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Diary : manuscript, 1666-1679, 1723, and 1726
Title
Diary : manuscript, 1666-1679, 1723, and 1726
Description
Diary concerning chiefly religious matters, mostly Puritanical confessions of Tompson's piety not living up to the expectation of the Lord. There is also mention of the many afflictions God is "pleased" to bestow upon Tompson's wife.
The diary also includes 12 poems by Tompson's brother, Benjamin Tompson; John Wilson; Samuel Danforth; Samuel Torrey; and, presumably, Anna Hayden.
Autograph manuscript, signed; dated consistently 1666-1679, with the 1723 entries on the back flyleaf and the 1726 entries on the front flyleaf and first two leaves.
Bound in calf with loose materials in a protective case.
Tompson was born in Braintree, Mass. and worked as a minister in Billerica.
The poems are published in: Kenneth B. Murdock, Handkerchiefs from Paul (Cambridge, 1927)
MS Am 929. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Creator
Tompson, Joseph , 1640-1732
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Date
1666-1726
Contributor
Tompson, Benjamin , 1642-1714
Wilson, John , 1588-1667
Hayden, Anna Tompson , 1648-
Torrey, Samuel , 1632-1707
Danforth, Samuel , 1626-1674
Format
print
1 v. (96 leaves) ; 21 cm.
Language
eng
Type
Text
biography
Poems-United States-17th century.
Diaries-United States-17th century.
Diaries-United States-18th century.
Citation
Tompson, Joseph , 1640-1732, “Diary : manuscript, 1666-1679, 1723, and 1726,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed September 24, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12086.