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Adams, Abigail Smith (1744-1818, wife of John, designated as AA in The Adams Papers)

318

Books and Reading

47

quotes from and refers to the Bible

17

quotes unidentified poetry

11

biblical references

6

comments on Paine's Common Sense

AFC01

AFC02

6

quotes Pope's Satires of Horace

AFC05

AFC06

6

quotes or alludes to Pope's Essay on Man

AFC05

5

Edward Young

AFC07

5

French studies

AFC05

AFC06

5

Shakespeare

AFC07

4

Milton's Paradise Lost, quoted

AFC03

AFC04

4

Sterne

AFC05

AFC07

4

quotes Aesop's Fables(?)

AFC05

AFC06

4

quotes Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac(?)

AFC05

AFC06

4

reads Rousseau on JA's recommendation

AFC03

AFC04

5

regards Chesterfield in his Letters a “Hypocritical, polished Libertine, a mere Lovelace,” who has moreover “exhibited a peculiar Asperity against the Sex”

AFC04

3

Buchan's Domestic Medicine

AFC05

AFC06

3

David Ramsay

AFC07

3

James Thomson a favorite poet, but AA adapts text to her purpose

AFC01

3

Racine's Athalie, other plays at French Comedy

AFC05

3

Swift

AFC07

3

William Gordon

AFC07

4

finds Sir William Temple rewarding for information on Netherlands and for parallels to JA's negotiations

AFC03

AFC04

3

in French language

AFC01

3

quotes and refers to La Rochefoucauld's Maxims

AFC05

3

refers to and quotes The Spectator

AFC05

3

requests copy of Chesterfield's Letters

AFC01

4

studies French by reading plays

AFC05

AFC06

3

Bolingbroke's “Reflections upon Exile”

AFC05

AFC06

2

David Humphreys

AFC07

2

James Thomson

AFC07

2

James Thomson admired and quoted by

AFC03

AFC04

2

Paine's American Crisis, No. II

AFC02

2

Paine's “American Crisis,” quoted

AFC03

2

Pope Clement XIV

AFC07

2

Pope's Essay on Man, quoted

AFC03

2

Samuel Johnson

AFC07

2

Samuel Richardson

AFC07

2

Thomas Otway

AFC07

2

Thomas Whately

AFC07

2

William Buchan

AFC07

2

acknowledges receipt of newspapers and pamphlets from JA

AFC01

2

alludes to Swift's Journal of a Modern Lady

AFC06

2

alludes to and quotes Addison's Cato

AFC05

2

asks for Journals of Congress

AFC03

2

comments on Molière

AFC01

3

exempts Tristram Shandy only from her reading of Laurence Sterne

AFC03

AFC04

2

has little knowledge of Latin

AFC05

2

praises Richardson, even Pamela

AFC06

2

quotes Dr. Price

AFC05

AFC06

3

quotes Milton's Paradise Lost

AFC06

2

quotes Poisson's Procureur arbitre

AFC06

2

quotes Pope's Messiah

AFC05

2

quotes Pope's “Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato”

AFC06

2

quotes Pope's “The Rape of the Lock”

AFC06

2

quotes Prior's “An English Padlock”

AFC05

AFC06

2

quotes Shakespeare's Hamlet

AFC05

2

quotes Swift

AFC05

AFC06

2

quotes Thomas Otway

AFC06

2

quotes Thomson's Sophonisba

AFC05

2

reads Barrow's Sermons

AFC06

2

reads Rollin's Ancient History

AFC01

AFC02

2

recommends and sends books to family and friends

AFC01

2

requests copy of Trumbull's M'Fingal

AFC01

1

Addison's Cato, quoted

AFC04

1

Aesop's fables

AFC07

1

Bolingbroke's political tracts quoted

AFC04

1

Brydone's Tour through Sicily and Malta

AFC02

1

Cervantes

AFC07

1

Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women

AFC01

1

Hester Piozzi

AFC07

1

Hume's History of England

AFC02

1

Isaac Watts

AFC07

1

James Boswell

AFC07

1

James Fordyce's Sermons commended for attitude toward women

AFC04

1

John Dalrymple

AFC07

1

John Fothergill

AFC07

1

John Home

AFC07

1

Milton

AFC07

1

Nicholas Rowe

AFC07

1

Plutarch

AFC07

1

Prodicus of Ceos

AFC07

1

Rochefoucauld

AFC07

1

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, quoted

AFC03

1

Solon the Lawgiver

AFC07

1

Timothy Dwight

AFC07

1

Westminster Catechism

AFC07

1

William Collins' “Ode” (“How sleep the brave”)

AFC01

1

William Mason

AFC07

1

acquires respect for accomplishments of French ladies from Shebbeare's Letters

AFC03

1

adapts Pope's “On Sir Godfrey Kneller”

AFC05

1

admires and quotes from the fable of the sparrow and dove in Edward Moore's Poems

AFC03

1

advises Tyler on studies

AFC05

1

alludes to Samuel Johnson

AFC06

1

comments on Joshua Reynolds

AFC06

1

describes architecture of French theater

AFC06

1

during inoculation with smallpox

AFC02

1

epitaph for Samuel Johnson

AFC07

1

finds apt maxims in the Duc de Sully's Mémoires

AFC03

1

holds Burgoyne's style “intricate ... pompous ... and rather Bordering on the fustian”

AFC03

1

interest in reading and writing poetry

AFC01

1

on the rearing and education of children

AFC01

1

quotes Hannah More's “Sir Eldred of the Bower”

AFC05

1

quotes Horace's Epistles

AFC05

1

quotes John Gay's Shepherd's Week(?)

AFC05

1

quotes Montaigne

AFC05

1

quotes Pliny (the Younger?)

AFC05

1

quotes Pope

AFC05

1

quotes Pope Clement XIV's Interesting Letters

AFC05

1

quotes Sallust's Jugurthine War

AFC05

1

quotes Shakespeare's Othello

AFC06

1

quotes Shakespeare's Tempest

AFC05

1

quotes Thiéry's Almanach de voyageur à Paris

AFC06

1

quotes Thomson's Seasons

AFC05

1

quotes observations in James Harrington applicable to present state of Britain

AFC03

1

refers to Dyanthe (Diana?)

AFC05

1

refers to Machiavelli

AFC05

1

refers to Mandeville's Fable of the Bees

AFC05

1

refers to Molière's Bourgeois Gentilhomme

AFC05

1

requests copy of Select Essays upon Husbandry

AFC02

1

uses Dodsley's Preceptor

AFC06

1

will send books to Shaw children

AFC06

1

admiration for Mrs. Macaulay and her writings

AFC01

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Character, Appearance, Habits

18

health of

11

sends gifts to relatives from Europe

10

relationship with Thaxter

9

and Lovell cipher

AFC03

8

assists poor widows in Braintree

AFC05

AFC06

7

relationship with Storer

6

correspondence with Mercy Otis Warren

AFC05

AFC06

6

grammatical and orthographic oddities

AFC03

AFC04

7

letter-writing of

5

clothing of

AFC07

6

distress at father's death

5

distress at leaving family and friends

5

fear of interception of letters

AFC04

6

isolated in France by language and customs

5

keenly feels separation from friends and country

AFC05

AFC06

6

multiple attractions of Vermont to

AFC03

5

self-appraisal

AFC05

4

charity of

AFC07

4

sends books to young relatives

AFC06

4

suggests medical remedies

AFC07

4

anxious over Col. Smith's absence

AFC05

AFC06

3

difficulty maintaining busy correspondence

AFC05

AFC06

4

fancies a “genteel Chaise”

AFC03

3

humor of

AFC07

3

insistence on proprieties in Lovell correspondence

AFC04

3

relationship with sister Elizabeth Shaw

AFC05

4

sometimes given to rhetorical flights

AFC03

2

Elizabeth Shaw on

AFC07

3

Yankee speech of

AFC05

2

attends church

AFC06

2

aversion to making duplicates of letters

AFC03

2

dislikes shipmates

AFC05

2

fears living in Europe

AFC05

2

fears loss of letters during violent storm at sea

AFC05

2

is finished with politics

AFC05

2

mourns death of Joseph Warren

AFC01

2

offers condolences to John Thaxter

AFC07

4

portrait by Mather Brown

AFC06

2

sewing

AFC07

2

thanks Mary Cranch for caring for Adams brothers

AFC07

2

weight of

AFC07

1

JA on her wifely virtues

AFC01

1

JA's catalogue of faults of

AFC01

1

JA: her letters give “clearer and fuller Intelligence, than I can get from a whole Committee of Gentlemen”

AFC02

1

JA: “your Letters are much better worth preserving than mine”

AFC02

1

Lovell's wit appreciated

AFC04

1

Lucy Cranch on

AFC07

1

William Langborn describes

AFC07

1

a British visitor's praise of

AFC01

2

and romance of AA2 with Tyler

AFC03

AFC04

1

as “fair example of female excellence”

AFC07

1

baggage of

AFC07

1

called “Nabby”

AFC05

1

carelessness in recording dates

AFC03

1

changes opinion of brother-in-law

AFC05

1

climbs in carriage window

AFC07

1

contributes to clothe Rev. Moses Taft

AFC06

1

dreams of

AFC07

1

education of

AFC07

1

envied

AFC07

1

exhilarated spirits

AFC05

1

eye color

AFC06

2

facsimile of her handwriting in 1777

AFC02

2

facsimile of her handwriting in 1781

AFC04

2

facsimile of her handwriting in 1782

AFC04

1

friendship with Jefferson

AFC07

1

gray hair of

AFC07

1

handwriting of

AFC07

1

handwriting reproduced

AFC05

1

helps friend collect money

AFC06

1

interest in early English Quincys

AFC05

1

jewelry of

AFC07

1

keeps a letterbook for brief period

AFC02

1

loneliness of

AFC07

1

love of Scottish songs

AFC06

1

method of composing and dating letters

AFC05

1

misidentified portrait of

AFC06

1

modesty

AFC03

1

mortified at debts incurred by her brother

AFC06

1

need for exercise

AFC07

1

notes want of receiving any special consideration in deference to JA's long absence in public service

AFC04

1

offers to send needed items to friends and family

AFC06

1

on the current popularity of matrimony

AFC02

1

orders fabric for church

AFC05

2

portraits of

AFC07

1

recommends Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse

AFC05

1

refers to Abdees as “my sable tennants”

AFC07

1

refers to Yankee bundlers

AFC05

1

refuses to play cards on Sunday

AFC07

2

relationship with sisters

AFC07

1

requests chocolate from Cranches

AFC07

1

resemblance to JQA

AFC07

1

said to resemble Ruth H. Dalton

AFC06

1

seeks news from Boston ship captains

AFC07

1

servants assist with dressing

AFC07

1

tells anecdote about need for grand houses

AFC06

1

tips sea captain

AFC07

1

use of literary sources

AFC01

1

uses cosmetics

AFC07

1

uses hairdresser

AFC07

1

uses pen name “Diana”

AFC05

1

walks for health

AFC06

1

wears pearls

AFC06

1

weather delays delivery of correspondence for U.S.

AFC07

1

wishes to return to America “where frugality and oconomy are . . . considered virtues”

AFC06

1

“Debts are my abhorrance”

AFC03

1

“Deliver me from your cold phlegmatick Preachers, Politicians, Friends, Lovers and Husbands”

AFC02

1

“I am lean as a rale”

AFC01

1

“I am not Naturally of a gloomy temper”

AFC01

1

“I am not naturally ... of that rastless anxious disposition”

AFC01

1

“I am not of an over anxious make”

AFC02

1

“I hate an unfealing mortal”

AFC04

1

“I have a large share of Grandmother Eves curiosity”

AFC02

1

“I have been distress'd, but not dismayed”

AFC01

1

“I hush all my murmurs by considering we are all embarked upon the same bottom”

AFC03

1

“Luxery that bainfull poison has unstrung and enfeabled”

AFC03

1

“My Heart is as light as a feather and my Spirits are dancing”

AFC01

1

“Some folks say I grow very fat”

AFC01

1

“a little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world”

AFC03

1

“a physiognomist”

AFC04

1

“if we do not lay out ourselves in the Service of mankind whom should we serve?”

AFC03

1

“my Pen is my only pleasure, and writing to you the composure of my mind”

AFC02

1

“my pen is always freer than my tongue”

AFC01

1

“pride, I know I have a large portion of it”

AFC04

1

“prizes the Emanations of a pure and friendly Heart, before all the studied complasance of a finished courtier”

AFC04

1

“studying frugality and oconomy”

AFC03

1

“uneaquil to the cares which fall upon me”

AFC01

1

“who will sacrifice as others have done? Portia I think stands alone”

AFC05

2

appears in new light in Adams Family Correspondence

AFC05

1

carelessness with dates

AFC01

1

correspondence characterized

AFC05

1

early proposals to publish letters of

AFC01

1

exemplifies the “Puritan ethic”

AFC03

1

flirtatiousness

AFC03

1

her letters as expressions of personality

AFC03

1

spelling and grammar

AFC01

670

Domestic and Social Life

21

sends fabric, clothing, and goods to Cranches

17

hosts dinners

17

makes and receives visits

18

receives visitors and entertains at Grosvenor Square

AFC05

14

sends fabric, clothing, and goods to family in U.S.

14

entertains at Auteuil

AFC05

AFC06

13

presentation to George III and Queen Charlotte

AFC05

12

visits in and around London

11

orders household items through JA in Philadelphia

10

WSS as secy. to

11

visits and dines out in France

9

purchases for and receives goods from Jefferson

9

sends fabric, clothing, and goods to Shaws

9

sends fabric, clothing, and goods to U.S.

10

visits and dines with Americans in London

10

visits to the James Warrens at Plymouth and Milton and from the Warrens and their children

AFC03

8

buys table linen and shirts for Jefferson

8

dines out

8

sends money to JA's mother

7

attends theater in London

AFC07

7

dines out in London

AFC05

7

does not attend “publick Amusements” without JA

AFC05

7

has Jefferson buy platters and statuettes

7

on illness and death of her mother

6

attends parties

6

correspondence with Mme. Grand

6

entertains in Braintree

AFC05

6

sends books to Shaws

AFC07

6

social engagements in Netherlands

6

visits sights in London

AFC06

5

English custom bars from JA's dinner for foreign ministers

AFC06

5

church attendance of

AFC07

5

comments on and relations with servants

AFC01

AFC02

5

learns of death of Elizabeth Storer Smith

5

nurses family and servants through serious illnesses

5

orders chocolate from Massachusetts

AFC06

5

receives food and goods from U.S.

AFC07

5

takes long walks

AFC05

AFC06

4

Gerry mistakenly delivers her canister of tea to Mrs. Samuel Adams

4

asks Jefferson to buy shoes, other goods

AFC06

4

attends Paris theater

AFC05

AFC06

4

exchanges medals with Thomas Brand Hollis

AFC07

5

inherits land, money, and silver tankard from father

AFC05

AFC06

4

sends letters to U.S.

AFC07

5

sightseeing in Netherlands

3

John Cranch sends meat to

AFC07

3

Mary Cranch requests linen from

AFC07

3

attempts to assist family of George Trott

3

attends 4th of July celebration and Harvard commencement

AFC05

3

attends queen's birthday celebration

AFC07

3

attends swearing-in ceremony at Utrecht

AFC07

3

attentions paid to Mrs. Lovell

AFC04

3

boards JA's law clerks

AFC01

3

copes with London hours of rising, eating, entertaining

AFC05

5

describes Paris theater

AFC05

AFC06

4

dines at Col. Quincy's house

AFC01

3

kept unaware of JA's illness

AFC04

3

plans to visit Warrens

AFC05

3

presents Anne Bingham at court

AFC07

3

receives news from U.S.

AFC07

3

requests stocking weaver's needles for Hardwick

AFC02

3

rides in carriage in London

AFC06

4

sad to leave France

AFC05

3

sees advantages of living in England

3

sends book to John Cranch

AFC07

3

sends books to Cranches

AFC07

3

sends books to U.S.

AFC07

3

visits to and from Mrs. Dana

AFC03

AFC04

3

writes to Cranches

AFC05

AFC06

2

Lucy Cranch sends song to

AFC07

2

WSS and David Humphreys dine with

AFC07

2

arrangements for care of JA's mother

AFC05

AFC06

2

as grandmother

AFC07

2

asks Rufus King to frank letters

AFC07

2

assumes responsibility for answering important communications received by JA

AFC01

3

attends London theater

AFC05

AFC06

2

attends coronation anniversary

AFC06

2

attends theater at The Hague

AFC07

2

bonnet shredded by coins on coach trip

AFC06

2

care and disposal of clothes in Braintree

AFC06

2

comments on JA's clothing

AFC02

2

concern about family's reception, her role in London

AFC06

2

correspondence with Elbridge Gerry

AFC03

3

correspondence with Lovell

AFC03

2

describes entertaining at Auteuil

AFC06

3

describes family activities at Auteuil

AFC05

AFC06

2

describes fireside circle

AFC05

3

describes promenade to Longchamp

AFC05

AFC06

2

family news provided by Eliphalet Brush

AFC04

3

friendship with Mme. Lafayette

AFC05

AFC06

2

gives Elizabeth Shaw medical advice

AFC06

2

hears Handel's Messiah

AFC06

2

invited to dine with Smiths of Clapham

AFC07

2

invites Patsy Jefferson to stay with in London

AFC07

2

keeps pet birds

AFC06

2

limits visits to loyalists in London

AFC07

2

lodges soldiers and refugees

AFC01

3

loves house and garden at Auteuil

AFC05

AFC06

4

meets and describes Mme. Helvétius

3

presence of Estaing's fleet occasions round of visits and dinners on shipboard and in Braintree

AFC03

2

receives disturbing news

AFC06

2

sends newspapers to U.S.

AFC07

2

sews or reads

AFC05

2

shops

AFC06

2

sightseeing at Bath

AFC07

2

speaks French with servants

AFC05

3

the Warrens welcomed as near neighbors

AFC04

2

trouble with tenant Hayden

2

troubles with tenant Hayden

AFC03

2

visited by Arthur Lee

2

visits Osterley Park

AFC07

2

visits Ranelagh Gardens

AFC07

1

Bath city band performs for

AFC07

1

Jefferson awaits instruction about wine

AFC06

1

Jefferson introduces to Anne Mangeot de Corny

AFC07

1

Jefferson visits

AFC07

1

John Boylston visited in England (1787)

AFC04

1

Quincys take refuge with

AFC01

1

Superior Court judges and members of bar dine with

AFC02

1

Thomas Welsh asks to procure lace for Harriet Welsh

AFC07

1

William Shaw requests book from

AFC07

1

activities of reported in newspapers

AFC07

1

aids British prisoners of war

AFC03

1

and brother-in-law John Shaw

AFC03

1

anticipates move to London

AFC06

1

arranges for milk and cream delivery

AFC06

1

as matchmaker for Cotton Tufts

AFC07

1

asks family not to mention gifts received from

AFC07

1

attends Tea Party commemoration

AFC05

1

attends funeral for Duke of Northumberland

AFC07

1

attends opera

AFC07

1

breakfasts out in London

AFC06

1

breakfasts with David Humphreys

AFC07

1

breakfasts with Edward Bridgen

AFC07

1

cares for Mary Jefferson in London

AFC07

1

characterizes Anne Bingham

AFC05

1

compares domestic duties in London and Braintree

AFC06

1

concern that gifts to relatives not offend

AFC06

1

confidential correspondence with Mary Cranch

AFC05

1

declines opportunity to attend opening of Parliament

AFC07

1

describes Epiphany dinner

AFC06

1

describes London fashion

AFC05

1

describes Sundays in Paris

AFC05

1

describes “Ladies Route”

AFC07

1

dines with Dana

AFC05

1

dining habits in London

AFC06

1

dislikes attending balls without accompaniment

AFC07

1

does not attend Court regularly

AFC06

1

does not cook or clean in Auteuil

AFC06

1

encourages Jefferson to come to London

AFC07

1

enjoys imagining being in Braintree

AFC06

1

exchanges visits with diplomats

AFC06

1

excluded from Patience Wright's conversation with JA

AFC06

1

frustrated at custom of not being at home to callers

AFC05

1

gives home remedy for jaundice

AFC06

1

has dog named Caesar

AFC06

1

has set of dining room tables made

AFC06

1

hears JA arrive home, puts on tea

AFC05

1

horseback riding

AFC06

1

housekeeping

AFC01

1

ignored by Boston's “Beau Mond”

AFC05

1

in Boston (Dec. 1780)

AFC04

1

informs Jefferson about Capt. Henry Stanhope

AFC07

1

inoculation with smallpox general among Adams family and circle

AFC03

1

intends to buy clothing in Paris

AFC05

1

invitations to public assemblies declined

AFC04

1

invites ship captains to dine with Adamses

AFC07

1

journal-letter deeply moves Mary Cranch

AFC05

1

learns of death of Lucy Quincy Tufts

AFC07

1

leaves dinner early

AFC06

1

makes family clothing

AFC01

1

makes inquiries about Simon Tufts

AFC07

1

makes inquiries about Simon Tufts Jr. in London

AFC07

1

marriage to JA

AFC01

1

meets Generals Washington and Lee

AFC01

1

misses “Sallet” and peas

AFC05

1

nurses brother-in-law

AFC05

1

on illness and death of JA's brother Elihu

AFC01

1

on scarcity of West Indies goods

AFC01

1

orders salt fish

AFC06

1

plays cards

AFC07

1

receives large turtle for banquet

AFC06

1

rumored to have dined with Prince of Wales

AFC07

1

seeks commission for JA's brother Elihu

AFC01

1

sends account for books purchased for Manasseh Cutler

AFC07

1

sends copy of Prussian treaty to Isaac Smith Sr.

AFC07

1

sends money to Cotton Tufts

AFC07

1

sends newspapers to Jefferson

AFC07

1

sociableness of neighbors in time of crisis

AFC01

1

social engagements at Bath

AFC07

1

spends day at home for callers

AFC06

1

stays at Bath Hotel, London

AFC07

1

supplies and clothes at Braintree home

AFC06

1

tells anecdote about loneliness

AFC06

1

the Warrens visit

AFC01

1

thoughts wander to JA and JQA in Paris

AFC05

1

to arrange purchase of clothes in England for Elizabeth Shaw

AFC05

1

tours Tuileries

AFC06

1

unfavorable view of her sister Elizabeth's engagement

AFC02

1

unwilling to pay to attend benefit night at theater

AFC07

1

visit from Samuel Adams and wife

AFC01

1

visit to Haverhill

AFC03

1

visited by Dr. Aaron Dexter

AFC04

1

visited by Dr. Waterhouse

AFC04

1

visited by Ellerys

AFC04

1

visited by Lètombe

AFC04

1

visited by Sir James Jay and George Digges

AFC03

1

visits Cranches

AFC05

1

visits French warship

AFC05

1

visits Hampstead

AFC07

1

visits New England Coffee House

AFC07

1

visits Paris orphanage

AFC06

1

visits Thaxter family

AFC03

1

visits former home of Elizabeth Storer Atkinson

AFC07

1

visits from Thaxter sisters

AFC04

1

visits with Charles Warren

AFC07

1

wants niece's cats

AFC06

1

wants private chamber where she can write “Letters and keep my papers unmollested”

AFC02

1

wants shagbark hickory nuts from Massachusetts

AFC06

1

wants sister to share journal-letter with friends

AFC05

1

wishes to hear Archibald Maclaine

AFC07

1

won't buy staples at inflated prices

AFC02

1

would trade Auteuil house for her “own little Cottage”

AFC05

1

yearns to speak French

AFC03

1

“I am still left alone”

AFC01

1

“I endeavour to live in the most frugal manner posible”

AFC01

1

“I have been like a nun in a cloister”

AFC01

1

“I have lived a very recluse life since your absence”

AFC01

1

“I have so little of the Ape about me; that I have refused every publick invitation”

AFC05

1

“We feel a temporary peace”

AFC01

1

“We live in continual Expectation of Hostilities”

AFC01

1

“dined Nine Gentlemen to Day”

AFC01

1

“such a rapid succession of events have been crouded into the last two Months of my Life, that I can scarcly recollect them, much less recount them”

AFC05

1

“the House ... shakes with the roar of Cannon”

AFC01

1

“would not wish to see such a family picture in print”

AFC05

1

more active in London than in Paris

1

pleased with London home, friends, family's prospects

AFC05

1

satisfactions in correspondence with Thaxter

AFC03

1

travels limited

AFC03

1

watches balloon flight

AFC06

411

Farming and Household Management

23

financial arrangements with and transfer of funds from JA

17

Cotton Tufts as agent for

17

inflated costs of goods and labor

AFC04

14

hiring and managing farm hands

12

and land purchases

10

corresponds with Tufts about property, income, and investments

9

tenants of

9

manages servants at Auteuil

AFC06

7

Tufts and Rev. John Shaw care for farms

AFC05

AFC06

7

comments on crops and prospects for the year (1777)

7

orders European goods from JA

6

disagrees with JA on land purchases

AFC05

AFC06

6

droughts and crop failure

AFC03

AFC04

6

furniture from The Hague arrives in London

AFC06

6

land purchases

5

Vermont land purchases

AFC05

5

a chaise purchased

AFC03

5

and payment for CA's passage

AFC04

7

duties in London, running Amer. legation

AFC05

5

high cost of living and furnishing house in Auteuil

AFC05

AFC05

6

manages farm, buys land, pays taxes

5

takes loan from uncle

AFC05

5

arranges for Phoebe and William Abdee to occupy Braintree house

AFC05

AFC06

4

compares cost of living in England and France

AFC06

4

debt to Warrens

AFC07

4

pays Cranches for board of sons

AFC07

4

problems of depreciated currency

AFC03

4

puts affairs in order to leave for Europe

AFC05

4

state of Braintree home

AFC07

4

“the loss of your Grey Horse”

AFC02

3

JA's low salary clouds move to England

AFC06

3

and disadvantages attending payment of indebtedness by bills, drafts, &c.

AFC04

3

business affairs with Mercy Warren

AFC04

3

exchanges hard money for paper

3

investments of

AFC07

3

limited income of

AFC07

3

pays fees to Court servants

AFC06

3

profits and losses

AFC01

3

reduction of commissioners' salaries causes difficulties

AFC05

AFC06

2

complains of drought

AFC01

2

cost of voyage and London hotels

AFC05

2

costs of setting up household in London

AFC06

2

describes Vassall-Borland farm (later Old House Site)

AFC05

2

has not received china ordered

AFC05

2

prefers a brother and sister as servants

AFC05

2

refuses reimbursement for aid to Braintree men in Mill Prison pending JA's instructions

AFC04

2

teaches cooking to ship's cook

AFC05

2

to have friends bid on Allyne's and Quincy's land

AFC05

2

transactions with Codman & Smith

AFC03

2

weary of being frugal

AFC06

1

JQA assists in keeping family accounts

AFC06

1

James Warren praises AA's management of farm

AFC02

1

Jefferson consults about official expenses

AFC06

1

Jefferson writes to, about finances

AFC06

1

advised by JA on crops and livestock

AFC02

1

asked for a piece of broken mirror

AFC05

1

asks JA for money and goods for own use

AFC05

1

assumes JA will bring table linens and carpets

AFC05

1

dares not buy more property

AFC05

1

dealings with tradespeople

AFC07

1

debts due JA unpaid in his absence

AFC04

1

declines prisoners' repayment of JA's loan

AFC05

1

dislikes sanitation provisions at Auteuil

AFC05

1

educational facilities for children difficult to provide

AFC04

1

entrusts JA's library to Richard Cranch

AFC05

1

exhausts funds from buying land, does poorly on sale of goods

AFC05

1

expects interest on loan office certificates

AFC05

1

expenses of court clothing, mourning clothes

AFC05

1

explains loss on bill of exchange

AFC05

1

financial sacrifice of public service

AFC06

1

gives Tyler JA's account books for collection of legal fees

AFC05

1

gives servant housekeeping necessaries

AFC05

1

has Royall Tyler hold JA's account books

AFC07

1

has stockings woven for a miller

AFC04

1

high cost of living in London

AFC06

1

high price of food in France

AFC06

2

left by tenants

AFC03

AFC04

1

needs small bills from JA

AFC05

1

orders Japanese tea urn, needles, chewing tobacco

AFC05

1

organizes passengers to clean ship cabin

AFC05

1

pays sons' school expenses, keeps two servants

AFC05

1

pays the tax rates

AFC02

1

plans to “put the Farm ... out of my Hands” (1778)

AFC02

1

purchase of and payments for commodities

AFC04

1

relationship with tenants

AFC05

1

requests Select Essays upon Husbandry

AFC02

2

role as business manager and investor grows in Europe

AFC05

1

says both English and French cheat her

AFC05

1

social needs for seven servants in France

AFC05

1

takes cow to Boston when family undergoes inoculation

AFC02

1

wants to buy out sister's interest in Medford farm

AFC05

1

wants to put money into state notes

AFC05

1

“I involve you in no debts, nor go one Inch without seeing my way Clear”

AFC05

1

“Misfortune of loosing a Cow upon the Ice”

AFC02

1

“My credit will last here; till it fails upon the other side of the water”

AFC03

1

“The 7 Labours of Hercules were not more difficult and complicated than the Subject of Finance”

AFC03

2

“The fluctuating state of our currency and the exorbitant demand for every necessary of life, together with the high taxes renders it more peculiarly difficult to be deprived of a partner at this day”

AFC03

1

“a fine growing Season”

AFC01

1

“obliged to Economize not to be in debt at the close of every Month”

AFC06

116

Health and Illnesses

11

inoculated with smallpox

AFC01

9

headaches and fatigue

AFC05

AFC06

7

sick on sea voyage

7

delivered of a stillborn daughter in 1777

6

fever

AFC04

AFC05

5

eye complaints

AFC02

3

general health

AFC05

3

rheumatism

AFC05

3

suffers from whitlows

AFC03

2

annual fall illness

AFC06

2

treated by Dr. Cotton Tufts

AFC01

2

“Neither of us appear to be built for duration”

AFC05

2

“a nervious pain in my Head to which I am sometimes subject”

AFC02

1

death in 1818

AFC02

1

has “a paleness which has very near resembled a whited wall”

AFC02

1

has “salt rheum”

AFC02

1

hopes voyage will benefit her “very infirm” health

AFC05

1

orders Peruvian bark and castor oil

AFC06

1

recurrent salt rheum

AFC03

1

“A most Excruciating pain in my head and every Limb and joint”

AFC02

1

“I have enjoyed a tolerable good state of Health, Depression of spirits I often experience”

AFC03

1

“I suffer through want of exercise, and grow too fat”

AFC06

1

“feeble and faint with the Heat”

AFC02

1

“infirm enough”

AFC04

1

“the approach of Spring unstrings my nerves”

AFC02

1

“twice my life was nearly sacrificed to [nursing children]”

AFC04

497

Letters To

1

AA2 (1779)

AFC03

3

AA2 (1786)

AFC07

1

Abigail Bromfield Rogers (1786)

AFC07

1

Alice Lee Shippen (1781)

AFC04

1

Anna Quincy (1784)

AFC05

2

Benjamin Franklin (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

1

Benjamin Waterhouse (1782)

AFC05

3

CA (1780)

AFC03

2

CA (1781)

AFC04

1

CA (1786)

AFC07

1

Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay (1774)

AFC01

1

Chandler Robbins (1783)

AFC05

1

Charles Storer (1783)

AFC05

2

Charles Storer (1785)

AFC06

2

Charles Storer (1786)

AFC07

1

Charles Williamos (1785)

AFC06

2

Cotton Tufts (1764)

AFC01

2

Cotton Tufts (1784)

AFC05

6

Cotton Tufts (1785)

AFC06

6

Cotton Tufts (1786)

AFC07

1

Cotton Tufts (1787)

AFC07

1

Daniel Roberdeau (1777)

AFC02

1

Edward Dilly (1775)

AFC01

1

Elbridge Gerry (1780)

AFC03

2

Elbridge Gerry (1781)

AFC04

1

Elbridge Gerry (1783)

AFC05

1

Elbridge Gerry (1784)

AFC05

3

Elizabeth Cranch (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

4

Elizabeth Cranch (1785)

AFC06

2

Elizabeth Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Dana (1784)

AFC05

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1778)

AFC02

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1782)

AFC04

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1783)

AFC05

3

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

4

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1785)

AFC06

5

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1786)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1787)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Storer Smith (1785)

AFC06

2

Elizabeth and Lucy Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

Eunice Paine (1775)

AFC01

1

Hannah Green (1784)

AFC05

1

Hannah Quincy Lincoln Storer (1778)

AFC02

1

Hannah Storer (1785)

AFC06

1

Hannah Storer Green (1765)

AFC01

1

Hugh Hill (1782)

AFC04

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1763)

AFC01

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1770)

AFC01

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1771)

AFC01

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1777)

AFC02

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1786)

AFC07

2

Isaac Smith Sr. (1785)

AFC06

4

Isaac Smith Sr. (1786)

AFC07

2

JA (1763)

AFC01

11

JA (1764)

AFC01

1

JA (1767)

AFC01

1

JA (1773)

AFC01

6

JA (1774)

AFC01

12

JA (1778)

AFC02

AFC03

6

JA (1779)

AFC03

16

JA (1780)

AFC04

13

JA (1781)

13

JA (1782)

AFC05

15

JA (1783)

8

JA (1784)

2

JA (1786)

AFC07

3

JQA (1778)

AFC03

5

JQA (1780)

AFC03

3

JQA (1781)

AFC04

1

JQA (1782)

AFC05

2

JQA (1783)

AFC05

2

JQA (1784)

AFC05

5

JQA (1785)

AFC06

9

JQA (1786)

2

JQA (1787)

AFC07

1

James Bowdoin (1775)

AFC01

2

James Lovell (1777)

AFC02

5

James Lovell (1778)

AFC02

AFC03

7

James Lovell (1779)

AFC03

5

James Lovell (1780)

AFC03

11

James Lovell (1781)

2

James Lovell (1782)

AFC04

1

James Warren (1778)

AFC03

1

John Cranch (1786)

AFC07

2

John Lowell (1779)

AFC03

1

John Shaw (1785)

AFC06

2

John Thaxter (1776)

AFC02

9

John Thaxter (1778)

AFC02

AFC03

3

John Thaxter (1780)

AFC03

AFC04

3

John Thaxter (1781)

AFC04

3

John Thaxter (1782)

AFC04

AFC05

4

John Thaxter (1783)

AFC05

1

John Thaxter (1785)

AFC06

1

Jonathan Mason (1778)

AFC03

1

Joseph Warren (1775)

AFC01

1

Lucy Cranch (1784)

AFC05

3

Lucy Cranch (1785)

AFC06

2

Lucy Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

Lucy Quincy Tufts (1785)

AFC06

1

Mary Middleton Lovell (1779)

AFC03

3

Mary Smith Cranch (1766)

AFC01

2

Mary Smith Cranch (1767)

AFC01

1

Mary Smith Cranch (1774)

AFC01

4

Mary Smith Cranch (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

10

Mary Smith Cranch (1785)

13

Mary Smith Cranch (1786)

2

Mary Smith Cranch (1787)

AFC07

2

Mercy Otis Warren (1773)

AFC01

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1774)

AFC01

7

Mercy Otis Warren (1775)

AFC01

4

Mercy Otis Warren (1776)

AFC01

2

Mercy Otis Warren (1777)

AFC02

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1778)

AFC03

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1779)

AFC03

2

Mercy Otis Warren (1780)

AFC03

2

Mercy Otis Warren (1781)

AFC04

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1783)

AFC05

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1784)

AFC05

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1785)

AFC06

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1786)

AFC07

1

Nathaniel Willis (1781)

AFC04

2

Oliver Wendell (1779)

AFC03

1

Oliver Wendell (1780)

AFC03

2

Royall Tyler (1783)

AFC05

2

Royall Tyler (1784)

AFC05

1

Royall Tyler (1785)

AFC06

1

Samuel Adams (1779)

AFC03

1

Samuel Cooper (1781)

AFC04

1

Thomas Brand Hollis (1786)

AFC07

9

Thomas Jefferson (1785)

2

Thomas Jefferson (1786)

AFC07

1

Thomas Jefferson (1787)

AFC07

1

Thomas Welsh (1785)

AFC06

1

Thomas Welsh (1786)

AFC07

2

WSS (1785)

AFC06

2

WSS (1786)

AFC07

1

William Tudor (1774)

AFC01

1

Winslow Warren (1780)

AFC03

1

a Mass. Member of the Continental Congress (1779)

AFC03

790

Letters From

1

AA2 (1784)

AFC05

1

Alice Lee Shippen (1781)

AFC04

1

Arthur Lee (1783)

AFC05

1

Benjamin Rush (1778)

AFC03

1

Benjamin Waterhouse (1782)

AFC04

2

Benjamin Waterhouse (1783)

AFC05

1

Catharine Louisa Salmon Smith (1785)

AFC06

2

Charles Storer (1782)

AFC05

2

Charles Storer (1783)

AFC05

1

Charles Storer (1784)

AFC05

1

Charles Storer (1785)

AFC06

5

Charles Storer (1786)

AFC07

2

Charles Williamos (1785)

AFC06

1

Chevalier de Ronnay (1782)

AFC05

1

Chevalier de Ronnay (1783)

AFC05

1

Cotton Tufts (1764)

AFC01

2

Cotton Tufts (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

5

Cotton Tufts (1785)

AFC06

6

Cotton Tufts (1786)

AFC07

2

Cotton Tufts (1787)

AFC07

1

Daniel Roberdeau (1778)

AFC02

1

Edward Baldwin (1786)

AFC07

1

Edward Wigglesworth (1780)

AFC04

2

Elbridge Gerry (1780)

AFC03

2

Elbridge Gerry (1781)

AFC04

3

Elbridge Gerry (1783)

AFC05

2

Elbridge Gerry (1784)

AFC05

1

Elizabeth Cranch (1784)

AFC05

3

Elizabeth Cranch (1785)

AFC06

2

Elizabeth Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Cranch (1787)

AFC07

2

Elizabeth Ellery Dana (1781)

AFC04

1

Elizabeth Otis Brown (1786)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Palmer (1774)

AFC01

2

Elizabeth Smith (1774)

AFC01

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1778)

AFC03

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1783)

AFC05

5

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

4

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1785)

AFC06

7

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1786)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1787)

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Storer Smith (1786)

AFC07

2

Eunice Paine (1775)

AFC01

1

Eunice Paine (1784)

AFC05

1

François Louis Teissèdre de Fleury (1780)

AFC04

1

Garcin (1778)

AFC03

1

Hannah Fayerweather Tollman Winthrop (1782)

AFC04

1

Hannah Quincy Lincoln Storer (1778)

AFC02

1

Hannah Storer (1785)

AFC06

1

Hannah Storer Green (1763-1764)

AFC01

1

Hannah Storer Green (1764)

AFC01

1

Hannah Storer Green (1775)

AFC01

2

Hugh Hill (1782)

AFC04

2

Hugh Hughes (1781)

AFC04

2

Ingraham & Bromfield (1782)

AFC04

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1771)

AFC01

1

Isaac Smith Jr. (1786)

AFC07

2

Isaac Smith Sr. (1778)

AFC03

1

JA (1762)

AFC01

1

JA (1762-1763)

AFC01

4

JA (1763)

AFC01

13

JA (1764)

AFC01

2

JA (1769)

AFC01

1

JA (1771)

AFC01

1

JA (1772)

AFC01

25

JA (1778)

AFC02

10

JA (1781)

19

JA (1782)

AFC05

4

JA (1784)

AFC05

4

JA (1786)

AFC07

10

JQA (1778)

AFC03

3

JQA (1779)

AFC03

3

JQA (1780)

AFC03

2

JQA (1781)

AFC04

4

JQA (1783)

AFC05

3

JQA (1785)

AFC06

2

JQA (1786)

AFC07

2

James Lovell (1777)

AFC02

8

James Lovell (1778)

AFC02

AFC03

9

James Lovell (1779)

AFC03

11

James Lovell (1780)

AFC04

23

James Lovell (1781)

1

James Lovell (1782)

AFC04

1

James Lovell (1784)

AFC05

1

James Warren (1775)

AFC01

1

James Warren (1778)

AFC03

1

Jean de Neufville & Son (1780)

AFC03

2

Jean de Neufville & Son (1781)

AFC04

1

John Bishop (1780)

AFC04

1

John Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

John Eliot (1778)

AFC03

1

John Lowell (1778)

AFC02

1

John Lowell (1779)

AFC03

15

John Thaxter (1778)

AFC02

AFC03

2

John Thaxter (1779)

AFC03

10

John Thaxter (1780)

6

John Thaxter (1781)

AFC04

12

John Thaxter (1782)

AFC04

AFC05

8

John Thaxter (1783)

AFC05

1

John Thaxter (1785)

AFC06

1

Jonathan Mason (1776)

AFC02

3

Joseph Gardoqui & Sons (1781)

AFC04

1

Joseph Hawley (1775)

AFC01

1

Joseph Palmer (1784)

AFC05

1

Katherine Hay (1784)

AFC06

1

Katherine Hay (1785)

AFC06

2

Lucy Cranch (1785)

AFC06

2

Lucy Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

Marquis de Lafayette (1778)

AFC03

1

Mary Barclay (1785)

AFC06

1

Mary McCann (1785)

AFC06

1

Mary Nicolson (1775)

AFC01

1

Mary Palmer (1785)

AFC06

1

Mary Smith Cranch (1767)

AFC01

1

Mary Smith Cranch (1774)

AFC01

5

Mary Smith Cranch (1784)

AFC05

AFC06

11

Mary Smith Cranch (1785)

15

Mary Smith Cranch (1786)

3

Mary Smith Cranch (1787)

AFC07

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1773)

AFC01

4

Mercy Otis Warren (1774)

AFC01

6

Mercy Otis Warren (1775)

AFC01

7

Mercy Otis Warren (1776)

AFC01

AFC02

5

Mercy Otis Warren (1777)

AFC02

3

Mercy Otis Warren (1778)

AFC02

AFC03

5

Mercy Otis Warren (1779)

AFC03

3

Mercy Otis Warren (1780)

AFC03

AFC04

2

Mercy Otis Warren (1783)

AFC05

1

Mercy Otis Warren (1785)

AFC06

2

Nathan Rice (1776)

AFC02

2

Oliver Wendell (1779)

AFC03

1

Rev. John Shaw (1784)

AFC05

1

Richard Cranch (1780)

AFC03

2

Richard Cranch (1786)

AFC07

1

Royall Tyler (1785)

AFC06

1

Samuel Adams (1776)

AFC02

1

Samuel Adams (1779)

AFC03

1

Samuel Cooper (1778)

AFC02

1

Sarah Sever (1781)

AFC04

2

Thomas Brand Hollis (1786)

AFC07

8

Thomas Jefferson (1785)

3

Thomas Jefferson (1786)

AFC07

1

Thomas Jefferson (1787)

AFC07

2

Thomas Welsh (1786)

AFC07

1

Thomas Welsh (1787)

AFC07

3

WSS (1785)

AFC06

1

WSS (1786)

AFC07

2

William Smith (1778)

AFC03

1

William Smith (1780)

AFC04

1

William Tudor (1774)

AFC01

1

William Tudor (1778)

AFC03

1

Winslow Warren (1780)

AFC03

1

an unidentified correspondent (1778)

AFC02

78

Letters to, from, omitted

1

from Alice Delancey Izard listed (1783)

AFC06

1

from Ann Torkington Jebb listed (1786)

AFC07

1

from Anna Quincy listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Anna Quincy listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Anna Quincy listed (1787)

AFC07

1

from Anne Willing Bingham listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Benjamin Vaughan listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Chevalier de Ronnay listed (1782)

AFC06

1

from Cotton Tufts listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Elbridge Gerry listed (1779)

AFC06

1

from Elbridge Gerry listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Elizabeth Cranch listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Elizabeth Palmer listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Elizabeth Smith Shaw listed (1773)

AFC06

1

from Elizabeth Smith Shaw listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Elizabeth and Samuel Adams listed (1781)

AFC06

1

from Eunice Paine listed (1775)

AFC06

1

from Eunice Paine listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Hannah Storer Green listed (1763)

AFC06

1

from Hannah Storer Green listed (1774)

AFC06

1

from Hannah Storer Green listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Hannah Thaxter listed

AFC06

1

from Ingraham & Bromfield listed (1782)

AFC06

1

from Isaac Smith Sr. listed (1761)

AFC06

1

from Isaac Smith Sr. listed (1778)

AFC06

1

from JA listed (1764)

AFC06

1

from JA listed (1767)

AFC06

1

from JA listed (1778)

AFC06

1

from JA listed (1780)

AFC06

1

from JA listed (1783)

AFC06

1

from James Jarvis listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from James Lovell listed (1778)

AFC06

1

from James Lovell listed (1779)

AFC06

2

from James Lovell listed (1780)

AFC06

1

from James Lovell listed (1781)

AFC06

1

from James Lovell listed (1782)

AFC06

1

from Jean Balthazar, Comte d'Adhémar, listed (1786)

AFC07

1

from John Cranch listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from John Singleton and Susanna Clarke Copley listed (1786)

AFC07

1

from John Thaxter listed (1778)

AFC06

1

from John Thaxter listed (1780)

AFC06

1

from John Thaxter listed (1781)

AFC06

1

from John Thaxter listed (1783)

AFC06

1

from John Thaxter listed (1786)

AFC07

1

from John and Katherine Farnham Hay listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from John and Lucy Ludwell Paradise listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Katherine Farnham Hay listed (1784)

AFC06

1

from Katherine Farnham Hay listed (1785)

AFC06

2

from Lucy Ludwell Paradise listed (1786)

AFC07

1

from Mary Fitch listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1772)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1773)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1775)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1776)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1779)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1780)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1783)

AFC06

1

from Mercy Otis Warren listed (1785)

AFC06

1

from Richard Cranch listed (1781)

AFC06

1

from William Vaughan listed (1786)

AFC07

1

from William Vernon Sr. listed (1780)

AFC06

1

from the Marquis de Lafayette listed (1785)

AFC06

1

to Cotton Tufts listed (1778)

AFC06

1

to Hannah Quincy Lincoln listed (1761)

AFC06

1

to Hannah Storer Green listed (1761)

AFC06

1

to Hannah Storer Green listed (1764)

AFC06

1

to Isaac Smith Jr. listed (1762)

AFC06

2

to James Lovell listed (1780)

AFC06

1

to James Lovell listed (1781)

AFC06

1

to Mary Smith Cranch listed (1766)

AFC06

1

to Mary Smith Cranch listed (1771)

AFC06

1

to Mary Smith Cranch listed (1784)

AFC06

1

to Mercy Otis Warren listed (1775)

AFC06

1

to Richard Cranch listed (1780)

AFC06

1

to Samuel Tufts listed (1773)

AFC06

690

Opinions and Beliefs

37

Europe

5

Netherlands

3

Dutch people

AFC07

2

Dutch clothing

AFC07

2

Dutch versus Brit. theater

AFC07

2

French prostitutes

AFC07

2

travel to Netherlands

AFC07

2

Amsterdam stock exchange

AFC07

1

Dutch countryside

AFC07

1

Dutch houses

AFC07

1

Dutch recognition of and aid to U.S.

AFC07

1

Dutch society and politics

AFC07

1

Dutch versus Brit. women

AFC07

1

Dutch versus Mass. countryside

AFC07

1

French recognition of and aid to U.S.

AFC07

1

French versus Brit. interest in U.S. prosperity

AFC07

1

Leyden

AFC07

1

Netherlands as “a want of my dear variety

AFC07

1

Netherlands has “Nick Frog”

AFC07

1

dangers of European travel to Amer. youth

AFC07

1

fashion in

AFC07

1

lack of crime in Netherlands

AFC07

1

money for salary and expenses of French ambassador

AFC07

1

morality in Europe

AFC07

1

wishes to see all aspects of European life

AFC07

1

“The Morals of Europe are depraved beyond conception, Love of Country and publick virtue, mere visions”

AFC07

1

“usurpations” of Prince of Orange

AFC07

37

Great Britain

3

Britain

AFC07

3

attitudes toward U.S. in

AFC07

2

Anglo-French commercial treaty

AFC07

3

London society

AFC07

2

Windsor

2

countryside of

AFC07

2

crossing English Channel

AFC07

3

fashion of

AFC07

2

government and politics of

AFC07

1

Hôtel de France

AFC07

1

Royal Academy

AFC07

1

The Hyde

AFC07

1

as “a world where cold ceremony is in lieu of friendly Salutations and greetings”

AFC07

1

being U.S. minister in

AFC07

1

conduct of during Anglo-Amer. war

AFC07

1

cost of living in

AFC07

1

court of

AFC07

1

debating societies in

AFC07

1

gambling in

AFC07

1

gardens in

AFC07

1

scandal and lying in

AFC07

1

taxes in

AFC07

1

towns of

AFC07

1

“I go into the midst of thousands who I know not, and behold all the Boasted Beauty of London with a cold indifference”

AFC07

140

Individuals

15

Royall Tyler

6

Elizabeth Storer Smith

4

Richard Price

AFC07

4

Abigail Rogers

AFC07

3

Ann Hamilton

AFC07

3

Daniel Rogers

AFC07

3

David Humphreys

AFC07

3

James Warren

AFC07

3

Prince of Wales

AFC07

3

Sidi Haggi 'Abd-ur-rahman Aga

AFC07

3

Thomas Brand Hollis

AFC07

3

Thomas Perkins

2

Anne Bingham

AFC07

2

Charles Warren

AFC07

2

Elizabeth Cranch

AFC07

2

Elizabeth Kent Allen

AFC07

2

Harriet Harris

AFC07

2

James Harris

AFC07

2

John Anstey

AFC07

2

John Boylston

AFC07

2

John Lamb

AFC07

2

Jonathan Shipley

AFC07

2

Joseph Palmer family

AFC07

2

Joseph Priestly

AFC07

2

Lucy Quincy Tufts

AFC07

2

Maria Anne Fitzherbert

AFC07

2

Martha Jefferson

AFC07

2

Samuel Johnson

AFC07

1

Ann Torkington Jebb

AFC07

1

Catharine Louisa Smith

AFC07

1

Catharine Macaulay Graham

AFC07

1

Catherine Sophia Macaulay

AFC07

1

Charles Bulfinch

AFC07

1

Charles Williamos

AFC07

1

Col. Beriah Norton

AFC07

1

David Ramsay

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Brand

AFC07

1

Elizabeth Shaw

AFC07

1

François Soulés

AFC07

1

John Brown Cutting

AFC07

1

John Jebb

AFC07

1

John Lowell

AFC07

1

John Moore

AFC07

1

John Shaw

AFC07

1

John Thaxter

AFC07

1

Lady Anne North “looks as if Porter and Beaf stood no chance before her”

AFC07

1

Lord George Gordon

AFC07

1

Louisa Catharine Smith “has read too many Romances”

AFC07

1

Lucy Cranch

AFC07

1

Lucy Thaxter Cushing

AFC07

1

Mary Hartley

AFC07

1

Mercy Otis Warren

AFC07

1

Nathaniel Sparhawk, Jr.

AFC07

1

Norton Quincy

AFC07

1

Otis family

AFC07

1

Richard Cranch

AFC07

1

Richard Peters

AFC07

1

Samuel Blodget

AFC07

1

Sarah Kemble Siddons

AFC07

1

Shipley family

AFC07

1

T. Jefferson

AFC07

1

Theophilus Parsons

AFC07

1

Thomas Lee Shippen

AFC07

1

Warren family

AFC07

1

William Gordon

AFC07

1

William Smith (cousin of AA)

AFC07

1

William Smith Jr. (brother of AA)

AFC07

1

her parents

AFC07

92

United States

12

Shays' Rebellion

12

weaknesses of government

9

compared to Europe

8

love of luxury in

3

Anglo-Amer. commercial treaty

AFC07

3

attacks on legal profession in

AFC07

3

debt in

AFC07

3

desire to return to

AFC07

2

agriculture and manufacturing in

AFC07

2

prefers to Europe

AFC07

2

protest meetings in Mass. towns

AFC07

2

salary provided by Congress

AFC07

2

status of U.S. diplomats in Europe

AFC07

2

treaties with Barbary States

AFC07

1

Anglo-Amer. trade

AFC07

1

Braintree and Weymouth

AFC07

1

Congress' delayed ratification of Prussian-Amer. treaty

AFC07

1

Gerry's address to Mass. General Court

AFC07

1

New York's approval of continental impost

AFC07

1

William Cushing's speech

AFC07

1

affection for

AFC07

1

attitudes toward Netherlands

AFC07

1

availability of money in

AFC07

1

compared to Britain

AFC07

1

credit in

AFC07

1

danger of becoming “the Scorn of Europe and the laughing Stock of Nations”

AFC07

1

economy of

AFC07

1

education in

AFC07

1

failure to comply with Treaty of Paris

AFC07

1

gardens in

AFC07

1

lack of appreciation in for work of U.S. foreign ministers

AFC07

1

love of U.S.

AFC07

1

loyalists

AFC07

1

need to preserve history of Amer. Revolution

AFC07

1

negotiation of commercial treaties with European powers

AFC07

1

opposes reliance on either France or Britain

AFC07

1

paper money

AFC07

1

recognizes her Amer. prejudices

AFC07

1

reports in Boston newspapers

AFC07

1

superior virtues of Americans

AFC07

1

“I do not believe that ever any people made a greater Show, with less capitals than my dear mistaken countrymen have done”

AFC07

70

Miscellaneous

5

religion

4

cosmetics

AFC07

4

mails

AFC07

4

marriage

AFC07

2

debt

AFC07

2

dogmatism and immodesty

AFC07

2

gambling

AFC07

2

recommends agriculture to Charles Storer

AFC07

2

servants

AFC07

2

slavery

AFC07

2

wedding ceremonies

AFC07

2

women

AFC07

1

Algiers

AFC07

1

Catholicism

AFC07

1

Sheridan's The School for Scandal

AFC07

1

Tripoli

AFC07

1

Trumbull's The Death of General Warren

AFC07

1

charity

AFC07

1

civil government

AFC07

1

clothing of Germantown women

AFC07

1

college life

AFC07

1

dangers of lawlessness

AFC07

1

education for gentlemen

AFC07

1

establishment of governments

AFC07

1

friendships

AFC07

1

frustrations at travel

AFC07

1

history

AFC07

1

importance of exercise and good diet

AFC07

1

importance of public virtue

AFC07

1

interracial relationships

AFC07

1

lawyers

AFC07

1

love of one's native country

AFC07

1

meaning of life

AFC07

1

need for study of government in preparation for defense of rights of humankind

AFC07

1

newspapers, “Liberty ought not to become licentiousness”

AFC07

1

qualities of good home

AFC07

1

quotes maxim “that can never be politically right, which is morally wrong”

AFC07

1

raising children

AFC07

1

sacrifice of public office

AFC07

1

substitution of pets for children

AFC07

1

tobacco

AFC07

1

virtue and theater

AFC07

1

virtues necessary for good leadership

AFC07

1

“Human nature is much the same in all Countries, but it is the Government the Laws and Religion, which forms the Character of a Nation”

AFC07

1

“Idleness is the parent of contention and disobedience”

AFC07

1

“Man was not made to be alone”

AFC07

1

“Much of Shakspears language is so uncooth that it sounds very harsh”

AFC07

1

“The Man who fears not debt, is not to be trusted”

AFC07

1

“consolations which Christianity offers”

AFC07

15

asserts superiority of New England and Amer. values over European

12

angered by attacks against JA and America in London press

9

faults manners and prejudices of British

8

on U.S.-British relations

7

advocates independence

7

on role of women in Europe

AFC05

7

trusts in Providence

AFC03

AFC04

5

criticizes Congress' treatment of Amer. ministers

AFC05

AFC06

5

desire for peace

AFC05

5

on decline in manners and morals in America

AFC03

AFC04

5

on inflated prices of labor and goods

6

praises French theater

AFC06

5

royal family and Court life

AFC06

5

changes view of French society

AFC05

AFC06

4

initial response to London scenes compared to lantern slides

AFC05

4

on the need and nature of a new state constitution

AFC02

4

on women's rights

3

alteration in JA's conferred powers laid to subservience to French interests

AFC04

3

criticizes Society of the Cincinnati

AFC05

AFC06

3

disapproves of gambling

AFC05

AFC06

3

fondness for England

AFC05

AFC06

4

initial dismay at French manners and morals

3

on moral decline of Great Britain

AFC03

AFC04

4

praises and takes pride in peace

AFC05

3

praises behavior of French naval officers

AFC03

3

says Mass. navigation act will confound British, build America

3

suggested for committee “to examine the Torys Ladies”

AFC01

2

approves Paine's Common Sense

AFC01

2

as evil political force

AFC04

2

blames number of French orphans on disrespect for marriage

AFC06

2

comments on dining customs

AFC06

3

criticizes Franklin

AFC05

2

disapproves of slavery

AFC01

2

fears the Army, domestic contentions will destroy America's confederation

AFC05

2

laments feelings against loyalists in Massachusetts

AFC05

2

on Congress and the Deane-Lee controversy

AFC03

2

on matrimony and the single state

AFC04

3

on peace overtures of Rockingham ministry

AFC04

2

on the Netherlands and its people

AFC04

2

on the duty of a patriot in a time of public degeneracy, two views

3

opposes Congress' conferring dictatorial powers

AFC03

AFC04

2

praises English agriculture and manufactures

AFC05

AFC06

2

prefers news to sentiment in letters

AFC06

2

sorry that “the most Manly Sentiments in the Declaration are Expunged from the printed coppy”

AFC02

2

suspects John Temple of passing rumor damaging to JA

AFC05

2

thinks British resistance to trade treaty will help U.S.

AFC06

2

view of Othello

AFC06

2

view of virtue and hypocrisy

AFC05

2

“Calm is not desireable in any situation in life ...Man was made for action”

AFC05

2

“Fashion is the Deity every one worships in this country”

AFC05

2

“My happiness has ever been in a domestick State”

AFC06

4

“Patriotism in the female Sex is the most disinterested of all virtues”

AFC03

AFC04

2

“my Heart and Soul is more American than ever”

AFC05

AFC06

1

Franklin's letter, “the Slanderous arrow that flieth in Secret”

AFC04

1

JA's services needed in Massachusetts

AFC05

1

Mass. legislators “will Squable a while but do right in the end”

AFC05

1

Massachusetts' new spirit is “the insolence of wealth”

AFC05

1

calls Congress JA's “Sovereign”

AFC05

2

calls Jefferson “one of the choice ones of the Earth”

AFC05

AFC06

1

characterizes Franklin

AFC04

1

characterizes W. T. Franklin: “the young Cockatrice”

AFC04

1

commends study of Amer. history

AFC06

1

comments on a Protestant praying for the dead

AFC06

1

comments on trade and taxation

AFC01

1

compares English and French moral vices

AFC05

1

compares English, French, and Amer. beauties

AFC06

1

compares Hancock to the Golden Calf

AFC05

1

compares good letterwriting to serving food

AFC06

1

compares manners of Southern women and European women

AFC05

1

compares traveling through France and England

AFC06

1

contrasts characters of JA and Franklin

AFC04

2

criticizes James Warren

AFC05

1

describes and comments on Roman Catholic rituals

AFC06

1

describes folly of Court etiquette

AFC05

1

disapproves “Olive Branch” petition

AFC01

1

discusses true friendship

AFC05

1

dislikes Gothic churches in Canterbury

AFC05

1

disturbed by low status of dissenting clergy in England

AFC06

1

doubts U.S. can get needed credit with debt still unfunded

AFC06

1

early affection for England

AFC05

1

expects justly determined rank in the afterlife

AFC06

1

fame without honor would be “like a faint meteor gliding through the Sky”

AFC05

1

faults Americans who pass themselves off as English

AFC06

1

fears effect of China trade on U.S.

AFC06

1

finds English agriculture and towns superior to French

AFC05

1

finds everything elegant in France is from England

AFC05

1

folly and cruelty in the rise and fall of empires teach virtuous behavior

AFC05

1

for repeal of the Regulating Act

AFC02

1

hopes the states adhere to peace treaty to make JA's job easier

AFC06

1

informs Edward Dilly of American crisis

AFC01

1

legislature has few of “superiour parts”

AFC05

1

meditates on life's fleeting pleasures

AFC05

1

more industry needed in law than medicine or theology

AFC05

1

on Amer. rights in Atlantic fisheries

AFC01

1

on British conciliatory acts

AFC03

1

on Carleton-Digby letters as “only a tub to the Whale”

AFC04

1

on Congress' actions re JA as directed against Massachusetts

AFC04

1

on a proper joint commission

AFC04

1

on a “Code of Laws” for the new nation

AFC01

1

on absolute government

AFC06

1

on dueling

AFC04

1

on import of victories at Saratoga and Yorktown

AFC04

1

on influence of rulers upon public manners

AFC04

1

on method of training general officers for Continental Army

AFC02

1

on neglect of education of women

AFC02

1

on public commencements

AFC04

1

on repeal of the Stamp Act

AFC02

1

on resistance to tea tax

AFC01

1

on scarcity of Boston political leaders

AFC02

1

on sensitivity of women

AFC04

1

on significance of Burgoyne's defeat

AFC02

1

on superiority of American society

AFC01

1

on the “Massachusettensis” papers

AFC01

1

on the “passion of Ambition”

AFC01

1

on vocational opportunities in America

AFC04

1

peace obstructed by haughty and unjust actions of Great Britain

AFC04

1

praises French “little images”

AFC06

1

pride in country

AFC03

1

purpose of travel to see virtues and faults in other countries, and one's own

AFC05

1

remarks on folly of many in high positions

AFC05

1

says lack of sunlight depresses the spirits

AFC06

2

says ladies at British Court unattractive

AFC05

AFC06

1

says “false as the English” for “false as Hell”

AFC06

1

sees Mass. manners becoming less republican

AFC05

1

sees likeness of Americans in English faces

AFC05

1

theatrical acts and female entertainers in London and Paris

AFC06

1

thinks English ladies have a “Masculine attire and Manners of Amazonians”

AFC05

1

thinks French horses inferior to English

AFC05

1

thinks three Americans do work of eight Britons

AFC06

1

unimportance of noble birth

AFC05

1

will finish with politics and “talk of that which more properly belongs to me”

AFC06

1

“A patriot without religion ... is as great a paradox, as an honest Man without the fear of God”

AFC01

1

“America is the Theater for a young fellow who has any ambition”

AFC06

1

“Boston is as much Superiour to Paris, as London is to Boston”

AFC05

1

“Christiantiy ...teaches us to forgive our enemies”

AFC05

1

“Honour does not consist so much in the Trust reposed, as in the able, the Honest, the upright and faithfull discharge of it”

AFC04

1

“I am sure I should make an awkward figure” in England

AFC05

1

“I have found my taste reconciling itself to habits customs and fashions, which at first disgusted me”

AFC06

1

“I regret the trifling narrow contracted Education of the Females of my own country”

AFC03

1

“In America ... so few Ladies have a taste for Historick knowledge”

AFC04

1

“Interest is a canker worm which will knaw to the vitals”

AFC06

1

“Liberty or Death”

AFC01

1

“Love of praise is a passion deeply rooted in the mind”

AFC05

1

“Man is a dangerous creature”

AFC01

1

“Never omit writing for want of subjects”

AFC06

1

“These are times in which a Genious would wish to live.... Great necessities call out great virtues”

AFC03

1

“We have both [British] armies from their Shipping. Tis what we have long sought for” (1777)

AFC02

1

“We know too well the blessings of freedom, to tamely resign it”

AFC01

1

“Why should we borrow foreign Luxeries [?]”

AFC02

1

“a Man makes but a poor figure solo”

AFC06

1

“a Man, Grown old in the practise of deception and calumny”

AFC04

1

“a good government ill administerd is injurious to every member of the community”

AFC05

1

“at my age the greatest of my enjoyments consist in Friendship”

AFC05

1

“in moderation of enjoyment consists the most perfect felicity of the humane mind”

AFC05

1

“manners more than conversation distinguish a fine woman in my Eye”

AFC05

1

“the Business of Life here [is] Pleasure”

AFC05

1

“the Ship [America] is safe, but the pilots will have a tough time”

AFC05

1

“the Sword is now our only, yet dreadful alternative”

AFC01

1

“the World furnishes us with real objects of Charity where ever we are placed”

AFC05

1

“the arm of treachery ... is lifted over us as a Scourge ... for our numerous offences”

AFC01

1

“the old Deceiver”

AFC04

1

“their is nothing binding upon the Humane mind, but Religion”

AFC06

294

Relationship with Children

66

AA2

10

and AA2's dismissal of Royall Tyler

7

on marriage of

6

and AA2's engagement to WSS

AFC07

5

as AA's secy.

AFC07

5

and AA2's pregnancy

AFC07

4

creates confusion in U.S. about marriage of

AFC07

4

fears separation from

AFC07

4

on AA2's relationship with WSS

3

WSS asks permission of to marry

AFC07

3

announces marriage of

AFC07

2

and AA2's wedding

AFC07

2

on AA2's relationship with Royall Tyler

AFC07

2

prepares house for AA2 and WSS

AFC07

1

AA2 does not always share JQA's letters with

AFC07

1

Mary Cranch congratulates on AA2's marriage

AFC07

1

changes with AA2 after marriage

AFC07

1

gives financial assistance to AA2 and WSS

AFC07

1

informs WSS of AA2's relationship with Royall Tyler

AFC07

1

on AA2

AFC07

1

on lack of female companionship for

AFC07

1

advises AA2 and WSS to return to Grosvenor Square

AFC07

1

concern for reputation of

AFC07

2

CA

1

advises on books and education

AFC07

1

pleased with reports on

AFC07

36

JQA

9

sends books to

4

informs of AA2's engagement and marriage

AFC07

4

sends goods to

AFC07

2

concern for health of

AFC07

2

on JQA's arrogance

AFC07

1

approves plans for Harvard commencement celebration

AFC07

1

cautions not to discuss conferences with minister from Tripoli publicly

AFC07

1

converses with on family affairs

AFC07

1

encourages to continue Diary

AFC07

1

encourages to mentor brothers

AFC07

1

enjoys journal correspondence of

AFC07

1

on JQA's attitude toward tutors at Harvard

AFC07

1

on JQA's study habits

AFC07

1

on JQA, “How unpardonable would it have been in you, to have been a Blockhead”

AFC07

1

praises

AFC07

1

requests letters from

AFC07

1

strives to correct faults of

AFC07

2

watches Battle of Bunker Hill with

AFC07

1

writes to about Brit. criticism

AFC07

4

TBA

2

on education of

AFC07

1

on TBA

AFC07

1

pleased that TBA remained in Mass.

AFC07

20

plays active role in Tyler's courtship of AA2

16

irregular correspondence with JQA

AFC06

9

anxious over JQA's arrival in U.S.

6

education of

AFC01

AFC02

7

encourages and defends AA2's dismissal of Tyler

6

complains of lack of letters from

AFC04

5

counsels JQA

AFC05

AFC06

4

guidance of

5

reunion with JQA in London

3

sends clothing to children

AFC07

3

and trip to Europe

AFC05

3

arrangements for care of JQA and CA

AFC06

3

fears European influence on

AFC05

3

involvement in W. S. Smith's interest in AA2

AFC06

3

misses JQA

AFC06

4

sad at JQA's leaving for America

AFC05

AFC06

2

and care provided to Adams brothers in U.S.

AFC07

2

and JA's letters to them

AFC01

2

asks AA2 to write to JA

AFC05

3

characterizes AA2 as cooler than self

AFC05

2

deeds to Vt. lands placed in names of

AFC04

2

loans JQA's letters

AFC05

2

praises JQA

AFC06

3

relationship with JQA

AFC05

AFC06

3

sends CA and TBA to study with uncle and aunt in Haverhill

AFC05

2

sends book to TBA

AFC06

2

special deprivation in separation of parent from young

AFC03

AFC04

2

their education placed in her charge

AFC04

2

thinks AA2 should visit Daltons

AFC05

2

wants no early female attachments for her sons

AFC05

AFC06

1

Elizabeth Shaw on

AFC07

1

cost of education for

AFC07

1

encourages friendship between JQA and CA

AFC07

1

reads correspondence between JQA and AA2

AFC07

1

JA outlines methods of teaching epistolary style to

AFC02

1

JQA acts as secretary for

AFC05

1

JQA's resemblance to

AFC06

1

antidotes to pride offered

AFC04

1

asks JQA to write to Jefferson

AFC06

1

asks niece to give sons “Sisterly advice”

AFC05

1

characterizes JQA

AFC05

1

characterizes her three sons

AFC02

1

commended by JA as example for

AFC03

1

comments on a parent's concern for children

AFC06

1

comments on need for JQA to return to U.S.

AFC06

1

concern for JQA's health

AFC06

1

concerned over instability of youth

AFC05

1

delighted by praise of JQA

AFC05

1

enjoys seeing them “rising in virtue and Eminence”

AFC05

1

envies a proud father

AFC05

1

fears effects of their separation from JA

AFC05

1

feels unequal to guide sons in college

AFC05

1

feels “exceedingly Matronly with a grown up Son on one hand, and Daughter upon the other”

AFC05

1

hopes AA2 can substitute for, as correspondent

AFC05

1

hopes JQA goes to England

AFC05

1

hopes to see “ my family again collected under our own roof”

AFC05

2

industry, economy, and frugality urged upon

AFC04

1

instills in JQA “the absolute necessity of universal virtue and goodness”

AFC05

2

moral values inherent in the study of history and in observation of the customs of a foreign country

1

pleased with, “thus far in life”

AFC05

1

praises JQA's books and writings

AFC05

1

praises JQA's observations on Russian government

AFC05

1

praises acquiring knowledge at early age

AFC06

1

relies on AA2 to write to JQA

AFC06

1

sad to leave CA and TBA in America

AFC05

1

sends AA2 to entertain guests

AFC06

1

teases JQA about marriage

AFC06

2

tells W. S. Smith of AA2's engagement

AFC05

AFC06

1

thinks eyes of world on children of the prominent

AFC05

1

treats CA for “pluratick disorder”

AFC05

1

views battle of Bunker Hill with JQA

AFC01

1

visits CA and TBA in Haverhill

AFC05

1

wants JQA to finish education at Harvard

AFC05

1

wishes TBA had gotten measles

AFC05

1

“I please myself with the prospect of your [JQA's] growing into Life a Wise and Good Man”

AFC05

1

“Let your ambition be engaged to become eminent”

AFC04

1

“Roving is not benificial to study at your age, Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence”

AFC03

1

“Youth is the proper season for observation and attention”

AFC04

1

“affectionate parents require . . . only that [their children] be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind”

AFC05

1

becomes closer to AA2

AFC05

1

correspondence with

AFC05

1

owned portrait of AA2

AFC06

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378

Relationship with JA

33

extended separation and paucity of letters from JA create strain in relationship

19

role in relating political news to

AFC06

15

critical of short and infrequent letters

16

anxious over health of

AFC06

14

discusses courtship of AA2 with

AFC06

12

thinks of joining in Europe

11

laments long separation

9

discusses Mass. social and political news

10

fears sea voyage

9

prefers they reunite in America, not Europe

AFC05

7

decides to go to Europe

7

pride in JA's diplomatic achievements

AFC05

AFC06

7

sacrifice of their personal well-being to public duty rendered unacceptable to her by “Garbled commission”

7

JA awaits arrival in London

6

and JA's acceptance of first diplomatic appointment

7

concern at not hearing from

6

on JA's Defence of the Const.

5

arrangements for reunion

5

urges not to attempt return in winter

AFC05

5

JA asks to come to Europe

4

asks his aid for Braintree men in Mill Prison and derives satisfaction from his response

AFC04

4

delights in quoting JA to others

AFC05

4

mixed feelings on JA's possible appointment to Great Britain

AFC05

5

separation from

4

urges JA to turn to farming, and “let me turn dairy woman”

AFC05

AFC06

3

apprehensive of his health in Netherlands

AFC04

5

both accept separation to get good peace with Great Britain

AFC05

3

courtship

AFC01

4

describes Copley's portrait of

4

discuss grief felt upon father's death

3

happiness depends “not upon titles and fortune,” but “domestick enjoyments”

AFC05

4

indignation and scorn for those who oppose him in public matters

AFC03

3

proposes to join him in Europe

AFC04

3

sylvan dream of life together in Vermont

AFC04

4

urges JA to reject appointment to Great Britain

3

urges JA to return from Congress to deal with deteriorating family finances

AFC02

2

Congress' failure to support

AFC07

2

believes America will require his future services

AFC04

2

calls JA's titles “badges of my unhappiness”

AFC05

2

cannot bear to trouble JA with domestic matters

AFC06

2

concern about public role in England

AFC06

2

confident personal sacrifices will benefit public good

AFC05

2

criticizes miniature likeness of

AFC05

2

defends JA to Mass. friends

AFC05

2

dispute over salary of

AFC07

2

feels keen anticipation to see

AFC05

3

insistent that proper public acknowledgment be given his rank and accomplishments

AFC03

AFC04

2

moved by JA's response to painting of Hector's parting from Andromache

AFC04

2

on JA's resignation from chief justiceship

AFC02

2

on service of to U.S.

AFC07

2

reunites with in London

AFC05

AFC06

2

supports JA's rejecting thought of governorship

AFC05

2

“my own union has been of the happiest kind”

AFC06

1

Chesterfield's Letters deemed by JA unsuitable for

AFC03

1

Elizabeth Shaw on

AFC07

1

JA calls “Nabby”

AFC05

1

JA desires her presence in Philadelphia

AFC01

1

JA relies on judgment

AFC05

1

JA: “You shall ... banish all the unsocial and ill natured Particles in my Composition”

AFC01

1

JA: “you have done such great Things in the Way of paying Debts”

AFC02

1

Jefferson says AA's counsel will help JA

AFC06

1

advises

AFC05

1

approves report of JA's overwhelming influence in Mass. Convention

AFC03

3

as Penelope to JA's Ulysses

AFC03

AFC04

1

asked to intercede with JA in Smith-AA2 courtship

AFC06

1

comments on painful separation for half of their married life

AFC02

1

confident of JA's faithfulness

AFC05

1

content when JA is satisfied

AFC05

1

defends against criticism

AFC07

1

delays in marrying

AFC07

1

dependence, attachment, and “a sympathetic power”

AFC04

1

does not enjoy going out without JA

AFC05

1

fears giving appearance “of wielding instead of sharing the scepter” of domestic authority

AFC06

1

happiness of

AFC07

1

hopes of JA's return “have vanished 'like the baseless Fabrick of a vision'”

AFC05

1

hurt by world's questioning JA's attachment to domestic life

AFC05

1

inquires about JA's salary as delegate

AFC02

1

joy upon JA's return from Philadelphia

AFC01

1

loneliness

AFC01

1

marriage

AFC01

1

met in London by (1784)

AFC07

1

no secrets

AFC03

1

not surprised treaty delay postpones return to U.S.

AFC05

1

on Brit. treatment of

AFC07

1

on effect of political situations on

AFC07

1

on good health of

AFC07

1

on inability of to negotiate Anglo-Amer. commercial treaty

AFC07

1

predicts continuation of public life in America

AFC05

1

proud British criticism of JA is not personal

AFC06

2

reaction to Tyler angers JA

AFC05

1

reflections on 18th wedding anniversary

AFC05

1

regrets JA's losing Jefferson's companionship

AFC06

1

sadness at JA's absence

AFC05

1

says children need JA at home

AFC05

1

thinks with peace further sacrifice unnecessary

AFC05

1

wants to feast him on salmon, geese, custard

AFC05

1

writes letters on behalf of

AFC07

1

“Darby and Joan”

AFC04

1

“Do not practise so indiscriminately lieing with your windows open”

AFC04

2

“For myself I have little ambition or pride—for my Husband I freely own I have much”

AFC03

AFC04

1

“Hope and Fear have been the two ruling passions of a large portion of my Life”

AFC05

1

“I am obliged to summons all my patriotism to feel willing to part with him again”

AFC01

1

“I begin to think there is a moral evil in this seperation”

AFC04

1

“I cannot get him to think enough upon domestick affairs”

AFC06

1

“I cannot resign more than I do, unless life itself was called for”

AFC03

1

“I feel that I ought to be a help Mate”

AFC06

1

“I have but little of his company”

AFC01

1

“I want some sentimental Effusions of the Heart”

AFC01

2

“If I had realized ... that intercourse between us would have been so hazardous, I fear my magnanimity would have failed me”

AFC03

1

“Lovers are all the World to each other”

AFC05

1

“My Ideas do not coincide with those who recommend a seperation as necessary to revive the Languor of the most intimate of unions”

AFC03

1

“a painfull Seperation from the companion of my youth, and the Friend of my Heart”

AFC01

1

“ardently I long for your return”

AFC01

1

“extolling my Husband ... the sweetest Musick in my ears”

AFC04

1

“in need of the constant assistance of my Better half”

AFC01

1

“in the absence of a certain Friend all pleasures and amusements are tasteless, all loose their relish”

AFC03

1

“the age of romance has long ago past, but the affection of almost Infant years has matured and strengthened untill it has become a vital principle”

AFC04

1

“the desires of my Friend are a Law to me”

AFC05

2

“when he is wounded I blead”

AFC03

AFC04

1

rejects sea voyage because she does not wish to be rendered odious in JA's sight

AFC03

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Residences

13

residences in Boston

11

birthplaces of JA and JQA (JA's patrimonial property in Braintree, now Quincy, Mass.)

AFC02

8

Grosvenor Square, London

9

Auteuil

AFC06

4

Bath Hotel, London

AFC06

3

Penn's Hill, Braintree

AFC03

2

Old House, Braintree (now the Adams National Historic Site, Quincy, Mass.)

AFC01

AFC03

2

Osborne's Hotel, London

AFC05

3

birthplace in Weymouth

AFC01

1

garden at Auteuil

AFC06

1

house in Braintree

AFC06

1

in Queen Street, Boston

AFC03

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Travels

28

possible return to U.S.

11

to estate of Thomas Brand Hollis

11

within England

11

sea voyage from Boston to England

8

to Bath

7

travels to Haverhill

AFC05

6

to Europe (1784)

AFC07

4

proposed trips to The Hague

AFC05

AFC06

4

visits parents in Weymouth

AFC01

4

arrival in London

3

journey from London to Paris

AFC05

AFC06

3

returns to London from Netherlands

AFC07

2

arrangements for arrival in London

AFC06

2

journey from Auteuil to London

AFC06

2

lands at Deal

AFC05

2

possible trip to Netherlands

AFC07

2

through England on way to Netherlands

AFC07

3

to England (1785)

AFC07

1

Jefferson offers to accompany to Europe

AFC05

1

accompanies JA on trip to Worcester court

AFC01

1

desire to visit England

AFC01

1

in Boston following Burgoyne's defeat

AFC02

1

in Watertown with JA

AFC01

1

plans to visit English countryside

AFC07

1

rides from Deal to London

AFC05

1

rides to Boston

AFC02

1

rumored trip to Spain

AFC07

2

visits American headquarters in Cambridge

AFC01

1

visits Braintree, England

AFC07

1

visits Chantilly

AFC06

1

visits Mercy Warren in Plymouth

AFC01

1

visits brother in Lincoln

AFC01

1

visits the Cranches in Salem

AFC01

1

stay in Europe summarized

AFC05

32

Writings

6

CFA edits correspondence

AFC07

6

Letters (1840, 1841, 1848)

AFC01

AFC03

4

keeps Journal of ocean crossing

AFC05

5

Familiar Letters of John ... and ... Abigail Adams (1876)

AFC01

AFC03

AFC04

1

ABA transcribes correspondence

AFC07

1

correspondence with Jefferson begins

AFC06

1

writes joint letter with JA

AFC07

1

New Letters (1947)

AFC01

1

exchanges with JA dominate early family correspondence

AFC05

1

first publication of family letters

AFC05

2

letters in Adams Family Correspondence

AFC05

AFC03

3

papers of

AFC01

105

mentioned

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DJA04

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PJA07

PJA08

PJA09

PJA12

18

health and illness of

PJA04

16

JA sends goods to

PJA09

PJA10

PJA12

PJA13

14

JA sends European goods to

PJA07

14

courtship, marriage, and children

DJA01

DJA02

14

had company to dine

11

correspondence with JA

9

correspondence with Lovell

PJA09

PJA10

10

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health and illness

DJA01

DJA02

8

in Paris

7

CFA comments on

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and M. O. Warren

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PJA08

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and family undergo smallpox inoculation

PJA04

6

letters of, studied and transcribed

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informed of JA's travels

PJA09

PJA10

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meets Estaing

PJA07

5

visits Watertown

PJA03

4

A. Lee visits

PJA10

4

CFA arranges, studies, and transcribes letters

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European residences of

DJA03

4

and JA's second mission to Europe

PJA08

4

obtains European goods

PJA05

PJA06

4

Diaries

DJA01

3

JA seeks advisor for

PJA08

3

JA sends goods

PJA11

3

JA's early impressions of

3

and CA's return to U.S.

PJA12

3

and J. Williams III

PJA07

PJA08

4

and Mercy Warren

PJA02

4

burial place

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dines at Jefferson's

DQA01

3

dines at Lafayette's

DQA01

3

furnishes information to JA

PJA03

PJA04

3

in JA's financial accounts

DJA02

DJA03

3

journeys to N.Y.

DQA02

3

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other social activity

DQA01

3

replies to JA's correspondents in his absence

PJA02

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CFA on her correspondence

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JA on

PJA03

2

JA's intercepted letter to

DJA02

DJA03

2

Lovell sends JA's property to

PJA08

2

Waterhouse and

PJA13

2

accounts of

PJA13

2

allows Tyler to use JA's legal papers and books

EJA01

2

and Declaration of Independence

PJA04

2

and J. P. Jones

PJA12

2

and JA in Continental Congress

DJA02

DJA03

2

and JA's acceptance of his commission

PJA05

2

and James and Mercy Warren

PJA03

2

and S. Cooper

PJA06

2

and Thomas Jefferson

DJA03

2

and commission for Elihu Adams

PJA03

2

and separation from JA

PJA12

2

arrival in Europe

DQA01

3

correspondence with Thaxter

PJA13

3

courtship and marriage

PJA01

2

entertains visitors

DJA02

DJA03

2

has JA letters published in Independent Chronicle

PJA09

2

health of

PJA02

2

in Boston

DQA02

2

letters from JA

LJA01

LJA02

2

letters from John Thaxter

DJA02

DJA04

2

memorial tablet

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memorial tablets

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moves into Old House

DQA02

3

plans to go abroad with JA

PJA05

3

portrait by Benjamin Blyth

DJA01

3

publication of memoir and letters

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toasted in Bordeaux

DJA02

DJA04

2

transmits confidential letters

PJA05

2

visits M. Warren

PJA13

1

CA returns to

PJA13

1

Gordon visits

PJA08

1

J. L. Austin to take tea to

PJA08

1

JA on superior ability of

PJA02

1

JA's letters to, on regimen of smallpox inoculation

DJA03

1

JA's love for

PJA09

1

JA's “Peace Journal” sent to

DJA03

1

Lincoln visits

PJA13

1

Létombe carries letters to

PJA11

1

Mercy Warren visits

PJA09

1

Samuel Swift seeks her intercession with JA

PJA02

1

Thaxter informs of illness

PJA13

1

advised by sister to purchase the Old House

EJA01

1

and AA2's courtship and marriage

DJA03

1

and Billings

DJA03

1

and Boston Massacre

DJA03

1

and Col. John Quincy

DJA01

1

and Collins' “Ode”

PJA02

1

and Cotton Tufts

DJA01

1

and Du Simitière sketches for Washington medal

DJA03

1

and JA's appointment to France

DJA04

1

and JA's final trip to Netherlands

DJA03

1

and JA's resignation as chief justice

DJA03

1

and JA's writing of the Defence

DJA03

1

and James Lovell

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and Louisa Catherine Smith

DJA03

2

and Mount Wollaston Farm

DJA01

1

and Mrs. S. A. Otis

DJA03

1

and Paine's Common Sense

DJA03

1

and Presidential election of 1796

DJA03

1

and Richard Cranch

DJA01

1

and William Langborn

DJA03

1

arrival in Boston and reunion with JQA (1788)

DQA02

1

at Boylston dinner

DJA02

1

at British Museum

DJA03

1

birthplace

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correspondence with Gerry

PJA08

1

correspondence with JQA

PJA12

1

courtship

EJA01

1

crypt in First Church

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departure for Europe

DJA03

1

dines with James Sullivan

PJA05

1

excursion to West of England

DJA03

1

fears over fate of Firebrand

PJA13

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first attempt at ocean bathing

DJA03

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friendship in later years with the former Hannah Quincy

EJA01

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impressed by Copley's Death of Major Peirson

PJA11

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impressions of Windsor

DJA03

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informed of JA's move to U.S. legation

PJA13

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informs JA of Jay's reported resignation as commissioner

PJA13

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inoculated (1776)

DQA02

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interest in Quincy family genealogy

DJA03

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invites Laurens to visit

PJA08

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leaves Auteuil for London

DJA03

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letter to Gerry, 1796

DCA02

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letter to Tyler found in Tyler Coll.

EJA01

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letters from JA on Staten Island conference

DJA03

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letters to AA2 on Netherlands

DJA03

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letters to JA

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letters to JA on AA2-Tyler romance

EJA01

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maternal partiality confirmed

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observations on, by English gentleman

DJA02

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on AA2's engagement to Smith

DQA01

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on Comte d'Adhémar's supper and ball

DJA03

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on Gerry's possible marriage and European diplomatic missions

PJA08

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on JA's election as Boston representative

DJA03

1

on Tyler's The Contrast

EJA01

1

on dueling

PJA13

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on her father's maxims

DJA02

1

on notice of JA's election to Amer. Philos. Soc.

PJA11

2

on slavery

PJA03

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on women's suffrage

PJA04

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praise for husbandry of

PJA05

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pregnancy and loss of child

PJA05

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prisoners will repay

PJA11

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proposal for biography of

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purchases land in Vermont

PJA13

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recommends E. Watson Jr.

PJA08

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relationship to Cranches and Palmers

EJA01

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residence in Auteuil

DQA01

1

reunion with JA in London

DJA03

1

sends letters by way of Létombe

PJA12

1

sends newspapers to JA

PJA11

1

separation from family

DQA01

1

visits Haverhill

PJA13

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visits Norton Quincy

DQA02

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visits The Hyde

DJA03

1

voyage to Europe (1784)

EJA01

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with JA at Council meeting in Watertown

DJA02

1

writes postscript to B. Rush

PJA05

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writes to Gerry

PJA09

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“I will never again try the Sea”

DJA03

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Letters (1840, 1841, 1848)

DJA01

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New Letters (1947)

DJA01

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Letterbook kept by

PJA07

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advises JQA to go to Europe

DQA01

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and LCA

DJA01

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as letter writer

DJA01

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comments on JQA

DQA01

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describes JQA as secretary of state

DJA01

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first resident of White House

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