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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 1


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Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-07

7. IX.

Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, evening, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.1
1. William Steuben Smith (1787–1850) was a nephew of JQA (being the son of Abigail [Adams] Smith) as well as the brother-in-law of LCA, having married Catherine Maria Frances Johnson in 1813 at St. Petersburg. He had been serving as private secretary to JQA, then minister to Russia, while Catherine had accompanied her sister to that distant land. To distinguish this couple from numerous other Smiths, CFA often called them “Uncle Smith” and “Aunt Smith.” See Adams Genealogy; Bemis, JQA , 1:154–155, 238.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-08

8. VIII:30.

Arise. No School. Dine at my Uncle Smith’s, evening, Mrs. de Neuville’s ball.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-09

9. IX:15.

Arise, go to Church. Mr. Henry,1 late, did not hear the text, return, remainder of day at home.
1. Sims Henry, a preacher from New Jersey (JQA, Diary, 9 Jan. 1820; LCA’s Journal, 9 Jan. 1820, enclosed in LCA to JA, Jan. 1820, Adams Papers).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-10

10. VIII:30.

Arise. Snow storm, go to School. Greek grammar, return, dinner.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-11

11. IX:5.

Arise, weather fair, go to School. Greek grammar, Minora, return. Evening, usual party.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-12

12. VIII.

Arise, walk to Capitol Hill, dancing master, not to School, Captain Reid,1 evening, Cardelli.
1. Presumably George C. Read, captain of the Hornet (Callahan, Navy List ).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0001-0002-0013

Author: CFA
Date: 1820-01-13

13. VIII:20.

Arise, go to School. Greek grammar and Minora, return, dine, evening, John Boyd.1
1. John Quincy Adams Boyd, the son of Harriet (Johnson) Boyd (b. 1781), LCA’s sister, and George Boyd (1779–1846). See Adams Genealogy and entry for 1 Aug. 1826, and note, below.
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