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Funds for editing The Adams Papers were originally furnished by Time, Inc., on behalf of Life, to the Massachusetts Historical Society, under whose supervision the editorial work
is being done. Further funds were provided by a grant from the Ford Foundation to
the National Archives Trust Fund Board in support of this and four other major documentary
publications. In common with these and many other enterprises like them, The Adams Papers has continued to benefit from the guidance and cooperation of the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission, chaired by the Archivist of the United States,
which now also provides this enterprise with its major financial support.
For the first two volumes of the Diary of John Quincy Adams additional funds were supplied by the National Endowment for the Humanities, in its
continuing effort to promote humanistic studies, and by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data
Adams, John Quincy, 1767–1848.
Diary of John Quincy Adams.
(The Adams papers. Series I, Diaries; v. 1– )
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
Contents: v. 1. November 1779–March 1786—v. 2. March 1786–December 1788.
1. Adams, John Quincy, 1767–1848. 2. United States—History—1783–1865. 3. United States—Politics
and government—1783–1865. 4. United States—Foreign relations—1783–1865. 5. Presidents—United
States—Biography. I. Title. II. Series: Adams papers. Series I, Diaries; v. 1–2.
E377.A185 1981 973.5′5′0924 81-6197
ISBN 0-674-20420-4 AACR2