Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798

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Jeremy Belknap was born in Boston on June 4, 1744. He received an AB from Harvard in 1762 and an AM in 1765. He became the minister of the First Congregational Church of Dover, New Hampshire in 1767, and later served as the minister of the Church in Long Lane, Boston. As a historian, Belknap published the History of New Hampshire and American Biography. His work on American Biography encouraged an interest in Harvard's history, and he explained in a letter two months before his death that he had "formed a design to go thru' the whole Catalogue of the graduates of Harvard College, & relate all that is proper to be related, of what can be known or can be recovered of each &; every one of them." Belknap founded the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1791 and also served on the Harvard Board of Overseers. He died on June 20, 1798.

From the description of Triennial Catalogue annotated by Jeremy Belknap, 1791. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 653463799

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referencedIn Lewis Gaston Leary Papers, 1790-1986 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Benjamin Rush correspondence, 1759-1813, 1759-1813 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to W. Bentley, 1796 Apr. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Parker, William. "A New Method of Shorthand," 1779? Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Warner, William. Oratio ad condiscipulos in Collegio Harvardino ante exitum, [n.p.], 1754. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Morse Family Papers, 1779-1868 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Winthrop, William, 1753-1825. Triennial catalogs annotated by William Winthrop, 1794-1812. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, D.D., 1744-1798. Poem on the death of Mrs. Hodgdon, 1791 February 9. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784. A poem on the death of Charles Eliot aged 12 months. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813. Letters, 1783 May 29 and 1794 Feb. 20, Philadelphia, to Jeremy Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Eliot, Samuel, 1739-1820. Letter, 1766 March 24, Boston, to Jeremy Belknap, Greenland, [N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Chauncy, Charles, 1705-1787. Letter [1770 June, n.p.], to Jeremy Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Correspondence, 1760-1790. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Cranch family. Cranch family papers, 1749-1882. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Letter, 1775 August 1, [London?], to Mrs. Thrale, [London?]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to the Rev. Mr. Morse in New York, 1788 July 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bigelow, Henry Jacob, 1818-1890. Biographie Americaine, 1800-1900. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Letter, Boston, to the Rev. William Bentley [manuscript] 1798 May 13. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mather, Increase, 1639-1723. Sermons, 1674-1701. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795. Papers, 1774-1794. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817. Ebenezer Hazard collection, 1492-1832. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morse family. Morse family papers, 1779-1868 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Report on the Oneida, Stockbridge and Brotherton Indians, 1796. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Danforth, Samuel, 1666-1727. Indian Dictionary, ca. 1685. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, oversize, ca. 1829-1985 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798,. Sacred poetry : consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion in publick and private : selected from the best authors, with variations and additions / by Jeremy Belknap : manuscript, 1809. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Pike, Nicolas, 1743-1819. Papers, 1783-1798. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Federal-Street Meeting-house (Boston, Mass.). Federal Street Church records, 1774-1803. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784. On the decease of the Revd. Doctr. Sewall. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Triennial Catalogue annotated by Jeremy Belknap, 1791. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Adams, Hannah, 1755-1831. Letters, 1795-1820 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. A bill of mortality in Dover, New Hampshire, 1767-1784. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Webster, Noah, 1758-1843. Letters, 1789 June 5 and 1798 April 20, New Haven, to Jeremy Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Frank Abner Merrill collection, 1682-1842. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839. Letterbooks, 1788-1794. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Phi Beta Kappa library books, ., 1740-1854 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Compositions in English and Latin, 1759-1764. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Papers II, 1788-1808. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. [Map showing territory ceded by the Indians to the United States as established by the Treaty of Greenville, 1795]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Wheelock, John, 1754-1817. Letter, 1798 Jul. 24. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cabot, George, 1752-1823. Letter, 1795 August 25, Brookline [Mass.], to Rev. Dr. Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Jeremy Belknap receipt, 1791 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers of Joseph and William Whipple, 1717-1904 (inclusive), 1763-1814 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798,. Jeremy Belknap collection, 1683-1775. Library of Congress
creatorOf Price, Ezekiel, 1727-1802. Papers, 1744-1800. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Letter, 1796 June 26, Fort Schuyler, to Rev. Morse, Whites-town. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. Letter, 1794 June 2, Philadelphia, to J. Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Haliburton, William. Letter to Jeremy Belknap, 1796. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers of the Grew, Andrews, Norton, and Wigglesworth families, 1738-1884. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chapin, Bela, 1829-1920. Letter : Claremont [N.H.], to George Wadleigh, Dover, N.H., 1882 April 3. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. [Poem on clergymen], 1774, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Rush, Benjamin, 1745-1813. Correspondence, 1759-1813. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Some eighteenth century compositions. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. Letter, 1794 February 22, Philadelphia, to Jeremy Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823. Letters, 1787-1806. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Cutter, Ammi Ruhamah, 1735-1820. Papers, 1754-1831 (bulk 1754-1820). New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Ebeling, Christophe Daniel, 1741-1817. Letter, 1815 September 7, Hamburg, to Mr. Ticknor, Gottingen. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Adams, Hugh, 1676-1748. Papers, 1715-1725. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Three maps of the boundaries between the United States and the Indians : as established by the Treaty of 1795 / Dr. Belknap. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Student compositions, 1759-[1764] Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society. Records of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, 1792-1973. Library of Congress
referencedIn Mayo, Lawrence Shaw, 1888-1947. Lawrence Shaw Mayo correspondence, 1929-1936. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. On the surrender of Louisbourgh. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mathew Carey letterbooks, 1788-1794, 1788-1794 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Arlington Street Church (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1730-1979 Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf First Parish Church (Dover, N.H.). Records, 1614-1917 [microform]. Morris Brown College
creatorOf Triennial Catalogue annotated by Jeremy Belknap, 1791 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Clark, John, 1755-1798. Letter, [n.d., n.p.], to Jeremy Belknap, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Macclintock, Samuel, 1732-1804. Letter, 1774 Jan. 11, to David McClure. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Manasseh Cutler papers, 1787-1806, 1787-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Kippis, Andrew, 1725-1795. Original evidence of Dr. Kippis' misrepresentation of American Congress, respecting Captain James Cook, 1795. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Eliot family. Papers, 1739-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Revere, Paul, 1735-1818. Three accounts of his famous ride, 1775-1798. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Williams, Samuel, 1743-1817. Papers, 1778-1806. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813. Letter, 1796 April 2, Newburyport, to Rev. Dr. Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Manuscripts, 1657-1853. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Ramsay, David, 1749-1815. Letter, 1796 June 18, Charleston, to Rev. Dr. Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Manasseh Cutler papers, 1777-1790, 1777-1790 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823. Letters, 1777-1790. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Letter, 1789 June 8, Dover, [N.H.], to Nathaniel Adams, Portsmouth, [N.H.]. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Letter, 1798 June 18 [n.p.], to Rev. Dr. Belknap, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cranch, Richard, 1726-1811. Richard Cranch papers, 1767-1844. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Holmes, Abiel, 1763-1837. Papers, 1705-1830. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798. Jeremy Belknap papers, 1637-1891, bulk: 1758-1799. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
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Massachusetts--Boston
United States
United States
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New England
New York (State)
North America
Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island, N.S.)
Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio)
New England
Northwest, Old
United States
New Hampshire--Dover
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Oneida Indians
Indians of North America--Religion
Zoology--Europe
United States--Politics and government - 1783-1809
Historians
Botany--Europe
Sermons
Atlases--18th century
Biography--17th century
Onondaga Indians
Poetry
Stockbridge Indians
Hymns, English
Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
Zoology--England
Account books
Brotherton Indians
Printing industry--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Botany
Indians of North America--Marriage customs and rites
Zoology--United States
Indians of North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Education--History--17th century
Publishers and publishing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Weather
Education--History--18th century
Mortality--Statistics
Botany--England
Commonplace-books
Science and technology
Indians, treatment of
Acquisition of territory--History--Maps--Early works to 1800
Indians of North America
Cayuga Indians
Congregational churches--Clergy
Seneca Indians
Indian women
Missionaries
Indians of North America--Clothing
Wayne's Campaign, 1794--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Natural history
Clergy
Death--causes
Tuscarora Indians
Indians of North America--Alcohol use
Botany--United States
Biography--18th century
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Birth 1744-06-04

Death 1798-06-20

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