is imprecise and perhaps misleading here. It was at Osbourne's Hotel, in the Adelphi
Buildings in the Strand (to which AA
moved on 22 July; see the following paragraph), that JA
stayed in the fall of 1783. David Low's hotel on the western side of Covent Garden,
her first lodging, had opened in 1774 as London's first family hotel. See JA, Diary and Autobiography
, 3:148–149, note 1
; Wheatley, London Past and Present
. “Mr. Smith,” below, was AA
's cousin, William Smith Jr., of Boston.
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.