Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 2

Monday 8th.

Wednesday. 10th.

Tuesday 9th. CFA


Tuesday 9th. CFA
Tuesday 9th.

Morning at the Office but did not remain there for I passed a part of it in the Supreme Court and the remainder at Auction. I purchased some books very low but few for which I cared any thing. The sale was stopped on account of the sacrifice made upon the books. After dinner, I went to see the paintings in the Gallery of the Athenaeum. They did not strike me very much excepting Trumbull’s Sortie at Gibraltar, and a few of the Landscapes. From thence, not having seen Mr. Jones about the Paintings as my father directed,1 which was my principal object, I went to Dr. Welsh’s to take a measure of the bed for a bedstead and to look out the keys of the Quincy Trunks. Having done this, I then went to take a cold bath at the Western Avenue. The water was cold and it was not altogether pleasant. Evening at home. My mind perplexed.


JQA asked CFA to see William Harris Jones, an artist who lived at 141 Washington Street, about cleaning some paintings (JQA to CFA, 3 June 1829, Adams Papers; Boston Directory, 1829–1830).