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. Michel Lagoanere, “a Gentleman who has acted for some time as an American Agent at
to Huntington, 16 Jan. 1780
, Adams Papers
). He gave indispensable aid to the Adams party by arranging for their trip across
northern Spain. In addition to long letters of advice on routes and means of travel
Dec., Adams Papers
), Lagoanere sent
as a gift a copy of Joseph Mathias Escrivano's Itinerario espanol, o guia de caminos, para ir desde Madrid a todas las ciudades
..., 3d edn., Madrid, 1767, which survives among
's books in the Boston Public Library and has been useful in verifying contemporary
spellings of Spanish place names.