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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 728

Pierpont, Jonathan, 1665-1709. Diary, 1682-1709.

Diary of Jonathan Pierpont (1665-1709), a Congregational minister who was born in Roxbury, Boston and was settled in Reading in 1689. The diary contains his handwritten entries from 1682-1708. A note written in 1709 indicates he died in that year.


  • 1682-1709.


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1 collection (One volume)

The diary contains Pierpont’s handwritten entries from 1682 to 1708, and it describes Pierpont’s daily activities as a minister, as well as some recollections from his childhood. The last entry in the diary by Pierpont is dated 1708, and then there is a notation that says “Rev. Jonathan Pierpont died 2 June 1709.”

Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Pierpont was the son of Robert and Sarah Pierpont. He was born in Roxbury, Boston on June 10, 1665. He became a Congregational minister, and was settled in Reading (which later became part of Wakefield) in June, 1689. He died in June, 1709.

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Pierpont, Jonathan, 1665-1709. Diary, 1682-1709: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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