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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) [Collection of letters to Harvard classmate James Bridge. Decimalized.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00958 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1786-1802 Pagination:

Summary of Content: A collection of letters from young John Quincy Adams to his Harvard classmate James Bridge, originally assembled by Bridge in a letterbook. The Adams letters were removed by a previous owner from the book and have been decimalized. The remainder of the collection, letters from other Harvard classmates retained by Bridge, are decimalized under one number. [decimalized 00958.01-00985.13]

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Bridge, James, 1765-1834

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentEducation

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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