Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798

Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1744 - 1798

Biography

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:

Jeremy Belknap report

Mss 794301
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 794301
Date(s): 1794-05-01
Scope and Contents

Report of Committee from Jeremy Belknap of Boston appointed to consider complaint of Oneidas against Mr. Kirkland. Several members should be sent to investigate.

Noah Webster letter

Mss 789355
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 789355
Date(s): 1789-06-05 and 1798-04-20
Abstract

In English.

Samuel Eliot letter

Mss 766224
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 766224
Date(s): 1766-03-24
Scope and Contents

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.

Theophilus Parson letter

Mss 796252
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 796252
Date(s): 1796-04-02
Scope and Contents

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.