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1Author:  Brainerd, David, 1718-1747Requires cookie*
 Title:  David Brainerd diary, July 14, 1745 - November 20, 1745     
 Dates:  1745 
 Abstract:  This journal from 1745 recounts David Brainerd's time in western Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The vast majority of the journal depicts Brainerd's time in the Upper Susquehanna River Valley. Brainerd's journals and autobiography were published after his death. They were used as tracts to promote missionary efforts to Native Americans. Historians have determined that these published accounts were largely written by Brainerd and Jonathan Edwards in 1747 before Brainerd died of tuberculosis. They hoped to edit Brainerd's actual journals to make his efforts sound like a greater success, thus spurring others to follow in his footsteps. The APS journal is an original journal that differs from the one published by Jonathan Edwards.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B74j 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Native America | Religion | Travel 
 Genre:  Diaries | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Missions | Indians of North America -- New Jersey | Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania | Missionaries