Esther Edwards Burr’s diary Diary-keeping as a spiritual discipline especially developed among the Puritans, and we possess a good number of these texts that help to open up the inner world of their authors. History Professor Michael Haykin A good example is the diary left by the third daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, Esther Edwards Burr (1732–1758), as she is known now. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.