- Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)
Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: 24 folders
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
John Quincy Adams is best known for being the son of John Adams and serving as
sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). Prior to his presidency he also
served in multiple diplomatic positions and as secretary of state under James
Monroe. This series primarily consists of letters and documents written by Adams
from 1786 to 1848. The letters are both personal and professional in nature and
span varying stages of his career from diplomat to congressman to president. Also
included are four manuscripts—two poems, a speech delivered to Congress, and
minutes of a cabinet meeting. Folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent
with manuscripts at the end.
Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848); 1786-1848; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.