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Collection Reference Number GLC00639.07
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1812 
Title John Quincy Adams to Alexander H. Everett discussing foreign travel and literary works
Date 10 October 1812
Author Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  
Recipient Everett, Alexander H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses their correspondence and Everett's international travel. Comments on Oxford and mentions Shakespeare. Discusses reading Clarke's travels, possibly referring to Edward Clarke's "Travels in various countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Part the first. Russia, Tartary, and Turkey." Also comments on other literary works. Discusses politics, Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and Russian defenses. Adams had been the U.S. minister to St. Petersburg since 1809. Everett had served as his private secretary from 1809 to 1811.
Subjects President  War of 1812  Travel  Literature and Language Arts  Politics  Military History  Global History and Civics  Diplomacy  
People Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  Everett, Alexander Hill (1790-1847)  Clarke, Edward Daniel (1769-1822)  Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769-1821)  
Place written St. Petersburg, Russia
Theme The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; War of 1812; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859