Digital Documentary Editions

 

Adams Papers Digital Edition

Adams Papers

The Adams Papers Digital Edition provides free online access to dozens of volumes published by the Adams Papers Editorial Project. This digital edition includes all text of the historical documents, all editorial text, and a single consolidated index.

 

 


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Edited by Edward W. Hanson

The digital edition of the Papers of Robert Treat Paine reproduces the of the previously printed volumes, which cover 1746 through 1786, from Paine's youth, through his work during the American Revolution, and into his tenure as Massachusetts Attorney General.

Consult the edition and more about Robert Treat Paine.

 

 


The Winthrop Papers

Portrait of Gov. John Winthrop Sr., by Charles Osgood, 1834

This Winthrop Papers Digital Edition presents the digitized content of the previously published volumes from the Winthrop Papers documentary edition, a publication of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers now have online access to the contents of volumes 1 through 4, comprising annotated transcriptions of Winthrop document composed primarily in the 16th and 17th centuries.

 

 


Charles Francis Adams, Sr.: The Civil War Diaries (Unverified Transcriptions)

detail, Charles Francis Adams, Carte de visite by John & Chas. Watkins, 1862

This digital edition provides early access to Charles Francis Adams’s diaries from January 1861 through April 1865 as he served as minister to the Court of St. James’s—a post held in previous decades by his father and grandfather.

Previously published Adams Papers volumes, fully edited and annotated, appear here: Adams Papers Digital Edition.

 

 


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