Cover: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 1: January 1820 – June 1825, from Harvard University PressCover: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 1 in HARDCOVER

Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 1

January 1820 – June 1825

[These diaries deal] with the early years when Charles Francis was a none-too-serious student at Harvard, whe he was leisuely reading law in the office of Daniel Webster, and when he was painfully courting Abigail Brooks… The value of these volumes lies…in the light they throw on the inner and outer factors which go into the making of another Adams.—Avery Craven, The Chicago Tribune

[O]ne of the major unpublished diaries of our history.—Henry Steele Commager, Book Week

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