. Fragments of the text now worn away in the two preceding sentences have been restored
from the text of
's narrative of his entrance to Harvard contributed by
to MHS, MHS, Procs.
, 2d ser., 14 (1900–1901):200–201.
Some fragmentary notes taken down by Harriet Welsh from
's conversations in 1823 slightly amplify
's recollections of his school days. (The Welsh notes survive chiefly in the form
of a copy by
in his literary miscellany, Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 327. Suspension points in the passages quoted below indicate omissions
by the present editors.)