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Recent MHS Grant Announcements - October

Charles Francis AdamsC.F. Adams Charitable Trust

The MHS received $20,000 from the C.F. Adams Charitable Trust to complete the digital conversion of the eight volumes of the Diaries of Charles Francis Adams in order to make them available online. Of John Quincy Adams's children, only CFA continued the family practice of keeping a regular and lifelong journal, which he began in 1820. The entries being digitized describe his life as an undergraduate at Harvard; his family and social relationships and responsibilities; his initial efforts as a historian, biographer, and political journalist; and his first forays into politics. The period represented also encompasses some of the most tumultuous national and state politics of the century, and the journal refers to many of the important people and events of the time. The printed volumes of the diaries were originally published by the Adams Papers editorial project from 1964 to 1986. Making these thousands of pages accessible from the Society's website, alongside the other Adams Papers series, will greatly increase their accessibility.

Published: Thursday, 29 October, 2009, 2:57 PM