Missed Prayers, Chapel, Mr. Frothingham.1 Quiet at home, Roscoe’s life of Leo the Tenth.2 Evening at Wheatland’s.
1. Rev. Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham, Harvard 1811, was minister of the First Church
on Chauncey Place, Boston, and an overseer of the college from 1819 to 1850. His wife
was the former Ann Gorham Brooks (1797–1863), who was the sister of CFA’s future wife. See Adams Genealogy.
2. JQA’s copy of William Roscoe, The Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth, 4 vols., Phila., 1805, is in the Stone 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, 2016.