John Adams

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Standard Name: Adams, John,, 1735 - 1826

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Dedications Judith Sargent Murray
The set was dedicated to John Adams , and subscribers included the dedicatee, many of the author's relations, Sarah Wentworth Morton and her husband , Susanna Haswell Rowson , and George and Martha Washington ....
Family and Intimate relationships Abigail Adams
Abigail Smith married lawyer John Adams , who was later to become Vice-President, then second President, of the newly-constituted United States.
Akers, Charles W. Abigail Adams: An American Woman. Little, Brown, 1980.
17, 113, 141-3
Family and Intimate relationships Henry Brooks Adams
Both his great-grandfather John Adams , and grandfather John Quincy Adams , served as Presidents of the United States.
Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa, editors. The Encyclopedia of the Victorian World. Henry Holt and Company, 1996.
3
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Wentworth Morton
A much more painful scandal brewed when Perez Morton embarked on an adulterous affair with his wife's sister Fanny , when she came to stay with the family in about 1786. Fanny bore his baby...
Friends, Associates Catharine Macaulay
With her husband CM lived a busy social life. She met Frances Sheridan after she had become a writer.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
14
She subscribed to Elizabeth Carter 's translation of Epictetus . Of her radical friends Thomas Hollis
Friends, Associates Mercy Otis Warren
Though MOW 's strongest friendships were probably with men (John Adams , Thomas Jefferson , and others), some friendships with women were very important to her, notably that with Abigail Adams . In her...
Intertextuality and Influence Mercy Otis Warren
She was working on it by Christmas 1787, when John Adams advised her to persevere. Grief at the death of her son Winslow (who was killed in a military skirmish in the early 1790s) stopped...
Literary responses Mercy Otis Warren
John Adams quarrelled with MOW over her History, developing his differences with her in a correspondence which began in July 1807.
Anthony, Katharine Susan. First Lady of the Revolution: The Life of Mercy Otis Warren. Kennikat Press, 1972.
214ff
Literary responses Mercy Otis Warren
When John Adams read this volume he said that no female British poet was MOW 's equal.
Anthony, Katharine Susan. First Lady of the Revolution: The Life of Mercy Otis Warren. Kennikat Press, 1972.
162-3
Material Conditions of Writing Catharine Macaulay
Her publisher, Edward Dilly , told John Adams that her political sympathies impelled her, despite serious ill health, to contribute this to the American cause.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
202
politics Mercy Otis Warren
MOW was a strong US nationalist before the War of Independence. Later she became, like her husband, an anti-Federalist: one of those who were not happy with the Constitution as drafted and sought amendments to...
Publishing Mercy Otis Warren
She presumably wrote The Ladies of Castile this year; The Sack of Rome followed in 1787. She sent the latter to John Adams in London, hoping to have it produced there. He advised her...
Residence Abigail Adams
AA went abroad with her husband , and lived in France and England because of his diplomatic postings.
Akers, Charles W. Abigail Adams: An American Woman. Little, Brown, 1980.
79-108
Textual Production Abigail Adams
In a famous letter to her husband, John Adams , AA wrote: I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and proposed legal reform to better the lot of married women.
Akers, Charles W. Abigail Adams: An American Woman. Little, Brown, 1980.
43-4
Textual Production Sarah Wentworth Morton
She found this story in a recent issue of the American Museum, where it was set in Canada.
American National Biography.
Her title-page quotes from Spenser 's The Faerie Queene: Fierce Wars and faithful Loves...

Timeline

November 1800
In the US election the Democratic -Republicans decisively defeated John Adams and the Federalist party . According to the system of that time Thomas Jefferson was chosen for President (over Aaron Burr ) not...