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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0003-0014

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-09-14

14. VII.

Arise, copy Notes, Hallam, Journal, l’Allemagne, Horace, Ben Jon• { 12 } son, evening, ride and conversation with the family, Mr. Sullivan, billiards.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0003-0015

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-09-15

15. VI.

Arise, copy Notes, Hallam, Journal, l’Allemagne, Horace, Ben Jonson, Mr. Nelson of Virginia and Governor Coles of Illinois,1 at dinner and evening.
1. Hugh Nelson (1768–1836), a former Representative from Virginia, who served as American minister to Spain from 1823 to 1824 ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ), and Edward Coles (1786–1868), who was elected governor of Illinois in 1822 and led the fight against legalizing slavery in that state ( DAB ).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0003-0016

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-09-16

16. VI:15.

Arise, Hallam’s Middle Ages, Madame de Stael, l’Allemagne, Ben Jonson, letter from Richardson,1 evening, Browere, a curiosity.2
1. Missing.
2. John Henri Isaac Browere (1790–1834), the New York sculptor who specialized in making busts from plaster life masks of distinguished Americans (Groce and Wallace, Dict. Amer. Artists ).

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0003-0017

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-09-17

17. VIII.

Arise, Ben Jonson, visit to Mr. Browere, Operation of making a bust from the head,1 disagreeable, evening, Mr. G. Sullivan, letter to Richardson.2
1. CFA saw his bust, evidently completed, in New York the following June; see entry for 29 June 1826, below. Browere’s busts from life masks of JA and JQA (and other celebrities of the day) are now in the New York State Historical Association at Cooperstown, but that of CFA was lost around the turn of the century. It is illustrated in Charles Henry Hart, Browere’s Life Masks of Great Americans [N.Y.], 1899, facing p. 54.
2. Missing.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0003-0018

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-09-18

18. VIII:30.

At home all day, Medicine, Ben Jonson, evening ride with my Mother, my Uncle Johnson and Aunt Smith, John, Conversation, the Journey.

Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0001-0003-0019

Author: CFA
Date: 1825-09-19

19. VIII.

Morning at home, Hallam, Ben Jonson, Horace, Odes, letters to my Grandfather and George,1 evening, Company, my father, the Stars and Comet, up till late.2
1. Both letters are missing.
2. CFA and JQA were up until 1:00 a.m. watching Saturn and the Great Comet of 1825, which was brightly visible until the middle of October (JQA, Diary, 19 Sept. 1825; J. Russell Hind, The Comets, London, 1852, p. 159).
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