1. This and the following entries through 15 April are from D/CFA/1, which the
diarist called an “Index.” For a description of CFA’s MS Diaries see the Introduction.
2. CFA’s set of Samuel Johnson’s Works, 12 vols., London,
1823, is in the Stone Library, but he apparently did not own it at this time. See
entry for 17 July, below. Perhaps he read JA’s copy
of Samuel Johnson, The Lives of the Most Eminent English
Poets, London, 1783, which is among JA’s books in the Boston Public Library
(Catalogue of JA’s Library,
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.