Diary of John Adams, volume 1


The Adams Papers
Thomas Boylston Adams, Massachusetts Historical Society Walter Muir Whitehill, Boston Athenaeum Thomas James Wilson, Harvard University Press
Samuel Flagg Bemis, Yale University Julian Parks Boyd, Princeton University Paul Herman Buck, Harvard University Mark DeWolfe Howe, Harvard University Leonard Woods Labaree, Yale University Stewart Mitchell,* Massachusetts Historical Society Samuel Eliot Morison, Harvard University Kenneth Ballard Murdock, Harvard University Stephen Thomas Riley, Massachusetts Historical Society Ernest Samuels, Northwestern University Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Harvard University Clifford Kenyon Shipton, American Antiquarian Society Vernon Dale Tate, United States Naval Academy

* Died 1957

The acorn and oakleaf device on the preceding page is redrawn from a seal cut for John Quincy Adams after 1830. The motto is from Statius as quoted by Cicero in the First Tusculan Disputation: Serit arbores quae alteri seculo prosint (“He plants trees for the benefit of later generations”).