Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

24 folders

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

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Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..

Dates: 1786-1848.

Extent: 24 folders

Languages: English.

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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.

Preferred Citation

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848); 1786-1848; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Correspondence 1786 October 22-1844 February 14 Explore Multiple Containers
    Manuscripts 1832 February 8-1848 April 22 Explore Multiple Containers

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