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These volumes always require the assistance of many more people than can be listed on the title page. On the staff of the Adams Papers, we especially want to recognize the contributions of Mary T. Claffey, Sara Georgini, Judith S. Graham, and Amanda A. Mathews. They provided invaluable assistance with the book, helping with the preparation of materials for this and future volumes of the Adams Family Correspondence with their usual diligence and good humor. We are also grateful for the support of our other Adams Papers colleagues, Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Beth Luey, and Mark Mastromarino, who share with us in the joys of editing the Adamses’ letters.
We are grateful to Ann-Marie Imbornoni, our longtime copyeditor, for her thorough and thoughtful review of the entire manuscript.
Many people assisted in the research behind this book. We particularly wish to thank the reference staffs at Harvard University’s Houghton, Lamont, and Widener libraries; the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department at the Boston Public Library; the New England Historic Genealogical Society; and the Adams National Historical Park. Jeremie Korta provided the French translations, and Professor Ward W. Briggs assisted with the Latin translations. Dr. George P. Sanders provided useful information about Dutch medals.
Kevin and Kenneth Krugh of Technologies ’N Typography in Merrimac, Massachusetts, managed the typesetting of the volume with efficiency and skill. At Harvard University Press, we are grateful to Tim Jones, Director of Design and Production; Abigail Mumford, Production Supervisor; and Kathleen McDermott, Senior Editor in History and the Social Sciences, who have ably assisted with the publication, marketing, and sales of this and other Adams Papers titles. We also particularly want to acknowledge John F. Walsh, former Associate Director for Design and Production at Harvard, who has been a tireless advocate for the Adams Papers for the past thirty years. We wish him well in his retirement.
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The Massachusetts Historical Society continues to provide this project with the use of its unrivaled collections and the support of its knowledgeable staff. In particular, we thank Dennis A. Fiori, President; Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian; Elaine Grublin, Director of Reader Services; Conrad E. Wright, Worthington C. Ford Editor; Brenda M. Lawson, Director of Collections Services; Anne E. Bentley, Curator of Art; Mary E. Yacovone, Senior Cataloger; Nancy Heywood, Digital Projects Coordinator; and all of the members of the Library—Reader Services department. The Adams Papers Administrative Committee of the Society continues to provide important ongoing support of and encouragement to the project as a whole.
Finally, this book is dedicated, with great warmth and affection, to the incomparable Ann Louise Coffin McLoughlin, who passed away during the editing of this volume. Ann Louise was the copyeditor and chief advocate of the project at Harvard University Press from our first volumes in 1961 to 1993. Most of the style choices we use today can trace their origins to Ann Louise’s work. Even long retired, she continued to take a strong interest in the Papers and never failed to check up on our progress. She was an honorary member of our staff and is much missed.
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.