Adams-Johnson-Clement family papers, 1841-1938.


Adams-Johnson-Clement family papers, 1841-1938.

Letters and legal documents detailing the settlement of the estate of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), the main focus being the settlement due Mary Louisa Adams as represented by her husband, William Clarkson Johnson, who continued to press her claims to the estate after her death. This resulted in litigation between Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) as executor and Johnson as a legatee by right of his wife's interest. Other items include an 1841 diary by Mary Louisa Adams; bills and correspondence concerning the Columbia Mills, Washington, D.C.; letters regarding the settlement of the estate of Erskine Clement; letters of Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915); and letters of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894).

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SNAC Resource ID: 6930480

Massachusetts Historical Society

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