Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Friday. 23rd.

Sunday 25th.

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Saturday. 24th.

Morning fine. Office, letter from my father. Conversation with George. Went to the Gallery of Paintings,1 with him. Met my old 240classmate William Dwight and was much pleased to see him. He has altered very little indeed. Having promised to go out of town with Mr. Brooks, I was obliged to leave him, although the scene and the meeting had raised my spirits considerably. The day was warm and I had a pleasant ride to Medford. I had determined not to go until tomorrow, and had it not been for the urgency manifested by Mr. B., should have kept my resolution. I found Mrs. Chardon Brooks there for her health. Mrs. Everett returned to her own house and Dr. Thayer, the Minister of Lancaster in this State,2 with his wife, on a visit to spend Sunday. The day passed quietly and none has been attended with more pleasure, of late.

1.

Since 1826 the Boston Athenaeum had set aside a room for exhibiting paintings and its collection of casts from the antique (Winsor, Memorial History of Boston , 4:392).

2.

Nathaniel Thayer, Harvard 1789, had been a tutor in 1792–1793.