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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0009-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-09-06

Thursday. 6th.

Returned to Boston this morning with my father and passed it at the office in reading Law. Dined at Dr. Parkman’s.1 Messrs. Francis and Daniel Parkman,2 Everett, F. C. Gray,3 Thacher,4 Everett,5 Clay, Lyman, Frothingham, my father, George and I composed the Company. After dinner, I returned to my room and passed the Evening in writing.
1. George Parkman, Harvard 1809, the Boston physician who was later murdered by Professor John White Webster, lived at 1 Cambridge Street ( Boston Directory, 1829–1830).
2. Francis Parkman, Harvard 1807; and Daniel Parkman, Harvard 1813.
3. Francis Calley Gray (1790–1856), a leading Boston lawyer, who frequently represented the city in the state legislature and gave much of his time to raising funds for Harvard College ( DAB ).
4. Presumably Peter O. Thacher, judge of the Boston municipal court, who lived at 10 Chesnut Street ( Boston Directory, 1829–1830).
5. The repetition is in MS .