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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Reverend Colman

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02852 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 January 1814 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Adams in retirement to Colman (also called Coleman by Abigail Adams in GLC 2515), a minister in a neighboring Massachusetts town. References various works of literature and says Spencer's Fairy Queen is a work of genius. Jokingly says his life has become wrapped up in books, "I have the Vanity to claim a distant remote kindred to the Family of Searches ... But this drop of Searches blood has drawn up on me a flood of Volumes from all quarters." Says his granddaughter is reading to him from "Tuckers Vision," a book Colman loaned Adams.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Literature and Language Arts, Genealogy, Library, Children and Family

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison