This volume of the Adams Papers has been long in production and would never have been completed without the assistance of many more people than those listed on the title page.
Former editors Richard Alan Ryerson and Laura Graham made important contributions to the annotation of the volume, and Jennifer Shea, our former editorial assistant, helped in various ways in the early stages of the book. Assistant editor Jessie M. Rodrique and transcriber Paul Tsimahides, both current members of the Adams Papers staff, provided valuable assistance in the final production of the volume and with indexing. We are also grateful to our intern Emma Hennessey for her work on the project. Ann-Marie Imbornoni copyedited the entire book with grace and precision.
Many people contributed to the research behind this book. We particularly wish to thank Edward B. Doctoroff, Head of Administrative Services Division at Harvard's Widener Library; Stephen Nonack, Head of Reference at the Boston Athenaeum; and the reference staffs at Harvard's Houghton and Lamont libraries, Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department of the Boston Public Library. In Great Britain, Eric Stockdale graciously did last-minute research for us on newspaper references. Closer to home, Patty Smith of the Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, Mass., assisted us with the illustrations for the volume.
As with previous volumes, Kevin Krugh, Kenneth Krugh, and Steven Lee of Technologies 'N Typography in Merrimac, Mass., did an admirable job typesetting the volume. At Harvard University Press, we thank John Walsh, Assistant Director for Design and Production; Lisa Roberts, Paperback Manager; and Kathleen McDermott, Editor, History and Social Sciences, for all of their assistance with the publication and marketing of the book.
The Massachusetts Historical Society continues to provide this project with the use of its unparalleled collections and the unstinting support of its knowledgeable staff. In particular, we thank William M. Fowler Jr., Director; Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley xxxiiLibrarian; Conrad E. Wright, Worthington C. Ford Editor of Publications; Brenda M. Lawson, Associate Librarian and Curator of Manuscripts; Mary E. Fabiszewski, Senior Cataloger; Kimberly Nusco, Reference Librarian; Megan Milford and Rakashi Khetarpal, Assistant Reference Librarians; Elsa Villanueva, Library Assistant; Jennifer Smith, Photographic Services; Thomas Blake, Digital Projects Production Specialist; Chris Coveney, Information Systems Manager; Christopher A. Carberry, Operations Manager; and James P. Harrison III, Custodian. Finally, we also greatly appreciate the contributions made by the Adams Papers Administrative Committee to the success of this project.