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    Henry Adams Autograph Letter Signed "Henry Adams." Four pages of a bifolium, 4.75" x 7.75", Washington, D.C.; January 18, 1900. The letter is addressed to a Miss R.K. Crandall, written in answer to an inquiry about documents concerning American foreign affairs. It reads in part:

    "Miss Donnely was instructed to copy for me all documents she could find which had relation to American affairs between 1789 and 1799. Between 1799 and 1875 I made the search myself, and selected the material for copy. The latter documents, 1799-1875, were found in several volumes, and are now at Quincy in Massachusetts. The documents from 1789 to 1799 were bound in four volumes, and are now here in Washington. All are at your service if you wish to consult them, but I have neither index nor list, and unless you can come here for the purpose I am at a loss to know how to assist you...On the other hand, any particular paper you want shall be promptly copied and sent to you."

    Henry Adams (1838-1918) was an American historian and author, as well as a descendent of John and John Quincy Adams. His memoir The Education of Henry Adams was published posthumously, and it was awarded the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds. Faint soiling at the edges and folds.

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