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The Adams Papers

Administrative Committee
Douglas Adams
Bernard Bailyn
Levin H. Campbell
Caroline Keinath
Pauline Maier
Catherine R. Matthews
Elizabeth Prindle
Alan Rogers
L. Dennis Shapiro
John Walsh
Hiller B. Zobel
Editorial Advisory Committee
Joyce O. Appleby
Joseph J. Ellis
Linda K. Kerber
Thomas K. McCraw †
Gordon S. Wood
† Deceased
The acorn and oakleaf device on the preceding page is redrawn from a seal cut for John Quincy Adams after 1830. The motto is from Cæcilius Statius as quoted by Cicero in the First Tusculan Disputation: Serit arbores quæ alteri seculo prosint (“He plants trees for the benefit of later generations”).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.