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Jonathan M. Yeager

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199916955

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.001.0001

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Life as the Wife of a College President

Life as the Wife of a College President

(p.198) 30 Life as the Wife of a College President
Early Evangelicalism

Esther Edwards Burr

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This chapter presents excerpts from Esther Edwards Burr's “The Journal of Esther Edwards Burr, 1754-1757,” which offers a firsthand perspective of the day-to-day life of a prominent woman living in eighteenth-century America. Esther, the daughter of Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Pierpont Edwards, grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, at the height of the Great Awakening. In 1752, she married Aaron Burr, a Presbyterian minister in Newark, New Jersey, who also served as the second president of the College of New Jersey. Her journal consisted of a chain of letters addressed to her childhood friend, Sarah Prince Gill, the daughter of the Boston minister Thomas Prince. The letters reflect Esther's personality, way of life, reading habits, and faith.

Keywords:   journal, Esther Edwards Burr, Jonathan Edwards, Sarah Pierpont Edwards, Northampton, Great Awakening, Aaron Burr, College of New Jersey, letters, Sarah Prince Gill

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