Benjamin Pickman Diaries
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Typescripts of three diaries which were copied from papers and Bible in possession of Mary Pickman Loring. The first was kept from April 11, 1779 to Sept. 20, 1880 while in Bristol, England. At beginning of diary: This book is the gift of Mr. William Routh, printer in Bristol, 1779. The second was kept from Jan. 1, 1783 to Dec. 31, 1784 while in England. The third was kept from Jan. 1, 1814 to June 25, 1815 while in Massachusetts. Towns of Beverly, Andover, and Boston are mentioned. Also mentioned are Gayton and Dudley Pickman, Sally and Isaac Osgood, and Parson Loring. The diaries relate to political events in America and in Europe, daily activities, and dining companions.
- Pickman, Benjamin, 1740-1819 (Person)
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The diaries appear to have been kept by Benjamin Pickman (1740-1819) during his 10 year exile in England. Massachusetts banned him in 1778 for being a loyalist during the American Revolution. The Pickman family was involved in the shipping business in Salem, Massachusetts.
1 folder (4, 20, 5 leaves : 27 cm.)
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Gift of W. E. Endicott.
Written on first page: Copied from papers and bible in possession of Mary Pickman Loring, dau. Thomas Pickman [?] ; given by W. E. Endicott; [?] of Sally Dwight, dau. of Mary Loring.
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