Diary of Charles Francis Adams, volume 7

Sunday. 18th.

Tuesday. 20th.

Monday. 19th. CFA


Monday. 19th. CFA
Monday. 19th.

My Wife a little better this morning although she has some fever and pain which continue for the present. I went to the Office where I did little. Mr. Perkins called about his Mortgages and announced that he was now prepared to furnish his new deed. I told him I would be ready for him tomorrow. The remainder of the morning passed in the Registry of Deeds where I found no new course of title. Home, Sophocles, quite alone as the children were out to spend the day.

Afternoon, began Eckhel and procured from the Athenaeum the coins which promise to be a job. I passed most of my time reading Eckhel and Pinkerton,1 and reviewed my Lecture and modified it so as to be prepared for it’s delivery whenever I may want it. On the whole a very quiet day. I have hardly done as much towards improving it as I ought. Wife about the same in evening fever going off.


John Pinkerton, Essay on Medals, 2 vols., London, 1789. A copy belonging to CFA is in MQA.