. Titlepage and cover for
's early Diary, designated D/JQA/1 by Adams editors to indicate the first of the individual
Diary books, booklets, or miscellaneous fragments. This Diary booklet, which measures
approximately 7″ × 4¾″, consists of eleven leaves of paper folded over and stitched.
Bound in with the sheets is a paper cover, and each page has been ruled off with a
, in which space he has placed the dates for his entries. On this titlepage, and the
revised titlepage which follows, there is a scrawled design at the bottom of the page
which is repeated throughout this Diary booklet.
With the exceptions of D/JQA/7, 9, and 13, all of the Diary volumes or booklets published
in these two volumes contain a roman numeral affixed in pencil on either the cover
or titlepage. Because they were probably added by
while assembling his father's papers in the 19th century, these have been deleted