Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798
- Existence: 1744 - 1798
Jeremy Belknap (June 4, 1744 – June 20, 1798) was an American clergyman and historian. His great achievement was the History of New Hampshire, published in three volumes between 1784 and 1792. This work is the first modern history written by an American, embodying a new rigor in research, annotation, and reporting.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Abigail Adams to Rev. Dr. Belknap of Boston, telling him that she is sending a pamphlet and other items. Signature removed.
Three page letter from Benjamin Smith Barton of Philadelphia to Jeremy Belknap of Boston informing him that information on John Clayton and John Bartram should be included in Belknap's American biography. Is sending papers by Mr. Spotswood.
Letter from Benjamin Smith Barton of Philadelphia to J. Belknap of Boston introducing Dr. Collins. Plans to see Mr. Spotswood.
One page letter from Charles Chauncy to Jeremy Belknap of Boston acknowledges his readiness to preach for him. Invites him to dine at his house.
Letter from George Cabot of Brookline [Mass.] to Rev. Dr. Belknap of Boston, informing him that there is no evidence that the book is a New England version. Has no doubt he will enjoy Mr. Noyes' poetry. Is sending a pamphlet.
Jeremy Belknap of Boston to the President and Congress of New Hampshire asking that the State buy as many sets of his History as will supply each town in the State and each public office with one.
Letter from Jeremy Belknap of Boston to J. Wheelock, informing him that the copies of the history of N.H. subscribed for by persons near Hanover are ready for delivery.
Nine-page poem on clergymen "Humbly inscribed to ye clergy of all denominations in ye town of Boston. By a lover of jingle." Supposedly written by Belknap.
Report of Committee from Jeremy Belknap of Boston appointed to consider complaint of Oneidas against Mr. Kirkland. Several members should be sent to investigate.
One-page letter from Samuel Eliot In Boston, Massachusetts to to Jeremy Belknap, in Greenland, New Hampshire , apologizing for not writing. Also on letter are drafts of a poem in Belknap's [?] hand. Includes Elegium, translated from Greek by Belknap.
Letter from Theophilus Parson in Newburyport to Rev. Dr. Belknap of Boston, informing him that he has consulted Mr. Parish who consents to Belknap's proposition, apparently the publication of a manuscript containing the vital statistic (history?) of Newbury.