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Browsing: Papers of John Adams, Volume 9

The Adams Papers


  • Charles Francis Adams
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Boylston Adams
  • James Barr Ames
  • Emily Morison Beck
  • Theodore Chase
  • Lilian Handlin
  • Edward C. Johnson 3d
  • Henry Lee
  • Hiller B. Zobel


  • Joyce O. Appleby
  • Bernard Bailyn
  • Joan R. Challinor
  • David Herbert Donald
  • William M. Fowler Jr.
  • Linda K. Kerber
  • Thomas K. McCraw
  • Ernest Samuels
  • Robert J. Taylor
  • Gordon S. Wood
The acorn and oakleaf device on the preceding page is redrawn from a seal cut for John Quincy Adams after 1830. The motto is from Caecilius Statius as quoted by Cicero in the First Tusculan Disputation: Serit arbores quae alteri seculo prosint (“He plants trees for the benefit of later generations”).