Charles Francis Adams papers [manuscript], 1871-1915.


Charles Francis Adams papers [manuscript], 1871-1915.

In letters, 1880-1912, to A. Birney, Edward Henry Clement, Silas Weir Michell, Henry Pellew, the Riverside Press and others, Adams discusses galley proofs of his biography of Richard Henry Dana, a Harvard report on American education, George Washington's admirable character but lack of military skill, William Crawford Gorgas, the 110th anniversary of the St. George's Society, Mitchell's Commencement Day address and "A madeira party," and the lack of refererences to "Hewitt" in his father's London diary. Four Letters, 1871-1880, from Adams' father Charles Francis Adams Mrs. E. S. Goodhue, William Adolphus Wheeler and an unknown recipient concern the inaccuracy of Theodore Parker's writings, John Lothrop Motley's unsuitability for the diplomatic profession , Benjamin Stoddert's possible authorship of an unnamed pamphlet, and an unidentified correspondent's appointment with Lord [John] Russell.

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