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In a rather extraordinary turnabout from earlier attitudes in the family, the mem bers of this group committed themselves— through the Society—to drastically increasing access to the papers. Not only were the man uscripts deeded outright to the Society but, in return, the Society had to promise to sup port a documentary edition whose express purpose was and is to publish the papers of the three generations of Adamses, from the 1760s to 1889. Since the 1950s, the Adams Papers edito rial project has published some fifty volumes of Adams materials, including the eleven volumes of Adams Family Correspondence in which Abigail’s letters appear.
1963–2013, 1: 2). They married in October 1764. Over the next several years Abigail bore five children—Abigail (Nabby, 1765–1813), John Quincy (1767–1848), Susanna (1768–1770), Charles (1770–1800), and Thomas Boylston (1772–1832)—while John continued to build his legal career and launched a political one. They divided their time between Boston and John’s home town of Braintree, though John spent much of each year away, riding the circuits to practice law at courthouses throughout Massachusetts and Maine.
The Papers of George Washington, Diaries. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Unger, H. G. 2006. The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Wylie, J. C. 1903. “Mrs. ’” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 27 (4): 436–440. Chapter Two Abigail Adams: The Life and the Biographers* Margaret A. Hogan In the summer of 1777, John Adams wisely commented to his wife, Abigail: I think I have sometimes observed to you in Conversation, that upon examining the Biography of illustrious Men, you will generally find some Female about them in the Relation of Mother or Wife or Sister, to whose Instigation, a great Part of their Merit is to be ascribed.
A companion to first ladies by Katherine Amelia Siobhan Sibley