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Adams, Charles Francis (1807-1886, son of JQA and LCA, designated as CFA in The Adams Papers)

Note: Note: habitual activities such as daily walks, weekly church attendance, the identification of Bible texts used in sermons, visits to the Boston Athenaeum, writing journal entries, and account keeping are not indexed.
576

Agent, Personal Assistant, and Deputy for JQA

110

Administers Quincy properties

65

rental

1

assumes management

DCA04

DCA08

6

handles restoration of Old House and furnishings for JQA and LCA

4

surveys

DCA07

DCA08

3

railway lease

DCA07

3

woodlot

DCA07

DCA08

2

Mt. Wollaston

DCA08

1

gift of house lot to First Church minister

DCA07

1

salt marsh

DCA07

66

Deputy in administering estate of JA and in payment of legacies

13

pays out bequests

DCA07

DCA08

8

collects accounts

DCA04

17

Deputy in administering W. N. Boylston's estate

DCA08

71

Manages investments

8

supplies funds

1

Columbian Mills (D.C.)

DCA08

1

debt to A. Guista

DCA07

DCA04

DCA06

DCA08

136

Manages Boston real estate

DCA03

DCA04

101

Personal and domestic matters

38

amanuensis

DCA06

DCA08

DCA03

31

performs commissions and errands

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

DCA08

8

affixes bookplates

DCA05

DCA03

DCA04

8

supervises Sparks' use of JA's letterbooks

DCA04

5

catalogues and arranges books and pamphlets

DCA05

DCA06

4

arranges books in library

DCA04

DCA07

2

has books bound

DCA03

DCA04

1

continuance as JQA's agent pondered

DCA06

1

arranges funeral for Georgeanna Frances Adams

DCA08

1

assists in departure for Washington

DCA08

1

caretaker of Old House

DCA04

1

catalogues library at Old House and books in Boston

DCA03

See also: Old House
815

Books, Reading, and Education

16

Arts and Architecture

DCA05

See also: Ellis, Sir H.
See also: Lessing, G. E.
See also: Mascou, J. J.
See also: Menzel, W.
See also: Potter, J.
See also: Steuart, Sir H.
See also: Tacitus
42

Autobiography, Biography, Journals, and Letters

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Burr, Aaron
See also: Davis, M. L.
See also: Hall, Basil
See also: Lenfant, J.
See also: Lessing, G. E.
See also: Lockhart, J. G.
See also: Moore, T.
See also: Plutarch
See also: Sparks, J.
See also: Stone, W. L.
See also: Tacitus
See also: Tucker, G.
See also: Walpole, H.
See also: Wraxall, N. W.
27

Drama

9

British

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Baillie, J.
See also: Congreve, W.
See also: Shakespeare, W.
8

English

DCA03

8

French

DCA05

DCA06

2

ancient

DCA03

See also: Brumoy, P.
See also: Euripides
See also: Sophocles
0

German

40

Exploration and Travel

DCA03

DCA04

See also: Cranz, D.
See also: Forster, G.
See also: Humboldt, F. H. A. von
See also: Le Comte, L.
See also: Martineau, H.
See also: Parry, W. E.
See also: Ross, Sir J.
See also: Stephens, J. L.
See also: Tietz, F. von
See also: Willis, N. P.
41

Fiction

1

on novels

DCA01

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Defoe, D.
See also: Dickens, C.
See also: Hook, T. E.
See also: Hugo, V.
See also: Inchbald, E. S.
See also: James, G. P. R.
See also: Le Borgne, S.
See also: Medianoches
See also: Scott, M.
See also: Scott, Sir W.
See also: Sterne, L.
See also: Voltaire
7

Fine Arts

DCA03

DCA04

63

Harvard

18

on forensics and themes

7

on recitations

DCA01

7

general comment

3

on declamations

DCA01

3

on missing prayers

DCA01

3

on reform regulations

DCA01

2

admonished for illegal dress

DCA01

2

on Harvard graduates

DCA01

2

on annual examination

DCA01

DCA02

2

on commencements

DCA01

DCA02

2

on freshman class

DCA01

2

on junior year

DCA01

2

on senior year

DCA01

1

on Bowdoin prize

DCA01

1

on behavior in class

DCA01

1

on chapel sermons

DCA01

2

on his freshman year

DCA01

1

on plan of study

DCA01

1

on politics of sophomore class

DCA01

1

on student scandals

DCA01

118

History and Government

48

American

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

See also: JA
See also: JQA
See also: Bancroft, G.
See also: Channing, W. E.
See also: Chevalier, M.
See also: Felt, J. B.
See also: Grahame, J.
See also: Hazard, E.
See also: Sparks, J.
See also: White, J.
See also: Whitney, G.
21

British

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Eclectic Review
See also: Hallam, H.
See also: Turner, S.
18

French

DCA05

DCA06

DCA04

13

political and economic theory

DCA06

See also: JA
See also: Aristotle
See also: Ferguson, A.
See also: Goguet, A. Y.
See also: Taylor, Sir H.
See also: Vethake, H.
8

Greek

DCA03

DCA04

6

ancient

DCA06

See also: Demosthenes
See also: Gibbon, E.
See also: Herodotus
See also: Livy
See also: Tacitus
See also: Thucydides
2

Russian

DCA06

1

European

DCA06

See also: Prescott, W. H.
1

Polish

DCA04

0

Latin American

2

Horticulture

DCA03

DCA04

12

Law

DCA03

DCA04

56

Languages

26

German

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

DCA08

22

Greek

DCA08

7

language studies

DCA05

DCA06

1

Italian

DCA05

0

Latin

See: Cicero
See: Horace
See: Juvenal
See: Livy
See: Ovid
See: Persius
See: Terence
See: Virgil
95

Literature

43

British

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Adventurer
See also: Connoisseur
See also: Guardian
See also: Idler
See also: Lounger
See also: Mirror
See also: Observer
See also: Rambler
See also: Spectator
See also: Tatler
See also: World
24

French language and literature

1

reads French newspapers published in Boston

DCA07

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

12

Latin

DCA04

See also: Cato
See also: Cicero
See also: Livy
See also: Lucan
See also: Lucretius
See also: Tacitus
5

Italian language and literature

DCA04

DCA06

4

Greek

DCA04

See also: Aeschines
See also: Demosthenes
See also: Euripides
See also: Herodotus
See also: Homer
See also: Plutarch
See also: Sophocles
See also: Thucydides
4

history and criticism

DCA06

2

German

DCA04

See also: Lessing, G. E.
See also: Meissner, A. G.
See also: Menzel, W.
See also: Wieland, C. M.
1

Spanish language and literature

DCA04

See also: LaHarpe
40

Natural History, Mathematics, Science

15

geography

DCA01

4

agriculture and botany

DCA02

DCA01

2

navigation

DCA02

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Jameson, A. M.
2

Numismatics

DCA06

See also: Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres
See also: Addison, J.
See also: Cooke, William
See also: Eckhel, J.
See also: Jobert, L.
See also: Pinkerton, J.
18

Oratory and Rhetoric

DCA03

DCA04

See also: Aeschines
See also: Cicero
See also: Demosthenes
49

Philosophy and Religion

DCA03

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Alcott, A. B.
See also: Aristotle
See also: Atterbury
See also: Barbauld, A. L.
See also: Barrow, I.
See also: Bayle, P.
See also: Bible
See also: Cato
See also: Lessing, G. E.
See also: Locke, J.
See also: Massillon
See also: Milman, H. H.
See also: Paley, W.
See also: Sterne, L.
See also: Tucker, A.
See also: Voltaire
See also: Warburton
See also: Watts, I.
See also: Wieland, C. M.
19

Poetry, Essays, etc.

19

comments on poetry

0

British

0

German

0

Greek

See: Homer
See: Plutarch
0

Latin

See: Lucan
See: Lucretius
10

Practical Education

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

See also: Lee, Mrs. H. F.
See also: Plutarch
13

Trials

DCA03

85

Book Collecting

17

purchases books

DCA01

DCA02

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

DCA08

9

catalogue of pamphlet collection

DCA05

DCA06

DCA04

8

book auctions

DCA03

DCA04

8

arranges collection

DCA03

DCA04

6

arranges books

DCA06

DCA08

5

makes catalogue

DCA03

DCA04

4

owned by

DCA07

DCA08

3

brings duplicates and needed volumes from Old House

DCA03

DCA04

2

books arrive in Boston

DCA02

2

makes scrapbooks of his newspaper articles

DCA06

3

marginalia in

DCA05

2

on his collection

DCA03

2

separates his books from GWA's

DCA02

1

attends auction of Dr. Ironside's books

DCA02

1

books of

AFC07

1

comments on Adamses' literary taste

DCA02

1

library

DCA07

1

losses in binder's fire

DCA06

1

makes list of books

DCA01

1

lack of books at Medford

DCA05

1

on Hilliard's bookstore

DCA01

2

on JA's library

DCA01

1

on Thompson's bookstore

DCA02

1

on collecting library

DCA01

1

packs

DCA07

1

receives copy of Burke from JA2

DCA02

12

course of studies projected

DCA04

6

delights in his study

DCA03

5

Boston Athenaeum as resource

DCA03

DCA04

5

commitment to studies

DCA04

4

readings suggested by JQA

DCA02

4

scholarly pursuits

DCA05

3

borrows from Harvard Library

DCA07

DCA08

2

on Byron's death

DCA01

2

reading plan, 1824

DCA01

2

shifts interests from politics to literature

DCA07

1

MS collections of the MHS

DCA06

2

bookplate illus.

DCA01

1

builds Stone Library

DCA06

1

delights of books

DCA06

1

books from binder

DCA05

1

identifies himself with Disraeli's Vivian Grey

DCA02

1

identifies himself with Mrs. Opie's Henry Aubrey

DCA01

1

study and reading plan, 1827

DCA02

2

titlepage of copy of Butler's Hudibras, illus.

DCA01

2

study routine

DCA07

DCA08

1

“How many new subjects there are for the human mind.... And yet men die for want of occupation”

DCA05

1

reading tastes

DCA01

See also: Boston Athenaeum
See also: names of particular authors
1529

Character, Apperance, Habits, Domestic Life

30

Diaries and record-keeping habits

12

purpose and plan of diaries

DCA02

8

commonplace books

4

diary pages illus.

DCA01

  • 81
  • (illus. facing)
  • xi

DCA02

1

diaries described

DCA01

1

manuscripts of diaries

DCA01

DCA07

835

Home and Family

123

George Washington Adams

56

visits mentioned

40

CFA's feelings for and description of

14

correspondence

DCA01

DCA02

7

handles CFA's finances

DCA01

DCA02

2

CFA on his future

DCA01

2

CFA and his death

DCA01

DCA02

1

CFA handles affairs of after his death

DCA02

1

CFA plans to live with

DCA02

99

John Quincy Adams

17

CFA's feelings for and description of

12

financial arrangements for CFA's marriage

DCA01

10

CFA on his candidacy

9

and CFA's expenses in Boston, 1828-29

7

letters mentioned

DCA02

4

CFA on lack of intellectual guidance

DCA01

4

and CFA's finances at Harvard

DCA01

4

and GWA's death

DCA02

4

conversations at Quincy, 1829

DCA02

4

on CFA's education at Harvard

DCA01

DCA02

3

CFA on his future

DCA01

DCA02

3

birthday presents

DCA02

3

correspondence described

DCA02

2

and CFA's engagement

DCA02

2

gives CFA copying tasks

DCA02

1

CFA calls “Monsieur”

DCA01

1

CFA reads over old letters from

DCA02

1

and CFA's wedding

DCA02

1

asks CFA's help in preparing history of U.S

DCA02

1

gives CFA a seal

DCA02

1

gives CFA portraits

DCA02

1

on CFA's miniature

DCA02

1

on CFA's proposed life in Boston

DCA02

1

on CFA's trip to N.Y. City

DCA02

1

on CFA's way of life, 1826

DCA02

1

tutors CFA in law

DCA02

67

Other Family Members, General Comment

23

CFA's feelings for Adams family

16

TBA

DCA01

DCA02

10

JA

3

Johnson Hellen

DCA02

3

Mrs. Clark

DCA01

3

on Thomas Hellen

DCA01

3

AHA

DCA01

2

TBA Jr.

DCA02

1

on Hellen family

DCA01

1

on family looks

DCA01

1

on tomb of Adamses

DCA02

1

“Abby” Adams

DCA01

51

John Adams 2d

9

CFA's feelings for and description of

DCA01

DCA02

1

on his future

DCA01

51

Louisa Catherine Adams

16

correspondence

DCA02

17

CFA's feeling for and description of

3

and GWA's death

DCA02

3

on CFA's relations with JQA

DCA02

1

CFA calls “Madame”

DCA01

1

CFA on her trip to Boston

DCA02

1

CFA reads old letters from

DCA02

1

CFA urges her return for his wedding

DCA02

1

CFA visits in Washington

DCA02

1

and CFA's engagement

DCA02

1

and her illness in N.Y. City

DCA02

2

comments on CFA's portrait by King

DCA02

1

on CFA's health

DCA02

1

on CFA's plan to live with GWA

DCA02

1

to CFA on his birthday

DCA02

43

domestic purchases, errands, tasks

39

performs household tasks, commissions, &c.

DCA08

DCA05

DCA06

26

activities with the children

22

closing and reopening of Boston home

DCA03

20

on himself and Brooks family

DCA04

18

births, baptisms, and christenings

5

birth and christening of HA

DCA07

DCA08

1

attends christening

DCA08

DCA03

DCA03

DCA05

DCA06

15

domestic problems

DCA03

DCA04

13

and ABA

DCA05

13

on his family

14

deaths, funerals, &c.

DCA04

12

sees to horses, &c.

DCA07

DCA08

11

anxiety over family's health

DCA07

DCA08

11

on Adamses in Washington

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

DCA08

11

and Peter C. Brooks

10

anxiety over children's health

DCA05

DCA06

10

concern over cholera

10

on TBA family

DCA03

8

and JQA

DCA05

8

cabinet for coins and medals

DCA06

9

comments on his children

DCA07

DCA08

8

on family's history

DCA05

DCA06

6

gifts from JQA and LCA

DCA07

DCA08

6

recipient of family portraits, memorabilia, collections

DCA05

6

supervises household improvements

DCA05

DCA06

5

attends funerals

DCA07

DCA08

5

holidays and family occasions

DCA07

DCA08

4

Thanksgivings

DCA03

4

and LCA

DCA05

DCA06

5

comments on his marriage

DCA07

DCA08

4

gifts to

DCA03

DCA04

5

grief over death of T. B. Adams Jr.

4

household improvements

DCA03

DCA04

3

buys painting, engravings

DCA03

DCA04

3

causes flurry by changing summer plans

4

daily routine

DCA05

4

death and reburial of JA2

DCA05

DCA06

3

family gifts purchased

DCA05

DCA06

3

grief over Georgeanna Frances Adams' illness and death

DCA08

3

reflections on visits to Adams family burying ground

DCA07

DCA08

3

theft at Boston home

DCA08

2

accompanies JQA

DCA07

DCA08

2

and P. C. Brooks

DCA07

DCA08

2

and TBA family

DCA05

2

arranges for horse and chaise

DCA03

DCA04

2

dismisses manservants

DCA07

DCA08

2

misunderstanding with MCHA

DCA07

2

omits Sunday church attendance

DCA07

DCA05

2

rising time

DCA03

DCA04

1

CFA on his relations with his brothers

DCA01

1

ABA reads to

DCA07

1

argument with LCA

DCA07

1

boyhood recollections

DCA08

1

burial of T. B. Adams Jr.

DCA08

1

concern over thefts

DCA06

1

delight of living at Old House

DCA07

1

donation for new church organ

DCA07

1

family responsibility prompts personal caution

DCA07

1

makes a “noise” at Post Office

DCA03

1

physician prescribes diet

DCA04

1

servant ill

DCA08

1

visits AA birthplace

DCA08

1

want of silver change

DCA07

1

white pantaloons

DCA05

1

wish to name daughter Abigail

DCA04

1

tutors I. H. Adams (1832)

DCA07

See also: Brooks family meetings
See also: Medford, Mass.
See also: Old House
See also: Quincy, Mass.
39

Numismatics

18

studies, buys, and catalogues coins

DCA07

DCA08

9

arranges coin collection

6

studies and catalogues Athenaeum's coins

DCA07

DCA08

DCA05

DCA06

13

Portraits and Pictures

7

by C. B. King

DCA01

DCA02

DCA03

2

Browere bust

DCA02

3

by Dickinson

DCA01

  • 80
  • (illus. facing)
  • ix

DCA02

1

miniature

DCA02

35

response to natural scenes

DCA08

DCA04

DCA06

28

comments and evaluations of his life and character

21

distracted during Sunday services

DCA08

22

pattern and daily routines of life

DCA07

20

baths

DCA01

21

feeling for Adams heritage

DCA04

DCA05

17

depression of spirits

17

ambitions and desire for reputation

DCA07

12

disharmony with Boston's values

DCA05

DCA06

11

desire for child

DCA04

11

response to praise and neglect of writings

DCA07

DCA08

7

on his future

DCA02

10

independence as primary value

DCA05

DCA06

6

grounds for early marriage

DCA03

DCA04

10

the critical year

DCA06

6

preference for Southern character

6

lack of friends

DCA07

DCA08

4

churchgoing

DCA01

4

compared to JQA

DCA04

DCA05

5

confidence in his own powers

DCA05

DCA06

4

conscious temperance

DCA05

DCA06

5

participation in Boston's social events

DCA07

DCA08

4

reaction to praise and neglect

DCA06

5

response to gift of coins and medals

4

taste for travel

DCA07

DCA08

3

JQA comments on character

DCA05

DCA03

DCA04

4

desire for reputation

DCA05

DCA06

3

friendship guarded

DCA05

4

the threat of ennui

DCA05

DCA06

2

time of arising

DCA01

2

case of the cashmere shawl

DCA05

2

effect of neglecting parties

DCA04

2

help in Quincy fire

DCA07

2

memory weakness

DCA06

2

quick temper

DCA07

2

satisfactions provided by newspaper articles

DCA06

2

self-warned against love of money

DCA05

DCA06

2

son desired and welcomed

DCA05

5

treatment by Bostonians

DCA08

1

17th birthday

DCA01

1

18th birthday

DCA02

1

19th birthday

DCA02

1

20th birthday

DCA02

1

21st birthday

DCA02

1

22d birthday

DCA02

2

character and career

DJA01

DJA04

1

clothing

DCA02

1

comment on habit

DCA01

1

sleeping

DCA01

1

speaking French

DCA01

1

time of retiring

DCA01

1

affected to tears by sermon mention of JA

DCA08

1

asked to sacrifice principles

DCA07

1

awkwardness of accompanying JQA at public events

DCA07

1

efforts as JQA's agent frustrated

DCA05

1

fastidiousness in friends

DCA03

1

financial insecurity feared

DCA05

1

gives money to destitute Canadian insurgent

DCA07

1

gratification at a trust earned

DCA05

1

inherits the family arrogance

DCA06

1

makes “blundering speech”

DCA07

1

on being unsuccessfully proposed for ΦBK membership

DCA08

1

on the Adamses and money

DCA07

1

pained by witnessing epileptic fit

DCA07

3

prefers literature to politics

DCA05

DCA06

1

prefers “draws” to “drawers”

DCA08

1

renewed by a sermon

DCA06

1

response to opera

DCA06

1

resumes a friendship

DCA03

1

slight of friends provokes

DCA08

1

superstitious fear

DCA08

1

susceptibility to weather

DCA05

1

taste for bas-reliefs

DCA06

1

“I am very doubtful whether the Stoical system is useful to the temper”

DCA08

1

“I have done something to earn a reputation”

DCA06

1

“I have the spirit to be independent without the capacity to keep myself above water”

DCA05

1

“My great sin is the violence of my temper”

DCA05

1

“The reputation of the race rests in my generation with me”

DCA07

1

“it is my duty to make the best use I can of my talents”

DCA08

1

“of an overbearing disposition”

DCA06

1

dedication to duty

AFC03

2

appearance

DCA01

1

character described

DCA01

1

discussion of

DCA03

1

want of humility in Adams family

DCA07

109

Courtship and Marriage

28

CFA on ABA's character and his feeling for her

10

CFA oppressed by Brooks family

9

CFA and P. C. Brooks on financial arrangements

7

fatigue of long courtship

DCA02

6

possible dates for marriage

5

preparations for wedding

5

presents exchanged by ABA and CFA

DCA02

4

letters mentioned

DCA02

4

preparations of house in Boston

DCA02

3

CFA on engagement anniversaries

DCA02

3

CFA's first visits to members of Brooks family

DCA02

3

CFA's visits to ABA

DCA02

3

first meetings with ABA

DCA02

2

correspondence between ABA and CFA described

DCA02

2

interest in ABA

DCA02

2

new plan for visits to ABA

DCA02

2

payment for wedding

DCA03

DCA04

1

CFA on awkwardness of position in Brooks family

DCA02

1

CFA on leaving single life

DCA02

1

P. C. Brooks on engagement

DCA02

1

anxiety over marriage

DCA02

2

ends liaison with mistress

DCA01

DCA02

1

family feeling compared to his own

DCA02

1

illness of Ward Brooks

DCA02

1

proposal

DCA02

1

wedding day

DCA02

1

courtship described

DCA01

280

Finances and Property

156

Investments and investment income

37

real estate

18

currency, banking, and the economy

DCA08

7

double-entry bookkeeping

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

DCA08

DCA07

22

attends stockholder meetings

5

Middlesex Canal shares

DCA02

5

changes direction

DCA08

4

notes payable

DCA07

DCA08

108

Personal

17

comments on resources and prospects

14

allowance in Boston

10

allowance at Harvard

3

children's financial future

DCA08

2

obtains money

DCA07

2

on account balancing

DCA07

DCA08

2

taxes

DCA07

DCA08

1

on managing affairs of others

DCA08

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

9

quarterly payments from JQA and Peter C. Brooks Sr.

DCA04

DCA05

6

real property

1

public finance

DCA06

242

Health and Illnesses

4

after Lyceum Club party

DCA01

4

teeth

DCA02

2

on N.Y. State trip

DCA02

1

dysentery

DCA01

1

in Washington

DCA02

1

sickness of freshman year

DCA01

1

thrown from horse

DCA02

213

Legal Studies and Career

18

directorships &c.

DCA06

15

office

DCA06

DCA07

13

attends Moot Court

13

attends court

DCA02

12

attends Boston Debating Society

9

estate conveyancer

DCA05

8

Boston

DCA02

8

copies legal papers in Washington

8

offices in Boston

7

handles JQA's affairs in Boston

DCA02

7

bar

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

6

first legal jobs

DCA02

4

reading and studying law, Washington

DCA02

4

public versus private life

DCA01

DCA02

3

and Rufus Davis

DCA07

2

comments on law

DCA02

2

enters Webster's office

DCA02

3

plans to be lawyer

DCA01

DCA02

2

cases referred by

DCA05

2

executes deeds

DCA07

DCA08

2

financial agent

DCA07

1

arranges mortgage

DCA07

1

drafts will

DCA08

1

executor of estate

DCA07

1

“My Law is a vast thing to be sure”

DCA05

2

public life

DCA01

926

Opinions and Beliefs

55

Eloquence

25

observes pulpit style of clergy

17

speaks at debating society to acquire

DCA04

6

drawn to study

DCA03

DCA04

3

general

DCA05

DCA06

2

analyzes Webster's power

DCA03

1

British and American orators

DCA05

1

compares oratorical style of JQA and Edward Everett

DCA04

19

Arts

4

painters and painting

DCA05

2

Greek drama

DCA08

1

Handel's Messiah

DCA07

1

Italians as musical people

DCA08

1

art vs. nature

DCA08

1

art works

DCA07

1

conviviality in music

DCA08

1

architecture in suburban Boston

DCA05

1

love of music

DCA07

1

painting and the “seeming pure”

DCA04

1

collecting paintings

DCA04

1

study of art over politics

DCA08

1

theater

DCA07

1

women's stage roles

DCA07

1

“comédie Larmoyante”

DCA07

56

Economy

8

currency and banking

DCA08

5

sub-Treasury bill

DCA08

4

economic crisis

DCA07

4

local conditions

DCA07

DCA08

3

1839 fiscal crisis

DCA08

3

European financial crisis

DCA08

3

a national bank

DCA07

DCA08

3

associated banks

DCA07

3

bank failures

DCA07

DCA08

2

current financial situations

DCA07

DCA08

2

payments of specie

DCA08

2

science of political economy

DCA08

2

stock speculators

DCA07

1

Biddle's resignation

DCA08

1

Southern loss of trade

DCA08

1

auctions indicate financial distress

DCA08

1

bank fraud

DCA07

1

cotton price control

DCA08

1

differences between Canada and U.S.

DCA07

1

his own theories

DCA08

1

insurance investments

DCA08

1

joint stock company investments

DCA08

1

low stock values

DCA07

1

predicts another money crisis

DCA08

1

production and consumption cycles

DCA07

35

Education

7

his Harvard studies

DCA07

DCA08

4

fulfillment of promise shown at college

DCA03

DCA04

4

education at Harvard

DCA05

2

college promise and later performance

DCA06

2

the German mind

DCA08

1

knowledge

DCA01

1

scholarly pursuits

DCA01

1

teaching children

DCA04

1

school visiting

DCA06

1

Harvard bicentennial

DCA07

1

Harvard commencement

DCA07

1

difficulties in the pursuit of knowledge

DCA08

1

learning from past generations

DCA08

1

pleasure of miscellaneous reading

DCA08

1

study of oratory

DCA08

1

studying classics

DCA08

1

“fashion of Apathy which distinguishes every thing at [Harvard]”

DCA07

DCA01

217

General

14

diary-keeping

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

7

unusual weather

DCA04

6

death

DCA01

DCA02

DCA06

5

parties

DCA03

DCA04

6

the French

1

“the French character

DCA06

DCA03

DCA04

5

travel

DCA07

DCA08

4

morality

DCA01

5

stagecoach rides

DCA01

DCA02

4

the Quincys

DCA01

DCA03

DCA04

5

effects of improved transportation

DCA07

DCA08

4

fasting

DCA03

DCA04

3

autumn

DCA03

DCA04

3

changes in Boston

DCA03

DCA04

3

modes of transportation

DCA07

3

weaknesses in families

DCA05

3

“words are things”

DCA03

2

duty and dissipation

DCA01

2

honor

DCA01

2

acute Yankees

DCA07

DCA08

2

arboriculture

DCA07

DCA08

3

balloonists

DCA05

2

landowning

DCA03

DCA04

2

marketing

DCA03

2

the German character

DCA05

DCA06

2

the beautiful

DCA05

2

the management of money

DCA06

1

Saratoga and national health

DCA02

1

Spanish language

DCA01

1

W. E. Channing

DCA02

1

candles

DCA01

1

change

DCA02

1

consistency

DCA01

1

drinking

DCA01

1

duty visits

DCA01

1

exercise

DCA01

1

fancy versus reality

DCA01

1

good temper

DCA02

1

importance of navigation

DCA01

1

languages

DCA01

1

lying and truth

DCA02

1

national manners

DCA01

1

oyster suppers

DCA01

1

pleasures

DCA02

1

prescience and free will

DCA01

1

record snow

DCA02

1

record thunderstorm

DCA02

1

resolution

DCA01

2

the Capitol

DCA02

1

toleration

DCA02

1

translation

DCA01

1

young girls' letters

DCA01

1

Great Britain

DCA03

1

Harvard College dinners

DCA08

1

JQA's neglect of JA's papers

DCA05

1

New England enterprise

DCA08

1

Niagara Falls

DCA07

1

North Shore towns

DCA07

1

Quincy compared to Cohasset

DCA08

1

U.S. and Canada contrasted

DCA07

1

a splendid dinner

DCA04

1

a traveler

DCA04

1

acquisition of languages

DCA04

1

agitation in the population

DCA07

1

animal exhibitions and children

DCA06

1

animal magnetism

DCA07

1

attending large lectures

DCA07

1

bargains in books

DCA04

1

basis of respectability

DCA03

1

burning of the Lexington

DCA08

1

cards

DCA05

1

changing attitude of Bostonians toward JQA

DCA07

1

charity “fairs”

DCA05

1

city and country living

DCA04

1

clowns

DCA06

1

compares JA and JQA

DCA07

1

compensations of married life

DCA04

1

contrast between boyhood and manhood

DCA08

1

conversation

DCA03

1

danger to public men

DCA03

1

death of a promising youth

DCA03

1

distinctions between French and English ways of thinking

DCA05

1

doubt

DCA04

1

dueling

DCA07

1

duty vs. interest

DCA04

1

dyspepsia as peculiar to America

DCA05

1

fixed removals to the country

DCA06

1

folly in a widow

DCA03

1

grandeur of universe

DCA08

1

grief in the young

DCA03

1

his college class

DCA03

1

his law practice

DCA05

1

human mortality

DCA08

1

indifference to human life in America

DCA08

1

instability of mind

DCA05

1

lady companions in steamboats

DCA06

1

male dinners

DCA05

1

management of money

DCA03

1

mathematical aptitude

DCA03

1

men's deeds and their consequences

DCA05

1

military parades

DCA04

1

misfortune in marriages

DCA03

1

observing mourning

DCA06

1

on satisfying public curiosity

DCA05

1

opinionated men

DCA03

1

phrenology

DCA05

1

precise knowledge in newspapers

DCA07

1

public charities

DCA04

1

public opinion and orginality

DCA04

1

quarrels about money

DCA07

1

railroads and speed

DCA06

1

reason as a guide to life

DCA08

1

recalling the past

DCA05

1

returned European travelers

DCA05

1

satisfactions of life in England, in America, and in a propertyless state

DCA05

1

social calls

DCA03

1

stud advertisement

DCA04

1

the Boston press and the Adamses

DCA04

1

the Quincys' entertainments

DCA06

1

the changes time brings

DCA05

1

the commonplace

DCA04

1

uniform of Highlander Corps

DCA07

1

untimely deaths

DCA07

1

using dogs for draft

DCA07

1

value of organizing Mass. state records

DCA08

1

walking around Boston Common

DCA07

1

where merit lies

DCA03

1

wine

DCA03

1

women and marriage

DCA05

1

young ladies in a household

DCA04

1

“Energy is a plant of tender growth”

DCA05

1

“I would rather hear Operas, but the labour of life is more necessary to keep a man alive than its luxuries”

DCA06

1

“Invention is the attribute of the young but perfecting comes by age”

DCA08

1

“Nobody can live in this climate without considerable resources”

DCA05

1

“Roué tribe”

DCA03

1

“The conversation of an evening party is disgraceful to intelligent beings”

DCA05

1

“[T]here is in the whole range of refined enjoyments none more perfect in all respects than that of listening to the good singing of a good Opera”

DCA06

1

“a case fit for a moralizing romance”

DCA04

1

“a step taken ... rather from the spirit of worldly compliance than from a sense of right”

DCA05

1

“happiness of life is the quiet enjoyment of the pleasures of the world”

DCA05

1

“noise is not to me a necessary concomitant of rejoicing”

DCA05

1

“what is knowledge among us but to be the least ignorant”

DCA07

57

Historical

7

American history

DCA05

DCA02

5

Puritan contribution to American history

DCA03

5

Cromwell and British Puritans

4

Mitford's interpretation of ancient history

2

Amer. history and world geography

DCA08

2

French Revolution

DCA06

2

LaHarpe's interpretation of ancient history

DCA03

2

Napoleon

2

character of Romans

DCA07

1

18th-century society in France and England

DCA06

1

Adams family

DCA06

1

Amer. Indian civilization

DCA08

1

Canning

DCA04

1

Franklin

DCA03

1

Great Britain and the U.S.

DCA05

1

Greece and Rome

DCA04

1

Mary of Scotland

DCA05

1

Punic War

DCA07

1

Rome

DCA04

1

Sparks' bias on American Commissioners at Paris

DCA05

1

consolations of the ex-Presidents

DCA05

1

constants in history

DCA05

1

endurance of families in ancient history

DCA06

1

ephemeral publications

DCA05

1

filiopietism in American history

DCA05

1

origins of the Revolution

DCA05

1

power of Parliament over Amer. colonies

DCA08

1

romance of history

DCA04

1

study of ancient history

DCA07

1

the 18th century

DCA04

1

the middle ages

DCA04

1

treatment of JA and JQA by history

DCA05

1

“Canadian frontier furnishes no great occasion for national pride on our part”

DCA07

1

“The hewer of wood and drawer of water has his sorrows just like the rest of us, but no man will take the trouble to lay open the record of it”

DCA05

DCA01

17

Holidays

5

Independence Day observances

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

DCA08

4

Christmas

DCA04

DCA08

DCA05

DCA06

3

fast-day observances

DCA07

DCA08

2

Thanksgiving

DCA02

1

holiday trickery

DCA01

1

Washington's birthday observances

DCA07

1

observance of New Year

DCA06

153

Literary

7

French literature

DCA03

DCA04

DCA07

6

Virgil

4

style

DCA01

4

British periodicals

DCA05

DCA08

DCA08

4

a writer's frustrations

DCA04

4

reading

DCA03

DCA04

4

his lecturing

DCA07

DCA08

3

Jeremy Taylor

DCA03

3

critical writers

DCA08

2

Edinburgh Review

DCA03

2

the letters of JA and AA

DCA05

2

writing and writers

DCA06

DCA03

1

altering Biblical texts

DCA04

1

literary style

DCA05

1

A. H. Everett and JQA as political writers

DCA06

1

Boswell and biography

DCA04

1

Demosthenes and Cicero

DCA03

1

French plays

DCA05

1

Gibbon

DCA04

1

JQA's Dermot MacMorrogh

DCA05

1

JQA's poetry

DCA04

1

Steele's absorptions

DCA04

1

art of criticism

DCA05

1

chivalry

DCA06

1

compensation of books

DCA03

1

contemporary taste

DCA05

1

current level of writing in English

DCA05

1

disquisitions of commentators

DCA04

1

inspiration and madness in poets

DCA05

1

memoirs

DCA06

1

oratory and exposure of vice

DCA05

1

special qualities of the ancient writers

DCA05

1

the great poet

DCA04

1

toryism in 19th-century British literature

DCA03

1

“A correct idea of the principles of taste is essential to good writing”

DCA05

1

“I want to see the higher kinds of style”

DCA05

1

“the present French school”

DCA06

1

Greek writers' knowledge of female affections

DCA08

1

Lyceum lectures

DCA08

1

Southern and Northern oratory

DCA08

1

distaste for contemporary literature

DCA07

1

pleasure of good reading and writing

DCA08

1

publication of family letters

DCA08

1

“My time is better employed digging the earth” than writing

DCA07

193

Political

20

Van Buren

DCA08

17

slavery and abolition

DCA01

DCA05

DCA06

DCA08

9

attendance at Congress

DCA01

DCA02

7

and JQA's quarrel with Federalists

DCA02

6

visits to Supreme Court

DCA01

DCA02

3

Jackson administration

DCA04

3

National Republican party

DCA05

DCA06

3

controversy with France

DCA06

3

temper of Great Britain

DCA05

DCA06

3

dispute with Great Britain over northeast boundaries

DCA08

2

probate law

DCA03

DCA04

2

political economy

DCA04

2

Freemasonry

DCA05

2

durability of American form of government

DCA05

2

instability of public opinion

DCA06

2

party passions

DCA06

2

toryism among New Englanders

DCA03

2

Boston officials deny use of Faneuil Hall

DCA07

2

Jackson's presidency

DCA07

2

whig party

DCA07

1

debtor's law

DCA01

1

patriotism

DCA05

2

absolute democracy

DCA01

1

Christianity, law, and violence

DCA05

1

government

DCA08

1

New England Federalists

DCA04

1

Nullification Proclamation and JQA

DCA04

1

Southern states and New England

DCA04

1

Whigs and Royalists

DCA06

1

dangers of poverty in public life

DCA06

1

democracy and property

DCA05

1

democracy and violence

DCA05

1

freedom and mob law

DCA05

1

paradox of freedom and force

DCA04

1

political economy as a science

DCA05

1

price of free government

DCA03

1

protective tariff

DCA05

1

revolution and skepticism

DCA04

1

the Country's public men

DCA06

1

the nation and expansion

DCA04

1

wildness of the age

DCA04

1

Antimasonry

DCA07

1

French and English control of Canada

DCA07

1

Mass. political parties

DCA08

1

Southern hostility to Northerners

DCA07

1

U.S.-Canadian relations

DCA07

1

Webster and whig party

DCA08

1

anti-Webster coalition

DCA07

1

manufacturing public opinion

DCA08

1

parties in power

DCA08

1

politicians

DCA07

1

pseudodemocratic tendencies

DCA07

1

rewards of public life

DCA07

1

support for Harrison (1836)

DCA07

DCA08

124

Social

12

country and city life

DCA07

8

women

DCA02

7

society in Boston

DCA07

DCA08

6

Mammon as New England's god

DCA05

DCA06

7

aristocracy and social class-consciousness

DCA02

6

money and wealth

DCA03

DCA04

4

balls and parties

DCA07

DCA08

4

parties

DCA05

3

a Puritan legacy to New England

DCA05

DCA06

3

New England's suicides

DCA05

DCA06

3

marriage

DCA02

3

Boston's men of station

DCA05

DCA06

3

entertaining

DCA07

3

society in Washington

DCA08

2

French and English Canadians

DCA07

2

card-playing

DCA07

2

family dinners

DCA07

2

learning

DCA04

2

parents and children

DCA06

2

public dinners

DCA08

1

lawyers' manners

DCA01

1

foreigners' views of America

DCA03

1

entertaining boring guests

DCA05

1

equality of laborers and thinkers

DCA07

1

effects upon men when ability is added to ambition

DCA08

1

effect of commercial interests on a town

DCA07

1

crowds

DCA03

1

New York and New Yorkers

DCA08

1

American self-complacency

DCA08

1

Canadian temperament

DCA07

1

English women

DCA05

1

the noise of children

DCA06

1

the powers of women and of men

DCA06

1

infants

DCA02

1

sex

DCA01

1

English-speaking Germans

DCA03

1

Boston society

DCA01

1

accepting invitations

DCA07

1

bored by Quincy gatherings

DCA06

1

changes in values and the effect

DCA05

1

class distinctions

DCA08

1

dinner conversation on money and politics

DCA07

1

effect of system upon domestics

DCA04

1

marriage ceremonies

DCA07

1

marriage of persons of different station

DCA06

1

men's club

DCA07

1

old age in America

DCA06

1

old names and present leaders

DCA06

1

ownership of property

DCA06

1

penology

DCA03

1

republicanism

DCA04

1

simplicity of manners and cultivation of display

DCA06

1

status conferred by wealth

DCA05

1

taste and established wealth

DCA05

1

town people and country people

DCA05

1

want of cultivation

DCA07

1

“In this Country simplicity and richness are the only things persons of the better class ... can resort to”

DCA05

1

“Poverty in the old countries is as great a misfortune as great health appears to be in this”

DCA06

1

“emptiness of human amusement in formal circles”

DCA07

1

“progressive improvement of the world”

DCA04

276

Public Life

35

attends Democratic meeting and comments

34

Civic and semi-public activities

12

votes

DCA03

DCA04

DCA05

DCA06

4

attends town meetings

4

appointed Harvard Bowdoin Prize judge

DCA06

4

appointed to Boston Lafayette Memorial committee

DCA05

3

attends political caucuses

DCA03

DCA04

3

supports charitable causes

DCA05

DCA06

2

attends public meeting

DCA04

DCA05

2

purchases pew in First Church

DCA05

DCA07

23

comments on involvement in

16

deterrents to

18

fosters coalition of Antimasons and Democrats to support Van Buren

15

serves on Harvard exam committees

12

breaks with Hallett and the Advocate over support for Democratic policies

15

directed against Webster

12

public stance avoided and office eschewed

DCA06

12

JQA's public presence a hindrance to

DCA05

10

drifts from party support to independent status

DCA07

DCA08

7

in antimasonic party

DCA05

8

JQA's political defeats a stimulus to

DCA05

DCA06

6

plans for proposed newspaper

6

with A. H. Everett in journalistic campaign

DCA06

5

and Adams Temple and School Fund

DCA07

DCA08

5

comments on the possibility of holding public office

DCA07

DCA08

5

supports Van Buren (1836)

DCA07

5

as JQA's alter ego in Boston

DCA05

DCA06

4

declines nomination to Mass. House (1839)

4

distaste for politics

DCA07

4

supported to represent Quincy in Mass. House

DCA07

DCA08

3

reacts to election returns

DCA07

3

supports A. H. Everett's candidacy for Congress

DCA07

3

votes

DCA07

DCA08

3

JQA's career affects political position

DCA07

2

attends Quincy meetings on prevention of garden theft

DCA08

3

attends public meeting to protest Lovejoy's murder

DCA07

2

attends whig meetings and comments

DCA07

2

comments on his poor political prospects

DCA07

2

does not vote

DCA07

DCA08

2

opposes annexation of Texas

DCA07

1

Boston hostile to his political opinions

DCA07

1

asked to contribute articles to Democratic Magazine

DCA07

1

attends meeting to oppose Mayor Eliot

DCA07

1

attends public meeting on fiscal crisis

DCA07

1

attends sessions of Congress

DCA08

1

awaits Van Buren's currency policy before taking action

DCA07

1

considers impact of his writing on public opinion

DCA07

1

declines drafting resolves to support JQA on the Texas question

DCA07

1

declines writing in support of Van Buren

DCA08

1

discomfort at gathering of whig politicians

DCA07

1

disgust with Congress

DCA07

1

financial support for Antimasons

DCA07

1

independent of party

DCA06

2

journalism as chosen means to

DCA05

DCA06

1

on abolition issue

DCA06

1

political interest wanes

DCA07

1

state of political affairs deters article writing

DCA08

1

urged by JQA to accept nomination

DCA08

1

view of party intrigues

DCA07

1

“Politics are eminently disgusting to me”

DCA07

1

4th of July oration at Faneuil Hall (1843)

DCA07

1

election to Congress (1858)

DCA07

1

presidency of Mt. Wollaston Bank (1853)

DCA07

76

Religion

5

Old Testament prophecies

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

4

the monastic life

DCA05

3

Roman Catholicism

DCA07

3

communion

DCA08

DCA05

2

Protestant worship

DCA07

DCA08

2

basis of historical developments

DCA04

2

public worship

DCA07

2

supernatural character of Jesus

DCA06

DCA07

1

Book of Common Prayer

DCA07

1

Catholic and Unitarian

DCA06

1

Church of England

DCA08

1

Episcopal Church members in Revolutionary Boston

DCA08

1

Reformation in England

DCA04

1

Sunday Schools

DCA06

1

Unitarian preaching

DCA07

1

attention to the Bible

DCA07

1

basis of stability in society

DCA04

1

changing morality

DCA07

1

charity and selfishness

DCA05

1

democratic tone of clergy

DCA07

1

difference between mental power and morality

DCA08

1

free will

DCA07

1

future punishment

DCA06

1

hell

DCA08

1

life and the hereafter

DCA08

1

on fear of Fanny Wright

DCA06

1

on theology

DCA05

1

revelation

DCA07

1

sermons of French and English divines

DCA05

1

the Boston clergy

DCA06

1

the Quakers

DCA06

1

the clergy in political matters

DCA06

1

the end of the world

DCA08

240

Residences

32

Residences in Boston

11

preparations for winter occupancy

DCA07

DCA08

6

moves from Quincy to Boston

DCA07

DCA08

5

lodgings in Boston

3

new furnace for

DCA07

2

mentioned

DCA07

1

broken into and ransacked

DCA08

1

storm causes leaks

DCA08

1

“cheerful study” in

DCA07

DCA03

169

Residences in Quincy

31

labors and oversees work on trees and grounds

DCA08

21

comments on time and expense involved in building

DCA08

14

acquires building materials

DCA07

11

pleasure in

9

buys furnishings

DCA07

DCA08

9

comments on building progress

9

superintends construction

DCA07

DCA08

7

road to

DCA07

DCA08

6

Quincy house planned

DCA06

6

interior finishings

DCA07

DCA08

8

plans for constructing a summer house

DCA07

DCA08

5

building site

DCA07

5

digging the well

DCA07

5

summer moves to Old House

DCA07

4

injuries to laborers

DCA07

3

assessment

DCA07

3

danger from fire

DCA07

DCA08

3

local interest in

DCA07

3

summer moves to new house

DCA08

2

comments on appearance

DCA07

DCA08

1

auctions off “remnants and superfluities”

DCA07

2

cost

DCA07

DCA08

1

death of laborer

DCA07

1

“the prevailing fashion of putting pillars for every thing strikes me to be a mistake”

DCA07

14

residence plans projected

DCA06

4

on residing at Quincy and Medford

DCA05

DCA06

3

earlier lodgings

DCA03

1

on residing at Quincy and Boston

DCA05

968

Social Life

3

In New York

DCA02

10

In Quincy

7

dinners and parties

DCA02

2

guests

DCA01

1

reception for Lafayette

DCA01

60

In Washington

33

parties, dinners, dances

DCA02

11

family entertaining

DCA01

DCA02

4

calls

DCA01

DCA02

4

visits to President Monroe

DCA01

2

Lafayette visit

DCA01

DCA02

2

comment on social season

DCA01

1

JQA's inauguration

DCA01

1

comment on social obligations

DCA01

1

visit to Alexandria

DCA02

1

visit to Congressional cemetery

DCA02

134

Recreation

32

fishing

8

for smelt

DCA01

DCA02

DCA05

DCA06

DCA07

32

games

15

cards and parlor games

DCA07

DCA08

DCA02

24

rides

18

carriage

DCA07

DCA08

DCA01

DCA02

22

billiards

DCA02

11

walks

DCA01

DCA02

6

racing

DCA02

DCA08

4

bowling

DCA01

2

hunting

DCA01

1

shooting

DCA01

122

attends theater, opera, and concerts

32

with ABA

DCA06

DCA03

DCA02

65

visits made

DCA08

60

art exhibitions, galleries and auctions

3

visits Gallery of Paintings, Boston

DCA02

2

visits to King's gallery

DCA01

DCA02

1

visits Street's

DCA01

1

visits Stuart's gallery

DCA02

DCA07

DCA08

50

bathing

37

saltwater

DCA03

DCA06

DCA07

1

warm bath

DCA06

DCA07

DCA04

DCA05

47

attends sales and auctions

DCA02

DCA04

DCA05