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Gertrude Codman Carter’s Diary, September 1917

Today we return to the 1917 diary of Gertrude Codman Carter. You may read the previous entries here: Introduction | January | February | March | April | May June | July | August September’s entries are heavily illustrated with drawings and photographs. Having just [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 29 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

The Irish Atlantic has set sail to make way for our next exhibit, Yankees in the West, which opens to the public on Friday, 6 October. In the meantime, there are plenty of events on the agenda at the Society, including a return of our several seminar series. Here is what [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 24 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

Who is J. Gibbs?

The Massachusetts Historical Society recently received a donation of William Gray Brooks family papers, primarily correspondence on genealogical subjects. It’s a terrific collection of letters from some of the leading lights of the 19th century, including Charles Francis [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 20 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

John Quincy Adams and the Education of a “Warrior Patriot”

When President John Quincy Adams delivered his first annual message to Congress on December 6, 1825, he noted that “the want of a naval school of instruction, corresponding with the Military Academy at West Point, for the formation of scientific and accomplished officers, [...] read more

comments: 1 | permalink | Published: Monday, 18 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Here is the weekly round-up of events at the MHS in the week to come.  - Wednesday, 20 September, 12:00PM : Pack a lunch and stop by at noon for a Brown Bag talk with independent researcher Nina Sankovitch. "Exploring Conflict, Collaboration, and Conciliation in Colonial [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 17 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

“An Amusing Journey”: John Quincy Adams Explores Silesia

On 17 July 1800 John Quincy Adams and his wife Louisa Catherine embarked on an extended tour of Silesia, now southwest Poland. John Quincy chronicled their tour in a series of letters to his brother Thomas in the United States. The letters provide a rich description of a [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 11 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

A chill is in the air as autumn arrives. And with the turning of the leaves comes a return to more public programs for your consumption here at the Society. This is what's coming up in the week ahead: - Wednesday, 13 September, 6:00PM : John Kenneth Galbraith devoted his [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 10 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

Holding Those in the Path of Hurricane Irma in Our Thoughts

As I write this post on Friday, September 8th, Hurricane Irma is working its destructive way through the Caribbean toward the southeast United States. While this blog post was scheduled to be the September 1917 diary entries of Gertrude Codman Carter it felt strange not [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 8 September, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 4 September, in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, 5 September.  With September comes a return to much more activity here at the Society as far as programs are concerned. But after a long weekend, the increase [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 3 September, 2017, 12:00 AM