 1887, pp 185-188.


01/03

BOSWELL, James (1740-1795)  Johnson's biographer - H171,B95

1762 to 1794

Erratic and uneven diary; often immediate, lively, frank and uninhibited, covering most of his adult life. An unknown Scotsman in London; the study of law in Holland (told mostly in letters); Germany and Switzerland, Rousseau and Voltaire; sex, religion and politics in Italy, Corsica and France; qualifies as a lawyer, marries and publishes his account of Corsica; to the Hebrides with Johnson; deaths of friends and father, his wife's illness, depression, death of Johnson; the English bar; work on his Life of Johnson. The whole rounded out with descriptions, conversations, friends, drinking and debauchery, troubles, joys and responsibilities, personalities, politics, life and literature. One of the great and important diaries.

1. - An Account of Corsica; The Journal of a Tour of that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli  London, 1768. Often reprinted.

2. - The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides  London, 1785. Often reprinted. Re-edited from the manuscript by F.A.Pottle and C.H.Bennett. New York, 1936; London Heinemann, 1936. This edition was reissued in the Yale Series of the Private Papers, see below.

3. - Private Papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle  edited by G.Scott and F.A.Pottle. New York, eighteen volumes, 1928-1934.

4. - The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell

(i) - The Research Edition is intended to give the complete texts of all the Boswell Papers, with comprehensive annotation, including the diaries, this work has been in progress for some time and the first three volumes, consisting of correspondence, appeared in 1966, 1969 and 1976.

(ii) - The Trade Edition in which the diaries have now appeared in thirteen volumes, has modern spelling and adequate annotation and is the best and most accessible edition for all but the most specialist interests; at least the first six of the series have been published in London by Heinemann: titles and publication dates of the American editions are given below, the first volume was New Haven, Yale University Press and the remainder of the series, New York, McGraw-Hill. Some (probably all) volumes in this series were also issued in limited editions with extra illustration (and, at least in the first volume, some additional text).

i - Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763   edited by F.A.Pottle. 1950.

ii - Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764  edited by F.A.Pottle. 1952.

iii - Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764  edited by F.A.Pottle. 1953.

iv - Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica and France, 1765-1766  edited by F.Brady and F.A.Pottle. 1955.

v - Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769  edited by F.Brady and F.A.Pottle. 1956.

vi - Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774  edited by W.K.Wimsatt, Jr. and F.A.Pottle. 1959.

vii - Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., 1773  edited by F.A.Pottle and C.H.Bennett. New edition, 1961.

viii - Boswell: The Ominous Years 1774-1776  edited by C.Ryskamp and F.A.Pottle. 1963.

ix - Boswell in Extremes 1776-1778  edited by C.McC.Weis and F.A.Pottle. 1970.

x - Boswell, Laird of Auchinlech, 1778-1782  edited by F.A.Pottle. 1977.

xi - Boswell: The Applause of the Jury 1782-1785  edited by I.S.Lustig and F.A.Pottle. 1981.

xii - Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785-1789  edited by I.S.Lustig and F.A.Pottle. 1986.

xiii - Boswell: The Great Biographer  1989.

5. - Heart of Boswell: Six Journals in One Volume  edited by Mark Harris. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1981. An abridgement of the volumes for 1762 to 1774.

6. - Extracts: Blythe, pp 299-307; Dobbs, pp 65-80; D'Oyley, pp 147-160; Dunaway & Evans, pp 441-453; Fothergill; and Waite, pp 91-104.


01

BROWN, Beriah (1714-1792)  of North Kingston, Rhode Island - A87,M676

September 1762

Matthews: Travel journal; horseback journey with Christopher Gardiner and Benoni Gardiner, from North Kingston to the Susquehannah River; stages, taverns, meals, trade; moderate, but some interesting spellings.

In  Narragansett Historical Register  II, (1883-1884), pp 219-221.


01

CALHOUN, William  - of Long Lane Creek, Abbeville County, South Carolina - A87,M677

December 1762 to 1770

Matthews: Journal and accounts, with some earlier and later family records; mostly accounts and memoranda.

In  Southern Historical Association Publications  VIII, 1904, pp 179-195.


01/02

CHOUTEAU, Auguste (1750-1829)  of St. Louis, Missouri, merchant - A87,*M678

1762 to 1764

Matthews: Diary; written as recollections, with a few dates; founding of St. Louis. French and English texts.

In  St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, 12th. Annual Report  1858, Appendix. Reprinted in  Missouri Historical Society Collections  III, (1908-1911), pp 335-366.


02/03

EYRE, William [Col.] - *M679,E

1762

Colonel Eyre’s Journal of his Trip from New York to Pittsburgh, 1762  in  Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine  March-June, 1944.


01

FORBES, Eli [The Rev.] (1726-1804)  of Brookfield, Massachusetts - A87,M680

January to December 1762

Matthews: Clergyman's journal; church affairs and visits; journey to council with Tuscarora Indians in western New York; brief entries of fair interest.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, VII, (1891-1892), pp 384-399.


FORBES, Robert [The Rt. Rev.] (1708-1775)  Bishop of Ross and collector of Jacobite memoirs - B94

a) - 1762 and 1770

Diary of his visitations of Ross and Caithness, and Ross and Argyll; church matters and history; Jacobites and tales of Jacobites and their doings; detailed descriptions of inns and meals eaten, houses, and social life and work; good diaries.

1. - Journals of the Episcopal Visitations of the Rev. Robert Forbes  edited by the Rev. J.B.Craven. London, 1886.

2. - Extracts in: Fyfe(2) pp 19-36.

b) - August 1769

Matthews: Travel diary; from Edinburgh to Moffat in connection with his history of the 1745 Rebellion (The Lyon in Mourning).

The Lyon in Mourning III, edited by Henry Paton. Scottish History Society, First Series, XXII, 1896, pp 227-245.


01

FOULKE, Samuel (1718-1797)  of Bucks County, Pennsylvania - A87,M681

September 1762 to February 1764

Matthews: Diary (fragments); brief and mediocre political notes.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  V, 1881, pp 60-73.


02/03

GLOTTOF, Stephen  - Russian sea captain - M682

October 11th. 1762 to 1766

Journal of a voyage in the Andrean and Natalya; Kamchatka; Fox Islands; beyond Unalaska to Kadyak (Kodiak) and winters there; attacked by natives who are repulsed and later persuaded to trade; account of Kadyak; hunting; winters on Umnak; return to Kamchatka after one of the more successful voyages of the time. There are also extracts from Glottof's sea log.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 122-152.


01

GORHAM, Joseph [Maj. Gen.] (1725-1790)  of Barnstable, Massachusetts - A87,M683

June to August 1762

Matthews: Military diary; expedition of corps of rangers from New York to Havana; capture of city; and return; a brief general diary with personal comments on Havana, sickness, etc.

In  Year-Book of the Society of Colonial Wars, Massachusetts  Boston, 1899, pp 159-161.


01

GRAHAM, John [The Rev.] (1722-1796)  of Suffield, Connecticut - A87,M684

September to October 1762

Matthews: Chaplain's journal; with 1st. Connecticut regiment during siege of Havana.

Extracts from the Journal of the Rev. John Graham  New York, 1896, 18 pp.


HAYES, Richard (1725-1790)  yeoman of Cobham, Kent

From 1762

Not seen

1. - In A Yeoman of Kent  by Ralph Arnold, 1949.

2. - Extracts: Grigson, passim.


01/02/03 - HECKEWELDER, John Gottlieb Ernestus (1743-1823)  born at Bedford, England, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - *H214,A181,*M685,E

a) - 1762-1813

Thirty Thousand Miles with John Heckewelder  edited by Paul Wallace. University of Pittsburgh, 1958.

b) - 1773

A Canoe Journey from the Big Beaver to the Tuscarawas in 1773: A Travel Diary of John Heckewelder  in  Ohio Stae Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  July, 1952.

c) - May to December 1792

Matthews: Moravian missionary journal; journey from Bethlehem to the Wabash on peace mission to the Indians; detailed description of river route and settlements; inclined to narrative. Translated from the German.

1. - Johann Heckewalders Reise  Halle, 1797.

2. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XI, 1887, pp 466-475; and XII, pp 34-54 and 165-184.

d) - April to July 1797

Matthews: Travel journal; from Bethlehem to Gnadenhuetten on the Muskingum, and return; with others to survey lands for Christian Indians; journey and surveying described in interesting detail.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  X, 1886, pp 125-157.

Note: James Cummings has also:

1. - (5664)  Journal  in  Life of John Heckewelder  by Edward Rondthaler. Philadelphia, 1847.

2. - (5666)  A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohican Indians  Cleveland, 1907, 130 copies.

3. - (5667)  Diary of a journey from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Fairfield, Ontario  in  Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society  1954.


01

HOYT, Samuel [Capt.] (1744-1826)  of East Guilford, Connecticut - A87,M686

1762 to 1800

Matthews: Sea journal; really narrative written up from journal and memory; adventures of a sailor's life; interesting.

1. - In  Connecticut Magazine  X, 1906, pp 631-646; and XI, 1907, pp 275-284.

2. - Extract in Article by T.W.Pease in  Journal of American History  I, 1907, pp 81-88 and 485-493; and II, 1908, pp 64-73.


01

JOHNSON, Guy [Lieut.] (1740?-1788)  deputy agent for Indian affairs - A87,M687

November to December 1762

Matthews: Official journal; meeting with Indians at Onondaga to settle for murders in Seneca country; minutes and speeches.

In  Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume VII, 1856, pp 511-515.


01

KNIGHT, Nathaniel [Capt.]  - of Salem - A88,M688

May to July 1762

Matthews: Sea journal; voyage from St. Martins toward Salem; captured by Spanish privateer off Porto Rico.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XLIV, 1890, pp 200-202.


03

KORELIN  - Russian

June 17th. 1762 to March 30th. 1764

Journal of the voyage of the Zacharias and Elizabeth by one who had been rescued from shipwreck by the expedition; to Umnak and Unalaska; winter there, where they encounter Glottof's (qv) vessel; a party of six make an hunting expedition; attacked by the islanders; the four survivors return to the ship to find it broken to pieces and the crew massacred; retreat to the mountains; escape in an improvised boat; another attack repulsed; trapped in a cave; rescued by another Russian ship.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 90-100.


03

KOROVIN (?)  - Russian sea captain

Journal of the voyage of the Trinity (it is not explicitly stated that the journal is by the captain); to the Fox Islands; winter on Unalaska; stranded on Umnak and attacked by natives; sickness; twelve of forty-four men survive and are rescued by Stephen Glottof (qv); further hardships and adventures on Umnak.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 101-121.


03

LEAR, Tobias (1762?-1816)  personal secretary to George Washington - E

Dates unknown

Thefollowing are reported to contain diary material:

1. - Letters and Recollections of George Washington  Doubleday, 1932.

2. - Private Affairs of George Washington  Houghton, 1933.


03

MACQUARIE, Lachlan [Major-General] (1762-1824)  Scottish born British soldier, Governor of New South Wales 1810-1821. - E

a) - Dates unknown

Lachlan Macquarie: His Life, Adventures and Times  by M.H.Ellis, Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1973, is reported to contain diary material.

b) - 1810 to 1822

Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales: Journals of His Tours in New South Wales and Van Dieman’s Land, 1810-1822  Sydney, Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales, 1956.


01

MAXWELL, Hugh (1733-1799)  of Bedford, Massachusetts - A88,M689

October 1762 to February 1795

Matthews (but not seen by him): Private diary (extracts); personal experiences and reflections; partly during French and Indian War, partly during Revolution.

The Christian Patriot  New York, 1833.


01

MIFFLIN, Benjamin (b.1718)  of Philadelphia, merchant - A88,M690

a) - July to August 1762

Matthews: Travel diary; Philadelphia to Delaware and Maryland; some good observations on people, towns, taverns, trade.

In  Bulletin of New York Public Library  XXXIX, edited by V.H.Paltsits, 1935, pp 423-438.

b) - June to July 1764

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Philadelphia to Cedar Swamps and back; vigorous comments on inns; expenses; religious discussion; fairly interesting.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LII, 1928, pp 130-140.


01

PARK, Roswell (1726-1762)  of Preston, Connecticut - A88,M691

May to August 1762

Matthews: Military journal; notes of expedition against Havana.

In  University of Buffalo Studies  I, 1920, pp 231-244.


03

REED, Isaac (1742-1807) - E

1762 to 1804

Diaries, 1762-1804  edited by Claude E.Jones. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1946.


01

ROBERTSON, Archibald [Lieut. Gen.] (1745?-1813)  of the Royal Engineers - A88,B94,M692

January to July 1762 and 1775 to November 1780

Matthews: Military journals; five journals, mainly relating to the Revolutionary War, Havana expedition, siege of Boston, White Plains, Danbury expedition, Cornwallis' expedition, etc.; surveying and engineering work; mainly military notes, with many interesting drawings.

Archibald Robertson - His Diaries and Sketches in America, 1762-1780  edited by H.M.Lydenberg. New York, 1930, 300 pp. Reprinted in  Bulletin of New York Public Library  XXXVII, 1933. Passim.


01

SMITH, Hezekiah [The Rev.] (1737-1805)  of Haverhill, Massachusetts - A88,M693

October 1762 to December 1805, with gaps

Matthews: Missionary journal; abundant brief notes of missionary work in South, experiences as chaplain in Nixon's Regiment; Saratoga, Burgoyne's surrender, White Plains, etc.; very detailed.

Chaplain Smith and the Baptists  edited by Reuben A.Guild. Philadelphia, 1885, 429 pp. Passim.


03

SMITH, William (1727-1803)  Provost of Pennsylvania University - E

1762 and 1772

"Facsimile reproductions of the 2 original account books in the University of Pennsylvania Library, showing the collections made for the College of Philadelphia, 1762 and 1772, together with an introductory pamphlet."

The Collection Books of Provost Smith  Philadelphia, Unversity of Pennsylvania Press, 1964, is reported to contain diary material.


01

STARR, William [Lieut.] (b.1730)  of Middletown, Connecticut - A88,M694

May to November 1762

Matthews: Sea journal; expedition against Havana in British fighting ship.

In  Journal of American History  III, 1909, pp 113-117.


03

STERNE, Laurence (1713-1768)  Irish novelist and Anglican clergyman - E

a) - 1762 and 1765

A novel drawing heavily on his experiences in France in 1762 and 1765 and occasionally exhibiting some characteristics of a diary.

A Sentimental Journey  London, 1768. Often reprinted.

b) - April to November 1767

Letter journal addressed to Elizabeth Draper, the wife of an official of the East India Company; often maudlin.

1. - The Journal to Eliza  London, 1904. Often reprinted.

2. - Second Journal to Eliza: hitherto known as Letters supposed to have been written by Yorick and Eliza, but now shown to be a later version of the Journal to Eliza  London, Bell, 1929. (Authorship disputed).  


01

THOMAS, William (1727-1795)  of Glamorgan, schoolmaster and clerk

May 25th. 1762 to April 1st. 1795

Diary record of births, marriages and deaths elaborated with personal histories, notes of local events, gossip, scandal and comment; court hearings and medical matters. Interesting in itself and useful as a source for social history.

The Diary of William Thomas of Michaelston-super-Ely, near St. Fagans, Glamorgan, 1762-1795  abridged and edited by R.T.W.Denning from a transcription by J.B.Davies and G.H.Rhys, Publications of the South Wales Record Society, No. 11. Cardiff, South Wales Record Society and South Glamorgan County Council Libraries and Arts Department, 1995.


01

WILKINSON, Elizabeth (1712-1771)  English ministering Quaker - A89,M695

March 1762 to January 1763

Matthews: Quaker journal (extracts); visits to Friends in America; meetings on Long Island and in Pennsylvania; some ecstatic religious entries.

In  Bulletin of the Friends' Historical Association, Philadelphia  XVIII, 1929, pp 87-90.


1763AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  officer - A89,M696

1763-1764

Matthews (but not seen by him): Military journal; siege of Fort Detroit.

Journal of an Officer during the Siege of Fort Detroit  London, 1858.


03

ANONYMOUS,  grave digger, perhaps from Bedfordshire - E

1763 to 1831

1. - Grave Digger’s Diary  in  The Countryman  spring and summer, 1929.

2. - Reprinted in  The Countryman Book: A Selection of Articles and Illustrations from The Countryman  London, 1948.


02/03

ABBADIE, Jean-Jaques-Blaise d' - *H172,*M697,E

1763 to 1764

In  A Comparative View of French Louisiana, 1699 and 1762: The Journals of Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Jaques Blaise d'Abbadie  translated and edited by Carl A.Brasseaux. Lafayette, University of South Western Louisiana, 1979. Revised edition 1981.

Note: James Cummings (3147) has  Journal of M. Dabbadie  Illinois State Historical Library, 1915. Assuming the title refers to Monsieur d'Abbadie, this may be the same diarist.


ANDERSON  - surgeon - D5

1763

Matthews: Diary; his capture and prison experiences at Patna as prisoner of Suraj-ad-daula.

The Diaries of Three Surgeons at Patna  by Walter K.Firminger. Calcutta, 1909, pp 38-70.


02/03

ARMSTRONG, George - *M698,E

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  LXXIII.


03

ARPIN, Edward  - of Felmersham, parish clerk and grave digger - E

1763 to 1831

In  Some Bedfordshire Diaries  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume XL, 1960.


CAMPBELL, Peter [Dr.] - D49

1763

Matthews: Journal; surgeon's experiences as a prisoner of Suraj-ad-daula at Seringapatam; massacres.

The Diaries of Three Surgeons at Patna  by Walter K.Firminger. Calcutta, 1909.


01

DYER, John (d.1811)  of Plumsted, Pennsylvania - A89,M699

November 1763 to August 1805

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes, mostly of births, marriages, deaths, removals; a few local affairs.

In  Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania  III, 1906, pp 38-72.


FULLARTON, William - D109

1763

Matthews: Prison journal; experiences of a surgeon; captive of Suraj-ad-daula at Patna.

Diaries of Three Surgeons  by Walter K.Firminger. Calcutta, 1909.


01

GRAYDON, C [Lieut.]  - commandant at Fort Augusta, Pennsylvania: see BURD, 1756 - A89


01

HAY, Jehu [Lieut.] (d.1785)  born at Chester, Pennsylvania, later Lieutenant Governor of Detroit

A89,M700

May 1763 to June 1765

Matthews: Military journal; daily events of siege of Detroit; full details; an extremely valuable journal of Pontiac's siege.

1. - Diary of the Siege of Detroit  edited by F.B.Hough. Albany, 1860.

2. - Discussed and quoted by W.L.Jenks in  Michigan Historical Magazine  XII, 1928, pp 437-442.


01

HUNTER, Samuel [Lieut.] - see: BURD, 1756 - A89


02

MASON, Charles and DIXON, Jeremiah - *H173,*M701,E

1763 to 1768

Survey journal, compiled during the famous survey of the Mason-Dixon Line demarcating the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The Journal of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, 1763-1768  transcribed from the original in the United States National Archives. Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1969.


01/02/03 - NAVARRE, Robert  - keeper of notarial records at Detroit (?) - A89,*M702

1763

Matthews: Military journal; record of Pontiac's Conspiracy; parallel French and English texts.

1. - Journal of Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763  edited by M.A.Burton. Michigan Soc. Colonial Wars, 1912, 243 pp.

2.The Siege of Detroit in 1763: The Journal of Pontiac’s Conspiracy and John Rutherford’s Narrative of Captivity  Lakeside Press, 1958.


03

PERNETY, Antoine Joseph [Dom.] (1716-1796)

The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764, under the Command of M. de Bougainville, in order to form a Settlement there; and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan, with an Account of the Patagonians  London, T. Jefferys, 1771.  


01/02/03 - PHELPS, Elizabeth [Mrs.] (1747-1817)  of Hadley, Massachusetts - A89,*M703,E

a) - October 1763 to April 1812

Matthews: Private diary (extracts with editorial comment); texts of sermons; notes on household, social, and some public affairs.

In  Under a Colonial Roof-tree  by Arria S.Huntington. New York, 1891, pp 26-105.

b) - 1763 to 1805

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  Volumes CXVIII to CXXII, 1964 to 1968.

c) - Dates unknown

In  Earthbound and Heavenbent: Elizabeth Porter Phelps and Life at Forty Acres (1747-1817)  by Elizabeth Prendergast Carlisle. New York, Scribner, 2007.


02/03

SMITH, William (1728-1793)  Chief Justice of New York later Chief Justice of Quebec and Lower Canada -  - *H266,*M704,E

a) - 1763 to 1778

New York diary.

Historical Memoirs of William Smith  edited by William H.W.Sabine. New York, Colburn and Tegg, two volumes, 1956 and 1958.

b) - 1784 to 1787?

Loyalist's London diary; to Canada.

The Diary and Selected Papers of Chief Justice William Smith, 1784-1787  edited by L.F.S.Upton. Toronto, The Champlain Society, two volumes, 1963, 725 copies and 1965, 775 copies.

c) - Dissertation: See Havlice.


01/02

WALKER, Timothy, Jr. (1737-1822)  of Concord, New Hampshire, judge - A89,M705

January 1763 to July 1766, with gaps

Matthews: Private diary; very brief notes of personal affairs, journeys, visits, preaching.

In  History of the Town of Canterbury  by James O.Lyford. Concord, 1912, Volume I, pp 96-97.


01

WISWALL, John [The Rev.] (1731-1821)  of Portland, Maine - A89,M706

April 1763-1797

Matthews: Private diary; notes of private affairs, war news, journey to England; quotations.

In  Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections  XIII, 1908, pp 1-73. Passim.


1764AD


01

ANONYMOUS,  agent of French government - A90,M707

December 1764 to September 1765

Matthews: Travel journal; French traveller in the Colonies; voyage to West Indies; journey through southern colonies, and through Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York; accounts of country and its resources; notes on topography, towns, trade, agriculture, weather; written in English, with part redaction in French; a very interesting journal, with some interesting spellings in English portion.

In  American Historical Review  XXVI, (1920-1921), pp 726-747; and XXVII, (1921-1922), pp 70-90.


01/03

BOUQUET, Henry [Col.] (1719-1765)  born in Switzerland, of Long Meadow, Maryland - A90,M708,E

August to October 1764

Matthews: Military journal; expedition against the Ohio Indians.

1. - In  The Olden Time  I, by N.B.Craig. Cincinnati, 1846, pp 217-221 and 241-260. Reprinted 1876.

2. - Journal of Col. Henry Bouquet  in  Historical Collections of the Michigan Pioneer and history Society  1892.

3. - The Orderly Book of Colonel Henry Bouquet's Expedition against the Ohio Indians  privately printed, Pittsburgh, 1960, 200 copies.


02

BYRON, John (1723-1786)  explorer - *H174,E

1764 to 1766

Byron's Journal of His Circumnavigation 1764-1766  edited by Robert E.Gallagher. Cambridge University Press for The Hakluyt Society, Second Series, CXXII, 1964.


03

De BRAHM, William Gerard (1718-1799)  German born military engineer and surveyor - E

From 1764?

De Brahm’s Report of the General Survey in the Southern District of North America  University of South Carolina Press, 1971.

Note: De Brahm supervised the construction of defensive works at Charleston in 1755 but no connection has yet been established between him and the De Brahm noted in 1780 as a French Engineer who recorded engineering and artillery notes at the siege of Charleston.


01/03

EMERSON, William [The Rev.] (1743-1776)  grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson - A113,M709

January 7th. 1764 to August 7th 1776

Brief entries recording daily activities, a few longer entries during the Civil War; his letters are more interesting.

1. - Diaries and Letters of William Emerson 1743-1776, Minister of the Church in Concord, Chaplain in the Revolutionary Army  arranged by Amelia Forbes Emerson. Boston, privately printed, 1972. Reprinted 1973.

2. - (Matthews) An extract for April 19th. 1775, describing the battle of Lexington and Concord, in  The Literature of the Nineteenth of April  by James L.Whitney. Concord, 1876, Appendix.

3. - James Cummings (3914) has also  A Chaplain of the Revolution  Massachusetts Historical Society, 1923.


ESBERGER, Christian Frederick [Dr.] (1707-1789)  of Marshchapel, Lincolnshire - B95

January to December 1764

Matthews: Medical diary; medical work and daily life at Marshchapel; love affairs, gardening, reading, travels; a pleasant record of country life and work.

Christian Frederick Esberger  by R.W.Goulding. Louth, 1902.


01/02

GORDON, Adam, Lord (1726?-1801)  of 66th. Foot Regiment - A90,M710

April 10th. 1764 to October 14th. 1765

Travel diary; tour in West Indies and North America; Georgia, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New England, Canada; full and interesting descriptions of places, fortifications; people, trade, routes, etc.; an impersonal record but with much comment and criticism.

In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 365-453. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.


GRAY, Faith (1751-1826)  of York - B95

July 1764 to February 1826

Matthews: Social diary; very full and detailed; social and domestic life in Yorkshire; travel in England and Scotland; religion and philanthropy; excellent picture of middle-class life.

Papers and Diaries of a York Family  by Mrs. Edwin Gray. London, 1927. Passim.


03

GREENLEAF, Jane Coombs (1764-1861)  of Newburyport, Massachusetts - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of Mrs. Jane Greenleaf of Newburyport, Massachusetts  by Mary Coombs Greenleaf, Newburyport, 1853, is reported to contain diary material. This is the second edition with alterations and additions, the book was first published in 1851.


03

KELLY, Samuel (b.1764) - E

Dates unknown

Samuel Kelly, an eighteenth century seaman, whose days have been few and evil, to which is added remarks, etc., on places he visited during his pilgrimage in this wilderness  edited by Crosbie Garstin, New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1925, is reported to contain diary material.


02

KINDERSLEY, Jemima

(Annotation based upon extracts)

1764(?) to 1769

Letter journal of the wife of a colonel in the Bengal Artillery; an account of India: Indians, their character and religions; social conditions; climate; descriptions of Calcutta.

1. - Letters from the Island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies  London, 1777.

2. - Extract and discussion in  A Various Universe  by Ketaki Kushari Dyson. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1978, pp 124-126.


01/02

KIRKLAND, Samuel [The Rev.] (1742-1808)  of Norwich, Connecticut, and New York City

*H175,A90,*M711,E

a) - From 1764

The Journals of Samuel Kirkland: 18th. Century Missionary to the Iroquois, Government Agent, Father of Hamilton College  edited by Walter Pilkington. Clinton, New York, Hamilton College, 1980.

b) - November 1764 to April 1765

Matthews: Missionary journal (extract); visit to Seneca Indians.

In  An Authentic and Comprehensive History of Buffalo  by William Ketchum. Volume I, Buffalo, 1864, pp 212-239.

c) - September to November 1776

Matthews: Missionary journal; among Oneida Indians.

In  Magazine of History  New Series, III, 1868, pp 37-39.

d) - September to December 1788

Matthews: Missionary travel journal; Fort Stanwix to the Five Nations.

In  An Authentic and Comprehensive History of Buffalo  by William Ketchum. Volume II, Buffalo, 1865, pp 97-110.


02/03 LOFTUS, Arthur - *H176,*M712,E

In  Louisiana History  XX, 1979


MEWBURN, William  - of Eston, Yorkshire - B96

1764 to 1799

Matthews: Country diary (extracts); local affairs and events in Yorkshire.

History and Antiquities of Cleveland  by John W.Ord. London, 1846, p 561.


01/02

MITCHELL (MITCHEL), John [Capt.]  - of Chester, New Hampshire - A90,C836,M713

1764

Matthews: Travel diary; survey and field notes at Passamaquoddy, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Historical Society Collections  V, 1904, pp 175-188.


01/02/03 - MORGAN, John [Dr.] (1735-1789)  of Philadelphia, physician - A90,M714,E

September 1764

Travel journal; notes of conversation and opinions on a visit, with a friend, to Voltaire.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  X, 1886, pp 43-50.

2. - Discussion: Kagle (1), pp 71-75. (Kagle also prints an entry for August 22nd. which does not appear in the earlier publication).

3. - The Journal of Dr. John Morgan of Philadelphia from the City of Rome to the City of London 1764, Together with a Fragment of a Journal Written at Rome 1764 and a Biographical Sketch  privately printed, 1907, 165 copies.


01

MORRIS, Thomas [Capt.] (b.1732?)  of 17th. Infantry - A90,M715

August to September 1764

Matthews: Military travel journal; journey to Miami Indians; narrative arranged as a diary; an amusing account of adventures and self-glorification of an insignificant hero.

1. - Published in his  Miscellanies in Prose and Verse  London, 1791.

2. - In  Magazine of History  Extra No. 76, 1922, pp 1-29.

3. - In  Early Western Travels  by R.G.Thwaites. Volume I, Cleveland, 1904, pp 301-328.


01

MOSLEY, Joseph [Father]  - of Talbot County, Pennsylvania - A91,M716

August 1764 to January 1768

Matthews: Catholic journal (extracts); brief notes concerning period of foundation of St. Joseph's Mission, Talbot County, Pennsylvania.

In  American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia Records  XVII, 1906, pp 196-200.


01

ROGERS, John [The Rev.] (1724-1779)  of New London, Connecticut - A91,M717

June 1764 to December 1766

Matthews (but not seen by him): Religious journal; religious notes; Quaker meetings and opposition.

A Looking Glass for the Presbyterians of New-London  Providence, 1767.


01

ROWE, John (1715-1787)  of Boston, merchant - A91,M718

September 1764 to July 1779, with gaps

Matthews: Private diary (with letters): social and public life of a Boston merchant; political disturbances, dinners, clubs; impersonal, but of considerable genealogical interest.

1. - Letters and Diary of John Rowe  edited by Anne R.Cunningham. Boston, 1903, 453 pp.

2. - Extracts in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  X, 1895, pp 60-108.


RUSSELL, John (1745-1806)  painter - B96

1764 (?)

Matthews: Painter's diary; extracts in a biography; his work as a painter, relations with other artists; the Royal Academy of which he was a member; but largely his zealous religious life; the biography also has extracts from the diary of BACON, John Jr., son of John Bacon the sculptor.

John Russell  by George C.Williamson. London, 1894. Passim.


RYDER, Nathaniel (1735-1803) M.P. for Tiverton (later first Baron Harrowby)

1764 to 1767

Parliamentary diaries, transcribed from the shorthand. Detailed reports of debates in the House of Commons.

Contained in  Camden Miscellany, Volume XXIII  edited by P.D.G.Thomas. Royal Historical Society, Camden Fourth Series, Volume 7, 1970.


03

SOLOVIEV, Ivan  - Russian sea captain - E

a) - August 25th. 1764 to July 4th. 1766

Journal of the voyage of the Peter and Paul; two winters on Unalska; attacks by natives; prisoners confess to the murders of Korovin's (qv) crew; meets Korovin; scurvy; meets Glottof (qv); hunting; sea log of the return voyage to Kamchatka.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 152-181.

b) - Dates Unknown

James Cummings (11661) has  Abstract of the Diary of a Voyage  University of Washington, 1948.


03

TATHAM, Mary (1764-1834)  Wesleyan Methodist - E

Dates Unknown

Religious diary.

In  Memoirs of Mrs. Mary Tatham, Late of Nottingham  by Joseph Beaumont, London, 1838, is reported to contain diary material.


TAYLOR, Dan [The Rev.] (1738-1816)  of Whitechapel - B96

August 1764 to March 1771

Matthews: Baptist's diary; the pastoral work, prayers, and introspection of a General Baptist; London working classes.

Memoirs of Rev. Dan Taylor  edited by Adam Taylor. London, 1820, pp 36-72.


02/03

WRANGEL, Carl Magnus [The Rev.]  Swedish Lutheran in America - *H177,*M719,E

Pastor Wrangel's Trip to the Shore  in  New Jersey History  Newark, New Jersey Hictorical Society, 1969.


1765AD


01

AULD, James (d.1780)  of Anson County, North Carolina - A91,M720

February 1765 to August 1766

Matthews: Travel diary; erratic and poor notes of travel, mostly in the South; a few genealogical notes by a later writer.

In  Southern Historical Association Publications  VII, 1904, pp 253-268.


01/02/03

BARTRAM, John (1699-1777)  born at Marple, Pennsylvania, naturalist - *H178,A91,*M721

December 1765 to February 1766

Matthews: Botanical journal and narrative; travel from St. Augustine, Florida, up River St. John to the Lakes; travel notes and natural history observations.

1. - A Description of East Florida  by William Stork. London, 1766, Part 2, 35 pp.

2. - Extract concerning antiquities of Florida in  Smithsonian Institution Annual Report  1874, Washington, 1875, p 393.

3. - Diary of a Journey through the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida from July 1, 1765 to April 10th. 1766  annotated by Francis Harper in  Transactions of the American Philosophical Society  New Series, Volume XXXIII, Part I, 1943, pp 1-120.

4. - See also:  John and William Bartram’s America  by Helen Gere Cruikshank, New York, Doubleday, 1961.


BINYON, Edward  - of Northampton - B96

April 1765 to December 1772

Matthews: Quaker diary; apprentice to London draper; Quaker life and worship; London sights; tours to Peak District; college in Manchester; social.

Extracts in  Journal of the Friends' Historical Society  XXI, 1924, pp 45-52.


03

CARLYLE, Alexander (1722-1805)  Scottish church leader - E

1765

Journal of a Tour to the North of Scotland, 1765  Centre for Scottish Studies.


02

COLE, William [The Rev.] (1714-1782) - B96

a) - October 14th. to December 26th. 1765

Travel diary of a visit to Paris by Walpole's correspondent and friend. Social life, architecture, antiquities. Lively, detailed and interesting. The diary was revised and amplified on his return to England but nevertheless retains some of its original spontaneity.

A Journal of My Journey to Paris in the Year 1765  edited by Francis Griffin Stokes. London, Constable, 1931.

b) - December 29th. 1765 to December 31st. 1767

Cole's diary as vicar of Blecheley (Bletchley in Buckinghamshire). The life and work of a country clergyman. Friends, servants, parishioners, farming, the weather and his daily concerns. Lively, interesting and frank. The diary was revised by the author up to August 13th. 1766 but is thereafter an untouched daily record. It is much to be regretted that the projected volume of Cole's diaries at Waterbech and Milton has never appeared.

1. - The Blecheley Diary of the Rev. William Cole, 1765-67  edited by Francis Griffin Stokes. London, Constable, 1931.

2. - Extracts: Brander (1), pp 87-105.

3. - Discussion: Hart, p 54.


03

CULLEY, Matthew and George - E

1765 to 1798

Travel journals.

Matthew and George Culley; Travel Journals and Letters, 1765-1798  edited by Anne Orde. Oxford University Press for the British Academy, Records of Economic and Social History, New Series, Volume 35, 2002.


01/02

CUTLER, Manasseh [The Rev.] (1742-1823)  of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Marietta, Ohio

A91,*M722

December 1765 to July 1819, nine years missing

Matthews: Private diary; preaching journeys, personal and local affairs at Dedham, Marietta, etc.; notes on social life, religious work, etc. A very good diary.

1. - Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler  by W.P. and J.P.Cutler. Cincinnati, two volumes, 1888.

2. - Extracts for August to September 1788, Ohio journey, in  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XIV, 1860, pp 105-106, 234-236 and 364-366; and XV, 1861, pp 45-49.

3. - Scattered extracts relating to New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, in  New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings  Second Series, III, (1872-1874), pp 75-96.

4. - See Arksey.


03

FISH, Joseph  - missionary to the Narragansett Indians in Rhode Island - E

1765 to 1776

Old Light on New Ways: The Narragansett Diary of Joseph Fish, 1765-1776  University Press of new England, 1982.


02

FORBES, James (1749-1819)

1765 to 1784

(Not seen)

Memoirs of his time in service with the East India Company, possibly containing diary material.

1. - Oriental Memoirs: Selected and Abridged from a Series of Familiar Letters Written during Seventeen Years Residence in India: Including Observations on Parts of Africa and South America, and a Narrative of Occurrences in Four India Voyages  London, four volumes, 1813.

2. - Extract and discussion in  A Various Universe  by Ketaki Kushari Dyson. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1978, pp 180-198.


02

FUENTE, Pedro José de la - *H179,*M723,E

1765

Diary  in  Southwestern Historical Quarterly  1956.


02

GILBERT, Mary (1751-1768)  Methodist teenager - B97

January 1765 to December 1767

Religious diary; constant reflection on her conduct and religious feeling; thoughts of death; some social detail.

1. - An Extract from Mary Gilbert's Journal  fourth edition, London, 1787. Hamilton, Kent, 1923, pp 109-123.

2. - Extracts in  Granny's Diary and Other Sketches  by Sybil Cust. London, Simkin, Marshall,


01

GREGORY, William (1742-1817)  born in Ayrshire, of Friedericksburg, Virginia, and New Haven, Connecticut - A92,M724

a) - September to October 1765

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Friedericksburg to Philadelphia on business, and return; fairly interesting.

In  William and Mary College Quarterly  First Series, XIII, (1904-1905), pp 224-229.

b) - September to October 1771

Matthews: Travel diary; journey in New England; Hartford, Sudbury, Cambridge, Boston, voyage to Newport, Yale; substantial and well-written entries, describing towns and places, taverns, and social life; a very readable diary.

In  New England Magazine  New Series, XII, 1895, pp 343-352.


HARPER, Elizabeth [Mrs.] (1734-1768)  of Redruth - B97

August 1765 to January 1768

Matthews: Methodist diary; religious life and sentiments of a simple Methodist saint.

An Extract from the Journal of Mrs. Elizabeth Harper  London, 1796.


01

HENFIELD, Joseph (1743-1809)  of Salem, Massachusetts - A92,M725

February 1765 to December 1800

Matthews: Private diary; almanac notes of weather, local affairs in Salem, vital statistics.

In  Annals of Salem  by Joseph B. Felt. Boston, 1849, Volume II, pp 108-109, and 138-139.


01

HILTZHEIMER, Jacob (1729-1798)  of Philadelphia - A92,M726

September 1765 to September 1798, with gaps 1771 and 1775-1776

Matthews: Private diary; public affairs, and private and domestic life in Philadelphia; mostly brief entries, but extent and consistency give a full picture of Philadelphia life; plays, amusements, sports, journeys, visits, religion; a very attractive diary.

1. - Extracts from the Diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer  edited by Jacob C.Parsons. Philadelphia, 1893, 270 pp.

2. - Extracts (Philadelphia entries) in  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XVI, 1892, pp 93-102, 160-177 and 412-422.

3. - Extracts (visits to Reading and General Mifflin) in  Early Narratives of Berks County  by James B.Nolan. Reading, Pennsylvania, 1927, pp 42-50.


03

HOGGSON, Thomas - E

1765

The Squire’s Home-Made Wines as Describ’d and Set-Forth in the Journal of Thomas Hoggson, Gent., 1765  New York, Pynson, 1924.


03

HOYT, Epaphras (1765-1850) - E

Dates unknown

James Cummings (6211) has  Journal of Epaphras Hoyt  Deerfield, 1905.


01

IZARD, Ralph (1742-1804)  of Charleston, South Carolina - A92,M727

June 1765

Matthews: Travel diary; travel in upper New York; description of Niagara.

1. - Published anonymously as  An Account of a Journey to Niagara, Montreal and Quebec in 1765  New York, 1846, 30 pp.

2. - Extract in  Buffalo Historical Society Publications  XV, 1911, pp 339-346.


01

LEACH, Christiana [Mrs.]  - of Kingsessing, Pennsylvania - A92,M728

February 1765 to May 1796

Matthews: Private diary; scattered notes, mostly of family matters; rather dull. Translated from the German.

In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXV, 1911, pp 343-349.


MADDOCK, Abraham [The Rev.] (b.1713)  of Kettering, Northamptonshire - B97

June 1765 to August 1771

Matthews: Clerical diary (copy); notes of contemporaries (including Cowper and Newton) and town and neighbourhood of Kettering; the ministerial work and reflections of an enthusiast; sermons; troubles with his bishop over doctrine.

Mostly printed in  Kettering Leader  March 22nd. and May 17th. 1889.


02

MAWHOOD, William (1724-1797)  London woollen-draper - *H180,E

1764 to 1790

The Mawhood Diary: Selections from the Diary Note-Books of William Mawhood, Woollen-Draper of London, for the Years 1764-1790  edited by E.E.Reynolds. London, Catholic Record Society, Volume L, 1956.


03

OTCHEREDIN, Aphanassei  - Russian sea captain

From September 10th. 1765

Journal of the Voyage of the St. Paul; sails from Okotsk; winter upon Unalaska; attacks by natives; hunting parties on Akun, Aleutian Islands; more attacks; rescue by another ship. Contains an interesting account of the dress, manners and customs of the natives.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 182-202.


02/03

PORTEUS, John - *M729,E

Schenectady to Michilimakinac  in  Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records  XXXIII, 1939.


01

QUINCY, Josiah (1744-1755)  of Braintree, Massachusetts - A92,B109,M730

a) - August 27th. 1765

Matthews: Diary (extract); description of Stamp Act riot.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  IV, (1858-1860), pp 46-51.

b) - February to May 1773

Matthews: Travel diary; journey to South Carolina; good description of country and towns, etc.

In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  XLIX, (1915-1916), pp 424-481.

c) - September 1774 to March 1775

Matthews: Travel diary; a young American's voyage to England and residence there; interesting as the reactions of a young member of a family important and active in the Revolution, but mostly concerned with society and social life and etiquette in London; written in an amusing, high-flying style.

1. - Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Jr.  edited by John Quincy. Boston, 1825, 498 pp. Passim. Other editions, Boston 1874 and 1875.

2. - In  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  L, (1916-1917), pp 433-470.


03

SMITHSON, James (formerly James Macie) (1765-1829)  British mineralogist and founding benefactor of the Smithsonian Institution

Dates Unknown

Smithson's diaries were destroyed in the fire at the Smithsonian in 1865 and but a few oblique and fragmentary references remain.

See  The Lost world of James Smithson  by Heather Ewing. London, Bloomsbury, 2007.


03

STAVORINUS, Johan Splinter (1737-1788)  Dutch ship's captain - E

1768 to 1771

Voyages to the East-Indies, by the late John Splinter Stavorinus, esq. Tr. from the original Dutch, by Samuel Hull Wilcocke. With notes and additions by the translator. The whole comprising a full and accurate account of all the present and late possessions of the Dutch in India, and at the Cape of Good Hope. Illustrated with maps  London, Robinson, 1798, is reported to contain diary material.


WALE, Thomas (1701-1796)  of Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire - B97,D315

February 1765 to July 1794

Matthews: Country diary (with earlier and later miscellaneous notes); country life and work; antiquities, recipes; good on family and domestic affairs; various trips to London, Newcastle, and Russia; social life; an amusing and informative diary of country life.

My Grandfather's Pocket Book  by Henry J.Wale. London, 1883.


03

WATT, James (1736-1819)  engineer - E

1765 to 1814

Notebooks.

In  Partners in Science: Letters of James Watt and Joseph Black  Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1970.


01/03

WEBSTER, Pelatiah (1725-1795)  born at Lebanon, Connecticut, of Philadelphia - A93,M731,E

May to June, 1765

Matthews: Travel diary; voyage from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina, and return; mainly descriptions of Charleston and environs; interest in Southern plants; fairly interesting.

1. - In  Southern Historical Association Publications  II, 1898, pp 131-148.

2. - James Cummings (13059) has also  Journal of a Voyage to Charlestown  Charleston, 1898.


01

WESTON, Warren (1738-1799)  of Duxbury, Massachusetts - A93,M732

January 1765 to April 1766

Matthews: Private diary; brief notes on personal affairs of a ship's carpenter; rather dull, but interesting spellings.

In  Pilgrim Notes and Queries  II, 1914, pp 1-3.


1766AD


02/03

CARVER, Jonathan - *H181,*M733,E

a) - 1766 to 1770

Travel diary along the Great Lakes and the head waters of the Mississippi.

The Journals of Jonathan Carver and Related Documents, 1766-1770  edited by John Parker. St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976.

b) - 1. - Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768  Coles, Toronto, 1974, facsimile of the 1778 editon.

2. - Jonathan Carver's Travels Through America  edited by J. Gelb. New York, John Wiley & Sons,  1993.  


01

CLARKSON, Matthew (1733-1800)  of Philadelphia, agent for Indian traders - A93,M734

August 1766 to April 1767

Matthews: Travel diary; from Philadelphia to Fort Pitt, Fort Chartres, and Kaskaskia; Indian vocabulary; fur prices; social details of frontier.

1. - In  Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States  by H.R.Schoolcraft. Volume IV, Philadelphia, 1854, pp 265-278.

2. - The New Regime 1765-1767  by C.W.Alford and C.E.Carter in  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 349-363.


03

FEA, Patrick (1710-1796)  gentleman farmer of Stove, Orkney

1766 to 1774, 1779 to 1780 and 1795 to 1796

Farmer's diary; brief but regular notes of farming operations in Orkney; the weather; payments and valuations; his boats and shipping operations; some mentions of social and family affairs.

The Diary of Patrick Fea of Stove, Orkney, 1766-1796  edited by W.S.Hewison. Phantassie, East Lothian, Tuckwell Press, 1995. This is No. 5 in the  Sources of Local History  Series, sponsored b y the European Ethnological Research Centre.


02/03

GODDARD, James Stanley II - *M735,E

In  The Journals of Jonathan Carver and Related Documents, 1766-1770  edited by John Parker. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976.


01/02

GORDON, Harry [Capt.] (d.1787)  of Royal Engineers, of Knockespeck, Scotland - A93,M736

May 9th. to December 6th. 1766

Journal of surveying trip with a large party and accompanied by George Croghan, to the instructions of General Gage, to look into matters of defence and propose means of securing the Indian trade to the English; down Ohio River, Illinois, and Mississippi, to New Orleans, and thence to Mobile and Pensacola; descriptions of places, distances, trade, weather, fur trade.

1. - The New Regime 1765-1767  by C.W.Alford and C.E.Carter in  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 290-311.

2. - In  Travels in the American Colonies  by Newton D.Mereness. New York, Macmillan, 1916, pp 464-489. Reprinted New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961.

Partly in:

3. - A Topographical Description..... of North America  by T.Pownall. London, 1766, Appendix, pp 2-5.

4. - The Wilderness Trail  by Charles Hanna. Volume II, New York, 1911, pp 40-55.

5. - Missouri Historical Society Collections  III, (1908-1911), pp 437-443.

6. - Illinois Historical Society Journal  II, (1909-1910), pp 55-64.


03

GRISWOLD, Alexander Viets (1766-1843)  fifth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States - E

Dates unknown

Memoir of the Life of the Rt. Rev. Alexander Viets Griswold  by John Seely Stone, Philadelphia, 1844, is reported to contain diary material.


01

HASEY, Isaac [The Rev.] (1742-1812)  of Lebanon, Maine - A93,M737

February 1766 to September 1808

Matthews: Clergyman's diary (extracts); brief, scattered notes of personal and parish affairs, and war news.

1. - In  Maine Historical Society Collections and Proceedings  Second Series, IX, 1898, pp 132-136.

2. - In  The Ipswich Emersons  by Benjamin K.Emerson. Boston, 1900, pp 431-432.


01

JENNINGS, John (1738?-1802)  of Northampton County, Pennsylvania - A93,M738

a) - March to April 1766

Matthews: Travel diary; from Fort Pitt to Fort Chartres; trading expedition down Ohio and up Mississippi; descriptions of French villages.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXI, 1907, pp 145-156.

2. - The New Regime 1765-1767  by C.W.Alford and C.E.Carter in  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 167-177.

b) - May to July 1768

Matthews: Travel journal; Fort Chartres, and trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans; some fair descriptions of scenery and forts.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXXI, 1907, pp 304-310.

2. - Trade and Politics 1767-1769  by C.W.Alford and C.E.Carter in  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XVI, 1921, pp 336-339.


02/03

LAFORA, Nicolas de - *M739,E

The Frontiers of New Spain  Quivira Society, 1958, 400 copies.


02

LINCK, Wenceslaus - *H182,*M740,E

1766

Wenceslaus Linck's Diary of His 1766 Expedition to Northern Baja California  edited and translated by Ernest J.Burrus. Los Angeles, Dawson's Bookshop, 1966, 600 copies.


01

McCLURE, David [The Rev.] (1748-1820)  of Boston and Yale - A94,M741

June 1766 to May 1819

Matthews: Private diary; written up and expanded from earlier diary; long entries of Indian affairs and adventures; fairly good.

1. - Diary of David McClure  edited by F.B.Dexter. New York, 1899, 219 pp.

2. - Extract, April 1775, Lexington Alarm, in  Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings  First Series, XVI, 1878, pp 157-158.

3. - Extract, July to August 1772, description of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in  Lancaster County Historical Society Papers  V, 1901, pp 106-112.


01/02

MORGAN, George (1743-1810)  born at Philadelphia, Indian agent - *H199,A94,*M742,E

a) - November to December 1766

Matthews: Travel diary; remarkable occurrences during voyage down Mississippi; starting at Kaskasia village; to Fort Bute; notes on forts, villages, etc.

1. - The New Regime 1765-1767  by C.W.Alford and C.E.Carter in  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XI, 1916, pp 438-447.

2. - Extracts in  Early Travels in the Tennessee Country  by S.C.Williams. Johnson City, 1928, pp 216-218.

b) - September to November 1767

Matthews: Travel diary; journey from Philadelphia to Mingo town; trading details.

Trade and Politics  by C.W.Alford and C.E.Carter in  Illinois Historical Society Collections  XVI, 1921, pp 67-71.

c) - 1770

'Memorandums'  in  Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society  1976.


01/03

OCCOM, Samson (1723-1792)  of Lebanon, Connecticut - A168,M1414

a) - 1766

In  An Indian Preacher in England; Being Letters and Diaries Relating to the Mission of the Reverend Samson Occom and the Reverend Nathaniel Whitaker to Collect Funds in England for the Benefit of Eleazar Wheelock's Indian Charity School, From Which Grew Dartmouth College  Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Manuscript Series No.2, 1933.

b) - October 1785 to November 1787

Matthews: Missionary journal (extracts); travel and missionary work among Oneida and Connecticut Indians; journeys, meetings, sermons, etc.; a good journal, with some interesting spellings.

In  Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England  by W. DeLoss Love. Boston, 1899, pp 249-275.


01

OWEN, William [Capt.] (1738?-1778)  of Campobello Island - A94,C912,M743

July 1766 to May 1770 and April to June 1771

Matthews: Travel diaries; a journey along the coasts of Nova Scotia and Maine; early history of and events in Campobello; an interesting record with substantial entries.

1. - New York Public Library Bulletin  XXXV, 1931, pp 76-98, 139-162, 263-300 and 659-685.

2. - New Brunswick Historical Society Collections  I, 1894, pp 195-208; and II, 1899, pp 8-27.


03

PEARCE, Samuel [Rev] (1766-1799)  Baptist Minister in Birmingham, one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society - E

Dates unknown

Memoirs of the Late Rev. Samuel Pearce AM, with Extracts from Some of His Most Interesting Letters  edited by Andrew Fuller, Philadelphia, no date, is reported to contain diary material.


01/02

PERKINS, Simeon (1735-1812) - H183,A152,C937,M744

a) - 1766 to 1812

Personal diary. Born in Connecticut, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia; time in Liverpool, England. Merchant and leading citizen; privateering; social, commercial, religious and political affairs; fishing, shipping, timber trade and medical matters. An extended and attractive diary.

The Diary of Simeon Perkins  edited by Harold Innis et al. Toronto, The Champlain Society, five volumes: XXIX, XXXVI, XXXIX, XLIII, and L, 1948-1978. Reprinted New York, Greenwood Press, from 1969.

b) - 1779 to 1812, manuscript dates, with gaps

Matthews: Private diary; long notes mostly of private affairs at Liverpool, Nova Scotia; some military and social affairs.

Old Times in Liverpool, Nova Scotia  in  Acadiensis  IV, 1904, pp 96-118.


ROBERTSON, George  - sailing-master - H184

1766 to 1767

Sea journal; a voyage round the world in HMS Dolphin under Captain Wallis (at first in company with the Swallow); the discovery of Tahiti; life on ship-board; weather and navigation; health, punishments, shipmates; detailed descriptions of native life on Tahiti and dealings between them and the sailors; an excellent journal.

1. - The Discovery of Tahiti: A Journal of the Second Voyage of H.M.S. Dolphin Round the World, under the Command of Captain Wallis, R.N.  edited by Hugh Carrington. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, XCVIII, 1948.

2. - The portion relating directly to Tahiti, taken from the first noted book, was published as  The Discovery of Tahiti  edited by Oliver Warner. Folio Society, 1955.


01

WADSWORTH, Joseph Bissell [Dr.] (1747-1784)  of East Windsor, Connecticut - A94,M745

January to September 1766

Matthews: College diary; college affairs at Yale.

1. - In  Yale College Courant  September 12th. 1868, pp 131-133.

2. - In  Alumni Weekly  June 17th. 1896.


01

WOOD, Solomon (1722-1766)  of Boxford, Massachusetts - A94,M746

August to October 1766

Matthews: Surveying journal; surveying around Bridgeton, Maine; brief notes.

In  New England Historical and Genealogical Register  XXVIII, 1874, pp 63-67.


02/03

WOODMASON, Charles - *M747,E

Journal  in  The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution  University of North Carolina, 1953.


1767AD


01

ANONYMOUS - A94,M748

July to September 1767

Matthews: Official journal; fairly interesting official report of transactions with Indians about stealing at Niagara.

In  Documentary History of the State of New York  by E.B.O'Callaghan. Volume II, 1850, pp 504-511.


BALL, Hannah (1733-1792)  of High Wycombe - B98

January 1767 to August 1792

Matthews: Religious devotions, and her work in Methodist ministry; Sunday School movement.

Memoirs of Hannah Ball  by Joseph Cole. York, 1796.


02/03

BANKS, Joseph [Sir] (1743-1820)  scientist - *H185,B99,D14,E

a) - 1767

British Industry in 1767: Extracts from a Travel Journal of Joseph Banks  by S.R.Broadbridge in  History of Technology  Volume V, 1980.

b) - August 1768 to June 1771

Matthews: Scientific diary; kept during Cook's first voyage round the World on HMS Endeavour; notes on the voyage; topographical and natural history observations.

1. - Journal...... during Captain Cook's First Voyage  edited by Sir J.D.Hooker. London, Macmillan, 1896.

2. - The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks 1768-1771  edited by J.C.Beaglehole from the original manuscript. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, two volumes, 1962.

3. - The Journal of Joseph Banks in the Endeavour  Guildford, Genesis Publications, two volumes, 1980, 500 sets. This is a facsimile of the manuscript.

4. - The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks: The Australian Journey  edited by Paul Brunton. Sydney, Harper Collins, 1998, 114 pp.

5. - Sir Joseph Banks in New Zealand: From His Journal  edited by W.P.Morrell. Wellington, Reed, 1958, 159 pp.

6. - Joseph Banks in Newfoundland and Labrador  edited by A.M.Lysaght, University of California, 1971.

c) - 1795

Sir Joseph banks and the Plant Collection from Kew Sent to the Empress Catherine II of Russia, 1795  by Harold Carter, Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), 1974, is reported to contain diary material..


01/02

BAYLEY (BAILEY), Abigail [Mrs.] (1746-1815)  of Bath, New Hampshire - A95,M749

April 1767 to June 1792

Matthews: Private diary; partly memoirs; her marriage and a lengthy account of her sufferings at the hands of a "depraved and deceitful man", with notes of Christian consolation.

1. - In  Memoirs of Mrs. Abigail Bailey  Boston, 1815, 275 pp. Passim.

2. - Extracts in  Abigail Goodhue Bayley  by Paterson. New Castle, New Hampshire, 1917, pp 11-182.

3. - Extracts: Culley, pp 36-48 concerning her husband's incestuous relationship with one of their daughters.


BROWN, Nicholas (1722?-1797)  of Alnwick - B98

June 1767 to December 1796

Matthews: Social diary; notes on general social life, deaths, outstanding events, sports, entertainment; a useful social diary.

Six North Country Diaries  edited by J.C.Hodgson. Surtees Society, CXVIII, 1910, pp 230-323.


03

GRAHAM, Andrew - E

1767 to 1791

Andrew Graham’s Observations on Hudson’s Bay, 1767-91  Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1969.


01

GRANT (Francis  - of Monymusk, Scotland?) - *A95,*M750

April to July 1767

Matthews: Travel diary; New York to Canada, via Albany, Schenectady, Ontario, Niagara, Montreal, Quebec; return by Lake Champlain and Lake George; long descriptions of towns, scenery, and such notabilia as maple sugar, Indians, Niagara Falls, and the Indian government.

In  New York History  XIII, 1932, pp 181-196 and 305-322.


03

GRIFFIN, Augustus (b.1767?)  of Southold, Long Island - E

Dates unknown

Griffin’s Journal: First Settlers in Southold, the names of the Heads of Those Families, Being Only Thirteen at the time of their landing; First proprietors of Orient, Biographical Sketches  Orient, Long Island, 1857.


03

GRIFFITHS, Thomas - E

1767 to 1768

“In 1737, Andrew Duche was the first English colonist in the new world to make porcelain from clay he received from the Cherokee Indians of western North Carolina. After initial enthusiasm and financial success, sales in porcelain from Cherokee clay waned until the 1760's. In 1767, potter Josiah Wedgwood of England reintroduced the product to the British Empire when he acquired Cherokee clay from the Cherokee village of Ayoree in western North Carolina. This was done through the work of his agent, Thomas Griffiths, who also provided a trove of information about Cherokee society and Indian-English trade relations.”

Cherokee Clay, from Duche to Wedgewood: The Journal of Thomas Griffiths, 1767-1768  in  North Carolina Historical Review  LXIII, no. 4, October 1986, pp477-510.


03

KNAPP, John Leonard (1767-1845)  English botanist - E

Dates unknown

Country Rambles in England; Or Journal of a Naturalist; With Notes and Additions by Susan Fenimore Cooper  Buffalo, Phinney, 1853. The journal was first published as  Journal of a Naturalist  London: John Murray, 1829.  


MALMESBURY, James Harris, first Earl of (1745-1820)  diplomat - B99

1767 to 1807

Matthews: Diplomatic diaries; his missions to the courts of Spain, Frederick the Great, Catherine II, The Hague; special missions to Berlin, Brunswick, and France; objective accounts of his work, visits, dinners, conversations; negotiations for marriage of Caroline of Brunswick and Prince of Wales; last eleven years mainly devoted to religion and introspection.

1. - Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris  London, four volumes, 1844.

2. - Extracts: Ponsonby (1), pp 284-286.


01

NAKAKUBO SEKISUI (1717-1801)  Japanese official

1767

Private diary of a journey from Mito to Nagasaki to receive castaways; impressions of Nagasaki; comments on the Dutch and Chinese settlements.

Account, and brief quotations in  Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries  by Donald Keene. New York, Henry Holt, 1989, pp 354-358.


NEVILLE, Sylas (1741-1840)  gentleman and doctor - H186

January 26th. 1767 to August 9th. 1788

London life; financial embarrassment; Eastbourne; his mistress; Norfolk; Edinburgh, student life and travel; increasing and secret family; hopes of inheritance; Italy, London, Norwich. Personal, frank and interesting. Some gaps.

The Diary of Sylas Neville, 1767-1788  edited by Basil Cozens-Hardy. London, Oxford University Press, 1950.


02

REYNOLDS, Joshua [Sir] (1723-1792)  portrait painter

From 1767

A few dated technical notes about the painting of portraits.

In Appendix H of Volume V of  The Diary of Benjamin Robert Haydon  edited by Willard Bissell Pope. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, five volumes, 1960-1963. The notes are as transcribed by Haydon from various sources.


SHARP, Granville (1758-1813)  philanthropist, of Durham and London - B99

September 1767 to October 1792

Matthews: Public diary (extracts); an account of his anti-slavery activities; organisation and propaganda among churchmen and politicians; notes on public business; slavery conditions.

Memoirs of Granville Sharp  by Prince Hoare. London, 1820, pp 37-458. Passim.


02

SOLIS, Gaspar José de [Fray] - *H187,*M751,E

From 1767

Diary of a Visit  in  Southwestern Historical Quarterly  1931.


1768AD


01/03

ANONYMOUS - *M752,E

In  Plantation and Frontier Documents: 1649-1863: Illustrative of Industrial History in the Colonial & Ante Bellum South  edited by Ulrich Phillips. Arthur H. Clark, two volumes, 1909.


03

AMES, Ezra (1768-1836) - E

Dates unknown

Ezra Ames of Albany, portrait painter, Craftsman, Royal Arch mason, Banker, 1768-1836  by Irwin Cortelyou, New York Historical Society, 1955, is reported to contain diary material.


03

BRUCE, James (1730-1794)  Scottish traveller - E

1768 to 1773

Many editions, including:

1. - Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773  London, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, five volumes, 1790.

2. - Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile  edited by Alexander Murray, London, seven volumes, 1805 and 1813.

3. - Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile  selected and edited by C.F.Beckingham, Edinburgh University Press, 1964.


01

BURNEY, Frances (Fanny) (Madame D'ARBLAY) (1752-1840) - B100

March 1768 to March 1833

Private diary. In all editions the diary is mixed with letters and memoirs. An astonishing record of a long and interesting life. Brought up in a musical family, largely self educated; published 'Evelina' 1778; friend of Mrs. Delaney; Second Keeper of the Queen's Robes; Johnson and his circle; courtship and marriage; France; Belgium; retirement in England.

1. - Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay  edited by her niece (Charlotte F.Barrett). London, Henry Colburn, seven volumes, 1842 to 1846. Re-issued in a cheap edition, 1854. The material in this edition had already been 'mutilated and defaced' by Fanny Burney herself, was further cut by the editor and again by the publisher. The diary commences from 1778, in this edition, and the later years are those most heavily compressed. The six volume edition edited by Austin Dobson, 1904-1905 is for the most part a reprint of this edition, Dobson being unaware that the manuscript still existed.

2. - The Early Diary of Frances Burney 1768-1778  edited by Fanny Raine Ellis. London, two volumes, 1889, often reprinted; there is included a selection from her correspondence and fragments from the journals of her sisters Susan and Charlotte.

3. - The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame D'Arblay), 1791-1840  edited by Joyce Hemlow and others. London, Oxford University Press, twelve volumes, 1972-1984. This edition has been re-edited from the manuscripts and begins with Fanny's release from court service in 1791, it therefore covers the years most heavily cut by the first publisher.

4. - The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1768-91)  edited by Lars E.Troide and Stewart J.Cooke. London, Oxford University Press. In progress.

- Volume I, 1768-1773, 1988.

- Volume II, 1774-1777, 1990.

- Volume III, Part I, 1778-1779, 1994.

- Volume III, Part II, 1780-1781, edited by Bettuy Rizzo, 2003.

5. - Selected Letters and Journals  edited by Joyce Hemlow. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1986. A selection from the twelve volume edition edited with linking narrative.

6. - Extracts: Aitken (1), pp 129-154; Blythe, pp 271-281; D'Oyley, pp 161-194; Dunaway & Evans, pp 374-383; Ponsonby (1), pp 171-183; Simons, pp 19-39; Waite, pp 114-128; and Willard, pp 60-68.


03

COBB, Elijah (1768-1848) - E

Dates unknown

Elijah Cobb, 1768-1848: A Cape Cod Skipper  Yale University press, 1925, is reported to contain diary material.


COOK, James [Capt.] (1728-1779)  explorer - H188,A144,B99,M1181

1768 to 1779

Exploration journals of Cook's three voyages round the world, the last ending with his death. Sea journals with long and good descriptions of places and peoples. An important record.

1. - Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage Round the World  edited by J.L.Wharton. London, 1893.

2. - A Voyage to the South Pole  London, two volumes, 1777.

3. - A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean  London, three volumes, 1784-1785.

These three accounts have been often been reprinted, re-edited and selected; the definitive edition, re-edited from the manuscripts is:

4. - The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery  edited by J.C.Beaglehole. Hakluyt Society extra series, XXXIV to XXXVII, four volumes in five, and portfolio, 1955-1974. The unnumbered portfolio of charts and views, edited by R.A.Skelton was issued in 1955 and reprinted in 1970. Other journals quoted are:


In Volume I:

ANONYMOUS

MOLYNEAUX, Robert

MONKHOUSE, W.B.

In Volume II:

FURNEAUX, Tobias

BURNEY, James - *M1177

CLERKE, Charles - *M1180

PICKERSGILL, Richard

WALES, William

In Volume III, pt. i:

KING, James - *M1196

CLERKE, Charles - *M1180

BURNEY, James - *M1177

GILBERT, George

EDGAR, Thomas - *M1183

In Volume III, pt. ii (continuously paginated with pt. i)

ANDERSON, William - *M1171

SAMWELL, David - *M1203

CLERKE, Charles - *M1180

BURNEY, James - *M1177

WILLIAMSON, John - *M1211

EDGAR, Thomas - *M1183

KING, James - *M1196

Volume IV is  The Life of Captain James Cook  by J.C.Beaglehole, reissued in matching format.


03

COOPER, Astley Paston [Sir] (1768-1841)  English surgeion and anatomist - E

Dates unknown

The life of Sir Astley Cooper: Interspersed with Sketches from His notebooks of Distinguished Contemporary Characters  by bransby blake Cooper, London, two volumes, 1843, is reported to contain diary material.


01

COOPER, Mary Wright - *G10


03

DICKERSON, Oliver Morton - E

1768 to 1769

Boston Under Military Rule, 1768-1769  Boston, 1936, is reported to contain diary material.


01

CRAFT, James (1743-1808)  of Burlington, New Jersey - A95,M753

1768 to 1785

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); brief, scattered notes of local affairs.

In  Historical Magazine  I, 1857, pp 300-302.


01/03

ETTWEIN, John [The Rev.] (1721-1802)  born at Freudenstadt, Germany, Moravian missionary in North Carolina - A95,M754,E

a) - April to May 1768

Matthews: Moravian journal; journey with David Zeisberger and Gottlob Senseman to Friedenshuetten; residence there, religious journeys and work; scenery.

In  Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly  XXI, 1912, pp 32-42.

b) - June to August 1772

Matthews: Travel journal; with Christian Indians from Susquehanna to Beaver River, Pennsylvania; fairly interesting.

1. - In  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography  XXV, 1901, pp 208-219.

2. - In  W.H.Egle's Notes and Queries  (Pennsylvania) 1898, pp 49-51, 58-59, 68-70 and 77-79.

c) - Dates unknown

James Cummings (3982) has  John Ettwein and the Moravian Church  in  Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society  1940.


03

FISHER, Jonathan (1768-1847) - E

Dates unknown

Jonathan Fisher, Maine Parson  by Mary Ellen Chase, New York, Macmillan, 1948, is reported to contain diary material.


GLENORCHY, Willielma, Viscountess (1741-1786) - B100

May 1768 to June 1783

Matthews: Religious diary; largely the Christian experience and sentiments of a Scottish noblewoman; but much of social, family, estate, and country interest.

The Life of Viscountess Glenorchy  by T.S.Jones. Edinburgh, 1822, pp 111-499. Passim.


01

GOODWIN, Francis LeBaron [Dr.] (1762-1816)  of Winterport, Maine - A95,M755

1768 to 1816

Matthews: Private diary (brief extracts); rather dull notes of local and personal affairs.

In  An Old River Town  by A.D.Littlefield. New York, 1907, pp 119-129.


GRIMSTON, Harbottle [Sir]  - M.P. for Colchester - B100

August to October 1768

Matthews: Travel diary; tour from St. Albans to Wales, Lancashire, and return; full notes on topography, economics, antiquities; also undated report on three weeks' trip in Holland.

Historical Manuscripts Commission  Verulam Manuscripts, 1906, pp 221-283.


HANSON, John (b.1758?)  of Great Bromley Hall, Essex

1768 to1822

Occasional notes, usually annual, of varying length, of events, national and personal; family; property; reminiscence and reflection. A brief but interesting record of a life.

In  Essex people, 1750-1900 from their diaries, memoirs and letters  by A.F.J.Brown. Essex Record Office Publications No. 59, Chelmsford, 1972, pp 56-63.


03

HYDE, Alvan [Rev.] (1768-1833) - e

Dates unknown

Memoir of Rev. Alvan Hyde, D.D., of Lee, Mass.  Boston, 1835, is reported to contain diary material.


02/03

JEWELL, Bradbury - *M756,E

1768 to 1823

The Fishbasket Papers: The Diaries, 1768-1823 of Bradbury Jewell, Esquire, of Tamworth, Durham and Sandwich, New Hampshire  edited by Marjorie Harkness. Richard Smith, 1963.


01

JONES, Joel (1764-1845)  of Lanesborough, Massachusetts - A95,M757

March 1768 to July 1844

Matthews: Private diary and record; mostly notes of his own activities, chief family affairs, deaths of friends, etc., moral reflections, and notes on weather; genealogical interest.

In  The Descendants of Joel Jones  by Elbert Smith. Rutland, Vermont, 1925, pp 279-291.


03

KRENITZIN [Capt.] and LEVASHEF [Lieut.]

July 23rd. 1768 to 1769

An undated narrative taken extracted from the journals of the St. Catherine and the St. Paul; to the Fox Islands; Krenitzin winters on Alax (?), Levashef on Unalaska; mainly an account of the manners and customs of the Fox Islanders.

In  Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America, to which are added the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China  by William Coxe. London, third edition, revised, 1787, pp 205-223.


01

LEES, John  - of Quebec, merchant - A95,C684,M758

April to October 1768

Matthews: Travel diary; a merchant's trip to New England, New York, and return; descriptions of business conditions, etc.

Society Colonial Wars of the State of Michigan Proceedings  Detroit, 1911, 55pp.


03

LONG, John  - Indian interpreter and trader - E

1768 to 1782

“Voyage and travels of an Indian interpreter and trader, describing the manners and customs of the North American Indians.”

John Long’s Journal 1768-1782  Volume II of  Early Western Travels 1748-1846  edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Arthur H.Clark, 1904.

Note: James Cummings (7678) has this as a diary but neither Matthews, Havlice nor Arksey recognise it as such.


03

MARSHALL, Joseph  - English traveller - E

a) - 1768 to 1770

Travels through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine and Poland in the Years 1768, 1769 and 1770  London, three volumes, 1772.

b) - 1771 and 1772

Travels through France and Spain in the Years 1770 and 1771  1776.


MAXWELL, Darcy [Lady] (1742-1810)  of Pollock - B100

April 1768 to March 1810

Matthews: Methodist diary (extracts); religious observances, introspection, self-abasement; social life in Scotland; some travel; monotonous.

The Life of Lady Maxwell  by John Lancaster. London, 1826. Passim.


01

PAINE, Robert Treat (1731-1814)  of Taunton, Massachusetts, lawyer - A96,M759

September 1768 to July 1776

Matthews: Private diary (extracts); personal affairs, war news, Congressional affairs, visits, weather; some political interest.

In  Paine Ancestry  by Sarah C.Paine. Boston, privately printed, 1912, pp 31-40.


03

PARKINSON, Sydney (1745?-1771)  Scottish Quaker, botanical illustrator employed by Joseph banks on Cook’s first voyage - E

1768 to 1771

A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas in His Majesty’s Ship the Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, Draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr Solander , round the World  London, 1773. Facsimile reprint, London, Caliban Books, 1984.


PRIOR, Francis (d.1788)  of Ufton, Bucks.(?) - B100

July 1768 to November 1773, August 1776 to December 1778 (1784 and 1788 written up in printed almanacs)

Matthews: Private diary (not continuous); bare record of farm work and social engagements; recusant; uninteresting except for some spellings.

A Berkshire Bachelor's Diary  edited by Frederic Turner. Newbury, 1936.


03

PUIG, Francisco (b.1720) - E

1768 to 1770

Phillipine jesuits in Exile: The Journals of Francisco Puig, 1768-1770  translated and edited by Nicholas P.Cushner. Rome, Institutum Historici S.I., 1964.


01

SIMITIÈRE (SIMITIERE), Pierre Eugène du (d.1784)  of Switzerland and Boston - A96

June 1768

Matthews: Travel diary; tour through New England; descriptions of towns, etc.; mostly in French.

In  Rhode Island Historical Society Collections   XII, 1919, pp 47-52.


01

SUMNER, Joseph [The Rev.] (1739-1824)  of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts - A96

January 1768 to December 1822, with many gaps

Matthews (but not seen by him): Clergyman's journal; brief notes of sermons, visits, illnesses, births, marriages, deaths.

Privately published, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1888.


01/02

THOMAS, William (1725-1810)  of Lancaster, Massachusetts - A97,M760

January 1768 to December 1769, with gaps and a few later entries

Matthews: Private diary; farming, weather, religion, local and some public news; brief and dull notes.

In  Essex Institute Historical Collections  XIV, 1877, pp 257-267.


TOMPKINS FAMILY  - estate agents, of Arundel, Sussex - B101

1768 to 1814

Matthews: Country diaries; kept by three members of the family in succession; social life and estate work at Michelgrove for the Shelley family.

Sussex Archaeological Collections  LXXI, 1930, pp 11-56.


TYLER, John [The Rev.] (1742-1823)  of Norwich Connecticut - A96,B101

May to November 1768

Matthews: Travel diary; voyage from New York to London; brief notes of what he saw and did.

The Rev. John Tyler's Journal  San Francisco, no date, reprinted San Mateo, California, 1894.


WALFORD, Thomas - C1198

1768 to 1769

Matthews: Travel Journal; voyage on behalf of the Royal Society to Churchill River, Hudson's Bay, and thirteen months residence there; return journey; scientific interest.

Archaeologia  XIII, 1770.


03

WOOD, Beavis (1733-1814) of Tiverton - E

1768? to 1798?

"Mainly a collection of letters written by Beavis Wood (1733-1814), Town Clerk of Tiverton (1765-1806), during the period 1768-1798 to Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby. M.P.", but reported to contain diary material.

In  Georgian Tiverton: The Political Memoranda of Beavis Wood  edited by John Bourne, Devon & Cornwall Record Society, 1986.


1769AD


02/03

ANONYMOUS - *M761,E

In  Mid-America  XXXIX, 1957.


03

BLANCHARD, William (1769-1835) - E

Dates unknown

In  The Life and reminiscences of E.L.Blanchard: Eith Notes for the Diary of Wm. Blanchard  by Clement Scott and Cecil Howard, New York, Brentano’s, two volumes, 1891.


02

CAÑIZARES (CANIZARES), José de - *H189,*M762,E

1769

Putting a Lid on California  in  California Historical Society Quarterly  June, September and December, 1952.


CAPPER, Mary (1755-1827)  of Birmingham - B101

1769 (or probably earlier) to September 1826

Quaker diary (extracts combined with letters), only a few notes before 1776, a stay in France, with much disapproval of the French way of life; her health; her spiritual and religious life and work; six years in London; removal to Monmouthshire then to Leominster with Mary Lewis; return to Birmingham; Quaker ministry and travel; meetings in England; social work and reform.

1. - A Memoir of Mary Capper, Late of Birmingham, A Minister of the Society of Friends  edited by Katherine Backhouse. London, Charles Gilpin and York, John L.Linney, 1847, pp 426.

2. - A Memoir of Mary Capper, Friends' Library   XII, Philadelphia, 1848, pp 1-145.


CARTWRIGHT, Catherine (1737-1830)  of Marnham, Ireland - B101

November 1769 to February 1772

Matthews: Social diary; extracts relating to Cust family; social life and visits; Lincolnshire; brief extracts.

Records of the Cust Family  Series II, by Elizabeth Cust. London, 1909, p 233.


CLARK, John [The Rev.] (1745-1809)  of Frome - B101

August 1769 to October 1808

Matthews: religious diary (extracts); religious life and work; Somerset parish work; sermons; trips to London, etc.

Memoirs of the late Rev. John Clark  edited by William Jay. London, 1810, pp 17-79.


02

COSTANSÓ (COSTANSO), Miguel - *H190,*M763,E

1769 to 1770

The Portola Expedition of 1769-1770: Diary of Miguel Costansó  edited by Frederick J.Teggart. Berkeley, University of California, 1911. (Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Volume II, No. 4).


02/03

CRESPI, Juan (1721-1782)  Franciscan missionary - *M764,E

1769 to 1774

1. - In  Fray Juan Crespi, Missionary Explorer of the Pacific Coast  by Herbert Bolton. University of California, 1927.

2. - In  Diary  edited by John Griffin, in  Publications of the Historical Society of Southern California  1891.

3. - Journal of Fray Juan Crespi  in  The California Coast: A Bilingual Edition of Documents from the Sutro Collection  edited and translated by Donald C. Cutter and George Griffin Butler. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1969, pp. 225-41 and 255-59. This concerns the voyage of the Santiago.


03

FRERE, john Hookham (1769-1846)  English diplomat and author - E

Dates unknown

John Hookham Frere and His Friends  by Gabrielle festing, London, 1899, is reported to contain diary material.


03

HARDY, Thomas Masterman [Sir] (1769-1839)  Nelson’s flag captain and HARDY, Louisa Emily Anna Berkeley (later Lady Seaford) his wife - E

Dates unknown

“… The author painstakingly examined the voluminous journals and correspondence of both Admiral Hardy and Lady Hardy. These papers revealed fresh details not only on the 'Nelson years' but also on Hardy's no less fascinating subsequent career.”

Nelson’s Hardy and His Wife: Some Account of the Lives and Married Life of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy G.C.B. (Nelson’s Hardy) and of His Wife Louisa, Lady Hardy (Afterwards Lady Seaford), Derived from the Hitherto Unpublished Journals and Correspondence of Lady Seaford and from the Hardy Papers, 1769-1877  London, John Murray, 1935.


01

HEMPSTEAD, John  - of New London, Connecticut - A96,M765

September 1769 to June 1779

Matthews: Diary; a few brief notes.

In  New London County Historical Society Proceedings  I, 1901, p 711 (appended to edition of Joshua Hempstead's diary).


HERDER, Johann Gottfried - *H191

Dissertation: See Havlice.


LABÉ (LABE), Guillaume: see SURVILLE, Jean de


01/02

LEE, Charles [Maj. Gen.] (1731-1782)  born in Cheshire, England - A96,M766

a) - June 1769

Matthews: Military diary; fragment describing his service in Russia.

In  New York Historical Society Collections  IV, 1871, pp 85-86.

b) - June 1784

Matthews: Travel diary (fragment, of uncertain date); Friedericksburg, Maryland, to Pittsburgh; itinerary and notes on taverns.

In  New York Historical Society Collections  VII, 1874, pp 73-75.


03

MACKINTOSH, William - E

1769 to 1782

“… book is based on an account book kept by William Mackintosh of Balnespick between 1769 and 1782. He leased his land in Badenoch, upper Strath Spey, as a tacksman of Mackintosh of Mackintosh.”

Every-day Life on an Old Highland Farm  by I.F.Grant, Longmans, 1924 and Shepheard-Walwyn, 1981, is reported to contain diary material.


03

MALCOLM, John, Sir (1769-1833)  Scottish soldier, diplomat and East India Company administrator - E

Dates unknown

The Life and Correspondence Of Major-General Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., late envoy to Persia, and Governor of Mombay, from Unpublished Letters and Journals  by John W.Kaye, London, Smith elder, two volumes, 1856.


01

MARRETT, John [The Rev.] (1741-1813)  of Woburn, Massachusetts - A96,M767

January 1769 to December 1812

Matthews: Private diary (scattered extracts); weather, journeys, parish work, public events; Boston Massacre and Tea Party, Lexington, Bunker Hill; moderate interest.

In  Henry Dunster and His Descendants  by Samuel Dunster. Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1876, pp 81-94.


02/03

MORISON, Daniel  - surgeon’s mate - *H192,E

1769 to 1772

The Doctor's Secret Journal: The True Account of Violence at Fort Michilimackinac  edited by George S.May. Mackinac Island, The Fort Mackinac Division Press, 1960, 47 pp, 200 copies; trade edition 1965.

Note: James Cummings (8834) has  Pages from the Original Manuscript  Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1960, but it is not clear that this is a different publication.


01/03

PEMBERTON, John (1727-1795)  of Philadelphia - A96,M768,E

June 1769 to January 1795

Matthews: Quaker journal; first part in New England and Virginia during Revolution; arrest by Revolutionaries; greater part of journal describes his ministry in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Holland; an interesting and sometimes exciting record of an active and troubled life.

In  Friends' Library  VI, Philadelphia, 1842, pp 284-374.

Note: James Cummings has also:

1. - Journal  in Friends Miscellany  1836.

2. - Life and Travels of John Pemberton  London, 1844.


03

PENNANT, Thomas (1726-1798)  naturalist - B102,E

a) - Summer of 1769 and May to October 1772

Matthews: travel diaries; travel notes, scenery, towns, etc., in Scotland and the Hebrides; but mostly gazetteer notes.

A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides  London, two volumes, 1776.

b) - 1780

The Journey from Chester to London  London, White, 1782.


02

PILMORE, Joseph - *H193,*M769,E

August 1st. 1769 to January 2nd. 1774

The Journal of Joseph Pilmore, Methodist Itinerant, for the Years August 1, 1769 to January 2, 1774  edited by Frederick E.Maser and Howard T.Maag. Philadelphia, Message Publishing, 1969.

02/03

PORTOLA, Gaspar de (b.1717?)  Spanish Governor of California - *M770,E

1769 to 1770

Diary of Gaspar De Portola During the California Expedition of 1769-1770  edited By Donald Eugene Smith and Frederick J. Teggart. Berkely, University of California Press, 1909, Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History Volume I, No.3.


02/02

SERRA, Junipero - *H194,*M771,E

1769

Diario: The Journal of Padre Serra  San Diego, 1967, 116 pp.

Note: James Cummings (11095) has also an undated edition, North Providence, Rhode Island.  


SMITH, Elizabeth Murray (1726-1786)  of Boston, Massachusetts - A97,B102,M772

October 1769 to July 1770

Matthews: Exile's diary; a loyalist's journey to England; brief notes of life there.

Letters of James Murray, Loyalist  Boston, 1901, pp 124-131.


01

SMITH, Richard (1735-1803)  of Burlington, New Jersey, member of Congress - A97,M773

a) - May to June 1769

Matthews: Travel diary; surveying lan