. This monthly summary comes from the first entry in D/JQA/7, a small pocket almanac
of 348 pages, approximately 2⅞″ × 5″, entitled Historisk Almanach För Året 1783 . . .
, Stockholm . The first 13 pages consist of a calendar for the year 1783, interleaved
with 12 blank pages on which JQA
wrote in French short, scattered notes of his activities from 31 Dec. 1782 to 17
Oct. 1783. JQA
began writing in this Diary in the form of a monthly summary of his activities, particularly
his constant arrivals and departures as he traveled from country to country, but gradually
the entries became scattered line-a-day memoranda. Monthly summaries from January
through April are placed in the published Diary as the final entry for each respective
month. After 26 Feb.
, when D/JQA/6 ends, D/JQA/7 constitutes the only Diary JQA
kept until 6 Aug.
, when he briefly resumed longer entries in another Diary booklet, D/JQA/8. Entries
in D/JQA/7 for 6, 9, 12, 16, and 22 Aug. and 22 Sept. have been omitted in favor of
the fuller corresponding entries in D/JQA/8; in one instance, 29 Aug.
, entries from both of these Diaries have been printed because they contain different
information. All other entries from D/JQA/7 after 6 Aug. have been retained.