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Status: Completed
Type: Real
Size: Huge (1001+)

John Adams

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Library Information
Library date
1826-07-04
Location
Library size (titles)
1739
Library size (volumes)
Sources
Manuscript catalog, "Books at Braintree". Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society (1790)
Printed catalog, Catalogue of the John Adams Library in the Public Library of the City of Boston. Boston: Published by the Trustees [BPL] (1917)
Extant copies (Boston Public Library and elsewhere)
Library notes
Links
Provenance marks
Bookplate (c. 1770s): "John Adams His Book 17--" (image)
Bookplate (c. 1783): "John Adams" with armorial design, motto "Libertatem Amicitiam Retinebis et Fidem" (image)
Boston Public Library Bookplate: "John Adams Library in the Custody of the Boston Public Library" (image)
Signature: Generally "John Adams" or "J. Adams" in upper corner of title page or front endleaf (example image); sometimes including purchase location and date (example image)
Legacy categories
Total book value
Total inventory value
I'Contributors
Entity Information
Date of birth
1735-10-30
Date of death
1826-07-04
Gender
male
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Legacy connections
Cranch, Richard (brother-in-law)
Adams, Samuel (second cousin)
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