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Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0005

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-05

5. V:45.

Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, no afternoon exercise, pleasant day, ride to Waltham with Tudor, evening at Sheafe’s, Cards and Claret.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0006

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-06

6. V:30.

Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Homer, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening quiet at home.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0007

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-07

7. V:30.

Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Homer, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening visitors, Rundlet,1 Richardson.
1. Edward Rundlet, of Portsmouth, N.H., a junior (Harvard Annual Cat., 1823).

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0008

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-08

8. V:30.

Prayers, recitation, Enfield, A Forensic, Homer, evening at home, noise at Sheafe’s.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-09

9. VI.

Prayers, recitation, Enfield, Spanish, Declamation, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening, company drill,1 Lyceum Club.
1. Harvard’s famous Washington Corps. See entry for 17 June, and note, below.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0010

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-10

10. VII.

Missed Prayers and recitation, morning occupied at home, afternoon to Boston with Tudor, evening at his room.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0011

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-11

11. VII.

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.

Docno: ADMS-13-01-02-0003-0004-0012

Author: CFA
Date: 1824-04-12

12. VI:15.

Missed Prayers, recitation, felt unwell, omitted Spanish exercise, { 104 } Tacitus, Lecture, Mr. Farrar, evening, club meeting, Knights Square Table.1
1. The Society of the Knights of the Order of the Square Table was the first Northern festive club at Harvard. (For sectional rivalry within the clubs, see 13 June, below.) Its predecessor was probably the Knights of the Order of the Pudding Stick, whose history is lost to us, there being only a fragmentary record remaining in the Harvard Archives. Little is known of the Knights of the Square Table during CFA’s stay at Harvard, for its own records are missing (see entry for 22 Oct., below) and mention of the club in the faculty records appears mostly earlier or later than CFA’s time, chiefly because the faculty took cognizance of a club only when its members presented disciplinary problems. For scattered references to the Knights’ activities, see Records of the College Faculty, volumes 10–11 (1814–1840), Harvard Archives, and also some pamphlets under the club titles, housed in the Archives. Subsequently the Knights of the Square Table merged with the more famous Porcellian Club.
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, 2018.