The diary of President Holyoke, contained in sixty almanacs, was inherited by Mr. Andrew Nichols of Hathorne, Mass, and is now in his possession. Through his courtesy it is included in the present volume. Mr. Nichols and his sister Miss Mary W. Nichols, have been of great assistance in copying from the original, the larger part of the matter included in this volume and also in permitting the reproduction of family portraits. The diaries of Edward Augustus Holyoke, M. D. And of his brother John are in the library of Harvard University, five of them having been presented by Joshua Ward of Salem. The leaves for the year 1747, separated from the printed pages of the alma nac, have recently been given to the library by Mr. Frederick L. Gay of Brookline, who purchased them at the sale of the Matthew A. Stickney manuscripts. The diaries are here included through the courtesy of Mr. William C. Lane, the librarian. The diaries of Mrs. Mary (vial) Holyoke, and of her daughters Margaret and Elizabeth, were formerly in the possession of Mrs.