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Collection Reference Number GLC02852
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title John Adams to Reverend Henry Colman regarding literary works
Date 14 January 1814
Author Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Recipient Colman, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Literature and Language Arts  Genealogy  Library  Children and Family  
People Adams, John (1735-1826)  Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)  Colman, Henry (1785-1849)  
Place written Quincy, Massachusetts
Theme The Presidency; Arts & Literature; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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