Ministers' Diaries & Sermons

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This collection shows Westfield through the eyes of its ministers. While there are sermons, the minister's diaries also portray our agricultural base, weather conditions, politics and births and deaths. Atwater's diary is presented completely, but Rev. Ballantine and Rev. Davis' diaries are only in part.

Other Sources: Westfieldiana: excerpts from the diary of the Rev. John Ballantine, Westfield Journal 1834 (F844z W52ba)
History of Ancient Westfield by Louis Marinus Dewey 1892-93 (F844z W52dew)
Westfield Massachusetts 1669-1969 The First 300 Years Ed. Edward Janes & Roscoe Scott (F844z W52j)
Westfield and its Historic Influences 1669-1919 The Life of an Early Town by Rev. John Lockwood (F844z W52L)

Sermon written and preached by Rev. Noah Atwater on August 23, 1767 concerning John 1:12.

Sermon written and preached by Rev. Noah Atwater on January 5, 1777 concerning John 10:22-23.

January 1798

Correspondence between Gen. William Shepard and Reverend Noah Atwater in May 1798.

Rev. Noah Atwater's view on history. Written 1767.

Extracts from various works transcribed into ledgers by 19th Century Pastor Emerson Davis of…

Extracts from various works transcribed into ledgers by 19th Century Pastor Emerson Davis of…

Extracts from various works transcribed into ledgers by 19th Century Pastor Emerson Davis of…

Extracts from various works transcribed into ledgers by 19th Century Pastor Emerson Davis of…

Extracts from various works transcribed into ledgers by 19th Century Pastor Emerson Davis of…