COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1976-1981

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Peter Shaw research materials are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the Peter Shaw research papers from his work on the Adams family, ca. 1976-81. Includes notes, manuscripts, offprints, photographs, and correspondence, relating to two books entitled, The Character of John Adams, and American Patriots and Rituals of Revolution. Also includes other miscellaneous writings, correspondence, and notes on the Adams family.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter Shaw, Feb. 1994.

Restrictions on Access

The Peter Shaw research materials are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Summary Description of the Collection

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Shaw, Peter. "The American Adams.": Dissertation for Columbia University. 2 copies
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Armeny, Susan M. "A World of Change." Masters Thesis: Columbia University
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Shaw, Peter. "The Adams Family and its Papers." Research Also Included
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Adams Family Materials
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Adams Essays 2 folders
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A Review of the Year 1825
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Adams Papers xeroxes & Adams Family Research; including bibliography of Adams Family Materials
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" The Adamses: A Family Autobiography" and Research Materials 5 folders
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Adams Anthology
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Adams Family Course Materials
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Channel 13: Adams Pamphlet
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Nagel, Paul. Descent From Glory. Review and Notes
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Shaw, Peter. "Two Adventures of Diplomacy in the Education of Henry Adams."
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Josiah Quincy: Essay
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John Quincy Adams Diary
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Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams. Ernest Samuels ed.: Review
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Lyon, Melvin. Symbol and Idea in Henry Adams: Review
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Lyon, Melvin. Symbol and Idea in Henry Adams: Review
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Shaw, Peter. "Blood is Thicker Than Irony: Henry Adams's History.": Research and Notes Included
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Shaw, Peter. "The War of 1812 Could Not Take Place; Henry Adam's History." Also Includes Research and Notes
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American Scholarly Review of Charles Francis Adams III & IV
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Dissenting View of John Quincy Adams Included
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Musto, David: Miscellaneous Articles
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Article on Adams Papers
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Adams Family Tree
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Adams Family Materials
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General Notes and Drafts
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General Inserts
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Notes: All Chapters
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Chapter 1: "Ajax"
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"A Decade of Self-Vindication."
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Chapters 1-3: "The Way to Fame"; "A Great Sacrifice to Reason"; "Farewell Politicks."
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Diary 1774: Early Draft
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"Atlas": Notes & Draft
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"The Ambassadors": Notes and Draft
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"Europe": Notes and Draft
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"Peace": Notes and Draft
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"Presidency": Notes and draft
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"Great Sacrifice": Notes and Draft
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"Monarch and Garrulity": Notes
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"Ambition": Draft
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"The Way to Fame" Draft
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"Farewell to Politicks": Draft
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"Atlas of Independence": Draft and Notes
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"Ambassadors": Draft
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"Europe": Draft
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"Peace": Draft and Notes
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"Consolations": Draft
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"Great Sacrifices": Draft
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"President John Adams": Draft
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"Monarch of Stoney Field": Draft
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"Garrulity of Narrative Old Age": Draft
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"Ambition" Draft (Chapter 1)
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"The Way to Fame": Draft (Chapter 2)
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"A Farewell to Politicks": Draft (Chapter 3)
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"The Atlas of Independence": Draft (Chapter 4)
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"Ambassadors": Draft (Chapter 5)
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"Europe": Draft (Chapter 6)
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"Peace": Draft (Chapter 7)
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"The Consolations of Philosophy": Draft (Chapter 8)
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"Great Sacrifices to Union": Draft (Chapter 9)
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"President John Adams": Draft (Chapter 10)
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"The Monarch of Stoney Field": Draft (Chapter 11)
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"The Garrulity of Narrative Old Age": Draft (Chapter 12)
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Original
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"Ambition" Draft (Chapter 1)
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"The Way to Fame": Draft (Chapter 2)
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"A Farewell to Politicks": Draft (Chapter 3)
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"The Atlas of Independence": Draft (Chapter 4)
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"Ambassadors": Draft (Chapter 5)
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"French and Franklinian Politicks": Draft (Chapter 6)
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"Peace": Draft (Chapter 7)
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"The Consolations of Philosophy": Draft (Chapter 8)
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"Great Sacrifices to Union": Draft (Chapter 9)
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"President John Adams": Draft (Chapter 10)
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"The Monarch of Stoney Field": Draft (Chapter 11)
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"The Garrulity of Narrative Old Age": Draft (Chapter 12)
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Endnotes: Chapters 1-3
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Endnotes: Chapters 3-5
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Endnotes: Chapters 6-8
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Endnotes: Chapters 8-11
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Index
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Adams Papers, Boston: Letters, Materials, Davila Notes, Etc.
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Notes
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Adams Letters, Notes
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Charles Francis Adams Biography of John Adams: Introduction
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Gipson Symposium
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Second President and the Press
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July 4, 1826: Washington Post
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Peterson, Merrill D. Adams and Jefferson: A Review
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Caedman Records on John and Abigail Adams, Letters
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Review of Family Letters
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Rutgers: John Adams Essay
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Review of Papers in The American Scholar.
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John Adams: Blackwell Encyclopedia
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John Adams: Encyclopedia Entry
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American Writers Before 1800: John Adams Entry
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Reviews of Papers of John Adams
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Chapter 1: Draft
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Drafts and Notes
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"Thomas Hutchinson and the Patriots": Draft
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"English Origins": Draft
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"In His Father's House": Draft
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"Quincy": Draft
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"Hawley": Notes and Draft
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"The Child, Revolution'": Draft
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"Ritual and Revolution'": Draft
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"John Adams": Draft
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"John Adams": Drafts (Feb, 1979)
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Endnotes
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Preface & "Rehearsal For Revolution": Draft (Chapter 1)
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"Thomas Hutchinson and the Patriots": Draft (Chapter 2)
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"English Origins": Draft (Chapter 3)
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"James Otis": Draft (Chapter 4)
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"John Adams": Draft (Chapter 5)
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"Joseph Hawley": Draft (Chapter 6)
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"Josiah Quincy, Jr.": Draft (Chapter 7)
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"The Child, Revolution": Draft (Chapter 8)
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"Festival, Ritual and Revolution": Draft (Chapter 9)
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"Ritual and Revolution": Misc. Materials
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Last Chapters: Notes and Research
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"Josiah Quincy, Jr.": Research and Notes
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"Joseph Hawley": Research and Notes
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Chapter 1: Notes
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Introduction: Draft and Notes
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"John Adams": Draft and Notes
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Chapter 1: Outline, Preface, Out?takes
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Chapter 1: Research and Notes
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Bute and Wilkes
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Otis
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"Molineux": lst Draft
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English, French
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New York: Research Materials
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To File: Miscellaneous Research
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Bibliography
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Notes, Drafts and Clips
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Samuel Adams
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James Otis
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Hutchinson Materials
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Book Bibliography
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Original Draft 2 folders
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Draft
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Introduction and "Rehearsal of Revolution": Draft (Chapter 1)
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"Their Kinsman, Thomas Hutchinson": Draft (Chapter 2)
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"John Wilkes and Lord Bute": Draft (Chapter 3)
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"James Otis": Draft (Chapter 4)
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"John Adams": Draft (Chapter 5)
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"Joseph Hawley": Draft (Chapter 6)
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"Josiah Quincy, Jr.": Draft (Chapter 7)
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"The Child, Revolution": Draft (Chapter 8)
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"Festival, Ritual and Revolution": Draft (Chapter 9)
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"The Rituals of the American Revolution": Draft (Chapter 10) & Notes
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Notes
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Photos
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Photos and Miscellaneous Research
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Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles
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Photo: Shaw Figure 187
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Photo's, Xeroxes, Illustrations: Sent for
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Bills
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Rosswurm, Stephen J.: MA Thesis, Northern Illinois University (May 1974)
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Young, Alfred "The Crowd and the Coming of the American Revolution: From Ritual to Rebellion in Boston." Davis Center Seminar (Jan, 1976)
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"Genealogy of the Tree of Liberty"
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Original Draft (2 folders)
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Draft
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Introduction and "Rehearsal of Revolution": Draft (Chapter 1)
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"Their Kinsman, Thomas Hutchinson": Draft (Chapter 2)
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"John Wilkes and Lord Bute": Draft (Chapter 3)
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"James Otis": Draft (Chapter 4)
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"John Adams": Draft (Chapter 5)
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"Joseph Hawley": Draft (Chapter 6)
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"Josiah Quincy, Jr.": Draft (Chapter 7)
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"The Child, Revolution": Draft (Chapter 8)
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"Festival, Ritual and Revolution": Draft (Chapter 9)
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"The Rituals of the American Revolution": Draft (Chapter 10) & Notes
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Notes
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Photos
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Photos and Miscellaneous Research
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Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles
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Photo: Shaw Figure 187
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Photo's, Xeroxes, Illustrations: Sent for
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Bills
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Rosswurm, Stephen J.: MA Thesis, Northern Illinois University (May 1974)
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Young, Alfred "The Crowd and the Coming of the American Revolution: From Ritual to Rebellion in Boston." Davis Center Seminar (Jan, 1976)
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"Genealogy of the Tree of Liberty"
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Letter from John Thoreau (Xerox)
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Xeroxes: Research Materials 15 folders
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Xeroxes 12 folders
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Correspondence & Letters
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American Patriots: Correspondence
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Character of John Adams: Correspondence
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Misc. Journal Articles and Pamphlets 4 folders
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Facsimile of John Adams Letter (May 2 ,1785)
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Curriculum Vitae

Preferred Citation

Peter Shaw research materials, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Adams family.

Subjects:

History -- Research.