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M-001 Adams, John Quincy (correspondence)

DATE: September 09, 1843

CREATOR: Quincy, John Adams (1767-1848)

SCOPE: A letter written to Mr’s Phillip W. Lowry, G. Cohen and E.G. Dubois all of the Mechanical Library Association of Baltimore by John Quincy Adams indicating his inability to provide a lecture to their organization.


EXTENT: One Letter, September 26, 1843, A. L. S.


Mess?, Philip W. Lowry, G. Cohen and E.G. Dubois

Committees of the Mechanical Library Association


Quincy 26 Sept? 1843

Fellow Citizens.

I have received your Letter of the 22? instt and regret that my engagements in the approaching months, leave it not in my power to deliver a Lecture before the Mechanical Library Association at Baltimore, as in compliance with your kind invitation it would have given me great pleasure to do.

With cordial good wishes for the prosperity of the Institution and of its members, I am Gentlemen,

your friend and humble Servt

G. Q. Adams

Presented by

E. G. Dubois

Aug 29, 1843

Cover: Covered Addressee, Sept 26, 1843

HISTORY: This letter is a response by John Quincy Adams informing Mr Lowry and associates that his schedule would not allow him to give a lecture at their institution.

John Quincy Adams - was born July 11, 1767, and died February 23, 1848. He was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a US Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a US ambassador to the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Prussia, the Russian Empire and Great Britain. In 1814 he served as a Peace Commissioner in the negotiations with Great Britain at the city of Ghent. This effort led to the ending of the War of 1812. He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe and had key responsibility for defining and implementing the US Monroe Doctrine policy.


For an extended history on the subjects of this letter, please click here to view a PDF document.

Keywords from this document include John Qunicy Adams, John Adams, France, Russia, Baltimore Mechanical Library Association, Philip W. Lowry



Special thanks to Roman Beuc, St. Louis Mercantile Library Docent, for transcribing the letter as well as researching and compiling an extended history on the topic.


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For an extended history on the subjects of this letter, please click here to view a PDF document.

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