. Titlepage and cover for JQA
's early Diary, designated D/JQA/1 by Adams editors to indicate the first of the individual
Diary books, booklets, or miscellaneous fragments. This Diary booklet, which measures
approximately 7″ × 4¾″, consists of eleven leaves of paper folded over and stitched.
Bound in with the sheets is a paper cover, and each page has been ruled off with a
margin by JQA
, in which space he has placed the dates for his entries. On this titlepage, and the
revised titlepage which follows, there is a scrawled design at the bottom of the page
which is repeated throughout this Diary booklet.
With the exceptions of D/JQA/7, 9, and 13, all of the Diary volumes or booklets published
in these two volumes contain a roman numeral affixed in pencil on either the cover
or titlepage. Because they were probably added by CFA
while assembling his father's papers in the 19th century, these have been deleted