. Fragments of the text now worn away in the two preceding sentences have been restored
from the text of JA
's narrative of his entrance to Harvard contributed by CFA2
to MHS, MHS, Procs.
, 2d ser., 14 (1900–1901):200–201.
Some fragmentary notes taken down by Harriet Welsh from JA
's conversations in 1823 slightly amplify JA
's recollections of his school days. (The Welsh notes survive chiefly in the form
of a copy by CFA
in his literary miscellany, Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 327. Suspension points in the passages quoted below indicate omissions
by the present editors.)