Please note: This website is currently under construction. We hope to have the full text of Parkman’s Diary available by the Summer of 2019, if not before. If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Westborough Public Library.

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The Rev. Ebenezer Parkman (1703-1782) served as the first minister of Westborough, Massachusetts, from 1724 until his death. Throughout his ministry, he kept records for the church, made regular entries in his diary, wrote sermons, kept up an extensive correspondence, and served as clerk of the Marlborough Association of Ministers. Parkman’s extensive extant manuscripts, only some of which have been published, and the records of the town of Westborough provide one of the most complete pictures of life in a rural New England town during the colonial period.

Links to the Writings of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman: